The next EUROGEO geography conference will take place in Bruges. You will be joined by fellow geographers not only from Europe but from all over the world.

Conference details

For those of you arriving on time, the conference starts on Wednesday evening 8 May with a reception offered by the city of Bruges. The conference itself takes from Thursday 9 May till Saturday 11 May at noon.

Find out more about the conference on our website page.

Conference themes

As abstracts are being submitted we get a better view about the themes and sessions.

There will be session tracks on:

  • tourism geography
  • urban geography
  • environmental geography
  • applied geography
  • GIS and cartography
  • educational geography

Key notes

We have already 2 keynotes speakers who confirmed:

– Prof. Dr. Philippe De Maeyer (head of department Geography department Ghent University, Belgium) will have a keynote about cartography, linking tradition and future

– Prof. Dr. Sirpa Tani (Research Group for Geography and Environmental Education Helsinki University, Finland) will speak about “Learning (in) Environments: Linking Tradition and Future”.


Call for abstracts

You can still submit your abstract. Find out more about it on on our website page.

Also poster sessions are possible.



The conference also hosts an exhibition of a selection of publishers and companies offering geographic material.

Hotel offers

We arranged special prices for participants to the conference. But don’t wait to long to book your rooms. The conference takes place during one of the busiest weeks in Bruges so hotels will all be fully booked!

Find out more about the conference on our website page.

Sightseeing Bruges

We provide during the conference time to visit Bruges on Thursday afternoon, but you might of course want to see the Holy Blood Procession, world heritage.

More information about Bruges on the official website.

Find out more about the Holy Blood procession on this site.

Field trip on Saturday afternoon

On Saturday afternoon an optional fieldtrip takes you to the historic Zwin area, formerly know as the “Sincfal”. This was in medieval times the natural access to the sea for Bruges. By embankments and siltation this inlet almost completely disappeared but the traces in the landscape are still clearly visible.

More info about this region on this website.


The conference is in cooperation with the geography department, Ghent University.