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About the conference

The BISA conference brings together a worldwide community of specialists to discuss, promote and develop International Studies.

You can present and receive feedback on your paper, take part in discussants, and enhance your knowledge. You'll network with colleagues, publishers, editors, and representatives from NGOs, think tanks and schools. We’re a leading voice in International Studies and our conference is renowned for being inclusive and friendly. You don’t have to be presenting a paper to attend – all are welcome.

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, our location for 2022, boasts a spectacular combination of vibrant city life, historic castles and a stunning coastline. We’ll see you there.

01 Conference programme

The conference programmes are now available to view. Find panels that interest you, or check when you’re presenting using the search function 'ctrl' plus 'f'.

The programme is updated in real time and will always be the latest version. If you’d like to view it as a pdf, you can use the print to pdf function. We'll be adding various satellite and fringe events in the run up to the conference, as well as keynote speakers.

Due to high demand and limited room availability, the BISA conference team is unable to accommodate requests to reschedule panels and/or presentations. As stated during the submission process we are also unable to accommodate requests to change papers, panels or roundtables from in person to virtual and vice versa.

The registration deadline for conference participants has now passed. However, if you are not participating in a panel or roundtable, you can still register up to 1 June 2022.

Please note that registration for the in person conference includes attendance at the virtual stream. Therefore you do not need to register or pay for both. This does not work the other way around i.e. if you pay the (much lower) virtual stream conference fee this does not include access to the face-to-face conference in Newcastle.

02 Conference highlights

Take a look at our dedicated highlights page to find out about keynotes, satellite events and more.

03 List of speakers (draft)

The draft list of speakers for both the main and virtual streams of the 2022 conference are now available to view. Please note that the conference programme is still subject to change and therefore some speakers may also be added or removed. A final list is coming w/c 6 June 2022.

04 About Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Newcastle is one of the most exciting places to visit in the UK thanks to its rich history, bustling nightlife, cultural hot spots and variety of shops, bars and restaurants. On top of this you’ll find a passion for sport and experience the legendary Geordie friendliness.

Inside the city you’ll find world-renowned museums and galleries, theatres, and famous icons such as the Tyne Bridge and Hadrian's Wall. If city life isn’t for you, head out to the nearby countryside or the stunning coastline. You can find out more about the city and its attractions on the NewcastleGateshead website, or you can download the handy 'Newcastle survival guide' created by our conference committee below.

The conference venue

The Civic Centre is a central landmark in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. A combination of rich history, long-lasting traditions, and authentic modernist architecture make The Civic Centre a true modern classic and a venue quite unlike any other.

You’ll pass through the shadow of the magnificent bronze casting of the River God Tyne, and into the most prestigious building in the city for a truly unforgettable conference experience.


05 Costs and bursaries

The BISA 2022 conference is competitively priced with up to 55% discount on the standard rate for BISA members. There are also significant discounts for early-career researchers and students.

06 Access and support

We are committed to providing all reasonable support to make our events accessible. We also promote equality and safety. Read our dedicated support, childcare and Code of Conduct pages for more information.

07 Reserve a room

Are you a working group looking to book your AGM, or an exhibitor wanting to hold a reception? Let us know your room booking requirements using the link below. Rooms will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis so please complete the booking form as soon as possible.