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Conference Announcement: Regional Studies Association (RSA) Annual Conference 2023 in June 2023 at the SEB LU

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The Regional Studies Association’s Annual Conference 2023 #RSA23 is being held in partnership with the School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. This four-day conference brings together academics and policymakers to exchange news, views and research findings from the fields of regional studies and science, regional and economic development, policy and planning. The main theme of the conference is: Transforming Regions: Policies and Planning for People and Places. The event will take place at the School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana (SEB LU) from 14th to 17th June 2023.

The conference will feature a large number of presentations, high-profile plenary speakers, a number of specially convened sessions, workshops, professional development and networking sessions, walking tours, field trips, a conference dinner, side events, exhibitor stalls and post-conference tours to explore Slovenia.

#RSA23 will address topics concerned with regional and urban development, policy and research. In addition to abstract submissions, we welcome proposals for special sessions, networking events, book launches, author meets critic sessions, etc.

Conference Themes:

  • Regional innovation and technological change
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Demography, labour markets and migrations
  • The future of EU, Brexit and W Balkans
  • Financing regional transformations
  • Climate change, energy and environmental sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Globalization and de-globalization
  • Spatial economy, infrastructure and housing
  • Governance, policies and institutional change
  • Regional inequalities and EU cohesion policy
  • Populism, nationalism and social change
  • Agglomeration, clusters and externalities
  • Inclusive growth
  • Value chains and international trade
  • Future of metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas

This is an interdisciplinary conference, and we welcome papers from all – academics, researchers, students and those working in policy and practice. The event is inclusive and offers networking opportunities for all in our field. The organisers welcome proposals for special sessions, themed workshops and innovative forms of networking and collaboration.

Call for Abstracts:

Please submit your abstract (up to 250 words and text only) through the RSA conference portal at https://lounge.regionalstudies.org/Meetings/Meeting?ID=413

Important Dates:

  • Abstract submission is already open
  • Early Career Plenary Speaker Competition closes 17th January 2023
  • Conference Bursary application deadline is 30th January 2023
  • Registration (conference fee payment) opens at the latest on 1st February 2023
  • Special Session submission deadline 7th February 2023
  • Abstract submission deadline 28th February 2023

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