Announcement and Call for Papers: 2009 National Extension Tourism Conference

Announcement and Call for Papers: 2009 National Extension Tourism Conference

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The 2009 National Extension Tourism Conference, the theme of which is “The Tourism Connection: Sustaining People, Places, and Communities,” will take place June 14-17, 2009 at The Yarrow Resort Hotel and Conference Center in Park City, Utah.

Based on this theme, the Conference Program Committee is seeking proposals for oral presentations, poster presentations, and panel presentations/workshops in the following eight broad topical areas:

  • Rural Tourism Development/Agritourism
  • Community and Regional Planning and Development
  • Economic, Environmental, and Social Impacts of Tourism and Recreation
  • Heritage and Cultural Tourism
  • Nature-Based Tourism: Ecotourism, Wildlife Enterprises, Adventure Tourism
  • Marketing and Promotion
  • Tourism Research and Evaluation
  • Tourism Education and Training

The Program Committee encourages all proposal submitters to “connect” their work in tourism and recreation to the conference’s sustainability theme with respect to sustainable development and use involving people, places, and communities, and also encourages both the presentation of case study approaches and international tourism activities.
The deadline for proposal submission is January 23, 2009, with notification of submission status by February 20, 2009.  To get more detailed information on proposal submission guidelines and to submit a proposal, please visit  Please visit the developing conference website at for further information on the 2009 NET Conference.  To view the program agenda and abstracts of presentations and posters presented at the 2006 NET Conference held in Burlington, Vermont, visit


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