RSAI British & Irish Section
49th Annual Conference
4-6 July 2023, Newcastle, United Kingdom

The call for abstracts extended deadline: 10 February 2023

The RSAI British & Irish Section is very pleased to announce the 49th annual RSAI-BIS conference which will be taking place in Newcastle, United Kingdom, on 4-6 July 2023, in the form of an in-person event.

Prize winners of 2022 Early Career Colloquium will be entitled to attend the 2023 annual RSAI-BIS conference for free.

The organiser also invites the submission of abstracts to be considered for the 2023 RSAI-BIS Annual Conference. Suggested themes for the conference are listed below, though quality papers in all areas of regional science are welcome. 

  • New and emerging issues around leveling up
  • Smart cities: data-driven urban analytics
  • Spatial analysis of productivity and labour markets
  • Higher education and impact of universities on regional economies
  • Migration, refugees, and integration
  • Spatial analysis of voting behaviour and political outcomes
  • Regional science in business (retail and geodemographics)
  • Transportation networks and their regional economic impact
  • Regional inequalities in health and well-being
  • Spatial analysis of marine economies and renewable energy
  • Urban futures (and sustainable cities)

Please submit your abstract online via this page:
Early career researchers and doctoral students are strongly encouraged to apply.

Important dates:
Abstract submission opens: 1 December 2022
Deadline for abstract submission: 24 January 2023, Extended until 10 February 2023
Presenters notified of abstract decision: 7 February 2023
Preliminary programme released: 4 April 2023
Deadline for early-bird rate: 7 March 2023
Payment deadline for inclusion in programme: 1 June 2023

Proposals for special sessions are invited. Those wishing to organise special sessions are kindly invited to submit their proposals via the following submission portal

Question on the conference should be directed to the Secretary Richard Rijnks ( or the Conference Chair, Rachel Franklin (

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