4th Corfu Symposium on Managing & Marketing Places
24th – 27th April 2017
Mayor Mon Repos Palace Art Hotel, Corfu
Place Making from Various Gazes
CALL FOR PAPERS
The theme of the 2017 symposium ‘place making from various gazes’ reflects current developments in both the theory and practice of place management, marketing, and branding, along with developments into our knowledge about sustainable places and responsible tourism, all of which rely for success upon the co-ordinated efforts of multiple stakeholders, each of which may have different, and sometimes competing, objectives and purposes. The nature of academic enquiry into these issues is inherently interdisciplinary, and the symposium will consider the way places are theorised differently in various academic disciplines, and what this means for the practice of managing and marketing places.
The inspiration for this particular symposium theme was also informed by the passing, on 18th March 2016, of Professor John Urry, whose research on a range of subjects relevant to place making, including urban and regional research, and research particularly into the economic, social, environmental and cultural implications of developments in tourism, revolutionised academic research and practitioner insight into The Tourist Gaze.
The Symposium will be held over 4 days on the beautiful Greek island of Corfu. The Symposium venue is in Corfu Town, and the Symposium Hotel is just a few metres from the sea in the heart of Corfu old town which is a UNESCO World Heritage Centre. The Symposium will include a full social programme of activities including trips to local speciality craft and food producers, visits to sites of interest, and a gala dinner offering the best of local Corfiot food in a unique setting with outstanding views.
The theme of the 2017 4th Corfu Symposium on Managing and Marketing Places supports submissions that consider both the theory and practice of place management, marketing, and branding, along with developments into our knowledge about sustainable places and responsible tourism, and which seek to further our understanding of these issues from the perspectives or gazes of the multiple stakeholders involved in all aspects of responsible and sustainable place making.
Authors should submit a 1000 word abstract electronically to:
firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 19th December 2016.
- Submission of 1000 word abstract – deadline extended to 19th December 2016
- Decision on acceptance 30th January 2017
- Final deadline for Registration 27th February 2017
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