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Events Education & Research: Coming of Age


The 15th Association for Events Management Education (AEME) Educators Forum is aimed at experienced educators, researchers and practitioners, as well as early career researchers and doctoral students, with an interest events education and research.

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The UK Centre for Events Management (UKCEM) is proud to be hosting the 15th AEME Events Management Educators Forum at Leeds Beckett University. 

Events management is frequently referred to as a “new subject” in higher education, yet the first undergraduate events management degrees appeared over two decades ago in the UK.  Since then, there has been significant growth in the higher education provision worldwide both at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels. Alongside this boom in course delivery the research and publication base that underpins the subject has also grown exponentially driven by and encouraging a diverse base of dedicated event educators and researchers.

The time has come to drop the “new subject” tag line and demonstrate the maturity of the field of events management through the depth, quality and volume of education and research being undertaken round the world. This conference draws together events education, research, event studies and critical event studies. The broad conference themes aim to provide opportunities to reflect on the foundations of the subject and create space to shape our future direction. The conference offers time to take stock of all that has been achieved and to look forward to a strong future for events management.

This international conference invites abstracts on all aspects of events education, research, event studies and critical event studies, within the overall themes of Past, Present and Future:

  • Learning from the past
  • Current state of play
  • Future directions

Contributions are welcomed from experienced educators, researchers and practitioners, as well as early career researchers and doctoral students.

Key features of the conference

  • Celebrate the coming of age of events management education at this milestone event
  • Be inspired by keynote speakers from academia, industry and policy organisations
  • Showcase and support new talent by welcoming early career researchers and doctoral students
  • Create national and international research and education networks
  • Help shape the future through round-table debates and discussions on issues relating to teaching and research assessment and funding
  • Enjoy the vibrant city of Leeds and our high quality, easily accessible city centre venue

Key Dates

Abstract submission: 28 February 2018

Notification of decision: 31 March 2018

Early bird registration deadline: 1 May 2018

Registration deadline: 4 June 2018

Conference: 4-5 July 2018

Key Note Speakers

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Registration and Costs

There is one complementary place per institution for AEME members to attend the conference, all other attendees are required to pay in accordance with the rates below:

Early bird rates (before the 1st of May 2018):
Full conference AEME members £250
Full conference Non AEME members £275

Normal rate (after 1st of May 2018):
Full conference AEME members £275
Full conference Non AEME members £300

Single day rate (not including Gala Dinner):
AEME members £125
Non AEME members £150

Gala dinner (if not attending full conference): £50

Full conference includes: Conference all days, lunches and refreshments at the conference venue, delegate pack, and gala dinner.

Day rate includes: Conference for that day, lunch and refreshments at the conference venue, delegate pack. 

Registration will open in February 2018

Call for Abstracts

This international conference invites abstracts on any aspect of events education, research, event studies and critical event studies, within the overall themes of Past, Present and Future:

  • Learning from the past
  • Current state of play
  • Future directions

Contributions are welcomed from experienced educators, researchers and practitioners, as well as early career researchers and doctoral students.

Abstracts of 250 words should be sent to: aeme2018@leedsbeckett.ac.uk by Wednesday 28 February.  Submissions should include the full title of the presentation (as it will appear in the conference programme), author(s) and affiliation, a succinct abstract of 250 words (maximum), references, 100-word author biography (including contact details), and an indication of which stream the paper falls within.

Programme

Academic Programme

Details to be announced.

Social Programme

Tuesday 3 July - evening
Delegates are invited to meet, eat and socialise on the evening before the Forum. Details to be announced.

Wednesday 4 July - evening

Conference dinner.

Venue and Accomodation

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The conference venue is The Rose Bowl, the flagship development for Leeds Beckett University and a landmark for the city of Leeds. This centrally located state of the art development features the very latest in modern conferencing facilities and design, including free Wi-Fi. It is within easy walking distance of major hotels, restaurants and bars, as well as the train station and other public transport links.

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Leeds has a wide variety of accommodation options to suit all budgets. More information can be found here.

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Leeds is centrally located in in the UK, making the city easily accessible to delegates:

Just two hours from London by train, with direct train links to most major UK cities.

Leeds Bradford International Airport provides speedy domestic links and daily flights from more than 65 destinations and a wide network of inbound connections worldwide.

Leeds is at the heart of the UK motorway network, with excellent connections in all directions. The A1 and M1 link to the north and south, and the M62 to the east and west.

Organising Committee

Glenn Bowdin – Co-Chair
Professor Emma Wood Co-Chair
Professor Dorina Buda
Dr Kate Dashper
Dr Ian Lamond

Event Coordinators
Emma Heslington
Becky Rowlands

Contact Details

If you have any questions, please contact aeme2018@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

Social Media
Follow us on Twitter @UKCEM
Conference hashtag #AEME2018

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