The Carceral Geography Working Group of the RGS-IBG has a small number of complimentary guest registration passes (for up to the entire duration of the RGS-IBG conference) to offer to potential conference delegates who would not normally attend the conference without complimentary registration. These complimentary registrations are provided by the RGS-IBG to encourage participation in the Annual International Conference from non-geographers based in the UK, and from either geographers or non-geographers overseas who may have difficulties in paying their registration fee. Usual registration costs start at £100 (details here). The conference will pay for registration fees only. Guests are responsible for paying for travel, accommodation and all other costs of attending the conference. There are further details about the guest scheme here.
The RGS-IBG conference takes place in Cardiff, UK on 28-31 August 2018. The CGWG will be well represented, with three sponsored sessions (Geographies of Institutionalised Childhood, Camps, Control and Crime: Critical geographies of security and refugee encampment; and Care as Incarceration: The Changing Landscapes of Institutional Treatment of Disabled People) as well as the AGM of the Working Group itself. (The conference programme is to be announced imminently here: RGS-IBG conference)
If you would like to express interest in receiving one of these complimentary passes, then please carefully review the Research Group Guest criteria to check your eligibility. (The three key criteria are that nominated guests: (1) must be making a substantive contribution to the conference programme, e.g. presenting a conference paper, acting as session panellist or discussant, or convening a conference session; (2) are expected to also be active participants in the conference, attending sessions beyond the one in which they are directly involved, and that (3) if a nominated guest is from the UK, they must not be a geographer or a member of a university geography department).
If you fit these, and the other, criteria, please send a statement of motivation (max 100 words), to firstname.lastname@example.org by 16 May 2018.