2013 IGU Islands Conference- Oct.1-5, 2013, Penghu Archipelago, Taiwan

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Island Development
Local Economy, Culture, Innovation and Sustainability
Penghu Archipelago, Taiwan
October 1-5, 2013


Call for Papers


The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia, business, NGOs and public authorities, and to provide them with a platform to report on and discuss recent developments, achievements, experiences, research results, and initiatives related to island development.

 Topics within the scope of the conference include, but are not limited to:

1.         Island life: history, culture, nature, literature, music, arts …
2.         New winds: green energy and island sustainability
3.         New waves: marine resources, heritages, inter-island collaboration
4.         Island communities: people, livelihood, rights, and governance
5.         Island diversity: co-evolution, biocultural diversity, conservation, education
6.         Island tourism: varieties, consequences, issues
7.         Island economy: paths, shifts, innovations, policies and (in)equality 
8.         Island resilience: challenges, responses to global change, and sustainability
9.         Island indigenous knowledge and young generations
10.     Forum: Island futures
11.     Other sessions (proposed sessions are welcome)
 Exhibitions: Island Communities and Sustainability Fair
  Film Festival 

Key Dates:
Deadline for paper abstracts: March 31, 2013
Notification of acceptance: April 30, 2013
Full papers due: August 15, 2013
Pre-conference excursion/reception: September 29-30, 2013
Conference date: October 1-5, 2013
Post- conference excursion: October 6-8, 2013







The International Geographical Union Commission on Islands is pleased to announce that the international conference on Island Development – Local Economy, Culture, Innovation and Sustainability will be held in Penghu Archipelago, Taiwan, on October 1 - 5, 2013. A pre-conference excursion and post-conference excursion in Taiwan Main Island will be arranged.