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Annual Conference Exhibition

The 2016 GA Annual Conference & Exhibition will be held at University Place, the University of Manchester's newest conference facility. The Conference takes place from Thursday 7-Saturtday 9 April with pre-Conference events and exhibition set up taking place on 7 April.

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.

The Exhibition is now fully booked. We do have a range of other advertising options available that give organisations opportunities to promote their products and services to Conference delegates. Contact Lucy Oxley (0114 296 0088) for further information.

2016 Exhibitors

The following companies will be exhibiting at the 2016 GA Annual Conference.

African Adventures
Stand 53

African Adventures is a volunteer travel organisation, dedicated to improving lives in the UK and Africa. We are partnered with, and provide humanitarian and financial support to, educational projects in deprived areas of Ghana, Kenya and Zanzibar which have been set up by, and are run by, local people.

Stands 26-27
AQA is a leading provider of qualifications and support services for teachers and students. We are an education charity aiming to enable every student and teacher to realise their potential. We create resources to meet the daily needs of teachers, helping them to deliver inspiring lessons and great learning. Visit stand 26-27 and speak to our team about the new Geography draft specifications, CPD courses and support.

Stand 61

CAFOD is the Catholic Agency For Overseas Development, working with partners across the world to end poverty and injustice. Visit us on Stand 61 to find out about our global education work, and our free resources to inspire your pupils to take action for global justice.

Cambridge International Examinations
Stand 38

Cambridge International Examinations prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. We are part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge Pre-U are tried and tested alternatives to GCSE and A Level, used by schools across the UK.

Centre for Alternative Technology
Stand 54

CAT offers thought provoking day/residential school and university visits, via our 7 acre 'sustainable living' visitor centre (outreach also possible).  Geography based activities include energy efficiency, renewables, food, land use, buildings and 'Zero carbon Britain'. Free resources for pupils include 'Energy Trumps', 'The Greenhouse' and Global learning CPD for teachers.

CND Peace Education
Stand 37

We empower young people with knowledge about peace and nuclear weapons. You can facilitate thought-provoking activities using our free resources or invite a free school speaker to deliver an interactive assembly talk or workshop. We support independent thinking and encourage young people to form their own opinions.



Collins Learning
Stands 42-43

Collins is a leading provider of educational resources for both Primary and Secondary age children and is also home to key revision brand Letts. Come and visit us to find out more about our new resources including Collins Key Stage 3 Geography series and Atlases.

Cranedale Centre
Stands 6-7

The Cranedale Centre is a market leader in the provision of high-quality residential field studies courses for all age ranges. Study facilities and accommodation in this Yorkshire centre are both comprehensive and to a high standard. Fieldwork opportunities are abundant with an impressive selection of terrestrial and marine habitats and landscapes.

Cumbria Development Education Centre
Stand 52

CDEC inspires young people and teachers to engage with global learning. Our vision is for young people who are confidently able to face the challenges of today, to respect other people and places, and to make informed choices that have a positive impact on society and the world around them.

Department of Geography, University of Sheffield
Stand 46

A geography department with an international reputation for research and teaching, we offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses spanning the environmental and social sciences. Committed to working with schools, colleges and organisations to ensure the vitality of the discipline. 

Discover Geography
Stand 14

A new free resources website created for geography teachers by Discover the World Education and the Geographical Association. Includes multi-award winning teaching resources, news feeds, information on free CPD courses, competitions, Iceland trip prizes, an opportunity to submit your own resources in return for payment and much more

Discover Ltd
Stand 8

Established in 1978, Discover offers pre-GCSE to post-graduate field study courses at centres in France and Morocco. Prices are comparable with residential fieldwork in the UK. ABTA, ATOL and AITO registered, Discover has won many awards including the 'Council for Learning Outside the Classroom' Quality Badge.

Discover the World Education
Stands 3-4

Discover the World Education offer educational, fun and inspiring curriculum-related geography trips to Iceland, Italy, Azores, Morocco, Norway, Costa Rica, China, Antarctica, New Zealand and beyond. Visit our stand to find out about our multi-award winning trips and teaching resources.

Earth Science Teachers’ Association
Stand 57

The Earth Science Teachers' Association (ESTA) aims to advance education by supporting the teaching of Earth sciences at all levels, whether as a single subject such as geology, or for those delivering an Earth science component of the national curriculum in science or geography. ESTA is a registered charity.

Esri UK Ltd
Stand 28

Come and see us to try the very latest GIS technology (ArcGIS Online) for your classroom. Try ArcGIS Online for yourself to see how quick and easy it is to get started. We have software, apps, maps, data and lesson ideas for you to use straight away.

