As a former participant in the Summer Institute in Economic Geography, I cannot recommend this highly enough, especially for postdoctoral researchers and early-career geographers. — Karen
Please circulate widely:
The next meeting of the Summer Institute in Economic Geography will be hosted by the Department of Geography at the University of Kentucky, July 10-15, 2016. The meeting will be organized by Susan Roberts, Michael Samers, Andrew Wood, Matthew Zook, and Jamie Peck.
Featured speakers at the Kentucky meeting will be: Gavin Bridge (Durham), Susan Christopherson (Cornell), Neil Coe (NUS), Beverley Mullings (Queen’s), and Jane Pollard (Newcastle).
Doctoral students (usually post-fieldwork), postdoctoral researchers, and recently appointed faculty/lecturers (normally within 3 years of first appointment) are encouraged to apply.
As with previous meetings, it is expected that the costs of accommodation and other local expenses will be covered for all participants, though it is possible that a modest registration fee will be charged.
Stipends will be available to cover the costs of travel to the meeting for those participants without other sources of funding.
Further details, including testimonials, are on the summer institute web site: http://www.econgeog.net/
Application forms will be posted on the web site in October 2015. The deadline for applications is January 8, 2016.