The IGC is the quadrennial meeting of the International Geographical Union (IGU). The congress combines the traditional meetings of the IGC Commissions with a wide range of sessions addressing the following four key topics:
Global Change and Globalisation
Society and Environment
Risks and Conflicts
Urbanisation and Demographic Change
Geographers bring the wide-ranging perspectives and methodology of their subject to bear on these four major thematic complexes and contribute to the solution of urgent scientific and socio-political issues – bringing research down to earth.
Please find all neccessary information for your visit to the IGC 2012 here.
32nd International Geographical Congress in Cologne:
26 - 30 August 2012
University of Cologne
Registration for the IGC 2012 in Cologne will close on 15th July 2012. There will be no on-site registration. If you would like to attend the IGC 2012 in Cologne, please register now online.
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Publications commemorating the IGC 2012
In the context of the 32nd International Geographical Congress in Cologne the following publications will be issued:
Special edition of the "Geographische Rundschau" in German and English available at westermann.de or at the exhibition stand of Westermann at the IGC
Special edition of the "Geographica Helvetica" in English included in the conference bag
Festschrift in memory of the IGC 1899 in Berlin in English available at the exhibition stand of the DGfG
Furthermore all Session Chairs are encouraged to publish "Special Issues" in relevant journals.