G’day/kia ora,

This is a reminder that the abstract submission process closes on Monday 19th April for the Institute of Australian Geographers/New Zealand Geographical Society 2021 Combined Conference to be held online and in-person at the University of Sydney from 6-9 July, 2021.


Abstracts should be submitted through the portal at  https://www.sydney.edu.au/science/news-and-events/events/iagnzgs2021-conference.html   Thanks to those geographers and people from related disciplines who have already submitted abstracts.  The conference theme, “Remembering, reimagining geography”, is offered as an opportunity to critically consider how geography evolved the way it did, its influences on human and more-than-human worlds, and the contribution the discipline can make to more just and sustainable futures.  There is still almost one week remaining in which to submit your abstract.  We welcome your participation.


The range of abstracts received to date augers well for a very exciting range of  conference presentations.   The Organising Committee of the IAG/NZGS 2021 Combined Conference are also pleased to announce a number of engaging keynote speakers, with more to be confirmed – please check for updates on the conference website at https://www.sydney.edu.au/science/news-and-events/events/iagnzgs2021-conference.html


Professor Uma Kothari, University of Manchester and University of Melbourne

Professor Steve Ratuva, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Dr. Chantel Carr, University of Wollongong

Dr. Naama Blatman, University of Sydney

Mrs. Susan Caldis, Macquarie University

Dr. Sophie Webber, University of Sydney


A reminder:

The registration process is open with significant discounts on previous conference registration costs for all categories of attendance, discounts for high school geography teachers who are members of their state society and earlybird registration discounts.


For more details about abstracts, sessions, registration costs and processes, accommodation options and much more, please see https://www.sydney.edu.au/science/news-and-events/events/iagnzgs2021-conference.html


Thank you.



On behalf of the Organising Committee


Phil McManus

Professor of Urban and Environmental Geography

The University of Sydney


email:  phil.mcmanus@sydney.edu.au

phone: 61-2-9351 4242

Description: fbSchool of Geosciences


Vice President - Geographical Society of New South Wales (GSNSW)



Recent publications:

McManus, P and Haughton, G (2020 online) Sustainability or sustainable infrastructure? Using sustainability discourse to construct a motorway. Local Environment, 1-15


Thompson, K,  McManus, P, Stansall, D, Wilson, BJ  McGreevy, PD (2020) Is Whip Use Important to Thoroughbred Racing Integrity? What Stewards’ Reports Reveal about Fairness to Punters, Jockeys and Horses. Animals 10 (11), 1985          


McManus, P and  Haughton, G (2020 online) Fighting to undo a deal: Identifying and resisting the financialization of the WestConnex motorway, Sydney, Australia Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space, 0308518X20933279


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2021 Combined conference at the University of Sydney 6-9 July, 2021