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Conferences Seminars and Public Lectures


Conferences Seminars and Public Lectures

We organise international and local events throughout the year as a means of disseminating our own research and to be informed by the work of others. Some of our events are aimed at practitioner as well as academic audiences.

Academic Conferences

Forthcoming Conferences

Leisure Studies Association (LSA) Conference 2017
4-6 July, 2017, Leeds, UK

Past Conferences

Global Events Congress VII
5-8 July, 2016 Indianapolis, Indiana, USA 
Organisers: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA and the International Centre for Research in Events, Tourism and Hospitality (ICRETH)

ESRC Festival of Social Science 2015: Maximising the value of sports and cultural events
03 November 2015, Leeds, UK
Speakers: David Andrews (Independent Consultant), Jane Earnshaw (Independent Producer and Programmer), Dr ShiNa Li (ICRETH), Dr Emma Wood (ICRETH)
Organisers: Professor Rhodri Thomas and Dr Neil Ormerod (ICRETH)

The 5th Conference of the International Association for Tourism Economics (IATE)
30 June - 3 July, 2015 Hong Kong, China 
Organisers: Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the International Centre for Research in Events, Tourism and Hospitality (ICRETH)

'Yorkshire Bloody Yorkshire': Representations of the North
24 April 2015, Leeds, UK
Speakers: Emma Butcher (University of Hull and Brontë Parsonage Museum), Dr Katy Shaw (Centre for Culture and the Arts, Leeds Beckett University), Professor Karl Spracklen (ICRETH)
Hosted by: The Media and Place Research Cluster, Leeds Beckett University, the International Centre for Research in Events, Tourism and Hospitality (ICRETH) and Tourism Society Yorkshire 
Organisers: Dr Neil Ormerod (ICRETH), Gabrielle Riches (ISPAL), John Gallery (Tourism Society Yorkshire)

Sino UK Centre for Research in Events and Tourism (SUCRET) International Conference on Sustainable Tourism, Events Planning and Policy
 
29 October - 1 November 2014, Kunming, China
Organisers: International Centre for Research in Events, Tourism and Hospitality (ICRETH) and Yunnan Normal University

Protests as Events/ Events as Protests: A one day symposium for academics and activists
12th June 2013, Leeds, UK
Organiser: International Centre for Research in Events, Tourism and Hospitality (ICRETH)

Active Countryside Tourism
23-25 January 2013, Leeds, UK
Organisers: ICRETH and The Regional Studies Association

ESRC Festival of Social Science 2012: Corporate social responsibility in events, tourism and hospitality
08 November 2012, Leeds, UK
Speakers: Sarah Dunwell (CREATE), Jackie Mulligan, Professor Kevin Hannam

Soundtracks: Music, Tourism and Travel
06-09 July 2012, Liverpool, UK
Organisers: International Centre for Research in Events, Tourism and Hospitality (ICRETH) and the Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure

Cricket, Migration and Diasporic Communities Around the World
04 July 2012, Leeds, UK
Organiser: Dr Thomas Fletcher (with support from 'Centre for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion' and 'International Centre for Research in Events, Tourism and Hospitality')

6th Responsible Tourism in Destinations conference
18-20 June 2012, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Organisers: International Centre for Research in Events, Tourism and Hospitality and the University of Sao Paulo

On the Surface: The Heritage of Mines and Mining
14-16 April 2011, Innsbruck, Austria
Organised by the Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change (CTCC), Leeds Beckett University UK, in partnership with the Department of History and European Ethnology, University of Innsbruck, Austria.

Seminars

Forthcoming Seminars


Dr Simon Woodward, Leeds Beckett University, UK
18 January 2017, 12:00 – 13:00, Headingley Campus, Cavendish Hall 118
Title: Tourism Development in Northern Albania.

Dr Damion Sturm, Leeds Beckett University, UK
16 November 2016, 12:00 – 13:00, Headingley Campus, Cavendish Hall G04
Title: Brendan McCullum as New Zealand's 'Captain-Hero' Nationalistic representations of sport stardom and the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

Past seminars



Dr Louise Platt, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
2 November 2016, 12:00 – 13:00, Headingley Campus, Design Technology 104
Title: Manchester and Salford Whit Walks: Ritournelle and participatory place-making.

Professor Angela Roper, University of West London, UK
2 March 2016, 12:00 – 13:00, Headingley Campus, Fairfax Hall 121
Title: Change through vertical disintegration: How and why markets have emerged in the corporate hotel industry.

