Рractical geography and XXI century challenges

IGU Thematic Conference dedicated to the centennial of the Institute of Geography of Russian Academy of Sciences


WHEN

4-6 June 2018

WHERE

Moscow, Russia

KEYSPEAKERS

Christian Vandermotten

Vice-director of the Class of Letters of the Belgian Royal Academy of Sciences, President of the Royal Belgian Geographical Society

Claude Grasland

Full Professor of Geography and Spatial Analysis at the University Paris 7 Denis Diderot

Dominique Raynaud

Emeritus CNRS research director at Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Géophysique de l'Environnement at the Université J. Fourie in Grenoble

Dong Suocheng

Doctor of Sciences, leading professor of Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Science

Evgeny A. Shvarts

Director of Conservation Policy of WWF-Russia

John O'Loughlin

Distinguished Professor of Geography and Faculty Research Associate in the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado, USA

Karl Donert

Consultant, researcher and education specialist. He is Director of the European Centre of Excellence, elected President of EUROGEO

Olga Solomina

Director of the Institute of Geography RAS, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Vladimir Kolosov

Deputy Director of the Institute of Geography RAS, IGU Past President

Yukio Himiyama

Professor of Geography, Hokkaido University of Education at Asahikawa, IGU President
CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

The Conference Programme covers 8 themes and includes oral session, poster exhibitions and scientific excursions (half day boat-trips and post-conference trips).



Detailed Conference Programme is available here.


Oral session (Commission or Special session) may consist of 3-6 presentations. In case of three or four presentations within one time slot, each report should be scheduled for 20 minutes, a discussion may be held afterwards or at the end of a session.


In case of five or six presentations in one time slot, each report shall be scheduled for 12-15 minutes and a 5-minute discussion immediately afterwards.


The presentation files (format ppt or pptx) should be downloaded to the computer available in a lecture room at least 10 minutes before the beginning of a particular session. The files should be delivered to the volunteers responsible for a given lecture room. It is recommended to install presentations in advance to avoid any technical problems.


Poster session will be held in 5-6 June since 9:30 till 17:30.


POSTER FORMAT REQUIREMENTS

  1. A poster should make a unified, coherent statement about the object of study, problem, methods, results, and conclusions
  2. Posters should be of professional quality and be clearly legible from a distance of 1.5 meters
  3. Text should be limited with an emphasis on maps, figures, and tables
  4. Size: A0 (841cm x 1189 cm) or A1 (594 cm x 841 cm); Font: Arial; Font-sizes: 72 pt (main title), 48 pt (subtitles), 32 pt (body text)


Each poster may be exhibited for only one day. Authors are kindly requested to put up their posters on the day when a given poster session is scheduled as early as possible (09:30-10:00, but not in the evening before the scheduled display day), and to take them down between 17:30 and 18:00 at the latest. After that time, the remaining posters will be disposed of by the conference staff, i.e. posters will not be stored anymore.


Plenary Session includes 10 lectures covering 8 central themes of the Conference. Click here to learn more about the keynote speakers.


GALA-DINNER

Date: Tuesday, 5 June 2018
Time: 19:30-21:30
Location: The Vernadsky State Geological Museum (Mokhovaya Street, 11, block 11)
Metro Station: Okhotny Ryad station (red line, exit to the hotel “National”)
Format: seat-down meal
Число участников: 100 (first come, first served basis) Gala-Dinner in Geological museum is a chance to indulge of old Moscow with a beautiful view on Kremlin.
Registration fee: 100 USD

To make a payment, please, click here




FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
Monday, 04 June (Central Palace of Scientists, Address: Prechistenka street, 16)
11:00-16:00
Registration
12:30-14:00
Opening Ceremony
14:00-14:30
Coffee break
14:30-16:00
Plenary Session 1
16:00-16:30
Вreak
16:30-18:00
Plenary Session 2
18:00-19:30
Cocktail party
Tuesday, 05 June (Headquarter of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Address: Leninsky Prospekt, 32А)
09:30-11:00
Commissions and Special sessions
09:30-17:30
Poster Exhibition
10:00-12:00
Moscow River Boat Tour
11:00-11:30
Coffee break
11:30-13:00
Plenary Session 3
13:00-14:00
Lunch
14:00-15:30
Commissions and Special sessions
15:30-16:15
Coffee break
15:30-17:30
Moscow River Boat Tour
16:15-17:45
Commissions and Special sessions
19:30-21:00
Gala Dinner (Mokhovaya St., 11, block 11)
Wednesday, 06 June (Headquarter of the Russian Academy of Sciences)
09:30-17:30
Poster Exhibition
09:30-11:00
Commissions and Special sessions
10:00-12:00
Moscow River Boat Tour
11:00-11:30
Coffee break
11:30-13:00
Plenary Session 4
13:00-14:00
Lunch
14:00-15:30
Commissions and Special sessions
15:30-16:15
Coffee break
15:30-17:30
Moscow River Boat Tour
16:15-17:45
Commissions and Special sessions






Important dates
01 December 2017
Deadline for sessions submission.
Opening of registration and abstracts submission.
1 March 2018
Deadline for abstracts submission.
20 March 2018
Decision on paper acceptance; early bird payment opens.
15 April 2018
Рreliminary programme published.
05 May 2018
Early bird payment closes.
04 June 2018
Conference «Practical geography and XXI century challenges».
CONFERENCE VENUE

Central Palace of Scientists

Address: Prechistenka street, 16
Events: Opening Ceremony, Plenary session 1 and 2, Cocktail Party
Date: 4 June
Metro Station: Kropotkinskaya station (red line, first coach from the Centre of Moscow)



Headquarter of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Address: Leninsky Prospekt, 32А
Events: Commission and Special Sessions, Plenary session 3-6, Poster Sessions
Date: 5,6 June
Metro Station: Leninsky Prospekt station (orange line)



The Vernadsky State Geological Museum

Address: Mokhovaya Street, b.11, block 11
Events: Gala Dinner
Date: 5 June
Metro Station: Okhotny Ryad station (red line, exit to the hotel “National”)

REGISTRATION FEES
Regular
250 USD
Early bird
before 20 April 2018.
300 USD
Standard
after 21 April 2018
160 USD
One-day
Young scientists
150 USD
Early bird
before 20 April 2018.
200 USD
Standard
after 21 April 2018
120 USD
One-day
Accompanying persons
120 USD
Early bird
before 20 April 2018.
120 USD
Standard
after 21 April 2018
100 USD
One-day

Registration fee includes:


  1. participation in the conference;
  2. a conference badge;
  3. conference program, a USB with conference materials, a pen and writing pad;
  4. coffee breaks and lunches;
  5. participation in a bus tour around Moscow.

NOTE! If you wish to be included into the printed Programme and Abstract book, your registration payment must be made before 05 May 2018.


Registration fee for an accompanying person includes a conference badge, coffee breaks and lunches, participation in a bus tour around Moscow.


Conference Registration and Abstract Submission


To proceed with payment by bank transfer for Russian participants please click here


To proceed with payment by bank transfer for Non-Russian participants please click here


To proceed with card payment please click here


Brief instructions about the payment system you can find here (in Russian and English).

TOURS

The conference program includes scientific two-hour Moscow River Boat Tour. For an extra charge conference participants, may also take part in the one of the tours around the cities of the Russian Golden Ring (see more details here).

CONTACTS

Scientific Secretary of the Conference: Alexander Sebentsov, PhD


119017, Moscow

Staromonetny pereulok, 29

Institute of Geography RAS