CAUTHE 2018 Conference – Final call for papers and registration live

Get smart: Paradoxes and possibilities in tourism, hospitality and events 

We are delighted to announce the final call for papers for the 28th Annual Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Conference being hosted by the University of Newcastle in the beautiful coastal city of Newcastle, New South Wales, from 5-8 February 2018. The theme of the CAUTHE 2018 conference is Get Smart: Paradoxes and Possibilities in Tourism, Hospitality and Events. This theme encourages researchers to engage a critical lens on the creation and generation of knowledge in tourism, hospitality and events. Download final call for papers.

CAUTHE 2018 acknowledges that the process of building knowledge – and getting smart about tourism, hospitality and events – can generate a series of paradoxes, ironies and juxtapositions that challenge conventions and create alternative ways of knowing. We call for innovative theoretical and empirical studies contributions focusing on how tourism, hospitality and events are experienced and developed. We also encourage papers on teaching, curriculum, and pedagogical research.

Keynote speakers

  • Professor Annette Pritchard, The University of Cardiff
  • Professor Sara Dolnicar, The University of Queensland
  • Professor Cathy Hsu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Mrs Cherie Johnson, Managing Director, Speaking in Colour

Key deadlines

  • Full Papers: **DEADLINE EXTENDED to 30 October.
  • Working Papers: 3 November 2017
  • Early Bird Registration: 30 November 2017


The annual Bill Faulkner PhD/Early Career Researcher (ECR) and the biennial Mid-Career Academic (MCA) workshops will be held on Monday 5th February from 9.00am to 5.30pm (PhD/ECR) and 1.00pm to 5.30pm (MCA). The workshops day includes presentations, panel discussions, facilitated group discussions, and targeted mentoring sessions.

Register now

Registrations for CAUTHE 2018 are now open. Please select the Register Now button on the top right-hand side of the Conference website and to access the registration form and online shop. You can purchase CAUTHE associate or student membership as part of your registration to the conference or directly at CAUTHE membership.

More information

Further details about the conference, the conference host and the conference destination are available on theConference website and Facebook page. 

Please direct any enquiries to the Organising Committee by email to [email protected].

We look forward to welcoming you to Newcastle for CAUTHE 2018!

Best wishes


Dr Tamara Young | CAUTHE 2018 Conference Chair
Faculty of Business & Law | The University of Newcastle