Invitation to the IGU-CGE Conference 2016


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 organisers 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 (14 – 16 August 2016) followed by a fieldtrip and special symposium to be held at East China Normal University (ECNU), Shanghai (18 – 19 August 2016). On 18 August, there will be a special symposium 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 Tongli, an ancient town in Suzhou as the fieldtrip. Delegates who intend to join the main congress will then travel to Beijing on 19 August on the 5-hour high-speed rail.

Delegates will have one of 3 options:

1.Attend Singapore conference only

2.Attend both Singapore and Shanghai legs but leave from Shanghai

3.Attend both Singapore and Shanghai legs before heading to Beijing

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