Monday 5 December

Pre-Conference Activities (self-organised)
15:00-17:00 Registration, Queenstown Resort College, Level 5
17:00-17:30 Welcome from host organisations/sponsors
17:30-19:30 Social

Speaker: Antonette Spaan We12travel adventure and outdoor travel blog founder

“Choosing adventure over fear”


Tuesday 6 December

8:00-9:00 Registration, Queenstown Resort College, Level 5

Informal breakfast venue Queenstown Resort College Cafe, Ground Floor


Opening Mihi: Darren Rewi

Mihi Whakatau: A mihi is a formal way of respecting people by acknowledging their mana and tapu (dignity and sacredness).

Keynote: Mark Jones University of Auckland

“Aging with adventure”

10:00-11:15 Parallel presentation sessions


Theme: Guided Adventure

Moderator: Mike Brown


Theme: Adventure Experiences

Moderator: Anika Fruhauf

Thomas Vold

The problem of Artic adventure guide certification – a thematic analysis of the heated discussion regarding the Norwegian government proposition of making guide certification mandatory at Svalbard/Spitsbergen

Eugenio Conti

Virtual Reality, eudemonia, nature-based tourism, Virtual Environment, netnography, soft management

Jasmine Goodnow

Opportunity to Flourish: Accessible Adventure Tourism

Tove Dahl

Do calls to courage during outdoor adventures matter for flourishing? Developing a tool to find out, and what we’ve learned so far

Barbara Olga Hild

Client safety vs tour success: Unpacking the key roles of Arctic adventure guide

Erik Monasterio

Self-Transcendence from adventure activity can help to protect our world and improve human relationships

11:15-11:45 Morning tea
11:45-13:00 Parallel presentation sessions


Theme: Gendered Adventure

Moderator: Heike Schanzel


Theme: Adventure Experiences

Moderator: Shayne Galloway

Anika Frühauf

Empowering women through adventure sports?

Imre Van Kraalingen

Is Norwegian ‘friluftsliv’ a unique tradition in the outdoor domain? — Critical reflections on sustainability and consumption practices in contemporary friluftsliv

Susan Houge Mackenzie

Women’s adventure guiding experiences & psychological well-being:

Implications for theory and tourism practices

Søren Andkjær

Virtual reality adventures! The TV-show alone as a cultural phenomenon – motives, values, and implications

Tiffany Low

Women’s outdoor adventure experiences on Instagram: Exploring user-generated content

Hannah Berning

Keeping the fires alive and maintaining a relationship between place and humans by including Indigenous Māori views and approaches

13:00-14:00 Lunch

Queenstown & surrounds

Adventure Refuel Afternoon

  • Option 1: Riversurfing
  • Option 2: iFly
  • Option 3: Ziptrek
  • Self guided option

Please see the Activities page for more info and bookings.

18:30-20:30 Tables of 10 at local restaurants



Wednesday 7 December



Registration, Queenstown Resort College, Level 5

Informal breakfast venue Queenstown Resort College Cafe, Ground Floor


Keynote: Jezza Williams Makingtrax Director & Founder

“Creating an inclusive adventure destination”

9:45-11:00 Parallel presentation sessions


Theme: Adventure Impacts


Theme: Adventure Well-being

Carl Cater

Impacts of adventure on urban land use character in Queenstown

Nick Maitland

Middle aged board-om: The contribution of board sports towards wellbeing for people in their forties and fifties

Robyn Fox

Flourishing through outdoor environmental and adventure education: Climate-responsive action and curriculum.

Kate Russo

Beyond individual flourishing:  Can a total solar eclipse be harnessed for the greater good?

Søren Andkjær

Environmental Decision-Making in Adventure Activities

Anna Carr and Brent Lovelock

What’s for dinner? Let’s talk about flourishing, adventure and FOOD!

11:00-11:30 Morning tea
11:30-12:45 Parallel presentation sessions


Theme: Digital Adventures


Theme: Adventure Destinations

Elina Hutton

Outdoors goes online. A netnographic research of human-nature relationship in social media

Jasmine Goodnow

Flourishing Adventure Destinations: Free, Prior, and Informed Consent Communities

Simon Beames

Outdoor organisations as social media influencers

Elin Bolann

Tourism crowding in nature-based adventure destinations: Its impact on affective experience value outcome and destination appraisals

Axel Rosenberg

Smartphones and selfies in the Arctic: how the digital shift influences the inner dynamic of nature-based adventure tourism

Shelagh Ferguson

Adventure and risk: Creating counter-cultural entrepreneurs

12:45-13:45 Lunch
13:45-15:30 Industry Integration Discussions over Disc Golf: Theory to Practice

  • Team 1: Sarah O’Donnell (DQ) & Stephen England-Hall (Real NZ)
  • Team 2: Dylan Rushbrook (TCO) & Matt Wong (iFly)
  • Team 3: Tim Barke (Lake Wanaka Tourism) & Trent Yeo (Zip Trek/TIA)
15:00-15:30 Debrief & Disc Golf Award over afternoon tea
18:30-22:30 Gala dinner at Eichardt’s Hotel (Queenstown waterfront)


Thursday 8 December

9:00-10:00 Informal breakfast venue Queenstown Resort College Cafe, Ground Floor
10:00-11:15 Parallel presentation sessions


Theme: Learning Adventure

Moderator: Chris North


Theme: Adventure Impacts

Moderator: Soren Andkjaer


Theme: Adventure Psychology

Heike Schänzel

Rite of passage adventure experiences of fathers with their adolescent children

Mike Brown

For the sea: Marine outdoor environmental learning

Michael Basil

Long-Distance Hikers’ Motivations and Meanings

Simon Beames

20 years later: Reflections on an overseas youth expedition

Chris North & Hannah Berning

Leave No Trace and Sustainability: Expanding the possibilities

Andrew W. Bailey

Neuropsychological Indicators of Flourishing from the Human/Nature Relationship

Pete Eley

Guide Training

Brent Lovelock and Anna Carr

Invasive alien species as sources of adventure

Felix Bello

Adventure Tourism and Sustainable Development Goals during the Covid 19 pandemic: A case of Malawi



Closing Keynote: Carl Cater Swansea University, Wales, UK

“Adventure Tourism: Where do you come from, where do you go?”

Closing remarks: Susan Houge Mackenzie, Hannah Parsons, Pete Eley