First of all, on behalf of the GeoNight organising committee, we wish you all the best for this new year 2022. Let’s hope this one will be less turbulent and more joyful.
As it has become a yearly tradition, we are contacting you to inform you that this year, the GeoNight is going to take place on April, 1st 2022, simultaneously all around the world and in the format of your choice (face-to-face, online, hybrid, etc.).
This year marks the 6th edition of the “Nuit de la Géographie/GeoNight”, which was initially launched in 2017 by the CNFG and rapidly supported and promoted by EUGEO and IGU. Over the years, new countries have joined the adventure and hundreds of events have been organised worldwide to promote geography and geographers to so many people.
Despite the health regulations and strict measures put into place in many countries in the 2021 Geonight edition, 36 countries and several thousands of people participated in the GeoNight. This stresses the enthusiasm generated worldwide by this event.
Remember that the main goal of GeoNight’s events are to promote geography and geographers to the general public (and not only academics) one night/evening a year simultaneously around the world. These events can be either organised in person (we hope this will be a possibility given the circumstances) or online. In case you decide to organise events online, various activities could be considered such as : lectures, podcasts, posters/photos competition, virtual urban walks (using Google Street View, for instance), quizzes (using a video-conference platform), amongst others. Just be creative, as always!
Last year, the Italian Association of Geographers put together a website ( http://www.geonight.net/ – have a look at last year’s events) which gathers information on the events organised as well as the key principles. For this year, we are naturally going to use that platform again.
A link to upload your event(s) proposal will soon be sent to you.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any question.
For the organising commitee (https://www.geonight.net/organizing-committee/),
Alexis and Massi