Posted on: 21 November, 2017
Application deadline: July 28, 2018

5th Global Conference on Economic Geography 2018 “Dynamics in an Unequal World”, Cologne, 24-28 July 2018

Call for abstracts – Under the umbrella topic “Dynamics in an Unequal World”, the University of Cologne invites you to participate in the fifth Global Conference on Economic Geography 2018 (GCEG) to be held in Cologne, Germany.

We invite all geographers and scholars from related disciplines who are dealing with questions on economic and social inequalities on different spatial scales. Following the tradition of its predecessors, the GCEG is open to all topics in the broader field of Economic Geography. The conference will incorporate a wide range of items on the agenda. We expect to welcome more than 500 participants from over 60 countries, including some of the most prestigious scholars from the discipline. Apart from scientific paper sessions, the conference will also include field trips and walking tours to different destinations in and around Cologne, an ice-breaker party, and a conference dinner.

We are happy to host over 90 sessions covering a broad selection of up-to-date topics. We warmly invite you to participate in the Global Conference on Economic Geography 2018 by submitting abstracts for oral and poster presentations. With the submission of an abstract to the GCEG 2018, you can either apply for a specific scientific session or an open or poster session. You can find a list of all the sessions open for abstract submission on our webpage ( The submission requires a title, a brief abstract (300 words max.) and personal data. Registration and payment can be done after the acceptance of the abstract, which follows a non-competitive procedure based on the usual scientific criteria and will take place as soon as possible after your submission.

Please submit your abstract from November 15, 2017 using our online form at: The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2018.

We look forward to hearing from you.

The organising committee

Boris Braun, Peter Dannenberg, Martina Fuchs, Javier Revilla Diez

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