Format of the colloquium
The first part of the colloquium is the plenary session which seeks to address the challenges of studying and managing encounters in tourism. Following their own presentations, speakers will invite the attending PhD students to engage in this crucial discussion of how to address tourism encounters, as inevitable, ambivalent and controversy-ridden as it may be. This is followed by track sessions/workshops (see below). Accepted submissions will be presented during the track sessions/workshops allowing for more focused discussions about each presentation.
In the second part of the day, students are divided into two tracks, one for students in an early stage of their dissertation process and one for students in an intermediate or advanced stage of their dissertation process. The first track welcomes students in the early stages of their dissertation process. Students should have a (tentative) proposal for the topic they want to study and the method they want to use and will receive suggestions on how to focus and position their work. In the second track students should have a good knowledge of their domain of study and clear research questions. They should be in the process of starting the data collection or have already finished this. They can benefit from the colloquium by subjecting the positioning of their research to a critical review, refining their data collection approach, and/or receiving suggestions for translating their work into papers. In both tracks, students will have 30 minutes to present and discuss their dissertation work.