CAUTHE 2008 – 18th CAUTHE Conference
Theme: Where the bloody hell are we?
Date: 11 – 14 February 2008
The CAUTHE 2008 conference, hosted by Griffith University, was held at the Gold Coast International Hotel, Gold Coast, Australia. The CAUTHE Bill Faulkner / Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre (ST-CRC) PhD workshop was held prior to the conference on 10-11 February 2008. A total of 222 delegates, including 68 international, 72 students, 12 industry representatives and 11 exhibitors attended the conference.
The conference addressed research, education, and industry and practice via keynotes, panel and special interest sessions. Research paper sessions included 97 refereed papers and 95 working papers, and 70 papers were presented as oral presentations. A research information exchange session including 69 booths was held on the first day of the conference. Paper themes included indigenous Australians, women, metropolitan and regional universities, early career, established career, minority perspectives and generational diversity. Conference innovations included a CAUTHE Chair address, use of raconteur, hypothetical, research information exchange and special interest sessions.
Chair: Professor Mike Davidson
Convenor: Associate Professor Gayle Jennings
Website: Professor Chris Guilding and Ms Alicia Moran
Scientific Track Chairs: Dr Liz Fredline and Dr Anoop Patiar
Invite/Keynote Speakers and Social program: Dr Hugh Wilkins and Dr Carl Cater
Special Intterest Groups: Dr Glen Hornby
PhD workshop: Professor Bev Sparks
Student involvement: Kathy Marles, Scott Richardson
Secretariat: Scott Richardson, Amanda Ayling
Finances: Tony Kerschbaum
Conference organiser: Conference Online Queensland