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  • Alan A. Lew
    ... From: Jarkko Saarinen Date: Wed, May 11, 2011 at 4:13 AM Subject: [IGUST] Pre-Conference CALL FOR PAPERS - IGU Regional
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      From: Jarkko Saarinen <jarkko.saarinen@...>
      Date: Wed, May 11, 2011 at 4:13 AM
      Subject: [IGUST] Pre-Conference CALL FOR PAPERS - IGU Regional Conference 2011, Valparaiso, CHILE [2 Attachments]

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      International Geographical Union

      Pre-Conference Symposium


      Tourism and Heritage: Opportunities and Challenges for Conservation Geography


      Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile

      10–13 November 2011



      Organised by:


      IGU Commission on Tourism, Leisure and Global Change/

      UGI Géographie du Tourisme et des Loisirs et Changement Global and


      Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Instituto de Geografia



      Tourism and Heritage: Challenges for Conservation Geography


      Heritage is an important resource for tourism. Globally tourism activities based on the attractiveness of different kinds and scales of heritage resources are growing which provides opportunities for development, socio-economic benefit creation, conservation support, education and learning, for example. Heritage tourism, including cultural, ethnic and indigenous tourism, can also empower local cultures and people and support cultural identities and traditions. However, growing tourism and the use and creation of heritage sites can also produce challenges and conflicts that relate to over utilisation of heritage sites, power issues in participation and cultural representations and misuse of heritage related socio-cultural meanings and values in tourism. Therefore, tourism geographies, conservation geography and heritage tourism development call for further discussions, research and critical thinking on sustainable heritage management.


      The overall purpose of this symposium is to discuss the geographical aspects of heritage tourism, including cultural and natural heritage and related issues, and focus on the opportunities and challenges based on growing tourism interest in heritage. A special aim is to stimulate discussions on conservation geography and tourism studies.


      Potential themes for presentations include, but are not limited to:


      -heritage tourism

      -cultural tourism

      -ethnic and indigenous tourism

      -community-based tourism

      -urban heritage and tourism

      -tourism and heritage conservation

      -heritage and tourism impacts

      -heritage management

      -conservation geography and tourism

      -governance of heritage in tourism development

      -sustainable tourism and heritage resources

      -cultural landscapes and tourism

      -wilderness and tourism

      -local identities, heritage and tourism

      -cultural representations in tourism

      -biodiversity and geodiversity in heritage tourism

      -globalisation, heritage and tourism

      -power issues, politics and environmental justice in tourism

      -education/edutaiment and heritage tourism

      -innovations in heritage tourism

      -new techniques in tourism and conservation geography


      Call for Papers: Submission and Review Process


      The symposium language is English. Abstracts (limited to 300 words) should be send to Jarkko Saarinen (jarkko.saarinen@...) and Alan Lew (alan.lew@...) by 13 June 2011. The abstracts will be reviewed. Because of time and room restrictions the conference committee (the Commission Board and Local Organisers) is only able to accept a maximum of 40-45 paper presentations.


      Important dates:


      Abstract submission          13 June 2011

      Notification is acceptance 30 June 2011

      Registration and payment 19 August 2011

      Full symposium papers      30 September 2011


      Abstract format: please follow the format


               Abstracts can only be submitted in English

               Abstracts should contain no more than 300 words

               Font: Times New Roman, size 12pts with single spacing

               Title should be typed in UPPER CASE letters in bold and left aligned

               Author/s names and institution/s and full address should be in upper and lower case

               Presenting author's name should be underlined

               Include four to eight keywords

               No endnotes, references or frames/tables/figures are acceptable

               Please note: Faxed abstracts will not be accepted



      Publishing Plans


      There will be a Book of Abstracts. Selected papers will be invited to submit their papers to a special issue of Tourism Geographies. In addition, if there is sufficient interest, a book proposal will be submitted for based on selected symposium papers. There will also be a symposium proceedings published electronically. Guidelines are provided later for accepted abstract authors.



      Venue, Accommodation and Transportation in Chile


      The symposium will be organised at the University premises: Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso. Address Avenida Brasil 2950, Valparaiso (see: http://www.ucv.cl/english/).


      The recommended hotels are:


      1.      Hoteles Diego de almagro, Adress: Molina, #76; phone 56-32-2133600; website: www.dahoteles.com; booking: reservas-vps@...

      2.      Manior Adkinson; address: Paseo Atkinson #   165; phone: 56-32-2351313; website: www.hotelatkinson.cl; booking: info@...

      3.      Da Vinci; adress: Urriola #426 – 428; phone: 56-32-3174494; website: www.hoteldavincivalparaiso.cl; booking: reservas@...


      In addition, there are several other options, see the below link which also includes contact information to the recommended hotels:




      There is a bus connection from the Santiago Airport (aeroport-Santiago) to Valparaiso (distance 127 km). Buses depart from the Terminal Pajaritos (Pajaritos Station of Metro Line 1) or from the Terminal Alameda (University of Santiago Station of Metro Line 1).


      The local organisers also aim to provide a bus transit from the Airport to Valparaiso in 10 Nov and back to the IGU main meeting in 13 Nov afternoon. This transit will be paid separately by the participants and the organised transit schedule will be informed to the participants in advance. Please note that there will be no individual transits (pick-ups) by the organisers but certain options are provided. Participants arriving outside those selected tranfers can consult local organiser who will inform them about the routine bus schedules and practicalities if needed.


      See venue location and more about transportation options:






      The detailed symposium programme will be published after the acceptance of abstracts. The welcome function is organised in Thu 10 Nov. evening. The sessions will be hold in Fri 11 to Sat 12. In addition, symposium excursions will be organised in Sat 12 afternoon and Sun 13. The latter excursion will be followed by organised transit to Santiago de Chile. The excursions include a walking tour in Valparaiso World Heritage Site (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/959) on Saturday afternoon and a trip to Viña del Mar-Concon which is among Chile’s main tourist attractions (a seaside resort area with gardens and urban heritage) on Sunday morning. Details to be announced.


      Registration and Symposium Fee


      Please note that conference registration for the pre-congress symposium will need to be done through the local organisers Instituto de Geografia, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso. The registration form is attached to this email and should be emailed or faxed to:


      Email: ugi.turismo@...  Fax: 56-32-2274090


      The symposium fee is 100EUR/150USD which includes participation, book of abstracts, social programme (welcome function, coffee/tea breaks and dinner) and excursions. Symposium dinner location and cost TBA. A spouse fee is 50 EUR/75USD.


      Payment shall be made by Credit Card or by bank transfer. Please specify clearly that the payment is UGI PRE-MEETING 2011 fee with the transfer and indicate the name of the participant. Please make sure that possible transfer costs are not deducted from the fee payment.

      IMPORTANT: To complete the payment of the fee of pre-conference symposium a participant needs to send the receipt of payment via email or fax:


      Email. ugi.turismo@... Fax: 56-32-2274090.


      Note: Registration for the IGU 2011 Regional Conference 14-18 November is available on the conference website: http://www.ugi2011.cl/





      Welcome to Valparaiso!



      Jarkko Saarinen                       Alan Lew                                               Rodrigo Figueroa Sterquel

      IGU Commision Chair             IGU Commission Vice-Chair                 Local Organiser


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