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Accommodation Booking Deadline

Special delegate rates are available until early February at three hotels, including the conference venue. Find out how to book your accommodation on the Conference Web page. The conference venue booking deadline is 9th February.

Schipol Novotel deadline is 3rd February, NH Amsterdam Airport is 9th February.

Conference Venue 

The conference venue for EUROGEO 2017 is the Courtyard Marriott, Amsterdam Airport.

The hotel is close to Schipol airport and accessible from the airport by shuttle bus for delegates, by train and motorway. Delegates are offered free car parking and a free shuttle bus from the airport. Special rates have been negotiated. Book accommodation

Fee Deadline Extended 

The final deadline for payment of conference fees has been extended until February 5th. The early bird rate ended on February 1st 2017. Paying for the conference is now be at the full rate. You can use Paypal or bank transfer. Conference Fees Page.
Dutch/Flemish colleagues attending the pre-conference GeoCapabilities workshop should visit this page to pay their fees.

Conference Field Visit

An optional field visit Water in the Dutch landscape has been organised for the afternoon of March 3rd, after the end of the main conference programme. Delegates will be able to explore the local region by bicycle, visit a local museum and part of the World Heritage defensive site around Amsterdam. Further details.

The conference consists of paper sessions, posters and workshops. A session lasts between 80-90 minutes and contains 3 or 4 presentations. Paper presentations are normally 15-20 minutes long including questions. Register now

Publishing your research

Delegates now have the opportunity to publish their research in the European Journal of Geography. The journal has a special issue devoted to the conference theme and the deadline for submitting completed manuscripts online is 25 April 2017. Submissions are only accepted online. Full details can be found here

Conference Workshops

The EUROGEO programme includes a number of workshops. These include the HERE map creator, spatial action, an examination of flood risk, the SDGs, Resource flows and Nexus Thinking.

Further details of these are included below.

HERE Map Creator

HERE is an open location platform with activities around HERE’s Map Creator Communities. HERE has been working with local authorities as data providers and with local, regional and national volunteers to provide “real world” edits and feedback on their maps. HERE has started a global community program, working with local schools, universities and other authorities, in order to offer the freshest and most accurate map to their customers. Through use cases and community events, they will show the Map Creator tool and community. Find out more

Let's Move

A spatial activity

This workshop focuses on activating methods for K-12 education. Students simulate geographic phenomena and processes by moving their arms and legs or by changing position in the classroom. The classroom represents geographic space, and students are actually part of the geographic system. Doing so, geography comes to life. This workshop was have two spatial classroom activities, and discuss the characteristics of their design.

Polder Workshop

Dry feet in the polder?

The workshop deals with designing flood-risk education in the Netherlands based on the research that shows that Dutch citizens including students show an 'awareness gap' with respect to water management and water safety. 

It examines a flood-risk education program aimed at  enhancing 15-year-old students' flood risk perception and preparedness intentions in the Netherlands. 

IB Nexus Thinking 

Exploring Nexus thinking in the new IB Diploma Programme geography course

‘Nexus Thinking’ is central to the new geography course. This workshop will allow participants to explore the interconnected challenges of food, water and energy security, through the systems and complexity approaches of the course. It will be part presentation, part interactive and will include the opportunity to participate in a practical critical thinking activity involving the Nexus and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Resource Flows

Resource Flows in a Circular Economy: narratives for the future

This session aims  to explore how resources, information and energy could flow within a circular economy and how designing for effective flows can make our economy work in the long term. The session encourages educators to participate in a discussion of the current challenges, what the possible responses might be, and how to advance teaching and learning to ensure critical engagement for the future.

SDGs: No-One Left Behind

The workshop will underline the words of the UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson on 13 January 2016: "The universal inclusiveness of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is an ethical imperative to think, and to act, comprehensively and holistically.

Special Session 

Textbooks old and new: seeking paper abstracts 
This session aims to integrate both the traditional and innovative approaches currently used in research on schoolbooks and curricula from primary education to upper university education in geography, set in the context that the importance and function of teaching materials has changed. 

Conference Keynotes

We are delighted to announce EUROGEO 2017 will have two keynotes focusing on the conference theme challenges for geographical education. Speakers are Professor Joop van der Schee (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), dr. Tine Beneker (Utrecht University) and Dr. Suchith Anand (Nottingham University). 

Global Understanding

Although many educators speak about Global Understanding there does not seem to be one good definition of Global Understanding. We asked a select group of geography educators from all over the world to help us to get the concept of global understanding ... Read more

Open Geo Education

This presentation will share experiences from “Geo for All” initiative on the importance of having open principles in education for empowering communities worldwide . Central to “Geo for All” mission is the belief that knowledge is a public good and Open Principles in Education will provide great opportunities for  .... Read more

Discover Morocco

You can meet Discover at EUROGEO 2017. They will present their work in organising fieldwork in Morocco and France. Specifically they will explore the benefits to students, both school and university, of learning in the field, enabling students to develop their global and cultural awareness through undertaking fieldwork in Morocco and gain an insight into an Islamic society. Read more


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