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Registration Now Open! – 3rd Tourism Research Network PhD/ECR Symposium 2018

Date - Thursday, 26th April 2018 - Friday, 27th April 2018 (All Day)

Date & Time: Thursday 26th – Friday 27th April 2018

Venue: Stoddart Building, Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University

Following the success of the past two editions and in response to participant feedback, the Tourism Research Network is happy to announce the 3rd TouRNet PhD/ECR Symposium to be hosted by the Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University. Check these links to get a flavour of what happened in the last editions in TouRNet Symposium 2016 and TouRNet Symposium 2017.

What: This Symposium is a gathering of PhD students and Early Career Researchers in tourism, leisure, events and hospitality which aims to offer opportunities to:

  • Discuss and reflect on future professional development through a series of workshops
  • Present research
  • Meet and network with other PhD students, ECRs and established academics

Cost: £40 per person

To register your place at this symposium, please visit: https://tourismresearchnetwork.wordpress.com/2018/02/12/registration-open-3rd-tourism-research-network-phd-ecr-symposium-2018/ 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers and Resource Persons

We have an exciting and engaging line‐up of speakers to lead the workshops – information can be found here.

Symposium Format

The activities for this symposium are designed to ensure that each day is as interactive and informative as possible for all attendees. The main sessions on the day will be:


Experienced academics will give a short presentation followed by break‐out small group discussions and the opportunity for attendees to ask questions leading to an interactive discussion on a range of issues.

There will be four workshops over the course of the 2 days on the following topics:

  • The PhD Journey: hacking your travel through the academy
  • How to get published and keep publishing
  • Alt‐ac Careers: Planning for a successful career outside academia
  • The academic marketplace: surviving and thriving in the first (associate) lectureship position
  • Time for reflection and writing

Paper presentations

Participants with accepted papers will present their research in a paper session. The plan is to have all presentations in a plenary session rather than parallel sessions. This means that each presenter has a room full of listeners. Each presenter will be allotted 15 minutes to present their work and respond to any queries.

A provisional programme outline of the day can be found here.