Exploring New Landscapes of Energies (CONGEO 2011) (CONGEO 2011)

Venue: Brno, Hotel Continental

Location: Brno, Czech Republic

Event Date/Time: Aug 01, 2011 End Date/Time: Aug 05, 2011
Registration Date: Mar 30, 2011
Early Registration Date: Mar 30, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 30, 2011
Paper Submission Date: May 15, 2011
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We have the honour of inviting you to the CONGEO 2011 international conference on “EXPLORING NEW LANDSCAPES OF ENERGIES”.
CONGEO 2011 is the 8th presentation of the geographical conferences organized by the Department of Environmental Geography at the Institute of Geonics - Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, which continues the tradition of biennial international meetings of geographers and other social scientists dealing with contemporary geographical problems.
This year’s conference is organized in the context of a recently initiated research project: “Energy Landscapes: Innovation, Development and Internationalization of Research”, aimed at accelerating international collaboration in research in the field of Energy and Landscape Interrelationships. The traditions of the CONGEO conferences indicate that the organizers should create a familiar milieu for 30 - 40 scientists, not just to present their papers but also to discuss their research more informally and to establish new personal contacts. The conference is open to all academics and professionals dealing with the program issues - both geographers and non-geographers (landscape ecologists, environmental sociologists, environmental economists, etc.). The program of the conference will consist of a block of paper and poster presentations, bilateral discussions, an excursion and social activities.
We ask you kindly to send your preliminary registration via e-mail, including titles (themes) of papers by March 30, 2011 at the latest. The authors then will be notified of the acceptance of their conference papers, either for oral or poster presentation.
Suggested topics:
-New energy geographies: conceptual and methodological challenges
-Social acceptance of new energy technologies
-Energy development, landscape character and landscape aesthetics
-New energies for agriculture and multifunctional farming
-Local identity, sense of place and land-use conflicts
-Power, environmental (in)justice and politics of land-use
-GIS for landscape planning and energy development.
Conference participation will be free of charge, thanks to co-financing by the European Social Fund and the State Budget of the Czech Republic. However, participants will have to cover their own travel costs, accommodation costs and meals (with the exception of refreshments during the conference sessions). Accommodation for participants will be possible right in the conference venue – Hotel Continental – which is located close to the city centre and offers a wide spectrum of rooms. Other accommodation options will be provided upon registration and the conference organizers are happy to assist with travel advice. Brno city has excellent road, train and bus connection and an international airport with regular connections to major cities in Europe.