AEME Conference 2017

AEME Conference 2017

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Event Futures: innovation, creativity and collaboration​


The Welsh Centre for Tourism Research at Cardiff Metropolitan University is proud to be hosting the 14th annual A​ssociation for Events Management Education (AEME) Forum, between the 5th and 7th of July 2017, in Wales' vibrant capital city.

Events have a long history throughout which they have evolved and changed considerably, raising challenges and opportunities for practitioners, educators and researchers alike.  Working collaboratively in a forward-thinking approach is vital to the future success and vitality of the industry as a whole.

'Event Futures' encourages discussion and debate surrounding the future of the events industry with a focus on how academics and practitioners can work together into the future to deliver the highest quality research and education. 



We invite submissions on the following themes:​

  • Event stakeholders, impacts and evaluation.
  • Event design, technology and innovation.​
  • Consumers, co-creation and the event experience.
  • Event education and pedagogy.
  • Future directions in event research.
  • Inclusivity and accessibility for events.


​Keynote speakers:

Keynote presentations and panels featuring a range of industry and academic experts will be scheduled to initiate debate and discussion on future directions and challenges for events management education and the industry.  Please see Keynote Speakers​ section for further information.​

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​​​Key Dates

Deadline for abstracts:
Wednesday 1st of March 2017

Early bird tickets deadline: 
Monday 1st of May 2017

Delegate registration deadline: 
Monday 5th of June 2017