As part of each International Geographical Congress, some of the 40+ Commissions organise their own events either before or after the main congress. These provide an excellent opportunity to network in a smaller setting with like-minded people and to forge new research connections.

You can find the details below of all of the Commission events that are planned in association with the main congress. These have their own instructions, deadlines and registration fees. You can find all of this information on the ‘How to participate’ tabs below.

ThemeEventDatesLocationHow to participate
C6. Coastal systemsCoastal fieldtrip24th AugustDublinTo register interest and be included in any further email circulations with registration details, as well as for questions regarding this event, please contact Iris Möller at moelleri@tcd.ie.
C11. Gender and geographyPre-conference: Feminist and Queer Spatialities: Care, Connection and Change21st - 22nd AugustUniversity College DublinCall for papers and details available at:

https://igugender.wixsite.com/igugender/feministandqueerspatialitiesconference2024
C12. Geographical educationResearch symposium: Rethinking praxis for a world of difference in geography education22nd-24th AugustGalway UniversityCall for papers and details available at:

https://www.igu-cge.org/2023/11/igu-cge-2024-research-symposium-in-galway-ireland/
C15. GovernancePre-conference: Reimagining Local Governance: just, sustainable and diverse23rd-24th AugustMaynooth UniversityCall for papers and details available at:

https://sites.google.com/view/geogov2024/call-for-papers?authuser=0

Conference email: igu.geogov@gmail.com
C17. Tourism, leisure and global changePre-meeting of papers and fieldtrips: Just Transitions and Transformations in Tourism22nd-24th AugustGalwayCall for papers and details available at:

https://www.igutourism.org/pre-meeting-galway-ireland-2024.html
C23. Health and Environment

C29. Land use and land cover change
C31. Local and regional

Joint pre-meeting of three IGU Commissions comprising papers and fieldtrips


20th-23rd AugustUniversity College CorkCall for papers and details available at:

http://www.healthgeography.org/uploads/1/9/2/1/19218869/igu_pre-coference_circular_cork.pdf
C27. IGU Commission on Land Degradation and Desertification
Fieldtrip 30th AugustWicklow MountainsDetails will be available by the end of January on the Commission website.
C36. Political geography
Pre-conference: Celebrating a World of Political Difference22nd-24th AugustQueen’s University Belfast Call for papers and details available at:

https://politicalgeographycommission.com/2023/08/17/celebrating-a-world-of-political-difference/

Contact email: jonathan.harris@qub.ac.uk
C37. Population geography
TBCTBCMaynooth UniversityContact email:
d.p.smith@lboro.ac.uk

C42. Urban Commission

Pre-conference: Crises, what crisis? Urban development and policy in search of the ‘new normal’20th-23rd AugustUniversity College CorkCall for papers and details available at:

https://www.igu-urban.org/2024-cork/