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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 organizers are proposing that a deeper understanding of the diversities in our world will be a necessary condition to shape our harmonious future.

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 (15 – 16 August 2016) followed by a fieldtrip to Hangzhou and Suzhou with a special symposium held at East China Normal University (ECNU), Shanghai (17 – 19 August 2016). The field visit will include a stroll along the West Lake with a local guide from ECNU, before heading on to Shanghai for the special symposium the next day. On 18 August, there will be a special symposium on “Geography that matters – achieving the capability of solving problems” 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 the ancient town Tongli that is in Suzhou.
Delegates who intend to join the main congress will then travel to Beijing on 19 August on 5 hour high-speed rail.

Delegates will have one of 3 options:

  1. Attend both Singapore and Shanghai legs before heading to Beijing
  2. Attend Singapore conference only
  3. Attend both Singapore and Shanghai legs but leave from Shanghai.
Details on call for papers and registration process are available at www.seaga.info/events/forthcoming-events/igu-cge-2016.
   
 

For information on the Main Congress In Beijing, please visit www.igc2016.org.

   
 
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2016 IGU
Commission on
Geographical Education