2013 National Extension Tourism Conference

2013 National Extension Tourism Conference


Building Lasting Relationships

DoubleTree Suites Detroit

Downtown – Fort Shelby

Detroit, Michigan

August 6-9, 2013

The 2013 National Extension Tourism (NET) Conference Program Committee invites proposals for the 2013 NET Conference, the theme of which is “Building Lasting Relationships.” Based on this theme, the Conference Program Committee is seeking proposals for oral presentations, poster presentations, and panel presentations/workshops in the following nine broad topical areas:

  1. Rural Tourism Development/Tourism in Resilient Communities
  2. Community and Regional Planning and Development
  3. Economic, Environmental, and Social Impacts of Tourism and Recreation
  4. Agritourism—Local Foods, Farmers Markets, Culinary Tourism
  5. Heritage and Cultural Tourism
  6. Nature-Based Tourism: Ecotourism, Wildlife Enterprises, Adventure Tourism, Coastal Tourism
  7. Marketing and Promotion
  8. Tourism Research and Evaluation
  9. Tourism Education, Training, and Certification Programs

The Program Committee encourages all proposal submitters to “connect” their work in tourism and recreation development to the conference’s “Building Lasting Relationships” theme, and is calling for new presentations (previously unpublished) and/or projects in progress. Please note: If a proposal is accepted for presentation at the conference, presenters must register for the conference.

The deadline for proposal submission is March 1, 2013, with notification of submission status by March 22, 2013. Visit the conference website at http://www.extensiontourism.net/ for further information on the 2013 NET Conference, Proposal Submission and Guidelines, and to view the program agenda and abstracts of presentations and posters presented at both the 2011 NET Conference in Charleston, SC, and 2009 NET Conference in Park City, UT.

On behalf of the 2013 NET Conference Planning Committee,

Michelle Walk, Chair, 2013 NET Conference

Tom Chesnutt and Steve Burr, Co-Chairs, 2013 NET Conference Program Committee

Miles Phillips Chair NET Design Team

Attend the National Extension Tourism Conference (NET) Aug 6-9, 2013


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