[This may be of interest to some, and well enough in advance to plan to attend.]
5 to 7 December 2012
Cardiff, United Kingdom
DBM IV will gather destination marketing experts from academia, industry and policy to discuss the relationships between tourism, economic development, events and heritage management, spatial design and public diplomacy.
The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 28 May 2012.
Web address: http://www3.uwic.ac.uk/english/cardiff-school-of-management/tourism-hospitality-events-management/dbm-conference/pages/home.aspx
Sponsored by: Welsh Centre for Tourism Research, Cardiff Metropolitan University
The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.