The Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society 2024 Conference

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Date(s) - Thursday, July 11, 2024 - Friday, July 12, 2024
All Day


The annual Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society conference will be held on 11-12 July 2024, at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, UK.

The 2024 CJRES Annual Conference will be based on two major themes: The Entrepreneurial State and Mission-Oriented Innovation Policy and Rethinking Path Dependence and Lock-Ins.
Keynote speakers include:
Maryann Feldman, Watts Professor of Public Policy and Management at the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, Arizona State University
The Entrepreneurial State and Mission-Oriented Innovation Policy: Revisiting the American Gun Belt

Frank Geels is Professor of System Innovation and Sustainability, University of Manchester
‘Escaping lock-ins in accelerating low-carbon transitions: Lessons from electricity and auto-mobility systems’

Download the Conference Programme HERE (as at 17 June)

All attendees to the conference have to register to attend. To register please book your tickets below. Please note accommodation is not included in the delegate fees. Registration will close on 4 July. 

The call for papers is now closed). Details of the call can be seen HERE.
Submissions were invited from researchers and practitioners in the fields of geography, economics, public policy, innovation studies, regional studies, and related fields. Also welcomed were  theoretical and empirical papers, as well as case studies from different regions and contexts. As in previous years, potentially the contributions arising from the conference could be included in future themed editions of the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society.

Please note in the event that you need to cancel your registration a full refund can be arranged up to 50 days after the original transaction booking date, providing it is before 3 July 2024. All Paypal transactions are subject to Paypal transactions charges, these and any additional administration fees will be deducted from the refund. All Paypal transactions are subject to Paypal’s Privacy Policy.

The conference will take place in the McGrath Conference Centre, at St Catharine’s College, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RL. There is no parking onsite, see the Parking in Cambridge webpage and the Finding the College webpage for further directions to the College.

Accommodation for the conference should be booked directly by the delegate.  Some accommodation is available at St Catharine’s College but it is limited and allocated on a first come basis.
Alternatively, there are a number of other options nearby, including those listed below:


Dr Stefania Fiorentino, University of Cambridge
Professor Robert Hassink, University of Kiel
Associate Professor Michael Kitson, University of Cambridge
Professor Ron Martin, University of Cambridge
Professor Peter Tyler, University of Cambridge

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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Two day delegate ticket including conference dinner £385.00
Two day delegate ticket (NOT including conference dinner) £295.00
Student Ticket
For PhD and early career researchers. Pls include the name of your supervisor when booking

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