34th International Geographical Congress, 2020




The 34th International Geographical Congress (IGC) will be held in Istanbul, Turkey, on August 17-21, 2020.


The theme is Geography: Bridging the Continents which Geography also has meaning of evaluation, interpretation, awareness and analysis. The fact that Istanbul is located at the junction of the continents constitutes the most important point of this great meaning. Parallel to the quadrennial meeting of the IGU commissions and the task forces, six key topics, derived from the conference theme, have been established, Globalization vs Localization, Climate Change, Migration and Conflicts, Earth and Disasters, Eurasia and Middle East Studies, Anthropocene.

We cordially invite the chairs of the IGU commissions and of the task forces to inform about their planned sessions and meetings. We also invite all interested geographers to submit proposals for themed sessions under the six key topics by July 31, 2019. Commission sessions and the sessions on the key topics approved by the IGC 2020 Scientific Committee will be included in the official call for papers. Early registration for the Congress starts on August 1, 2019.


We look forward to welcoming you to Istanbul in between August 17-21, 2020


Best regards,

On the behalf of IGC 2020 LOC

Prof. Dr. Barbaros Gönençgil