19th Annual Colloquium of the International Geographical Union Commission, August 1-7, 2011
Keynote Speakers

Professor Guy ROBINSON, Centre for Rural Health & Community Development, University of South Australia. 
Agricultural Sustainability: Local Challenges in a Global Context.
Professor Robinson’s lecture is sponsored by the Millennium Fund, NUI Galway

Professor Ana Maria S.M. BICALHO, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Forestry Management in Inhabited Conservation Units: The Tapajós National Forest as a Model of Community Governance

Professor Bicalho’s lecture is sponsored by the Irish Social Sciences Platform (ISSP), through the Centre for Innovation and Structural Change, NUI Galway.  The ISSP is funded under the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions, administered by the HEA and co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund.

Lucette LAURENS, Professeur, Université Montpellier 3, INRA-SAD-UMR Innovation, Montpellier, France.
Ceasing Agricultural Production and Territorial Orientated Change: Which Developmental Models? Uncertainties Pertaining to the Uprooting of Vines in Languedoc-Roussillon (France)
Professor Laurens’s lecture is sponsored by the Irish Social Sciences Platform (ISSP), through the Centre for Innovation and Structural Change, NUI Galway.  The ISSP is funded under the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions, administered by the HEA and co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund.

Professor Michael WOODS, Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University. Wales.
Grounding Global Challenges and the Relational Politics of the Rural
Professor Woods's lecture is sponsored by the ISSP through CISC at NUI Galway
 
Professor Tony SORENSEN, University of New England, NSW, Australia
Quantum Dreaming: the Relevance of Quantum Mechanics to Regional Science
Professor Sorensen's lecture is sponsored by the ISSP through CISC at NUI Galway