27 to 30 June 2023 Venue: Faculty Of Eudcation, Chulalongkorn University Bangkok, Thailand  Jointly organized by Southeast Asian Geography Association Siam University Faculty of Architecture and Planning, Thammasat University Chulalongkorn University



SEAGA Conference 2023 in Bangkok

SEAGA, the Southeast Asian Geographey Association, established in 1990, is a regional association of geographers and other academic, education, government, and private sector professionals in related fields like history, the geo- and environmental sciences, and urban planning. Co-organised by SEAGA, Siam University, Thammasat University and Chulalongkorn University, the 2023 conference will be organised in Bangkok.


Conference Theme

The conference theme is: “Recontextualising Sustainability – People, Places and the Environment”. We are inviting multidimensional perspectives on this issue from scholars, policy makers, entrepreneurs, and educators.  The aim of the conference is to advance the discourse on the issues of sustainability, cultures, space and place in Southeast Asia, so as to inform the decision-making and actions of society, private enterprise, and governments. 


First Call for Papers

This is a first call for papers on the following themes.  Abstracts of paper/  workshop/ panel proposal are to be submitted to the SEAGA Conference Organising Committee, using the online submission tool at https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/stages/5079/submitter. The deadline has been extended to 24 February 2023.


All submissions will be peer-reviewed.

Three types of proposals will be considered.

  1. Paper presentation (20 minutes)
  2. Specialised Panel Discussions (90-minute session comprising 3 papers)
  3. Workshops (90-minute workshop)


Do note that for paper presentations, there will be about 3 papers in each 90-minute session. A template for the full paper will be made available at a later date.



Major themes of interest:

1. Sustainable Development and Southeast Asia
2. Cities and sustainable development
3. Economic growth, competitiveness and sustainable development
4. Southeast Asia and Environmental Management
5. Changing Population, carrying capacities and ecological footprints
6. Politics, policies and sustainability
7. Health and development issues
8. Changing Agriculture in Southeast Asia
9. Geographies of rural transition
10. New regionalisms in Southeast Asia
11. Sustainability and Education
12. Changing Physical Landscapes in Southeast Asia
13. Living with Global Environmental Change
14. Geography Education
15. Field-based teaching in Southeast Asian geography
16. Remote sensing and GIS


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