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Themed sessions (as of 23rd April)

Please note - we are still welcoming themed session proposals. You can submit a session proposal here.

A full list of proposed sessions, in alphabetical order, is below. Delegates can opt to submit an abstract for a specific themed session or submit a general abstract which we will do our best to accommodate with appropriate timetabling. The abstract submission form is available here.


Please contact the session organisers directly if you would like to submit an abstract to a themed session. Once the session organiser has confirmed your participation, you will need to submit your abstract for inclusion in the conference programme using the abstract submission form.

Please note, you will need to be registered for the conference in order to complete the abstract submission form.

A toolkit for survival: the importance of access to geographical education

Anne Dolan, Sarah Hanafin & Jennifer Liston, MIC & UL.

Adaptation and actionable knowledge production in a changing climate

Stephen Flood, Sam Grainger, Tara Quinn & Conor Murphy, ICARUS (Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units), MU.

Celebrating Geography in Ireland - a manifesto for our discipline

Susan Pike, DCU.

Changing Geographies of Irish-British Migration

Sara Hannafin, UL.

Coasts in Transition: Perspectives on the human and physical dimensions of dynamic coasts at a time of accelerating sea level rise

Iris Moeller, TCD & Eugene Farrell, NUIG.

Combating Climate Change: Capitalising Leadership and Risk

Darren Barry, TU Shannon.

Geographies of Sexualities: Alliances, Resistances and Solidarities

Louise Sarsfield Collins, MU.

Historical transformations and transitions

Hélène Bradley Davies & Catherine Porter, MIC & UL.

Integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into smart-city initiatives

Zongtian Guo, TCD.

Just Transitions

Louise Fitzgerald, MU & John Morrisey, MIC & UL.

Navigating your PhD & Early Career Development

Maeve McGandy, NUIG & GSI Postgraduate and Early Career Network.

PECN Poster Competition

GSI Postgraduate and Early Career Network.

Sensing and Sense-ability

Breandán Anraoi MacGabhann, UL.

Social Economy: Transformations and Transitions

Marie Taylor, TUS.

Social Housing in the aftermath of Covid-19

Lidia K.C. Manzo, Università degli Studi di Milano Statale; Rory Hearne, MU.

TerrainAI: Building a comprehensive all-island scientific infrastructure to support climate change management

Gerald Mills, UCD.

The Whys, The Whats and The Wheres of Voting in the 2020s

Adrian Kavanagh, MU.

Transformations and Transitions: Geographies of "Peatland" Systems in Change

John Connolly, TCD & Terry Morley, NUIG.

Transformations and transitions in historical climatology

Rhonda McGovern, TCD.

Transformations in Urban Space

Tommy Gavin, Alexia O'Brien & Maedhbh Nic Lochlainn, TCD.

Transitions to Smart Urbanism

Federico Cugurullo, TCD; Chiara Garau, University of Cagliari; Philip Lawton, TCD.

Understanding Changing Spatial Relationships between Home and Work

Karen Keaveney, UCD; Des McCafferty, MIC; Caroline Creamer, MU; Breandán O'Caoimh, ILCRD; Gavan Rafferty, UU; Gerrit Knaap, University of Maryland.

Uneven Geographies of the Covid-19 Pandemic

Julian Bloomer, MIC & UL.

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