GA Annual Conference and Exhibition

University of Manchester – Thursday 9–Saturday 11 April 2015

Every year we welcome more than 800 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.

'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'

We are now accepting Conference registrations – book online here.

Prices start at just £63 and all full-time and PGCE students get in completely free.

Conference programme

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

Here is a taster of the 2015 programme:

  • Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography (Oxford University) will be presenting this year’s Keynote Address on ‘The Geography of Elections: Will the 40 year rise in of voting polarization continue this May?'
  • Special event for students and NQTs with keynote lecture by David Leat, Professor of Curriculum Innovation (Newcastle University) on ‘Back to the Future - Reinventing the Curriculum in a Digital Age’
  • Professor Katie Willis (Royal Holloway) on the geographical perspectives of development
  • Hands-on IT workshop on app-making in geography
  • A knowledge update session on cooler China

Find out more on the Programme page.

New for 2015 - Conference TeachMeet

Learn something new, be amazed, amused and enthused. This is an informal gathering of those curious about teaching and learning. Come along on Friday from 18.45-20.15 to share great ideas trialled in your classroom, ask important questions or simply sign up to take part in learning conversations. Professionals from all educational sectors are welcome to take part.

TeachMeet is not about presenting a new product or theory, rather it is a chance for teachers from all types of establishments to hear ideas from each other – real narratives of practice that make a difference. It is about being engaged and inspired by our immediate colleagues with a bucket-load of networking to boot!

We welcome 6 to 7-minute presentations – sign up to attend for free.

Special thanks to David Rogers (@davidErogers) and Jo Debens (@GeoDebs) for organising the TeachMeet and to Discover the World Education for proudly sponsoring this event.


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.

First time at the GA Annual Conference?

From collecting free resources and choosing the right workshop to sharing ideas over a beer, these Top Tips will help you make the most of your first time at Conference.

Take a look at what happens at Conference and hear what delegates have to say about it below.

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Official 2015 Conference Sponsors

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yasin Zargar Guest

We would like to attend the conference in April 2015 as an exhibitor for the first time. Please can you let me the details of the contact person and his telephone number.

Milan Recknagel

Milan Recknagel GA Staff

Hi Yasin,

The person you want to speak to is Lucy Oxley, her email address is


Charles Rawding Guest

I can't find the postcode for the conference venue - so that I can book a nearby hotel ?

Lucy Oxley

Lucy Oxley GA Staff

The Renold building houses the exhibition and most lectures and is located in the University's Sackville campus. The best postcode to use is M1 3BB. Further location details are available on the 'Getting There' page.



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