Welcome … Bienvenue … Céad Míle Fáilte.

The Irish geographical community are delighted to invite you to participate in the 35th International Geographical Congress (IGC) which will be held in Dublin, Ireland from 24th-30th August 2024. We are very pleased to have this opportunity to welcome you to Dublin, and Ireland more broadly, and to have this unique opportunity to share the best of global geographic research, share common challenges and opportunities, and connect with colleagues from across the world.

The IGC 2024 will continue the tradition of previous congresses in recognising that our world faces many common natural and societal challenges that can only be dealt with through global action, understanding and sharing. Geography as a discipline, its skills, attributes and the geographic mindset has much to offer other disciplines, policymakers, officials, politicians, and our wider communities. The theme of our congress is ‘Celebrating a World of Difference’ and we are strongly focused through our academic and fieldwork programme on supporting intercultural awareness and understanding; promoting intellectual diversity as a strength; bringing geographic research and thinking beyond the congress walls; and grappling with the complex interconnections between people, place and the natural world. In an increasingly contested, fragmented and troubled world, celebrating difference as a strength and acknowledging our common humanity is essential.

I invite you to explore the various pages of this website – available in both English and French –  to find out more information on registering, attending and participating. We will be updating it regularly but for the most up to date information and important reminders, please do sign up to our conference newsletter here.

The venue will be the campus of Dublin City University, which is located approximately halfway between Dublin Airport and the city centre and is easily accessible. We will have a range of accommodation options and prices and have already secured more than 800 spaces in affordable on-campus accommodation. The IGU and Geographical Society of Ireland will be announcing details of our congress bursary programme very soon, to ensure that as many people as possible from a variety of perspectives and places will be supported to participate.

Many Commissions are planning pre- or post-congress events in Ireland in a variety of locations and you will hear more from each of them about their plans. A particular exciting prospect is the Geography Olympiad which will take place outside Dublin, the week before the Congress. It will be wonderful to welcome young people from around the globe to work together and celebrate our common humanity and difference. We will also have an extensive fieldwork programme so that your experience of the congress will extend beyond the lecture halls and classrooms of the main venue.

Please note the important key dates and timeline below as well as important contact information.

May – September 9th 2023 Call for sessions
October – Jan 12th 2024 Call for abstracts
December 2023 Registration opens
March 8th 2024 Early bird registration closes
Preliminary programme published
April 26th 2024 Standard registration closes
May 31st 2024 Programme live on website
July 26th 2024 No further programme changes
August 19th – 24th 2024 Olympiad (i-Geo) takes place
August 24th-30th 2024 35th International Geographical Congress, Dublin

For academic/programme queries, please contact us at

For registration and administrative enquiries, don’t hesitate to contact our conference partners at

On behalf of the Irish geographical community.

Niamh Moore-Cherry (Chair, IGC2024)           Frances Fahy (Vice-Chair, IGC2024)