Welcome to the 35th International Geographical Congress – Dublin 2024
Céad Míle Fáilte romhaibh go hÉirinn! Bienvenue en Irlande!
Ar son an pobail tíreolaíocht Éireannach, fáilte go dtí an 35ú Comhdáil Tíreolaíochta Idirnaisiúnta.
On behalf of the Irish geographical community, welcome to the 35th International Geographical Congress (IGC).
The quadrennial IGC’s provide an opportunity to share the best of global geographic research, share common challenges and opportunities, and connect with our colleagues from across the world.
The IGC 2024 will continue this tradition recognising that our world faces many common natural and societal challenges that can only be dealt with through global action, understanding and sharing. The theme of our congress is ‘Celebrating a World of Difference’ and we will focus on the central role that geography and geographical education plays in developing intercultural awareness and understanding; promoting intellectual diversity as a strength; and grappling with the complex interconnections between people, place and the natural world. Ireland’s rich and complex history demonstrates the importance of recognising and respecting a range of traditions and perspectives. The island’s diversity of natural landscapes provide an opportunity for exploring, learning and deepening knowledge.
In an increasingly contested and fragmented world, celebrating our differences and acknowledging our common humanity is essential in tackling major societal, environmental and economic challenges. At a time, when difference can so often be portrayed as negative or to be feared, we want to open up conversations, discussions and learning across cultures and build a more inclusive geographical community.
We hope that you will join the celebration and look forward to welcoming you to Dublin and Ireland in 2024.
Slán go fóill! À bientôt!
Niamh Moore-Cherry (Chair, IGC2024)