Pitching presentations for book inclusion
Because of the changed circumstances, we will also be using this online event as the first step in a longer-term process. The October meeting will be the first step towards a book publication on the theme of the meeting. To facilitate rapid and inclusive publication we will be willing to consider flexible formats for this. We hope to be able to work quickly on this so we can present (or even launch) the publication during a special track to be organized at the ATLAS annual conference in Prague, which has been postponed to September 7-10, 2021.
The suggested chapters of the publication
"Festival Cities and Cultural Tourism"
Greg Richards, Brian King
The experience of cultural festivals: evidence from Hong Kong
Maria del Pilar Leal Londoño, Alexandra Georgescu Paquin, Jordi Arcos
Food festivals as builders of the image of a tourist destination
Esther Oliver-Grasiot Alba Colombo,
Intensities of the use of public space by cultural festivals: an evolutionary map of Barcelona
Montira Intason, Willem Coetzee, Craig Lee
The transference of family values in the Songkran Festival
Festival and Events as the Locus for Global Musical Heritage
Amber Herrewijn, Marjorein van Houten
Event Echoes: The influence of social memory recollection of a music festival experience on participants’ happiness
Film festivals as tools of socio-economic, territorial and touristic development: the case study of Taormina Film Fest
Edit Kővári, Ágnes Raffay
Can festivals bring social change in an ECoC city? Emotional intelligence and willingness of volunteering of youth
Kirsten Holmes, Leonie Lockstone-Binney, Judith Mair
Developing mega-event legacy indicators for ‘eventful cities’
In this second session of the meeting authors will pitch their contribution towards the publication.
Greg Richards is Professor of Placemaking and Events at Breda University and Professor of Leisure Studies at the University of Tilburg in The Netherlands. His recent publications include the SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies (with John Hannigan), Reinventing the Local in Tourism (with Paolo Russo) and Small Cities with Big Dreams: Creative Placemaking and Branding Strategies (with Lian Duif).
Brian King is Associate Dean and Professor in the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He specializes in the cultural dimensions of tourism, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. He has published books and articles on tourism marketing, resorts, VFR travel and Asia-Pacific tourism. He is Co-editor-in-chief of Tourism, Culture and Communication.
Alexandra Georgescu Paquin
Alexandra Georgescu Paquin, PhD in Museology, Mediation, and Heritage / Communication, lecturer and researcher in Tourism & Culture, coordinator for the Master's Degree in Tourism Innovation Managemen at CETT Barcelona School of Tourism, Hospitality, and Gastronomy, University of Barcelona.
Jordi Arcos Pumarola
Jordi Arcos Pumarola, . PhD in Philosophy, Lecturer & Researcher in Tourism & Culture at CETT Barcelona School of Tourism, Hospitality, and Gastronomy, University of Barcelona.
Maria del Pilar Leal Londoño
Maria del Pilar Leal L, PhD in Geography, Lecturer and Researcher in food tourism and currently is the academic director of masters and postgraduate programs at CETT Barcelona School of Tourism, Hospitality, and Gastronomy, University of Barcelona.
Dr. Colombo is Senior Lecturer and researcher in the Department of Arts and Humanities at the Open University of Catalunya and has long term experience in events research and education. She is the principal investigator of the Barcelona team at the HERA financed FESTSPACE research project. Her main research area is sociology of culture, focusing on the analysis of festivals and festivities as contemporary social and cultural expressions. In this frame her recent publications revolve around social effects and impacts of festivals and festivities.
Esther Oliver-Grasiot is a research fellow at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Her work is focused on cultural studies in FESTSPACE project (festive events and popular culture in Barcelona).
Montira Intason is a PhD Tourism student at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Her current research aims to explore the interplay between a hallmark cultural event, tourism, and commercial activities through the transformation of the cultural practices by using a case study of the Songkran Festival in Thailand.
Dr Willem is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Tourism at the University of Otago, New Zealand. His research focus is on sustainable tourism and events and festivals. In this context, he has explored specific issues among stakeholders in and around protected areas in Southern Africa, the impacts of nature-based tourism on surrounding communities, and the impacts of tourism in water-stressed destinations. His recent publications revolve around perceptions and consumer behaviours of attendees at sporting events and festivals.Willem has been involved in a range of tourism supply-and-demand projects in small towns and the formulation of tourism feasibility studies for communities.
Dr Craig Lee
Dr Craig is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Tourism at the University of Otago, New Zealand. His current research focus is in the fields of innovation and entrepreneurship in hospitality and tourism. His key strengths lie in the design and administration of surveys (both in-person and online) and the analysis of quantitative data across a range of statistical techniques such as Partial Least Squares Path Modelling (PLSPM), Structural Equation Modelling (SEM), and Cluster Analysis. In addition, he is proficient in qualitative methods using interviews and the analysis of qualitative data through thematic analysis.
Michael Luchtan researches Bluegrass events in Europe as a doctoral grant-holder at Barcelona’s Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. He is in the FESTSPACE research group.
Amber Herrewijn started her academic career after having worked as an entrepreneur in the event industry. Teaching predominantly in the second phase of BA Leisure & Event Management and the Master in International Leisure, Tourism & Event Management, she loves to supervise students in their research, with a specific focus on design based product development. Her research interest lie in circular & sustainable festivals and in memory creation of festivals visitors. Amber graduated from Brighton University MSc International Event Management and teaches as a senior lecturer Events at NHLStenden University in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.
Enrico Nicosia is a Researcher of Geography and Lecturer of Cultural Geography in the Department of Cognitive Science, Psychology, Education and Cultural Studies, University of Messina.
Dr. Edit Kővári is an associate professor at the University of Pannonia. Her PhD was on hotel managers’ emotional intelligence and its relation to task and contextual performance within organisational culture. She is the university representative of European Capital of Culture Veszprém 2023.
Dr Ágnes Raffay-Danyi is an associate professor at the University of Pannonia. Her doctoral thesis focused on stakeholder involvement in urban tourism development. She is the vice-president of the Veszprém Tourism Association where she works closely with the tourism and cultural service providers of the city.
Kirsten Holmes is Professor and Dean of Research in the Faculty of Business and Law, Curtin University, Perth. Her research on events and festivals examines volunteerism; event sustainability; and event legacies. She is the lead author of the Routledge textbook Events and Sustainability (2015) and has won two IOC Advanced Research Grants examining Olympic legacies.
Leonie Lockstone-Binney is Associate Professor at Griffith University, Queensland and has been teaching and researching in the emergent field of event management since 2006. Her main area of research expertise since 2000 relates to volunteering, specifically in event and tourism settings. Leonie is the Associate Editor for the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management and her research has been funded by the Australian Research Council, the Victorian Government, and she was the lead researcher on an IOC Advanced Research Grant examining the volunteer legacies of the London and Sydney Olympic Games. Most recently, she has been examining the legacies of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, hosted by the Gold Coast.
Judith Mair is an Associate Professor and Discipline Leader of the Tourism Discipline Group in the University of Queensland Business School. Her research interests include pro-environmental behaviour and resilience both in tourism and events; the impacts of events on community and society; consumer behaviour in events and tourism; the relationship between events and climate change; and business and major events. Judith is the editor in chief of the International Journal of Event and Festival Management Judith is working on a number of projects including investigating the potential for events to act as a catalyst for encouraging pro-environmental behaviour change; researching the links between events and social capital; and assessing the potential impacts of climate change on the tourism and events sector. Judith is the lead researcher on an IOC Advanced Research Grant examining the eventful legacies of the Olympic Games.