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Social events

Throughout the three days of the Geographical Association Annual Conference, there are a multitude of ways to network and socialise, from special events to informal meetings, knowledge-sharing events and evening activities.

Take a look here to find out more about all the ways you can get involved and meet your fellow delegates across the event. We will be adding details to this list all the time, so keep an eye on these pages for updates to the timetable.

Day one

Day two

Day three

Day one: Thursday 4 April

Field visits*

Presidential roundtable

First-timers reception

Conference bookclub

Live GeogPod recording

Public lecture and awards ceremony

Conference dinner*

After the Public Lecture on Thursday 4 April, which officially opens the 2024 Conference, you are cordially invited to join us for a complimentary wine reception. After the wine reception, the Annual Conference dinner will be held at Manchester Museum in the Fossils Gallery. Situated just across from the Conference venue, it is one of the largest university museums in the UK, and has recently been transformed to acknowledge and represent the diverse perspectives it contains. A delicious buffet of locally-produced seasonal foods will be served from 20.00.

*Please note that though free to delegates as part of your booking, pre-registration will be required for field visits and the conference dinner to ensure accurate numbers. You can do this when you book your tickets for the conference.

Day two: Friday 5 April

Field visit on site (16.30 – 17.20)

Urban fieldwork techniques Presented by the Field Studies Council

Conference TeachMeet (18.00 – 20.00)

Each year, the TeachMeet brings together colleagues from around the GA community to share ideas in an informal setting.

If you would like to propose a short talk to share your practice at the TeachMeet, you will find full details and a proposal form below. Presentations should be around six minutes long and report on an idea from your context that colleagues can take away to invigorate their own practice. The deadline for ideas will be 8 March 2024.

The event will take place from 18.00 – 20.00 in The Market, with drinks and snacks provided. Please pre-book to secure your place.

Proudly sponsored by Discover the World Education

Networking, quiz and buffet (20.00 – 22.00)

Join us for a fun evening of geographical brainteasers and good company. A cash sale bar and buffet will be available as part of the event. This event will take place from 20.00 – 22.00 in The Market. Pre-booking is required to secure your place.

Day three: Saturday 6 April 

Conference conversations (12.45 – 13.35)

A Conference first: you set the agenda! This event gives you the chance to discuss with other delegates the issues from your Conference. Share your departmental challenges and concerns and listen to fixes and solutions from other geographers. Network and share best practices. It’s lunch with a verbal punch! Chaired by Stephen Schwab, consultant to the Geographical Association and co-chair of the Geographical Association Secondary Phase Committee.

Official 2024 Conference sponsors

AQA - Realising potential
Esri UK - The science of where
NST - The educational travel experts
OCR - Oxford Cambridge and RSA

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