Bournemouth University

Making Waves ICE2013

The aim of this international conference is to debate the way in which we see, think and undertake events management research, pedagogy, policy and practice. Acknowledging the growing international research within the events area, the organisers invite extended abstracts from researchers, academics and industry experts who have an interest in events management. This three-day conference will encompass presentations, e-posters and workshops where we hope that participants will bring their expertise to help create a ‘sea-change’ of support for the future of events.

The theme of our conference is ‘Making Waves’, and we want to harness this natural energy to create enthusiasm that will change the way we perform our work under the broad umbrella of events management. Events should be much more than the short-term coming together of like-minded people. The world would be socially, culturally and economically poorer without events, and as academics we are in the privileged position of questioning and critically reviewing the value and meaning of events to individuals and communities.

The aims are to share and develop the 4Cs:

  • Cutting edge research
  • Current and transformative pedagogy
  • Contemporary industry practice
  • Communicating green principles in the way we deliver the conference.

Download the conference programme (PDF-910kb)* A printed copy of the programme will be available to delegates at time of registration.

For photos of the conference please see here

*Subject to change

Tuesday 2 July

Join us for pre-registration and a welcome drink at Aruba.

Time: 17.00-19.30

Dress code: Casual

Address: Aruba, Pier Approach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA

Key Note Speakers

Final Book Abstract

Making Waves International Conference on Events and 10th AEME Forum – Download the final book abstract (PDF 1.5mb). Please do not print, a printed copy will be provided at registration.

Scientific Committee

  • Dr Julie Whitfield, Senior lecturer, Bournemouth University.
  • Dr Miguel Moital, Senior Lecturer, Bournemouth University.
  • Professor Don Dioko, IFT Institute for Tourism Studies, Macau (designated co-organizers).
  • Dr Viviennne McCabe, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of South Australia.
  • Dr Mathilda Van Niekerk, Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida.
  • Caroline Jackson, Associate Dean Events & Leisure, Bournemouth University.


We look forward to hearing from you, Dr Julie Whitfield, Caroline Jackson, Maria Nas and Anna Jones.

For queries related to abstracts and registration

Please contact Maria Nas or Anna Jones, Email:
Tel: +44 (0)1202 961198 or 961266

Key dates

  • Abstract re-submission : Wednesday 1 May 2013
  • HEA proposal: Friday 31 May 2013
  • E-posters: Friday 17 May 2013
  • Full papers: Friday 31 May 2013
  • Early bird registration: Friday 26 April 2013
  • Final registration for anyone presenting: Wednesday 12th June. (Please note you can still register for the conference after this date. However, if you intend to present, you will not be included in the conference programme.)

For submission and presentation guidelines click here

We look forward to welcoming you to Bournemouth in 2013!


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