Conference 2017

CAUTHE 2017 – 27th CAUTHE conference

Theme: Time for big ideas? Re-thinking the field for tomorrow
Date: 7-10 February 2017

The University of Otago’s Department of Tourism hosted the conference in Dunedin, New Zealand. It was attended by around 276 delegates. A total of 250 papers were submitted, with 224 presented at the conference. This was comprised of 53 full research papers and 171 working papers. In addition, 20 papers were presented in poster format as visual presentations.

Three keynote speakers presented information on the theme of emerging markets:

  • Professor Pauline Sheldon, University of Hawaii on Pathways Forward: Tourism for the Greater Good
  • Professor Brian King, Associate Dean, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University on The Transformation of the Asia-Pacific Integrated Resort: Long March 2.0
  • Ms Lesley Immink, Tourism Export Council of New Zealand on Navigating the Future

The conference provided delegates with ample networking and social opportunities including an informal function on campus, a welcome reception at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and the gala dinner and awards ceremony at the iconic Dunedin Town Hall.

The sponsors of the conference were publishers CABI, Cengage,Channel View, Elsevier, Goodfellow and Routledge and STR Global.

Conference committee

  • Conference Chair: Dr Sebastian Filep
  • Scientific Committee Chair: Dr Julia Albrecht
  • PhD/ECR Workshop Coordinator: Dr Willem Coetzee
  • Trudi McLaren- Department Administrator
  • Pip Lennon – Administrative Assistant

Scientific Committee

  • Dr Julia Albrecht (Scientific Committee Chair)
  • Associate Professor Neil Carr – Head of Department
  • Professor James Higham
  • Associate Professor Brent Lovelock
  • Associate Professor Hazel Tucker
  • Dr Sebastian Filep
  • Dr Willem Coetzee
  • Dr Anna Thompson
  • Dr Tara Duncan
  • Dr Craig Lee
  • Mingming Cheng

Key dates

  • Full Papers: 17 October 2016
  • Working Papers: 31 October 2016
  • Early bird registration: 16 December 2016


PhD/ECR Workshop

Theme: ‘Creating a personal identity – be seen and be heard ’
Date: Tuesday 7 February

Around 75 delegates attended the PHD/ECR workshop. The workshop focussed on creating a personal research identity, capturing impact and the contribution of these issues to grants and funding. Keynote presentations, facilitators and panel discussions included:

2017 PhD/ECR workshop flyer

See Past PhD and ECR workshops