Conference 2024

CAUTHE 2024 – 34th CAUTHE conference

Theme: Diverse Voices: Creating change in tourism, hospitality and events
Date: 6-9 February 2024

The 34th Annual CAUTHE Conference was hosted by the University of Tasmania at The Hedberg, Hobart. The conference aimed to showcase opportunity for change in tourism, hospitality and events, globally and within the region. A total of 247 delegates attended, 208 papers were submitted, with 182 presented at the conference. This was comprised of 34 full research papers and 141 working papers. Of the 182 presented papers 7 were presented in poster format as visual presentations.


The program brought together professionals, researchers and students to discuss the latest issues and challenges happening in the field. Prominent international and local speakers provided fresh perspectives on current topics, relevant to a broad range of tourism stakeholders including the tourism industry.

Download full program.

Conference Committee

Anne Hardy (Conference Convenor)
Oscar Vorobjovas-Pinta (Chair, Scientific Committee)
Can Seng Ooi
Line Andersen
Wei Zhang
Heidi Dahles
Allison Anderson
Becky Shelley
Alberte Toettenborg
Elizabeth Leane
Hanne Nieslen
Yue Ma
Azmain Muhtasim Mir

Keynotes and panels

Keynote speakers

  • Rebecca Bennett (PhD), Pro Vice Chancellor – Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Murdoch University
  • Elizabeth Leane, Professor of Antarctic Studies, School of Humanities, College of Arts, Law and Education
  • Todd Babiak, CEO of Brand Tasmania
  • Sarah Clark, Chief Executive Officer of Tourism Tasmania


  • Let’s Talk Frankly: Diversity Chair: Prof Can-Seng Ooi

Key dates

  • Call for Papers Open  |  1 AUGUST
  • Call for Papers Close  |  1 OCTOBER
  • Early Bird Registration Opens   |   1 OCTOBER
  • Revised Papers Due  |  15 NOVEMBER
  • Early Bird Registration Ends  |  2 DECEMBER
  • Standard Registration Begins  |  3 DECEMBER
  • Registration of Speakers Due  |  3 DECEMBER
  • Final Program Released  |  1 FEBRUARY  


  • University of Tasmania
  • Tourism Tasmania
  • Business Events Perth
  • Elsevier / STM Journals
  • Emerald Publishing
  • Pennicott Wilderness Journeys
  • Riddle Me
  • The Old Woolstore

See CAUTHE 2024 images on Flickr