SPEAKER DEADLINE - February 14, 2010 - RSA Annual International Conference 2010


Abstract Submission Deadline: February 14th

Regional Responses and Global Shifts:

Actors, Institutions and Organisations

24th-26th May, University of Pécs

Pécs, Southern Hungary

Monday 24th - Wednesday 26th May 2010 (walking tour Sunday 23rd May)

If you work on regional issues as an academic, or at the regional level as a policy maker or practitioner this conference is for you. The conference is open to all and relevant papers meeting the conference criteria will all be accepted.


  • Innovative strategies and practices of firms in regional development
  • Labour markets and labour organisations with their continued relevance for regional studies
  • Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organisations (CSO): Facilitators or regional development?
  • Regional Policies: Government and quasi-government initiatives
  • Reassessing EU Regional Policy
  • People in regions: Leadership, collective action and regional development
  • Financing regions: Global financial crisis and beyond?
  • Cooperation across borders
  • Global environmental change and the future of regional development
  • Theory and research in regional studies
  • Spatial planning in cities and regions
  • Experience economy and experience society: Culture, leisure and experience in spatial strategies
  • Creative regions in a creative economy
  • Regional policy and development in Southern, Central and Eastern Europe

CALL FOR PAPERS: Find the full call for papers and details of sub-themes here http://www.regional-studies-assoc.ac.uk/events/2010/may-pecs/cfp.pdf

KEY NOTE SPEAKERS: The key note address from Dirk Ahner, Director-General, European Commission, will open the conference giving insights to the 2010 Cohesion Report - prior to its formal publication. Attend for early results. Gerhard Stahl, Secretary General, Committee of the Regions will also give a presentation at this event.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?: Being held in the beautiful city of Pécs, Hungary, European Capital of Culture for the year 2010, this important event brings together established policy makers, practitioners from regions and all stages of academia from student to senior professor to address key policy issues affecting the lives of millions of the world’s citizens.

SESSIONS AND DISCUSSION GROUPS: The conference includes innovative session types including plenary sessions, roundtable discussion groups and conventional workshop sessions, along with opportunities to network with friends and colleagues during the refreshment breaks and evening functions and excursions.

PRICING POLICY: We offer territorial pricing - pay the fee for your area of the world. This opens access to all. Our bands are based on GDP on a price parity basis. Membership of the Association is priced in the same way - go here for more information on membership

Registration Information: http://www.regional-studies-assoc.ac.uk/events/2010/may-pecs-registration.asp 


Speakers - must submit, register and pay by

14th February 2010

Early bird registration (lower fees) for all

until 7th March 2010

Late registrations for all

from 8th March 2010