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Due to several requests, we are glad to announce that the deadline for our Call for abstracts – extended deadline is extended until Friday 26 February 2016. You can still send in your abstracts to until Friday (including Friday).


The LANDac Annual International Land Conference will take place on 30 June – 1 July 2016 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The Conference is organized by the Netherlands Academy on Land Governance (LANDac) and its partners and focuses on ‘Large-scale land acquisition in the context of urban sprawl and climate change: Linking the rural and the urban’. In various panels, the conference aims to analyse the global land rush in the context of rapid urbanisation and climate change, aspects that until now have remained under researched.


We are inviting abstract submissions for papers, posters and other forms of contributions on the topics outlined in the call. You are kindly invited to submit your abstract of no more than 300 words to by 26 February 2016 mentioning ‘LANDac conference 2016’ in the subject line. Abstracts should be written in English and submitted in a Word-file. The organizing committee will decide on the selection of abstracts.


Please note that the Conference precedes our 7th LANDac Summer school ‘Land Governance for Development’ (4-15 July 2016, Utrecht). Participants of the Conference can also register for this annual two-week course which provides a multidisciplinary analysis of the various dimensions of land governance in Africa, Asia, Latin America and beyond. Find out more about this opportunity on our call for abstracts.


In case of any questions, please contact the conference organizers through: We are very much looking forward to your contributions to make this conference an inspiring event!