Fairtrade Foundation
Stand 29

Fairtrade is about decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers in poorer countries. Fairtrade means examining where food comes from, understanding our global interdependence, and how our world works. Become a Fairtrade School - join other schools developing global citizens through issues of fairness and social justice.

Field Studies Council
Stand 25

Field Studies Council (FSC) is the only environmental education charity dedicated solely to helping people of all ages to experience the environment at first hand. As part of its mission, FSC welcomes nearly 3,000 school groups to courses in its 17 field centres every year.

Geographical Association
The GA Stand (located in the first floor foyer)

Come and visit the GA Stand, your one-stop shop for all things GA! Browse and purchase publications including the complete KS3 Toolkit series and books from the Post-16 Top Spec and GCSE Toolkit series; join the GA (if you haven't already!); meet GA staff; and find out about our extensive range of projects.

Galina International Study Tours Ltd
Stand 34
Since 1989, Galina International has been specialising in educational trips & study tours for schools across a range of curriculum areas. Our Geography tours relate directly to the curriculum & our guides are ex-geography teachers. Destinations include London, Snowdonia, the Lake District, Dorset, Liverpool, Paris & Amsterdam. ABTA Member No. Y4466. 

Geosciences, University of Derby
Stand 47

Geoscience at the University of Derby offer a range of single and joint honours degree programmes in Geography, Geology, Environmental Hazards & Third World Development. Our Geography & Geology programmes are also professional body accredited. To find out more come to our stand or view our web page.

Halsbury Travel
Stand 39

Halsbury Travel is a family-run tour operator specialising in tailor-made educational trips for schools and we’re celebrating our 30th anniversary this year! Our geography destinations include Iceland, Italy and the USA’s West Coast. Visit our stand to find out more about our curriculum-based geography tours and our exciting anniversary competition!

Hodder Education
Stands 22-23

Hodder Education is a leading UK Geography publisher for secondary schools, providing textbooks, innovative digital resources, revision materials, magazines and CPD training produced by a team of subject specialists. In 2016 we are working with every exam board to produce print and digital resources for the new GCSE and A-level specifications.

Stand 11
Icespiration engage your geography pupils in ‘whole-child' learning...... glaciation-knitting-pahoehoe lavas-beatboxing-geysirs-icelandic cooking jokulhaups-icelandic language-waterfalls-school exchange-pseudo craters ipad sketching-state of the art museums-volcanoes-rapping-geocachingfisheries-farming-tectonics-funky folk, farmers & fishermen-literacy-teambuilding Heimaey-Hekla-Reykjavik-Reynisverfi-Eyja-Hveragaerdi-Selfossi-Vik-Klaustur. Be ice inspired - come visit us at Stand 11. 

Izzy Tours
Stand 48

It’s not tourism, it’s an adventure! We send you with highly qualified guides off the beaten track to see the very best of Iceland. As a family-run business you can talk today to the ex-teachers who will work with you from start to finish. Now going to China, Morocco and Italy too!

Leeson House Field Studies Centre
Stands 18-19

Leeson House is a high-quality centre situated near Swanage on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. It is available throughout the year for courses tailored to your specific requirements, tutored by our experienced staff. Self-taught options are also available.

New Internationalist Publications Ltd
Stand 50

New Internationalist Publications publishes the monthly independent magazine New Internationalist, which covers key issues in global politics, environmental issues, human rights, health and development. In addition it publishes a range of reference books and other publications, including the popular No-Nonsense Guides series.

NST Travel Group Ltd
Stand 40

NST is the UK’s leading school tours, school trips and educational travel company for primary schools, secondary schools and colleges. We create expertly planned school trips which are tailor-made to support groups in getting the very most out of their time away.

Stands 20-21

OCR is a leading UK awarding body, committed to providing qualifications that engage learners of all ages and help them reach their full potential.  Our Geography qualifications include GCSEs, AS/A Levels and Entry level, providing a dynamic and contemporary opportunity for students to engage with the world around them. 

Ordnance Survey
Stands 1-2

Ordnance Survey provides a number of resources to aid spatial teaching across the Key Stages. Digimap for Schools, our award winning website, offers seamless current and historical mapping for GB and free resources linked to mapping in the curriculum. Are you looking for ideas in how to use GIS in the classroom? If so come and visit our stand and see how we can help get you started.

Oxford University Press
Stands 30-32

Oxford are publishing brand new GCSE and A Level resources to support you with the new 2016 specifications. Visit our stand to find out what’s available, take a look at Kerboodle, and see the rest of our range, which includes geog.123, Nelson Key Geography, GeoActive and Geofile, and student-friendly atlases.

