Geo Promotion Conference
10 March 2023

Geo Promotion Conference 10 March 2023

Foundation Geo Promotion

Connecting students to the working field!

Welcome to the website of Geo Promotion.

Foundation Geo Promotion annually organizes an event that gives the opportunity for students to explore the field of spatial sciences. Our main goal is to connect students to the working field. Your future has our interest. Geo Promotion has organized events concerning the topics of geography, spatial planning, water management, demographics and many more. On this website you can find more information about the upcoming event(s), our board, previous themes and how to get in contact with us.

The Geo Promotion Conference 2023 will take place on the 10th of March!

This year's conference theme:

0 to 100; Balancing multi-generational spatial needs

How do different generations meet and, more importantly, interact? Do the diverging interests of all generations have to be treated separately, or do these have to be addressed in a ‘one size fits all’ solution? Current trends like an aging population and societal individualization are slow processes, something we have grown accustomed to. Pressing intergenerational issues regarding the housing crisis, the energy crisis, and overburdened infrastructure demand creative innovations from the future professionals of our working field. Are these crises to be addressed merely in the short term, or are long-term solutions required? New ways should be found, to connect age 0 to 100. 

This year's conference location:

Martiniplaza Groningen

As the organizers of the Geo Promotion Conference, we are thrilled to announce that this year’s event will be held at Martiniplaza, the biggest event location in the northern Netherlands. With all amenities in-house, Martiniplaza is the perfect venue for the Geo Promotion Conference, offering multiple workshop rooms, a plenary hall, and a comfortable atmosphere.

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Our history

Previous conference themes

Inside the Inner City: How to Sustain Liveable Urban Centers

Previous Themes Geo Promotion Conference

Resetting our Spatial Environment: The Interplay between the Physical and Virtual world.

Previous Themes Geo Promotion Conference

The fair share: managing spatial differences

Previous Themes Geo Promotion Conference

Expect the Unexpected: Risk Management in Socio-Spatial Planning

Previous Themes Geo Promotion Conference

Energize the future; spatial implementation of energy policies

Previous Themes Geo Promotion Conference

Van eigen bodem

Previous Themes Geo Promotion Conference

Reinventing the City – De kansen van herbestemming en transformatie

Previous Themes Geo Promotion Conference

Earlier Themes

Previous Themes Geo Promotion Conference


Conferences Hosted

The Board

37th Board of Foundation Geo Promotion

The board of Foundation Geo Promotion takes care of the organization of the yearly event. This team of students aspires to offer students with an interest in spatial sciences a fantastic day. This year the board of Foundation Geo Promotion consists of:

Chairman: Lieke Mijnheer
Vice-chairman: Frenk van Stipriaan
Secretary: Merle Aarnink
Treasurer: Mike Löwik
Internal Relations: Esmee Appelman
External Relations: Mariëlle Lunshof

Committee of Recommendations

We would like to introduce you to


The Geo Promotion Foundation was founded in 1986 by students of the Faculty of Spatial Sciences from the University of Groningen. Over the years Geo Promotion has organized several events such as symposia, seminars, and colloquials for the faculty. These activities all have a geographic, spatial, or real estate background.

Statutory Task

The foundation goes under the name Stichting Geo Promotion and is located in the city of Groningen.

The foundation aims to stimulate interest and involvement in the geographic and spatial sciences worldwide, thus providing more knowledge from the geographic scientific field.




Foundation Geo Promotion
Postbus 800
9700 AV Groningen