Confirmed keynote speakers
Author of ‘River Magic’, Professor Eric Arnould, University of Southern Denmark
Dr Scott Cohen, University of Surrey
Andrew Denton, Chief Executive of the Outdoor Industries Association
World Downhill Mountain Bike Champion Steve Peat
Adventurer and author Alistair Humphreys
Now in its fourth year, the Adventure Tourism Research Association is delighted to be in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University to host the 2015 International Adventure Conference. The three previous events in Scotland and Norway have attracted a truly worldwide audience, with participants from 26 countries attending the last conference in Sogndal, Norway. This last event in particular was highly successful in bringing together leading academics and industry practitioners to learn about and debate burning issues in adventure tourism and outdoor recreation, from marketing and entrepreneurship to philosophical issues.
This fourth conference will take a different angle, replicating more closely the origins of ‘adventure’ in its modern state. Thus, adventure can be considered as a flight from the urban industrial/post-industrial everyday: from the 24/7 connectivity of mobile communications and from the city to the nearby wild lands and theatres of adventure.
CALL FOR PAPERS and POSTERS now open
Abstracts are invited for peer review, as are exciting and inspiring conference posters. Please click here to find out more on how to submit an abstract
Booking Your Place
The following conference rates apply:
- Academics full attendance (early bird rate before 29th May): £300
- Academics full attendance (standard rate): £350
- Students: £250 (limited to 20 students)
- Practitioners: £200
- Practitioner day delegates (excludes conference dinner on 10th September): £100
**Academic and student rates include a year’s membership of ATRA.
To book your place at the conference please go to the website: www.adventureconference2015.co.uk
If you would like to learn more, please contact Dr Steve Taylor at: [email protected]