Stands 12-13
Pearson is delighted to be a sponsor of the GA Conference 2016. Our new GCSE and A level qualifications, for first teaching in September 2016, are currently in development and we're looking forward to sharing details with you soon. We'll support you throughout curriculum change with free materials and launch events. We'll also have CPD, textbooks and digital resources.

Rayburn Tours
Stand 35

Group travel specialists since 1965, Rayburn Tours offer inspiring geography tours worldwide. Each tailor-made tour is created to complement the National Curriculum, match your objectives and provide the ultimate geographical experience. Enhance your tour with award-winning study resources and Field Study Tutors. Come chat with our team today.

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
Stands 15-16

The Royal Geographical Society with IBG supports the teaching and enjoyment of geography at all levels, whether at school, university, in the field or elsewhere. Anyone can join, and our Fellows and members include  professional geographers, researchers, teachers and schools to explorers and enthusiasts and span more than 100 countries.

The Swanage Centre
Stand 17

The Swanage Centre has over 40 years' experience of welcoming residential groups. Based in Swanage, on the Jurassic Coast, we are close to numerous excellent geographical sites. We offer quality accommodation and a wide variety of academic and social facilities including ICT suites, large classrooms, wireless, sports facilities bar and social areas.

The School Travel Consultancy
Stand 5

Are you seeking imaginative geography trips to a delectable smorgasbord of destinations? You are? Then to mis-quote Lionel Ritchie: 'Hello… it is us you’re looking for!' From India to Peru, via Ghana and Costa Rica, we arrange educational adventures to get your geographical dowsing stick twerking like you’ve never seen it twerk before. 

The School Adventure Company
Stand 36

Experts in educational adventures to 55 countries worldwide, we provide a tailored experience for students designed to educate, inspire and engage. School trips with a twist of adventure. 

Thornbridge Outdoors
Stand 45

At Thornbridge Outdoors we pride ourselves in supporting brilliant teacher-led residentials that make the most of our spectacular Peak District location. Lead your own activities or utilise our excellent instructors. We have self contained, flexible indoor accommodation for groups of 15-69 and camping/teepee facilities. Come and discuss the exciting options.

Tiger Moon
Stand 59

Tiger Moon is a small education publishing company based in the East Midlands staffed by a team of dedicated professionals with over 20 years’ experience in education. We work closely with teachers in the creation of our products before they are tested in the classroom. Our products are created to fulfil the needs expressed by teachers whilst being aware that all schools have limited budgets.

TREX Travel Experiences
Stand 41

Iceland is a living textbook. For 37 years we have served geography A-level, GCSE and university groups whether carrying out field studies or seeking 'awe and wonder' experiences – and Iceland provides plenty of those! We have a friendly, experienced team with specialist geographical knowledge and teaching material.

TTS Group
Stand 51

TTS have been talking to educators and inventing new reasons for children to love learning for over 30 years. Supplying the widest range of primary Geography resources available, from maps designed specifically for schools, to our fantastic lesson openers range written by experts, teachers can always find what they need to deliver an inspiring lesson.

University of Nottingham
Stands 9-10

The School of Geography at The University of Nottingham is a dynamic academic community which is committed to excellence in both teaching and research, where we offer flexible degree programmes. Our students receive high quality academic and personal support, and graduate with excellent career prospects given their specialist knowledge and transferable skills.

Urban Geography East London
Stand 44

UGEL is a fieldwork organisation with a difference. We don't take students out of the city into the countryside - we bring them in! We offer a range of fieldwork enquiries for KS3, GCSE and A-Level. Themes include, urban regeneration, changing place, sustainable living, conflicts and challenges, shopping, transport and more.

WJEC Eduqas
Stand 24

Eduqas is the new brand from WJEC, offering Ofqual reformed Geography qualifications at GCSE, AS and A level to schools and colleges in England from 2016. We are passionate about Geography and will support you through the reforms with direct access to our specialist subject officers, tailored teacher training and resources.

Stand 33

WorldStrides is one of the world’s leading and largest providers of educational travel with nearly 50 years of experience in organising outstanding tours. To date over 6 million students have travelled with us! If you’re looking to take your students on a trip they’ll never forget, look no further than WorldStrides.

Zimbabwe Association
Stand 56

The Zimbabwe Association (ZA) is an independent, charitable membership organization with expertise on Zimbabwe. ZA works with asylum seekers in the United Kingdom to ensure access to fair legal representation and accurate information throughout the asylum process. Aims include utilising and developing members’ skills and helping them access educational opportunities.

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