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  • Bristow, Robert
    The annual call for papers for NERR! rob From: owner-trinet-l@LISTS.HAWAII.EDU [mailto:owner-trinet-l@LISTS.HAWAII.EDU] On Behalf Of Yu, Hung-Chih Sent:
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 19, 2013

    The annual call for papers for NERR!



    From: owner-trinet-l@... [mailto:owner-trinet-l@...] On Behalf Of Yu, Hung-Chih
    Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 11:36 PM
    To: TRINET
    Subject: 2014 NERR: Call for Abstracts and Scholarship Application NOW OPEN!


    Sorry for cross posting!


    Dear Colleagues,


    We invite you to submit abstracts for the 2014 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium in Cooperstown, New York, April 6-8, 2014.  Please forward this announcement to your colleagues and students who may be interested.


    2014 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium

    Cooperstown, New York; Date: April 6-8

    Call for Papers and Presentations

    The 2014 Northeastern Recreation Research (NERR) Symposium invites you to submit papers and presentations focusing on recreation-related topics listed below.  NERR offers an unparalleled opportunity for individuals representing the governmental, educational, private, and non-profit sectors to share research findings, management experience, and techniques, in order to advance knowledge in recreation and tourism management. 


    Location and Venue: The historic Otesaga Resort Hotel (www.otesaga.com) in Cooperstown, New York – home to the Baseball Hall of Fame.  Discount early registration ends on Friday, February 14, 2014.


    Abstract Submission and Full Paper Publication: Deadline Monday, December 9, 2013. Abstracts must be submitted using the online abstract submission interface.  Detailed conference information and online submission can be found at the conference website (www.esf.edu/nerr/call.htm).  All submitted abstracts will follow a blind review process and authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit a full paper for review. The full papers will be published in electronic format of Conference Proceedings (Scholarworks@UMass).


    Student Scholarships: Information on how to apply for the NERR Conference scholarships can be found at www.esf.edu/nerr/scholars.htm.


    Potential Oral Presentation or Poster topics include:

    Oral presentations are 15-minute presentations, with 5-minute Q&A, grouped by topic.  Posters will be presented at the designated poster session.


    Ø  Natural resource management

    Ø  Travel and tourism

    Ø  Outdoor and adventure recreation

    Ø  Policy development

    Ø  Management applications

    Ø  Measurement and forecasting

    Ø  Historical/cultural resource management

    Ø  Methodological and theoretical development

    Ø  Emerging and existing trends

    Ø  Urban parks and recreation

    Ø  Human dimensions of wildlife

    Ø  Sustainable tourism and development

    Ø  Park/recreation/tourism planning

    Ø  Ecotourism


    Management Roundtable Sessions:

    Management roundtables are 60- to 90-minute workshop sessions focusing on applied or theoretical resource management issues. Example topics, but not limited to, include:


    Ø  Partnerships and dedicated funding sources to fund parks and recreation

    Ø  Reconnecting youth with nature and the outdoors thru green and playful parks

    Ø  Carbon friendly and sustainable parks

    Ø  Urban forests/parks and their effects on quality of life

    Ø  Social and environmental justice through parks, recreation, leisure and tourism


    Important Dates:

    9/18/13: Call for papers and posters

    12/9/13: Abstracts and scholarship application due

    1/24/14: Notice for abstract acceptance and scholarship award

    4/6-8/14: 2014 NERR Symposium Conference

    6/16/14: Full paper submission due

    Please submit your abstracts to an online dropbox and you will get a submission receipt from our system.  Do not hesitate to contact me (hyu@...) if you have any question regarding abstract submission.




    2014 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium

    Cooperstown, New York; Date: April 6-8

    Student Scholarship Information and Application


    The 2014 NERR Symposium is proud to announce a limited number of scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students.  For the past 11 years, the NERR has awarded numerous young scholars an opportunity to present their academic works and broaden their views on the academic circle and practitioner world.  The scholarships will cover the registration fee for the Symposium.

    Application Instruction:

    Interested students should e-mail the following two items (as 2 attached pdf files) to the NERR Conference Chair:

    1.      A one-page letter describing how the student’s academic and professional interests will be enhanced by the Symposium.  Applicants may also include information on past contributions and involvement with NERR in this letter.

    2.      A letter of recommendation from one faculty member.

    Requests for scholarships must be received by email no later than December 9, 2013.  Students will be notified by e-mail on January 24, 2014.

    Scholarship Sponsors:

    Scholarships are provided in part by donations from Tom and Muriel More Scholarship, Venture Publishing (www.venturepublish.com), and through donations from attendees at the NERR Raffle.  We appreciate their generosity to our young scholars.


    Please send the application package to:

    Dr. Alvin HungChih Yu
    2014 NERR Conference Chair

    Department of Geography and Planning

    St. Cloud State University
    720 4
    th Ave North, SH 349

    St. Cloud, MN 56301
    hyu@...; alvinhyu@...

    Office: (320) 308-2275

    Fax: (320) 308-1660



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