Annual Conference

Sheffield Hallam University, Thursday 5 - Saturday 7 April 2018

For the 2018 Annual Conference we will be holding Conference in our hometown at Sheffield Hallam University. The Conference will open with a field visit and celebratory reception on Thursday 5 April, and the main Conference programme will run over Friday 6 and Saturday 7 April.

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 2018 programme will offer contemporary teaching ideas from subject experts in more than 100 lectures, workshops, Teacher-to-Teacher sessions and field visits.

Did you know 2018 marks the GA’s 125th anniversary? Throughout next year and at the Conference we will celebrate thework of the GA and showcase the achievements of young people, teachers and GA members.

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“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”

If you register before 8 January 2018 you’ll save £10 per day on the standard Conference fees. Prices start at just £75 and all full-time students and those training to teach get in completely free. Booking will be available from September.

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The theme for this year’s Conference will be ‘Real World Geography’. Read more about the Conference theme. Find out how you can get involved in the programme.

Details of all Annual Conference sessions will be available during December.


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 2017 exhibitors.

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