Call for Abstracts | Legacies and Mega Events: Fact or Fairy Tales? | Coventry University, November 9–10, 2017. Call ends August 21, 207

To mark the end of the 4-year EU funded Carnival project and the launch of a new edited book, also titled ‘Legacies and Mega Events: Fact or Fairy Tales?’,  the Centre for Business in Society at Coventry University proudly present an international inter-disciplinary conference for academics and practitioners.

The conference will focus on the issues surrounding legacies and mega events and whether they are actually realistically achievable and how they can be measured.


The conference itself will be based around four main themes:

  • Understanding the Legacy Process
  • Theoretical frameworks for researching and analysing different aspects of legacy
  • Issues around measuring different aspects of legacy
  • The impact of the wider political economy upon host city legacy plans

Presentations maybe submitted on any aspect of legacy that fits within the four broad themes listed above. There will also be opportunities for posters and suggestions for workshops.

Accepted Keynote Speakers are Prof. Lawrence Chalip (Uni of Illinois, USA) and Prof. Jonathan Grix (Manchester Metropolitan Uni, UK)

All abstracts must be submitted in English as this will be the official language of conference. For authors whose first language is not English, the organisers recommend that assistance is sought from a person who is fluent in English for preparing the abstract. Prior to submission, please use the spelling and grammar check that is available in most word processing programmes.

Number of submissions

Each author may submit a maximum of two abstracts.

Word limit

The abstract, excluding the title, authors’ name(s) and affiliation(s), has a maximum limit of 3000 characters (including spaces). Please use the word count available in most word processing programmes to check the number of characters while preparing the abstract. Tables and figures can be included in the abstract but these will be included in the word count.

Type of presentation

Abstracts will be accepted as oral or poster presentations. The final decision lies with the organising committee after review of the abstracts. However, if you only wish to be considered for one type of presentation then please mark your abstract accordingly e.g. ‘For Oral Presentation Only’.

Oral presentations will be restricted to 15 minutes of presentation time followed by 5 minutes of discussion. This time limit will be strictly adhered to during the Conference so that the sessions can start and end on time and the delegates can plan accordingly. Presenting authors must bring their oral presentations as PowerPoint slides stored electronically on a CD or Flash Memory disk. The room will be equipped with a PC projection system. Technical support will be available to transfer your presentation to the computer system in the room. All presentations will be in English. Authors should decline from oral presentation if not comfortable in addressing an audience in the English language. Translation services will not be available.

Student submissions

Student presenters will only be eligible for the reduced student presenter rate when they are presenting their own work and no other author listed on the submission is eligible to pay the full conference fee rate. To qualify for the reduced student presenter rate the student must present the work themselves at the conference.


Each abstract will be reviewed for its merit and/or relevance to the Conference themes.

Submission deadline

Abstracts must be submitted electronically no later than Monday 21st August 2017.

Poster submissions will be accepted up to 31st October 2017.

All authors must submit the abstract electronically to with the following subject heading: ‘LME Conference Abstract’

Receipt of abstracts

All authors submitting abstracts will be notified electronically that it has been received by the Conference Organisers.


All authors will be notified about the acceptance or rejection of the abstract no later than Monday, 28th August 2017.

Closing date for abstracts is Monday 21st August

Many Thanks

Dr Ian Brittain
Research Fellow/ Conference Organiser
Coventry University

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