David McGillivray

Professor, interested in events, culture, digital participation & sport.


ESRC Sport Tourism and International Sport Events Research Seminar Event Tuesday 23rd November 2010 Bournemouth, UK

ESRC Sport Tourism and International Sport Events Research Seminar Event Tuesday 23rd November 2010 Bournemouth, UK

Dear Colleagues,

The School of Tourism at Bournemouth University, UK is hosting a one day ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) research seminar event themed on Sport Tourism and International Sport Events on Tuesday 23rd November 2010. This will be the final event linked to a broader international research project undertaken during 2010.

A schedule for the day is enclosed. The research seminar event will begin with a selection of early career researchers involved in the broader ESRC sport tourism project presenting findings from a variety of emerging research projects. This will then be followed by group discussions on emerging issues and themes connected to sport tourism and sport event related research, and the day will conclude with two workshop sessions exploring future publication opportunities within the domains of sport tourism and sport events related studies. Confirmed academics assisting with facilitating discussions include Professor Leo Jago (Co-Editor of International Journal of Event and Festival Management, Nottingham University, UK); Professor Mike Weed (Editor of Journal of Sport and Tourism, Canterbury Christchurch University); Professor Alan Fyall (Deputy Dean, School of Tourism, Bournemouth University); Professor Kevin Hannam (Co-Editor of Mobilities, University of Sunderland); and Dr Ian Jones (Director of Centre for Event and Sport Research, Bournemouth University). In addition, early career researchers from throughout the UK, with an interest in sport tourism and sport event related research, will be in attendance.

Unfortunately, this event is now full. However, whilst this will be primarily attended by UK-based researchers, we acknowledge the growing international appeal of research in these areas, and as such, if you have an interest in sport tourism / sport event related research and would be interested in either developing international collaborative research projects with UK-based early career researchers, or would like to receive an electronic copy of the final ESRC report and proceedings from this event, and three previous events conducted in 2010, please contact the project manager, Richard Shipway by email at rshipway@bournemouth.ac.uk Further details of the broader ESRC funded research project, entitled ‘The STORMING Initiative’ can also be found at http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/cesr/esrc/index.html

In addition, a selection of key issues connected to this project will also be debated on Monday 8th November 2010 at the World Travel Market, held at ExCeL Arena in London (8-11 Nov).

Glasgow Caledonian University is a registered Scottish charity, number SC021474

Winner: Times Higher Education’s Widening Participation Initiative of the Year 2009 and Herald Society’s Education Initiative of the Year 2009

David McGillivray • October 21, 2010

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