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2014 Call for Practitioners


Call for Practitioner Presentations



The 2014 Conference Program committee is planning the Practitioner sessions at the conference.  The committee is interested in receiving proposals and/or recommendations regarding topics, speakers, case studies and other suggestions for the program for both general sessions and breakout sessions. General sessions usually run for 1 hour while breakouts run for 90 minutes.  

Presentations that might be part of a general session or breakout and could be combined with other speakers/presentations would be important.  The goal is to find presenters that have useful information and are able to present it in an engaging manner.

The central theme of the conference is “Tourism and the New Global Economy.”  The following are general topics of interest, although other ideas will also be considered.

Travel Trends & Policy Marketing & Communications Sustainability
Role of tourism in the EU Strategies for marketing internationally Sustainability of tourism destinations
Open skies policies and impacts International marketing with a small budget Sustainable tourism practices
Climate change & impact on tourism sectors Identifying global & local media targets Emerging green consumer
Global demographics:  the rise of the middle class Measuring PR & social sentiment Corporate social responsibility

Global travel patterns:  20 years back & 20 years ahead

Measuring online campaigns Tourism & rural communities
Emerging markets   Vulnerability, resilience & adaptions
    Global networks & local actions



  • If you would like to present at this conference, please send a short description of the topic, as well as your biography and photo.  If there are other speakers that you think should be part of the session, please include that information as well.
  • If you would like to recommend a topic/session, please send along a description of what you would like the session to cover and any speaker recommendations.
  • If you would like to recommend a speaker, please send the information on the speaker and the suggested topic.

Please send information to:  Denise Miller, or Peter Nash,

Please direct any proposals or questions relating to Academic Sessions to Dr. Marion Joppe, or Dr. Kevin Griffin,



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