Preliminary Program

IXth REP Theme: Engaged Research: Fostering Human and Civil Rights

In celebration of the 9th Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference, we invite all geographers, scholars from other disciplines, and professionals doing geographical research and applied work on themes related to race and ethnicity to present their findings.

We encourage you as participants to form special sessions with your colleagues doing related research. We are especially interested in sessions that bridge methodological divides and explore multiple ways to examine complex topics.

August 1, 2018

Deadline to apply for student travel awards

August 24, 2018

Deadline to submit abstracts, posters, organized panels, or paper sessions

Regular registration period ends at 11:59pm. No further sessions, panels, papers, or posters can be submitted. Registrations will be accepted after this deadline, but will incur a surcharge. Late registrants will not be eligible to present papers.

October 23-25, 2018

The IXth edition of the Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conference will be held from October 23-25, 2018 at the Mexican American Cultural Center in Austin, Texas.
See below for a tentative preliminary program.

Featured presenters: Rickie Sanders, Wei Li, Audrey Kobayashi, Derek Alderman, David Kaplan, Melissa Gilbert, Marie Price, Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo, John Frazier and more!


Tuesday, 10/23 Wednesday, 10/24 Thursday, 10/25 Friday, 10/26
8:00 – 9:45am Pre-Conference
Mentoring Workshop
Concurrent Sessions Concurrent Sessions Fieldtrips
9:45 – 10:00am Coffee Break Coffee Break
10:00 – 11:45am “Cross-boundary Research on Race and Ethnicity” Panel
Concurrent Sessions
“Enhancing Geography Programs in Minority Serving Institutions” Panel
Concurrent Sessions
11:45 – 1:30pm Lunch in Zocalo
w/music from local Mariachi Bands
Lunch in Zocalo
w/music from Austin’s Bronze Band Community Project
1:30 – 3:15pm “Expanding Dialogue on Race in Geography” Panel
Concurrent Sessions
“Teaching Ethnicity and Race in Geography” Panel
Concurrent Sessions
3:15 – 5:00pm “Developing Department/Program Diversity Recruitment & Retention Plans” Panel
Concurrent Sessions
“Advancing Women in Geography” Expert Panel
Concurrent Sessions
5:00 – 6:30pm Registration (5-7pm) Academic Keynote:
Dr. Edmund T. Gordon
Community Activist Keynote:
Cristina Tzintzùn and Rebecca Flores
7:00pm Welcome Reception in MACC Art Gallery (7-9pm) with music by Los Bohemios Perdidos Free Evening – walk to food/music downtown Austin Closing Gala Dinner in Zocalo

If you require accommodations due to a disability in order to participate, please contact at least 72 hours in advance of the event.