The online CAUTHE 2021 Conference

‘Transformations in Uncertain Times: Future perfect in tourism, hospitality and events’

Unfortunately due to COVID-19, the original CAUTHE 2021 Conference, hosted by Curtin University, Edith Cowan University and Murdoch University in Fremantle has been rescheduled to 2022. But CAUTHE 2021 is still going ahead. The CAUTHE 2021 conference will be held online over multiple day slots during the week commencing Monday 8 February, and will be run by CAUTHE.


CAUTHE 2021 will be an enriched online experience combining the traditional CAUTHE conference events accompanied with interactive online sessions. The online program will feature the following activities, amongst many others:

  • keynote speeches from world-wide tourism researchers and professionals
  • industry and academic panel discussions
  • SIG and PhD / ECR workshops
  • researcher mentorship opportunities by the Fellows
  • a publishers’ marketplace
  • concurrent paper and poster presentations
  • surprising social activities and networking opportunities
  • a ‘meet the journal editors’ workshop
  • video case studies by the Case Study project
  • the entertaining and educative Great Debate

With CAUTHE 2021 going online, the conference has the potential to be bigger, more internationally accessible and inclusive, more scalable and flexible and, as always, social with “edutainment” and fun!

Call for papers

The CAUTHE 2021 Scientific Committee welcomes full research papers and working research papers on several different topics relating to this year’s theme Transformations in Uncertain Times: Future perfect in tourism, hospitality and events. Given the diversity and multi-dimensional nature of transformation in our industries, papers can focus on a broad range of topics relating to (but not limited to) a range of conference research tracks.

View Call for Papers

Key dates

  • Full Paper submission: 1 October 2020
  • Working paper submission: 31 October 2020
  • Author feedback: 30 November 2020
  • Submission of revised papers: 15 December 2020
  • Online presentation of papers: 9-11 February 2021

View Track Descriptions and Chairs

View Paper Formatting Guidelines

View Transfer of Copyright Agreement

Conference Chairs

  • Dr Paul A. Whitelaw

    The Hotel School, Southern Cross University

  • Professor Marianna Sigala

    UniSA Business

    University of South Australia