Dr Andreas Hofmann, Leeds Beckett University, UK
13 April 2016, 12:00 – 13:00, Headingley Campus, Priestley Hall 105
Title: There is nothing so practical as a good theory! ANT going mobile - an analytical framework to do research with bombs, tourism and advocacy in the Lao P.D.R. 

Dr María Santana Gallego, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain
9 December 2015, 12:00 – 13:00, Headingley Campus, Priestley Hall 105
Title: Political instability and international tourism flows.

Dr Andrew Smith, University of Westminster, UK
21 October 2015, 12:00 – 13:00, Headingley Campus, Priestley Hall G11
Title: Animation or denigration? Staging events in public spaces.

Professor Xu Honggang, Sun-Yat Sen University, China
23 September 2015, 12:00 – 13:00, Headingley Campus, Cavendish Hall G04
Title: Lessons from Huangshan: An evaluation of a United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) sustainable tourism monitoring program in China.

Samantha Isaac, Leeds Beckett University, UK
Carnegie Postgraduate Research Seminar
16 April 2015, 12:00 – 13:00, Headingley Campus, Carnegie Hall 220
Title: Small business engagement with sustainable tourism.

Dr Clare Weeden, University of Brighton, UK
11 March 2015, 12:00 – 13:00, Headingley Campus, Cavendish Hall 104
Title: A sense of belonging, authenticity, and freedom: Using the values construct to understand responsible tourists’ quest for spiritual peace.

Dr Xavier Font & Dr Steve Jones, Leeds Beckett University, UK
11 February 2015, 12:00 – 13:00, Headingley Campus, Cavendish Hall 118
Title: Sustainability empathy: how culture and beneficiary focus explain how sustainably we behave.

Professor Richard Sharpley, University of Central Lancashire, UK
28 January 2015, 12:00 – 13:00, Headingley Campus, Fairfax Hall 205
Title: Host Perceptions of Dark Tourism at a Disaster Site: The Case of L’Aquila, Italy.

Alan Quaglieri Domínguez, Universitat Rovira, Virgili, Spain
Carnegie Postgraduate Research Seminar 27 January 2015, 12:00 – 13:00, Headingley Campus, Fairfax Hall 105
Title: Mobile populations and the making of urban imaginaries: the emblematic case of the cosmopolitan milieu of el Raval, Barcelona.

Dr Andrea Collins, Cardiff University, UK
21 January 2015, 12:00 – 13:00, Headingley Campus, Fairfax Hall 121
Title: The Environmental Costs and Legacies of Major Cycling Events: Reflections on the Tour de France.

Dr Ben Taylor, Nottingham Trent University, UK
10 December 2014, 12:00 – 13:00, Headingley Campus, Fairfax Hall 105
Title: Making sense of urban food festivals.

Dr Stephen Henderson, Leeds Beckett University, UK 03 December 2014, 12:00 – 13:00, Headingley Campus, Fairfax Hall 121
Title: Consumer value and its relation to servicescape: the experience of outdoor popular music festivals.

Professor Vitor Blotta, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
26 November 2014, 12:00 – 13:00, Headingley Campus, Cavendish Hall G10
Title: Qualifying the public debate on the 2013 protests in Brazil: notes on a critique of legitimate violence.

Dr Udo Merkel, University of Brighton, UK
14 May 2014, 12:00 – 13:00, Headingley Campus, Cavendish Hall G06
Title: North Korea’s annual events calendar: Power, politics and popular culture

Dr Nigel Morpeth
23 April 2014, 12:00 – 13:00, Headingley Campus, Cavendish Hall 220
Title: The Invisible diaspora: The historical legacy and contemporary leisure and tourism applications of the Transpennine Trail.

Dr Peter Lugosi, Oxford Brookes University, UK
09 April 2014, 12.00 - 13.00 Headingley Campus, Fairfax 105
Title: The Hospitable Spaces of Parenting and Care

Prof Dennis Nickson, University of Strathclyde, UK
05 March 2014, 12.00 - 13.00 Headingley Campus, Cavendish Hall G06
Title: Work in the Interactive Service Economy from Emotional to Aesthetic and Sexualised Labour

Dr Gang Li, University of Surrey, UK
22 January 2014, 12.00 - 13.00 Headingley Campus, Cavendish Hall 220
Title: Tourism Satisfaction Indexes

Suzanne Dowse, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
27 November 2013, 12.00 – 13.00, Headingley Campus,Cavendish Hall G04
Title: Mega-events in developing contexts: A case study of the 2010 FIFA Football World Cup in South Africa

