Welcome to the 35th International Geographical Congress – Dublin 2024
Welcome … Bienvenue … Céad Míle Fáilte.
It is my absolute pleasure to invite you to the 35th International Geographical Congress (IGC) which will be held in Ireland in August 2024. My colleagues and I are all delighted 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 our website 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 congress newsletter.
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On behalf of the Irish geographical community.
Niamh Moore-Cherry (Chair, IGC2024)