Adventure Conference 2015

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.


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:


Further Information

 If you would like to learn more, please contact Dr Steve Taylor at: [email protected]

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