Τετάρτη, 4 Μαρτίου 2009

2nd ENAT International Congress:"Trends and Prospects for Accessible Tourism"

2nd ENAT International Congress:"Trends and Prospects for Accessible Tourism

Date: 30 September and 1 October 2009

Location: Austria Center Vienna Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1A-1220 Wien

Call for Papers/Workshop Proposals - 4 February 2009 -General Information:

The purpose of the ENAT International Congress is to provide a live platform and a showcase for the latest and most innovative contributions to Accessible Tourism for All from Europe and around the world. This year, the Austria Center Vienna will be the place to meet and engage with the community of tourism providers, practitioners, decision-makers, public authorities, educators, professional and consumer/user organisations who make up ENAT.Non-members are also welcome. The combination of depth and variety of presentations which characterised the highly successful 1st ENAT International Congress in 2007 will be continued, with invited keynote speakers, peer-reviewed papers, thematic workshops and exhibits.

The main theme of this year's Congress is:

Looking to the future! - highlighting new trends and developments, weighing new challenges and prospects, exploring opportunities, and stimulating new efforts in accessible tourism for all.Plenary Sessions on themes of major interest will involve invited presenters and expert panellists.General Sessions on a range of topics will follow the format of presentations and discussion with the audience.Workshops will allow one or more speakers to make an introduction to the topic, which is then discussed by the participants. A rapporteur will report the conclusions and/or recommendations in the plenary session.

The topics for the Open Call for the General Sessions are:

GS1. Networking - Sharing knowledge and stimulating innovation in accessible tourism

GS2. Expectations and possibilities in standardisation and regulation for thefurther development of accessible tourism

GS3. Involvement of and cooperation with stakeholders in accessible tourism for all

Presentations for the General Sessions should be about 20 minutes.

The topics for the open call for the Workshops are:

WS1. ICTs and www developments

WS2. Tourism and Markets: Research and Development

WS3. Vocational Education and Training

WS4. Accessible Tourism in Central and eastern Europe

WS5. Accessible destinations and offerings: Destination Management, Access Guides, Tourist Information Services, etc.

Workshop presentations should be about 10 to 15 minutes, each workshop session will last 60 minutes

Submit your paper using OpenOfficeWriter or MS-Word. The filename should start with "GS" or "WS" and the number of the selected topic. Send the file as an e-mail attachment to http://www.enatcongress2009.info/en/doc/papers@enatcongress2009.info .

The Programme Committee reserves the right to assess the abstracts and decide whether they will be accepted.

Full papers and/or slide presentations will be published online by ENAT and the national organising committee, IBFT, Austria.

Deadline:

Submission of abstracts for papers and Workshops: Friday 3 April

Notification to authors of acceptance/rejection of abstract: Friday 8 May.

Submission of Full Paper or Workshop Plan by authors: Friday 2 September

Questions and Comments to info@enatcongress2009.info

Contact: Angelika Laburda IBFT/co ÖHTBHumboldtplatz 6A 1100 WienAustria http://www.enatcongress2009.info/en/doc/papers@enatcongress2009.info

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