Professor Rhodri Thomas, ICRETH, Leeds Beckett University, UK
09 October 2013, Leeds, UK
Title: Relevance, rigour and impact: Responding to research policy in the UK over the medium-term

Dr Jorge Pereira, University of Alicante, Spain
03 July 2013, 12.00 – 13.00, Headingley Campus, Bronte Hall G13
Title: Organisational design, environmental proactivity and competiveness in the hotel industry

Dr Mary Mostafanezhad, University of Otago, New Zealand
17 June 2013, 12.00 – 13.00, Headingley Campus, Macauley Hall G11
Title: ‘Vacationing like Brangelina’: Volunteer Tourism and the Humanitarian Gaze in Northern Thailand

Dr Noel Scott, The University Queensland, Australia
22 May 2013, 12.00-13.00, Headingley Campus, Priestley Hall 105, Leeds, UK
Title: Governance of tourism in OECD countries.

Dr Paul Lynch, Strathclyde University, UK
6 February 2013, Leeds, UK
Title: Hospitality as Welcome

Dr Emma Wood, ICRETH, Leeds Beckett University, UK
23 January 2013, Leeds, UK
Title: That was Then: The impact of recent government policy on local authority events and festivals.

Dr Simon Woodward, ICRETH, Leeds Beckett University, UK
05 December 2012, Leeds, UK
Title: How Students Experience World Heritage Sites - a case study of Durham City.

Professor Peter Fleming, Queen Mary University of London, UK
28 November 2012, Leeds, UK
Title: The end of corporate social responsibility: Crisis and critique

Dr Davina Stanford, ICRETH, Leeds Beckett University, UK
14 November 2012, Leeds, UK
Title: What makes you move? Reducing visitor car use through segmentation

Dr Maureen Mulligan, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
30 April 2012, Leeds, UK
Title: British Women Travellers in the Middle East: Two Experiences

Professor Myles Wickstead, The Open University, UK
26 April 2012, Leeds, UK
Title: Africa: a sporting chance

Dr Xavier Font, ICRETH, Leeds Beckett University, UK
29 February 2012, Leeds, UK
Title: Corporate social responsibility: the disclosure-performance gap in the 10 largest leisure hotel chains

Dr Lynn Minnaert, University of Surrey, UK
22 February 12, Leeds, UK
Title: Inclusive community legacies and the Olympic Games: The role and responsibility of the International Olympic Committee

Dr Will Jennings, University of Manchester, UK
16 February 2012, Leeds, UK
Title: Managing Olympic Risks

Public Lectures

The ‘Learning from Leaders Public Lecture Series’ provides public access to the insights of those who have made a significant contribution to our understanding of various issues associated with the events, tourism and hospitality sector.

David Jamilly, Co-Founder and Director of Theme Traders
25 March 2014, Leeds, UK
Title: Values and creativity in the rapidly changing world of events

Simon Hargreaves, Chairman, The Travel Network Group
14 March 2013, Leeds, UK
Title: Purple cows, stagnation and innovation

Professor David Parsons
06 December 2012, Leeds, UK
Title: 'Public value for public funding? Are we doing enough to raise the impact of social science research to policy makers and practitioners

Professional Workshops / CPD events

Past Professional Workshops / CPD events

Jonathan Mitchell, Coffey (formerly at Overseas Development Institute),
7 January 2014, 11am-5pm Room Bronte G13, Headingley Campus, Leeds Beckett University, UK
Value chain analysis: methods and applications

2013 Summer School
Jointly organised by the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality and the Institute for Tourism Studies Macao, China 1 - 9 July 2013, Leeds, UK

Responsible & Sustainable Tourism: reporting back from Rio
An ICRETH event organised in association with the Tourism Society
22 November 2012, 4:00 – 6:30 pm, Carnegie Pavilion, Room 418, Kirkstall Lane, Leeds LS6 3DP

Shaping The Future of Events
A Yorkshire Events Network Event
10 May 2012, Leeds, UK

Valuing heritage
A One day seminar
09 March 2012, Prior’s Hall, Durham, UK

Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change (CTCC)
Summer School 2011
4 - 14 July 2011, Leeds, UK
Theme: Developing Cultural Tourism

Knowledge Exchange Network Seminar
21 January 2011, Manchester, UK

Yorkshire Events Network evening
Trends, Issues & Opportunities in the Events Industry
24 March 2011, Leeds, UK

Surviving the Age of Austerity:
How festivals can beat the economic downturn
25 March 2011, Leeds, UK