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Please find attached extended deadline for abstracts for PhD Networking Conference. Please distribute to those you think may be interested. Thank you.

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  • Deborah Timmermans
    CALL FOR PAPERS PhD Networking Conference Exploring Tourism III: Issues in PhD Research University of Nottingham Wednesday 1st-Thursday 2nd July 2009 TTRI are
    Message 1 of 1 , May 14, 2009


    PhD Networking Conference

    Exploring Tourism III: Issues in PhD Research

    University of Nottingham

    Wednesday 1st-Thursday 2nd July 2009

    TTRI are really excited with the response to the forthcoming ‘Exploring Tourism III: Issues in PhD Research’ conference and want to remind you that there are still places available. We are also delighted to announce the following confirmed keynote speakers for the event: Professor Chris Cooper, Director of the TTRI here at Notting­ham, Professor Rhodri Thomas, ITT Chair at Leeds Metropolitan University; Profes­sor Adam Blake, Professor of Economics at Bournemouth University and Professor David Crouch, Professor of Cultural Geography, Leisure and Lifestyle at the Univer­sity of Derby. Alongside these keynote speakers we aim to offer workshops and in­formal ‘free space’ for students to interact and discuss their research in an informal, supportive and multidisciplinary environment. PhD students in tourism and related subjects will be able to discuss and exchange their experiences. Non-presenting PhD students are also very welcome to attend.


    To ensure the conference is as inclusive as possible, those wishing to present may select an aspect of the research process or some aspect of their research topic. For example, research process could include experiences of learning in a multidiscipli­nary environment, reflexivity or reflexive practice, managing supervisors, or issues relating to gaining access to data and/or participants. For those wishing to present an aspect of their research topic, it is preferable if focus is given to either methodo­logical or conceptual issues. For example, issues’ relating to quantitative versus qualitative studies, issues emerging from the literature review or philosophical ap­proaches taken towards the research. Participants in the final stages of study may also choose to present an aspect of their research findings.


    Participants wishing to present are required to submit a 750 word abstract to

    Deborah Timmermans at Deborah.timmermans@... no later than

    Friday 29 May 2009. To assist the organisers, when submitting abstracts please confirm what ‘focus’ the presentation will take. Authors will be notified of the accep­tance of their abstract by Friday 5 June 2009.  Further details and programme will be available shortly at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/ttri/


    Submission of the full papers to be presented at the conference should be no later than Friday 5 June 2009. Full papers should be no more than 4000 words in length, including references.


    All papers to be presented at the conference will be published on the TTRI website and on a CD which will be distributed to attendees during the event. We are also pleased to confirm that The Institute of Travel and Tourism (http://www.itt.co.uk) will once again, be awarding a prize for the Best PhD Student Presentation at the con­ference. Recipients of this prestigious award will subsequently be invited to receive their award at a presentation to be held at the House of Commons on 23 July 2009.

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