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Interesting Geographical Events Around The World In 2017

Want to learn more about geography while having fun and meeting new people? In addition to the news that you can catch up on via Nat Geo and BBC Earth, there are a number of interesting geographical events happening all around the world. So no matter where you live, you are sure to find something near you of interest.

Here are several events happening in 2017:

Fifth International Conference On Geographies Of Children, Youth And Families

Find out more how the different global challenges of today, such as terrorism, migration, climate change and poverty are affecting young people and families. The event will be held at Loughborough University, UK, from September 25 to September 27, 2017.

Nat Geo Nights

Nat Geo Nights Field Notes

On every third Thursday of the month, the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C. allows free admission and features a number of fun activities, including live music, drink specials, food, and a new presentation by some of the world’s top scientists.

Tmmob International Geographic Information Systems Congress 2017

On November 18, 2017, at Çukurova University, Adana, Turkey, you can join other scientists and share experiences and research while discussing topics like Linked Data, data mining, system design and voluntary information.

Geodata 2017 London Showcase

This free event held on November 30, 2017, at the ILEC Conference Centre in London is great for professionals who work with geospatial data, services, and software. Here you will get to network with other professionals in the field while trying out the newest geospatial products and services.

NGM 2017: Nordic Geographers Meeting In Stockholm

This international geography meeting is held every two years and attracts some of the top scientists in the Nordic region. The theme for this year’s conference was “Geographies of inequalities” and was held in Frescati, Stockholm from June 20 until June 21, 2017.

GISTAM 2017: The International Conference On Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications And Management

The conference took place on April 27 and 28, 2017, in Vila Nova De Gaia Porto, Portugal, and focused on gathering practitioners and researchers together to discuss the different aspects of geographic information technologies and systems.

How Paper Maps Enrich Our Lives: A Cultural History Of Cartography

The University of Oregon’s Department of Geography will be teaming up with the Museum of Natural and Cultural History to bring you this event. Cartographer Dave Imus will be giving the presentation at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History on November 16, 2017.

Origo Geographical Indications Global Forum 2017

This international event in April was organized by the Emilia Romagna Region, the Italian Government and the European Commission, in an effort to tackle the challenges and opportunities caused by the system of Geographical Indications in the European Union.

Preserving China’s Ancient Buildings

The Royal Geographical Society organized this event, which was recently held in Hong Kong on September 7, 2017. Speakers Li Kuanghan and Stefaan Poortman of the Global Heritage Fund will be talking about how the Global Heritage Fund in China is working on preserving the country’s ancient buildings.

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2017 Geography Symposia: How They Will Shape Our Future

With so much going on in the world affecting geography, and we last wrote on issues such as global warming and over-population, along with all the new technologies to combat these problems, it’s more important than ever to keep up with all the latest news.

There are several symposia on the subject of geography you can visit in 2017 to help you keep abreast of developments. Here we will go over some of the top events for the year, what type of information you can expect to get from each one, and how this information will shape our future.

Geographical Indications – International Symposia

The Symposium Contributes To The Ongoing Debate On Geographical Indications

WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) organizes this symposium every two years with an interested Member State. The goal is to create a forum in which an assembly of international experts, Geographical Indications (GI) producers, representing academia, non-governmental organizations and member states’ administrations can exchange ideas and opinions on different issues, and consistently contribute to the argument on geographical indications at both the international and national level. The Worldwide Symposium on Geographical Indications was held at the Convention Center in Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, from June 29 to July 1, 2017.

ICHST Rio 2017 International Symposium



Organized by the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IUHPST) and the International Geography Union (IGU), there will be two symposia, “Geography as an international science: historical perspectives and present challenges,” and “Critical, radical and postcolonial geographies and cartographies from early approaches to present-day debates.” The event was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from July 23 to July 29, 2017.

17th International Medical Geography Symposium

Green And Blue Infrastructure And Health

Considered the leading international gathering of medical and health geographers, the IMGS took place in Angers, France, from July 2 until July 7, 2017. The University of Angers hosted the event and the theme was “Practicing health and medical geography in 2017.” This conference attracts anyone interested in health geography.

International Symposium On GIS Applications In Geography And Geosciences

International Symposium On GIS Applications In Geography And Geosciences Conference 2017

Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University organized the ISGGG, which is scheduled to take place in Çanakkale, Turkey, from October 18 until October 21, 2017. The goal of the symposium is to bring together research on applied Geographical Information Systems in a variety of different fields, including ecology, geology, tourism and geography. Participants will have a chance to exchange their experiences and ideas while building relationships and laying a foundation for future collaborations.

Applied Geography Conference

Group Met For the Applied Geography Conference In San Antonio.

Group Met For the Applied Geography Conference In San Antonio.

On November 10, 2017, there will be a business geography symposium held at Kent State University, Ohio, where there will be a panel discussion on matters concerning geographic practice in business. There will also be paper sessions focusing on information gathered from applied research in business geography.

Resilience And Bio-Geomorphic System – The 48th Annual Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium

Put together by the Department of Geography at Texas State University in San Marcos, the symposium will be on October 14 and 15, 2017. The goal is to work together and figure out how economies, societies and biophysical systems can be governed in a way to ensure resilience.

Undergraduate Research Symposium, Department Of Geography

Undergraduate Research Symposium , Department of Geography

The University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, is holding its first Undergraduate Research Symposium on July 19, 2017. There are several different themes that will be discussed at the symposium, including exploring what drives physical environmental changes, socio-dynamics and development, and human behavior.

21st Annual Severe Weather Symposium

The Annual Severe Weather Symposium

The Annual Severe Weather Symposium

On May 24th, 2017, the Ohio State University’s geography department held its Annual Severe Weather Symposium at the US Bank Conference Theater. Several keynote speakers shared ideas and new information on how weather affects the world’s geography.