BUILDING URBAN TOURISM THROUGH
PLACE MAKING AND URBAN REGENERATION
IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE COUNTRIES
THE SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT
19-20 May, 2017
LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Professor PhD Remus CREȚAN
Associate Professor PhD Sorina VOICULESCU
Lecturer PhD Sebastian JUCU
Assistant PhD Florentina POPESCU
PhD Andrei DORNIK
Professor PhD Ronan PADDISON (Glasgow)
Professor PhD Ronan PADDISON (Glasgow)
Senior Lecturer PhD Duncan LIGHT (Bournemouth)
Reader PhD Ryan POWELL (Sheffield)
Professor PhD Remus CREȚAN (Timişoara)
Assoc. prof. PhD Sorina VOICULESCU (Timişoara)
Lecturer PhD Sebastian JUCU (Timişoara)
CONFERENCE MISSION STATEMENT
Tourism has become widely recognised as important to regenerating the urban economy throughout post-communist Central and Eastern Europe and, consequently, the subject of considerable policy endeavor among both national and regional governments. The conference aims to understand how cities and regions in Central and Eastern Europe have sought to use policy to enhance their attractiveness as destinations for tourism. Specifically, the conference aims to explore both critically and through policy, how cities in post-communist Central and Eastern Europe have used place-making, marketing and other strategies to develop their tourism base.Since Timisoara has been recently nominated as European Capital of Culture (ECoC) in 2021, the conference will bring together researchers, policy-makers, practitioners as well as government representatives to debate these themes:
- Urban tourism as an element of urban regeneration
- Urban justice, inclusive urban societies and tourism
- Urban tourism marketing
- Urban neoliberalism and tourism
- Urban infrastructure and tourism development
- Urban social movements / Urban resistance and tourism
19 May 2017
|09:00 – 9:30: Registration
09:30 – 10:00: Welcome Speeches
10:00 – 11:00: Plenary Session
11:00 – 11:15: Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:30: Thematic sessions (1)
12:30 – 14:00: Lunch
14:00 – 16:00: Thematic sessions (2)
16:00 – 16:30: Coffee Break
16:30 – 18:30: Thematic sessions (3)
18.30 – 20.00: Dinner
20 May 2017
|9:00 – 10:30: Thematic sessions (4)
10:30 – 10:45: Coffee Break
10:45 – 12:15: Thematic sessions (5)
12:15 – 12:45: Conclusions
13.00 – 14.30: Lunch
15:00 – 20:00: Local field-trip application and dinner
In order to complete the registration, please fill in and return the Registration Form attached to the pdf version of the call. Please send the completed Registration Form to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 15 January 2017.
NEW: Online Registration is available using the following Registration Form.
Standard conference fee per participant: 445 RON for Romanian participants and/or 110 EURO for international participants. The fee includes the conference documents, coffee breaks, lunch and dinner on May 19th. Field trips on the 20th of May will introduce the participants in the unique atmosphere of Timisoara, European Capital of Culture in 2021, either by a ride with a specially rented tram that covers both the old and new districts.
All participants are kindly asked to mention the acronym of the conference urbantourismcee2017 while transferring money.
For international participants:
Account number (in EURO): RO44BACX0000000832118002
Name of the bank: UniCredit Bank
Bank address: 3 , Carol Telbisz St , 300001 , Timișoara , România
For Romanian participants:
Modalitatea de plata: transfer bancar
Titularul contului: FUNDATIA UNIVERSITATEA DE VEST TIMISOARA
Cod de înregistrare fiscală: 31027065
Adresa: 4 V. Parvan St , 300223 , Timișoara , România
Numărul de cont (pentru lei): RO71BACX0000000832118001
- An author can submit only one paper as a single or first author.
- The language of the conference is English.
Upon acceptance of the papers, the organizers will negotiate publication in ISI ranked journals and/or a special issue of an ISI
journal that best fits the topic of the conference.
- 19 September 2016 – First Call for papers
- 01 December 2016 – Second Announcement for registration
- 15 January 2017 – Abstract submission deadline
- 15 January – 15 February 2017 – Abstract peer-review
- 15 February 2017 – Third Announcement will provide information about the accepted abstracts
- 15 March 2017 – confirmation of participation; deadline for conference fee payment
- 01 May 2017: Final Program of the Conference (in draft)
DISCOVER TIMIŞOARA BY TRAM
In Timişoara the first tram began its journey in 1868 and never stopped ever since. Let’s discover the city in a guided tour with two old carts, two local English-speaking guides in a trip that covers more than 17 km of the city’s history and culture.
Here’s an overview of the route we have selected for you:
Departure from Liberty Square – arrival at Liberty Square in the very heart of Timişoara (approximately 90 minutes depending on the traffic).
The route: Piaţa Libertăţii (Liberty Square) – Piaţa 700 (700 Square) – Catedrala Ortodoxă- (Orthodox Cathedral) – Piaţa Maria (St. Mary’s Square) – Piaţa Iosefin (Iozefin Square) – Piaţa Maria (St. Mary’s Square) – Piaţa Balcescu (Balcescu Square) – Banatim – Piaţa Traian (Traian Square) – Gara de Est (Railway Station East Timisoara) – Modern District – Prinţul Turcesc (Turkish Prince Square)- Piaţa Traian (Traian Square) – Piaţa Libertatii (Liberty Square).
The field trip fee depends on the number of participants. After all of you registered we would be able to give you the right cost. The more participants attending the lower is the price.
For customized travel assistance and accommodation special rates, please feel free to contact our travel partner:
ULTRAMARIN TRAVEL AGENCY
Contact person: Toderaş Andrei – 0040728463123; email: email@example.com
The transportation and accommodation will be entirely supported by the participants.
Please note that in May Timisoara hosts many scientific meetings and conferences, so we kindly suggest that you book for your accommodation early.
Please contact the conference organizers at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This announcement as well as further information and details are available in the electronic form on the official site of the Department of Geography of the West University of Timisoara. Please visit our website:
We look forward to seeing you
in Timisoara in May 2017!