ATHE CONFERENCE PROGRAMME 2021 – DAY ONE

UK TimeThursday 9th December 2021
13.15Conference opens
Welcome:
ATHE Executive ATHE Student Prize Award Presentations Presented by the ATHE Executive
13.25Paper Presentations
Hybrid and Virtual Experiences:  Opportunity or Threat for Tourism Education and Industry?
Pedagogic Theme (4 papers)  
Chair: Dr. Seonyoung Kim
14.30Doctoral Poster Presentations
Hybrid and Virtual Experiences: Opportunity or Threat for Tourism Education and Industry? (2 posters)  
Chair: Dr. Paul Fallon
15.00Refreshment Break
15.15Doctoral Presentation Award Presented by Mags Rivett, Director of Income & Engagement, Family Holiday Association   Victor Middleton Prize for Education and Scholarship Award Presented by Professor David Airey
15.30Paper Presentations
Hybrid and Virtual Experiences:  Opportunity or Threat for Tourism Education and Industry?
Research Theme (4 papers)  
Chair: Dr. Asia Alder
16.30Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ulrike Gretzel Senior Fellow, Centre for Public Relations, University of Southern California “The Tourism Metaverse: New Frontiers for Teaching and Research”  
Chair: Dr. Ross Tinsley
17.00Break
19.00An Alternative ATHE Conference Dinner:
“Insights into student perceptions of tourism education and careers in a post-Covid world”
Dr Ina Reichenberger, Victoria University of Wellington,
New Zealand
Lisa Rowbottom, Runshaw College, Leyland, Lancashire
Dr Pilar (Pitu) Espeso-Molinero, University of Alicante, Spain
Dr Emmet McLoughlin, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Dr Marion Stuart-Hoyle, Canterbury Christ Church University   Chair: Dr. Paul Fallon
20.30End of Day 1

ATHE CONFERENCE PROGRAMME 2021 – DAY TWO


UK Time
 
Friday 10th December 2021
09.00Keynote Speaker:
Professor Susanne Becken
Vice-Chancellor Research Fellow, University of Surrey Professor of Sustainable Tourism, Griffith University, Australia
“The practice of virtual meetings and experiences – a necessary shift in response to Covid and the climate crisis?” Chair: Dr Peter Robinson
9.30Refreshment Break
10.00Paper Presentations
Hybrid and Virtual Experiences: Opportunity or Threat for Tourism Education and Industry?
Research theme (2 papers)  
Chair: Professor Keith Wilkes
10.30ATHE Annual General Meeting: All members welcome
11.00Exhibitor & Sponsor Presentations
Vicki Wolf, ABTA, ATHE
Fellow Kevin Kaley, Tourism Society
Dr Ioannis S. Pantelidis, Co-Editor Tourism and Hospitality Research  
Chair: Dr Claire Haven-Tang
11.30ATHE Awards for Innovation Presentations
Vicki Wolf, ABTA – Tourism and Climate Change
Kevin Kaley, Tourism Society – Building Leadership in Tourism   Chair: Dr Claire Haven-Tang
11.50Refreshment Break
12.30Paper Presentations Hybrid and Virtual Experiences: Opportunity or Threat for Tourism Education and Industry? Pedagogic Theme (3 papers)  
Chair: Professor Keith Wilkes
13.15Refreshment Break
13.30Panel Discussion “The reality of virtual tourism experiences: an industry perspective. Delivering virtual tourism experiences: the real deal?”
Panel of speakers and questions from the audience  
Panelists:
Sally Empson, Institute of Tourist Guiding Board
Shaon Talukder, Geotourist.com
Annalisa Ponchia, Director of Innovation & Customer Experience & Director of International Congress Development,
Paul Williams, board member Destination Staffordshire & Chair of the Cultural Destinations Partnership
Dr. Daniel W. M. Wright, lecturer in tourism management, University of Central Lancashire
Chair: Professor Robert Maitland
14.45Closing remarks
ATHE Executive