Booking Information


The Conference will open with a field visit and celebratory reception on Thursday 5 April , and the main Conference programme will be over Friday 6 and Saturday 7 April.

Online booking is now available for credit/debit card payments. Organisations/schools may request an invoice but please note that a purchase order number is required.

Please select the appropriate form to register online:

Credit/Debit Card >>>

Invoice >>>

NB – if you are a full-time student or training to teach you are entitled to free registration, but we recommend that you use the card payment form in case you wish to pay for any extras such as tickets for social events.

Registration fees

Attendance at Conference is by pre-registration only. Your registration fee includes refreshments, buffet lunch and full access to lectures, workshops, forums, the exhibition and day-time receptions.

Take advantage of the Early Bird Booking Rates to save £10 per day on the standard registration fees. Bookings must be made before 8 January 2018. (All prices GBP).

5 April 6 April 7 April Both/All days
Personal/Group member Free 110 85 145
Concessionary member Free 90 75 125
Full-time/PGCE student Free Free Free Free
Non-member Free 190 140 300

Join the GA now to take advantage of the members' rate!

Free registration using GLP e-credits

Follow a Global Learning pathway linked to the Global Learning Programme (GLP) that will raise awareness of issues such as trade, development, identity, migration and diversity.

Book your Conference place for FREE using your GLP e-credits

Simply click on the booking link below for the day(s) you'd like book, log-in to your GLP account and use this facility to request a booking paying with your GLP e-credits. A member of the GA Events Team will then be in touch within 5 working days to confirm your booking.

Friday and Saturday attendance - register here >>
Friday only attendance – register here >>
Saturday only attendance – register here >>

Find out how to get involved with the GLP and help your school join the thousands already benefiting from funding, training, resources and support to teach global issues at KS2 and 3. For more information visit the GLP website.

Attendance at Conference is by pre-registration only.

Your registration fee includes refreshments, lunch and full access to lectures, workshops, forums, the exhibition and day-time receptions.

Please note: accommodation must be booked separately (see below).


A limited number of rooms are available through the Marketing Sheffield Accommodation Booking Service with rates starting from £59. Reservations can be made online until 2 March 2018. Book accommodation >>

Alternatively, accommodation can be secured independently at the Premier Inn and Travelodge where rates start from £30.

You can also find your own accommodation on the Visit Sheffield website.

Free student registration

Free registration is available to all full-time students or those training to teach. Online booking for students is available but proof of status may be required e.g. email copy of your NUS card. Bookings may not be processed without this proof. Please note: student registration does not include lunch, however there are several outlets where you can purchase food.

Information for Overseas Delegates

The Geographical Association welcomes delegates from outside the UK. Please note full payment prior to Conference must be made by all overseas participants. This can made online using a credit/debit card or by sending an international bankers draft in Pounds Sterling. We regret that we are unable to issue an Invitation Letter to participants outside the UK.

Advance booking for social events

In addition to the main Conference programme, a number of social events will take place on the Thursday and Friday evenings which need to be booked in advance. Further details will be available in Autumn.

This year's chosen charity

Every year the GA donates a portion of the Annual Conference and Exhibition delegate fees to a charitable organisation chosen by the current GA President. Details of next year's charity will be realeased soon.



Official 2018 Conference Sponsors

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GA Member

Good afternoon,

I have just registered as student to attend the conference. I was wondering to whom I should send my proof of student status?


Amy Forbes


Peter Namphande Guest

High. I have just registered for the conference as a student. Should i expect any communication confirming my registration? And how do i send proof of my status as a student?

Lucy Oxley

Lucy Oxley GA Staff

Dear Peter

A confirmation letter and badge will follow in the post this week. Please email proof of your student status to



Louise Cameron Guest


I have just registered for the GA Conference however I am yet to receive a confirmation email for my payment. Just wondering if this could be resent through to me please


Amy Smith Guest

I am currently in my training year as a schools direct students @ Hawkley Hall High School. I have heard about this from a lecture @ MMU.
I have been told the conference is free for students, just wondering if i have to sign up anywhere?

Lucy Oxley

Lucy Oxley GA Staff

Hello Amy

Although free to students you are still required to sign-up via the booking links at the top of this page. As you progress through the online booking you'll be able to select the free student attendance option.


Amy Allen

Amy Allen GA Member

Hi, I am not doing PGCE, but am doing the un-salaried schools direct course, would this still class me for free entry?


Jacqueline Hogarty

Jacqueline Hogarty GA Member

Is the conference at the main City Campus or at the Collegiate Campus?

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