70th AIEST Conference of Ideas 2020 in Cologne (Germany) - August 30 - September 2

Why you should attend

Receive feedback on your work in a friendly and critical-constructive atmosphere.
Submit papers at different stages of your work seeking feedback on your plans or your results.
You do not have to waive any (copy) rights whatsoever with regard to the work you submit.
Try to win one of the three potential prices.
Enjoy interesting keynotes and targeted workshops for your needs.
Join the AIEST Research Seminar and get insights for publishing with top international scientific journals.

Submit your contribution until 23 February 2020

Download the master copy for your submission.

We are looking forward to your contributions to be sent to info@aiest.org.

Stream of Discussion 1: Designing tourism systems for a sustainable future

Stream of Discussion 2: Trends in Sport Tourism, Recreation and Leisure Research
with the following sub-tracks (not exhaustive):
- Creating Consumer Experiences in Sport, Leisure and Tourism Settings
- Effects of using Multi-Sensory Marketing in Sport, Leisure and Tourism
- Sport/Sport Tourism/Leisure Consumption and Quality of Life
- Green Sport Events
- Sustainability as Value for Sport Tourism
- "Green" Consumers pursuing Sport Tourism: Who are they?

Stream of Discussion 3: AIEST's Advances in Tourism Research: Perspectives of Actors, Institutions and Systems.

Participants from different scientific disciplines and tourism related industries are invited to contribute to the following major sub-streams of discussions:

  • Actors behaviour, focusing on behavioural issues of consumers, management, politicians, etc;
  • Institutional settings, focusing on topics such as entrepreneurship and innovation, cooperation and strategic alliances, ITC and productivity led-growth, structural change in leading tourism relevant industries, etc;
  • Systemic perspective, focusing on topics such as the analysis of the market forces, marketing management of destinations, tourism promotion and policies, management of tourism related resources, sustainable development in tourism, regulation and governance of places, etc.
  • Other, consisting of contributions that cannot be classified as above.

Host: Dr. Kirstin Hallmann, Institute of Sport Economics and Sport Management, German Sport University Cologne, Germany.

Venue: German Sport University Cologne, Germany 

AIEST Research Seminar

On 30th August 2020 (from 12am until 5pm) the AIEST Research Seminar will take place. It provides you with insights on how to prepare a paper for publication in top international scientific journals. Present your research endeavour and discuss it with leading academics in the field. 

The seminar is open and free for anyone wishing to attend, provided you attend the AIEST conference. 

Dates and deadlines

February 23, 2020
Submission deadline. Please use the
master copy and submit all contributions to info@aiest.org.

Important: if you are not able to keep that date, send an e-mail containing a short abstract to christian.laesser@unisg.ch; we will then negotiate an extension (which normally can be granted).

March 23, 2020
Final author notification about acceptance of submission(s) and presentation at conference

May 31, 2020
Early bird registration ends

August 09, 2020
Registration ends; onsite registration available

August 30, 2020
Conference begins

Full registration

AIEST member: 600 EUR (Early bird till May 31, 2020), 700 EUR (June 1-August 9, 2020)
AIEST non-member: 800 EUR (Early bird), 900 EUR (June 1 - August 9, 2020)

The full conference package includes within the time frame of the conference:

  • Entrance to all working sessions during the whole period of the conference
  • Conference materials
  • Welcome Reception on Sunday
  • Coffee breaks from Monday to Wednesday
  • Lunches from Monday to Wednesday
  • Dinners on Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Technical excursion including transportation and activities

Not included: Accommodation, any other food and beverages, Dinner on Monday, Airport transfer and any other transportation costs (apart the explicitly mentioned), any personal expenses. 

Daily registration

Please note: Daily registration does not allow for holding an oral presentation of your own work.

EUR 300 Early bird (till May 31, 2020), Euro 350 (June 1-August 9, 2020)

This price includes:

  • Daily conference pack: entrance to the working session on the particular day
  • Conference materials
  • Coffee break(s) on the particular day
  • Lunch on the particular day

Not included:

  • Dinner, even though it is on the same day selected
  • Technical excursion, even though it is on the same day selected
  • Accommodation
  • Any other food and beverages, apart from the explicitly mentioned
  • Airport transfers and any other transportation costs, apart from the explicitly mentioned
  • Any personal expenses

Additional options

There are additional options for daily registered delegates, accompanying persons and spouses: 

Reception on Sunday:€ 35
Dinner on Tuesday:€ 50
Dinner on Wednesday:€ 50
Technical excursion:€ 100

Costs payable on the spot.