Dear friends around the world,
Greetings from Macao! I am very pleased to announce and enclose the call for papers for ICE2015: Making Waves in Macao, the 3rd International Conference on Events, is proudly hosted by the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT) on 7-9 September 2015. The first ‘Making Waves’ conference in Bournemouth set out to “harness this natural energy to create enthusiasm that will change the way we perform our work under the broad umbrella of events management”. Making Waves in Macao critically reviews the value and meaning of events to individuals and communities with an emphasis of prevalent waves such as the use of social media in events, the Asian giants, and the arrival of the millennials as adults. This conference aims to examine a variety of contemporary issues in festivals and events, particularly at how the industry and communities respond to the following topics and/or event types:
- Asian festivals and events
- Business events (MICE)
- Co-creation and event experience
- Diasporas and identities
- Events and equality
- Green events and meeting the green challenge
- Impacts and legacies of events
- New events space and place
- Pedagogic research and experiential learning in events
- Risks and safety, crisis management
- Sports events
Confirmed keynote speakers include Prof Leo Jago, Dr Judith Mair and Dr Charles Arcodia, as well as Mr Gene Capuano, VP of Convention and Exhibition Operations at the Venetian Macao and Mr Robert Rogers, CSEP, from Events Man! in Hong Kong.
At this moment, we also have the enthusiastic support of Rosen College of University of Central Florida, Edinburgh Napier University and Griffith University. We expect this to grow as we welcome new partners to work together with us on this conference.
We accept abstracts of not more than 500 words, deadline on Friday 6 March 2015. In addition, we encourage authors to submit full papers to be published on the conference proceedings with ISSN. There are great prizes for Best Papers, such as our unique breath-taking experience of Tower Climb <http://www.ajhackett.com/macau/activities/tower-climb/> generously hosted by AJ Hackett at Macau Tower. Several journals have also expressed interest in publishing a special edition to commemorate Making Waves in Macao.
Please visit our website at www.ift.edu.mo/ice2015 andread the Call for Papers, and more information.
Don’t hesitate to drop a line if you wish to informally discuss any ideas you may have about the conference.
We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you here in Macao!
Ubaldino Couto (IFT) & Julie Whitfield (Bournemouth University)