RC21 - Conference 2020 Antwerp

Announcement: new dates RC21 2020

As previously announced, the RC21 conference in Antwerp will be postponed due to the Covid-19 crisis. The new date for the conference is 10-12 September 2020. More information on the adapted time schedule will follow soon.


Announcement: conference postponed

Because of the uncertainties caused by COVID-19, the RC21 Conference in Antwerp, planned for July 6-8 2020, will take place but will be postponed to a date in August/September 2020.

We will communicate the exact new dates in the next few days and assist those participants that already booked accommodation for the conference through our booking module to reschedule their booking.

Submitting proposals for papers is still possible: we will extend proposal submissions until March 23.


Welcome to Antwerp!

The 2020 annual conference of the International Sociological Association Research Committee 21 on Urban and Regional Development will take place in Antwerp.

The general theme of the conference is ‘Sensing and Shaping the City’, focusing on how citizens experience the fragmentary, unequal and contradictory realities of global urbanity. You can read the conference call here

The official conference programme consists of plenaries and paper sessions, but will be accompanied by a social programme, including a welcome reception, a conference dinner and city tours.

The “Call for Sessions” has now closed. The selected calls for papers can be read here.   

The “Call for Papers” is open until the 23th March 2020. Notifications of abstract approvals will be sent out from the 7th of April onwards. Early bird registration will start at the 31st of March.

All queries about the conference can be sent to RC21-2020.conference@uantwerpen.be

We hope to see you in Antwerp!

On behalf of the ISA-RC21 board and the Local Organising Team

Stijn Oosterlynck


Contact committee

Prinsstraat 13