The University of Otago is running the 9th International Adventure conference in Queenstown on 6th – 8th Dec 2022. As New Zealand reopens fully to international tourism, this is a timely opportunity for practitioners and academics to share and plan best practice for the many challenges ahead.
The 9th International Adventure Conference, postponed from 2020, builds on previous events in Scotland, Norway, England, Ireland and Spain, which attracted global audiences with a diverse range of expertise.
In support of this theme, presentations will be guided by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out by the United Nations. Importantly, these challenging aspirations extend our thinking beyond environmental concerns framed in narrow ideals of pristine protected wildernesses. The goals emphasise human interactions with the planet, nature and one another. The ‘Flourish’ theme of the 9th IAC links to the SDGs by exploring what this concept might mean in practice for destinations, operations, communities, cultures and environments. Flourish is a critical yet positive, forward-looking and hopeful concept – qualities in short supply in current times of burning rainforests, plastic oceanic islands and human inequalities and exploitation. Our hope is that outdoor adventure can play a role in supporting human and non-human flourishing in the 21st century.
Queenstown, home of innovative adventure and nature-based activities, is the ideal place for outdoor researchers, operators and policy makers to converse, share and reflect, as well as offering myriad opportunities to experience nature and adventure. Join us for this unique conference that brings academics and practitioners together to share ideas, foster connections, and extend the ongoing conversation of the International Adventure Conference.
You can download Call for Abstracts here.
Further Information If you would like to learn more, please contact Jelena Farkic (ATRA) at email@example.com regarding abstract submission or Susan Houge Mackenzie (University of Otago) at firstname.lastname@example.org for event information.