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Please remember that the call for sessions for the NZGS conference closes on Monday 3 February. Check all details below.
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Call for sessions

New Zealand Geographical Society Conference, 25-27 Nov 2020

Embracing diversity: Expanding geographies


The organising committee at Victoria University of Wellington are pleased to announce the dates and details for the 2020 New Zealand Geographical Society Conference. We are also opening the invitation for session proposals.


Conference details

25-27 Nov 2020, Victoria University of Wellington, Kelburn Campus


Keynote speakers confirmed

Farhana Sultana, Syracuse University

Tina Ngata, Ngāti Porou

Emalani Case, Victoria University of Wellington

James Renwick, Victoria University of Wellington

Eduardo Gudynas, CLAES (Latin American Centre for Social Ecology), Uruguay

Geoffrey Caruso, University of Luxembourg and LISER


Key dates

Call for sessions opens 25 November 2019

Call for sessions closes 3 February 2020

Call for abstracts opens 17 February 2020

Call for abstracts closes 31 March 2020

Early bird registration closes 31 May 2020


Check our conference website for more details about the keynote speakers, as well as the exciting pre-conference workshops and fieldtrips we have planned.


Call for sessions

Sessions addressing the themes of the 2020 conference or key concerns within human and physical geography are welcome. Organized sessions are a unique opportunity to bring together a number of experts to present and discuss their work and perspective. Sessions can take a number of forms:

·      Presentation (papers)

·      Panels

·      Workshops

·      Practice-based knowledge discussions

·      Other creative or innovative interventions

Please submit your session proposal by 3 February 2020 by visiting the 2020 NZGS Conference website or click here. You need to include a 150-200 word abstract, up to five keywords and details of the organisers.

Once accepted session will be advertised on the conference website, allowing for delegates to submit papers to specific sessions.

If you have any questions about organising a session, or about the conference in general, please contact the organisers at nzgsconference2020@gmail.com.  


Dr Mirjam SchindlerDr Marcela Palomino-SchalschaDr Amanda Thomas,
Pascarn Dickinson, and the rest of  the 2020 NZGS Conference Organising Committee

Marcela Palomino-Schalscha

Senior Lecturer in Human Geography and Development Studies

Co-Editor, ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies

Co-convenor of the Social Theory and Spatial Praxis Research Group

Victoria University of Wellington, Te Whare Wānanga o te Ūpoko o te Ika a Māui

Aotearoa New Zealand

Tel +64 4 4635899 - Room 210, Cotton Building, Kelburn Campus



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