Regional Studies Association Early Career Conference 2014

Country: United Kingdom

City: Sheffield

Abstr. due: 29.08.2014

Dates: 30.10.14 — 30.10.14

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Organizers: Regional Studies Association


The Regional Studies Association encourages submissions of abstracts to our annual Early Career conference, to be held in Sheffield in October 2014. This exciting conference, sponsored by new open access journal Regional Studies, Regional Science, will provide early career researchers with the opportunity to network, collaborate and socialise with others working in regional studies and science. The objective of the conference is bring together students and early career researchers* to present and debate their work in a welcoming and stimulating environment, with a view to getting invaluable feedback and new ideas and learning more about how and where to publish their research results. One session will focus on how the publishing environment is changing and the new opportunities it creates. A number of distinguished Plenary Speakers will be in attendance, in addition to the Editors-in-Chief of Regional Studies, Regional Science. Participants working in the following areas are invited to submit an abstract, though we welcome all submissions with a regional studies or regional science focus.

Urban & Regional Development & Policy    

New Challenges in Urban Planning
New Economic Geography    

Big Data & Regions
Climate Change & Sustainability    

Urban & Regional Governance
Politics & Territory    

Innovation & Knowledge

City Regions
Regional Mapping & Visualisation    

Clusters & Smart Specialisation
Labour Markets & Migration   

  Spatial Justice

Conference Format
The conference will begin and end with a series of plenary lectures. In between these sessions a number of parallel workshop tracks will be held, all within the ICOSS building at the heart of the University of Sheffield’s city centre campus. Papers will be grouped thematically after submission. We will also hold a special ‘how to get published’ session with journal editors and devote one session to more innovative presentation formats.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers
Gillian Bristow, Cardiff University, UK
Sally Hardy, Regional Studies Association, UK
Martin Jones, University of Sheffield, UK
Paul Hildreth, Surf at Salford University, UK

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