Call for applications for RGS Conference Guest passes

Each year PYGYRG are allocated 6 days worth of free passes to the RGS-IBG Annual Conference. These are available to non-academics (activists, research partners etc) who wish to participate in a session but do not have access to funding to register for the whole conference.

The conference will pay for registration fees only. Guests are responsible for paying for accommodation and all other costs of attending the conference.

Eligibility criteria apply for all invited guests, these are that:

  1. Nominated guests must be making a substantive contribution to the conference programme, e.g. presenting a conference paper, acting as session panellist or discussant, or convening a conference session.
  2. If the nominated guest is from the UK, they must not be a geographer or a member of a university geography department.
  3. If the nominated guest is based overseas: For EU transition states, the global South and other economically less-developed countries, nominations may be made for either geographers or non-geographers. For developed countries (including but not limited to, North America, Canada, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and members of the EU) nominations may only be made for those who are not geographers or members of university geography departments.

Applications for guests may only be submitted by Research Group Committee members (applications made by individuals or session organisers will not be considered). If you would like to apply for a PYGYRG pass please complete the AC2017 Research Group Guest Application Form – available to download at:, and submit to Sam Halvorsen ( by 15th May. Unfortunately we cannot accept late applications.