Annual Conference

University Place, The University of Manchester - Thursday 7-Saturday 9 April 2016

The 2016 GA Annual Conference & Exhibition will be held at University Place, the University of Manchester's newest conference facility.

The venue boasts a modern exhibition space, well-equipped seminar rooms and the largest dedicated lecture theatre in the region - all under one roof. University Place is close to Oxford Road and Piccadilly railway stations in central Manchester making it easy to access by road, rail or air.

Every year we welcome more than 750 delegates from all over the world to take part in a range of lectures, workshops, field visits and social events and find out about the latest ideas, resources and support in primary and secondary geography.

Our Annual Conference provides an opportunity to meet in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere for professional and social development through a range of events including:

  • lectures from subject specialists
  • hands-on workshops for all phases
  • teacher-to-Teacher sessions
  • the UK’s largest exhibition of geographical resources
  • day-time receptions and evening events.

The Conference is for delegates of all phases of geographical education, from PGCE and undergraduate students to classroom and FE teachers and lecturers, heads of department and coordinators to teacher educators and overseas visitors. The 2016 programme will offer contemporary teaching ideas from subject experts in more than 100 lectures, workshops, Teacher-to-Teacher sessions and field visits.

“This conference has been invaluable – can’t wait to get back to school!”

“Best value CPD around”

“GA Conference is the highlight of my professional year”

Prices start at just £67 and all full-time and PGCE students get in completely free.

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Conference programme

The theme for this year’s Conference will be ‘Making Geographical Connections’. Read more about the Conference theme.

Here’s a taster of the 2016 programme:

  • BBC Presenter, Nick Crane, will give a lecture on 'Coast: cutting edge case studies'.
  • Special event for students and NQTs with keynote lecture by Liz Taylor, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.
  • Head of Ebola command centre, John Raine, will give this year's public lecture on 'Tackling the Ebola Crisis'.
  • Practical ideas for primary on making local connections - linked to the Year of Fieldwork and National Curriculum.
  • Professor Benno Werlen, Chair of Social Geography, Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena (Germany) on the International Year of Global Understanding.
  • Hands-on workshops providing support for the new GCSE and A level geography curriculum.
  • Pathways, including primary, GCSE, A level and NQT, where you can select a route from suggested sessions.
  • TeachMeet – Conference special

Find out more on the Programme page.

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Exhibition

The Conference hosts the UK's largest exhibition of geographical resources giving you the chance to find out about field study centres, publishers, tour operators, exam boards, universities and many other organisations. View the 2015 exhibitors.

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