CFP: Young People, Borders & Well-being

4th International Conference on Geographies of Children, Young People and Families

Young People, Borders & Well-Being

San Diego, California

January 12-15, 2015 

Call for Sessions, Papers and Posters:

Located on the US/Mexico border, the conference has a theme of young people, borders and well-being. We encourage delegates to explore the bordered contexts of children and young people — childhood, adulthood, intergenerational relations, politics, mobility/staying put, ethnicities, citizenship, education, labor, play, engagement and activism, etc. – in terms of the ways that they promote well-being and geographies of hope.

The conference is also open to innovative sessions that focus on experimental themes, methodologies, presentations and performances.

In addition to plenaries, special events, receptions and a banquet, the conference will comprise two and a half days of paper and poster sessions in three separate meeting rooms.

The deadline for submission to the conference program (organized sessions, papers or posters) is Friday, August 1 2014. Submissions should be received by this date.

Proposals and enquiries can be submitted to Stuart C. Aitken ( or Thomas Herman ( For sessions, papers or posters, please send abstracts of no more than 250 words. Include your affiliation and contact information. If you are organizing a session, please send the names and affiliations of participants. Each session is 100 minutes (1 hour 40 minutes), which can be divided into a variety of different formats (4 papers with discussion is suggested).

Conference Registration:

Fees for ‘early-bird’ bookings received by Friday, September 26, 2014:
$250 standard rate
$125 student rate

Fees for bookings received after Friday, September 26, 2014:
$275 standard rate
$140 student rate

The delegate registration fee includes access to all conference sessions, evening receptions and the conference banquet. The fee does not include accommodation or any pre-conference workshops/symposia. Bookings for this event are non-refundable.

Conference Hotel Rooms:

$119 special conference rate (mention the International Children’s Geographies Conference to get the special rate)

Conference Venue and Hotel: Wyndham San Diego Bayside

Further details of the conference are available via the following web link: