Schedule

The academic program can be downloaded here (PDF, 430 KB)

The conference will take place from 30th June to 5th July, 2019. The full schedule will be posted in early 2019.
Sunday Optional Glenorchy Day Trip
A day trip to Glenorchy is planned for Sunday 30th of July. Participants will experience jet boating, New Zealand wildlife, and may spot some Lord of the Rings filming locations. This activity is not covered in the registration costs.

Evening welcome reception
The conference will begin on Sunday the 30th of June with a welcome reception from 5pm. Delegates will enjoy refreshments and nibbles.
Monday Paper sessions and plenaries
Tuesday Paper sessions and plenaries
Wednesday Field trip
In the long-held tradition of the IMGS, there is a mid-week excursion free of formal academic activities. Delegates will be invited to join a boat cruise on Lake Wakatipu, explore historic Arrowtown, Bungy jump (or a less extreme activity) at the Kawarau Bridge Bungy centre, and enjoy some famous Gibbston Valley Pinot Noir. Those registered are encouraged but not required to participate in the field trip. If space allows, we hope to include delegate’s families in the field trip, at a small additional cost.
Thursday Paper sessions, plenaries

Gala dinner
Delegates will ride Queenstown’s famous gondola to the Skyline Restaurant where you will be entertained by the band LA Social while enjoying the night views of Queenstown. Guests are welcome. Additional dinner tickets are available to purchase on the registration site for NZD$126.50 including GST.
Friday  Paper sessions

Poroproaki (farewell event); additional guests/family are welcome
The conference will end with a farewell event and light lunch. Delegate’s family members are welcome to join in the festivities.

IAG Health Geography Study Group Workshop – 8 July, Melbourne, Australia
The Institute of Australian Geographer’s study group is planning a post-IMGS pre-IAG conference meeting in Melbourne. Delegates can find out more about this event by following their twitter feed and signing up for emails when you register for the IMGS.