Hello everyone,

On behalf of the Organising Committee of the IAG/NZGS 2021 Combined Conference (see https://www.sydney.edu.au/science/news-and-events/events/iagnzgs2021-conference.html) we are pleased to announce that the Earlybird Conference Registration has been extended until Monday 10th May, 2021.  Thank you to those people who have already registered.  You can still register for this important conference after that extended deadline, but we are offering significant registration discounts for IAG and NZGS members, for students, for geography teachers who are a member of their state-based organisation and for non-members who do register for the conference before this extended early registration deadline of Monday 10th May, 2021.


Reminder:  If you have not seen our exciting array of keynote speakers (with more to be added) and looked at various options for fieldtrips, the conference dinner and other social activities as part of a blended in-person/online conference, please visit our website at https://www.sydney.edu.au/science/news-and-events/events/iagnzgs2021-conference.html


What’s next?  We will be releasing the Draft Conference Program in early May.  The Final Conference Program will then be released a few weeks afterwards.  We look forward to you participating in person or online between 6-9 July, 2021 at the University of Sydney.


Best wishes,


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