Please find below some important information about the IGU conferences this
summer. Please follow the links for more information!
IGU-CGE Conference 2016
Main conference in Singapore, 14 - 16 August 2016
Fieldtrip and special symposium in Shanghai, 17 - 19 August 2016
The theme of the conference is “Geography that matters - empowering
learners for a diverse world”.
As a prelude to the main congress theme of “Shaping our harmonious
worlds”, the organisers are proposing that a deeper understanding of the
diversities in our world will be a necessary condition to shape our
The IGU-CGE 2016 conference is organized by the Southeast Asian Geography
Association in collaboration with the Geography Teaching Society of China.
The conference features an interesting transect from Singapore to Shanghai,
and for delegates going to the main congress, onwards to Beijing. True to
the nature of Geography, the programme allows the delegates an opportunity
to engage a diversity of landscape and contexts while discussing key issues
of geography education.
The main conference will take place in Singapore (14 - 16 August 2016)
followed by a fieldtrip and special symposium to be held at East China
Normal University (ECNU), Shanghai (18 - 19 August 2016). On 18 August,
there will be a special symposium with special sessions to understand the
state of geography education in China as well as a visit to the Geography
Education Laboratory and school visits. This will be followed by a
sightseeing tour of Shanghai. On 19 August, the delegation will visit
Tongli, an ancient town in Suzhou as the fieldtrip. Delegates who intend to
join the main congress will then travel to Beijing on 19 August on the
5-hour high-speed rail.
Delegates will have one of 3 options:
1. Attend Singapore conference only
2. Attend both Singapore and Shanghai legs but leave from Shanghai
3. Attend both Singapore and Shanghai legs before heading to Beijing
Details on call for papers and registration process are available at
Dr Clare Brooks
Head of Academic Department, Curriculum Pedagogy and Assessment
Programme Director, MA in Education