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Program

The conference will consist of a mix of keynote presentations, panel sessions, workshop discussions, concurrent paper presentation sessions, a joint research sharing and industry sponsors’ session including the Ideas Factory and research poster presentations. The conference will also feature a gala dinner at the internationally award-winning Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and Dance Theatre and will close with the celebrated annual Great Debate.

Location: Pullman Cairns International, 17 Abbott Street, Cairns.

8.00am

Workshop registration & coffee

8.45am

Workshop opening

9.00am

Introduction activity

9.30am

Workshop session 1

10.30am

Morning tea

11.00am

Workshop session 2

12.00pm

Lunch

1.00pm

Workshop session 3

2.00pm

Meet the Editors - Panel session

3.00pm

Afternoon tea

3.30pm

Workshop – Group mentoring session

5.00pm

Workshop recap & evaluation

5.30pm

Workshop close

6.00pm

Informal canapés & networking drinks (Wharf 1 Café)


The Conference registration desk will be available for registrations from 4.00pm.


The Annual CAUTHE Bill Faulkner PhD and research higher degree students and Early Career Researcher (ECR) workshop will be held on Monday the 11th of February, at the Pullman Cairns International.

  • The aim of the PhD and research higher degree students’ workshop will be to create a supportive network for research students to discuss relevant issues and seek feedback from experienced faculty from around the world.
  • The ECR workshop will focus on providing new faculty members and early career researchers with mentoring to develop their research, teaching and service agenda to allow them to achieve their academic goals.

The two streams will run concurrently with some sessions being held conjointly. The full-day workshop will be held at the Pullman Cairns International Hotel and will finish with an informal networking drinks and canapes where attendees will be joined by full conference delegates that arrive on Monday.

Location: Pullman Cairns International, 17 Abbott Street, Cairns.

Conference registration desk will be available for registrations from 8:00 am.

8.00am

Conference registration & welcome coffee

9.00am

Conference opening

9.30am

Keynote speaker 1
Ms Pip Close, CEO, Tourism Tropical North Queensland

Creating emotional connection through digital channels.

10.30am

Morning tea

11.00am

Concurrent session 1

12.00pm

Lunch

1.00pm

Concurrent session 2

2.00pm

Concurrent session 3

3.30pm

Afternoon tea

3.30pm

Workshop – Group mentoring session

4.00pm

CAUTHE AGM

5.30pm

CAUTHE Chapter Directors’ Meeting

6.00pm

Welcome reception

Location: Pullman Cairns International, 17 Abbott Street, Cairns.

The Conference registration desk will be available for registrations from 8:00 am.

7.15AM

CAUTHE Chapter Directors’ Breakfast

8.00am

Conference registration & welcome coffee

9.00am

Keynote speaker 2
Professor Dimetrios Buhalis

Smart tourism and the revolution on the emerging tourism ecosystem.

10.00

Morning tea

10.30am

Concurrent session 4

11.30am

Concurrent session 5

12.30pm

Lunch & Poster session

1.30pm

Concurrent session 6

2.30pm

Concurrent session 7

3.30pm

Afternoon tea

4.00pm

Discussion Panel – Perry Hobson

Swimming Between the Flags: An Editors View on How to Navigate the Increasingly Treacherous Waters of Publishing

Meet the Academics (session for industry)

5.00pm

SIG Meetings

6.00pm

Free night / SIG dinner meetings

Location: Pullman Cairns International, 17 Abbott Street, Cairns.

The Conference registration desk will be available for registrations from 8:00 am.

8.00am

Conference registration & welcome coffee

9.00am

Keynote speaker 3
Professor Regina Scheyvens

Tourism Industry Research Needs in Changing Times

10.00am

Keynote speaker 4
Mr Russell Boswell & Mr Mark Evans

10.45am

Morning tea

11.15am

Concurrent session 8

12.15pm

Concurrent session 9

1.15pm

Lunch

2.00pm

The Great Debate

Sustainable tourism – well protected but impossible to enjoy!!

3.30pm

Conference Close & handover

4.00pm

Afternoon tea

4.30pm

Free time - Prepare for dinner

6.00pm

Conference Gala Dinner & Awards – ‘Simply Red’

Buses depart for Tjapukai Dance Theatre

Pre and post conference technical workshops and industry tours are planned but will be subject to numbers and will be additional costs for participants.

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP MEETINGS

CAUTHE Special Interest Groups (SIGs) will have the opportunity to meet during the conference. CAUTHE currently supports eight SIGs. Two, one and a half hour sessions will be arranged for the groups to meet to discuss the various research agendas and also introduce the groups to potential new members.