Call for Research Papers
10th Annual TTRA Graduate Student Colloquium
at the 51st Annual Travel and Tourism Research Association International Conference
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
June 16-18, 2020
Abstract Submission Deadline: 11 January 2020
The Co-Chairs of the 10th Annual TTRA Graduate Student Colloquium, Prof. Brent W. Ritchie, Dr. Emily Yeager and Dr. Evan Jordan invite paper submissions from travel and tourism graduate students.
The conference theme is 20/20 Vision: Looking Forward, Looking Back and will focus on taking stock of the notable achievements of the past while discussing the issues critical to the future of travel research. The graduate student colloquium will be held on Tuesday, 16 June 2020 before the official opening of the conference that evening but is included as part of your conference registration. The workshop is suitable for M.S. or Ph.D. students at any stage in their journey. The colloquium will provide an interactive environment for graduate students to learn from each other and senior scholars/mentors. Features include:
- Presentations from senior academics on challenges and opportunities facing graduate students;
- Participation in small group round table mentoring sessions with senior academics;
- Participation in an a TTRA 3 minute thesis competition where students communicate their research in 3 minutes. It is important that students present their own work;
- Participation in a publishing workshop with editors and former editors of top journals, which is also open to early and mid-career researchers;
To help shape the colloquium program for those attending, students will be invited to respond to some questions about their interests and experiences after registering. They also need to provide their CV and a research statement in advance of the conference to assist with the allocation of mentors.
- The length of each submission should not be a minimum of 1,000 words and a maximum of 1,500 words. Cover page and references are not included in the word limit.
- The cover page includes the title of the paper as well as names, complete addresses, phone numbers, and emails of all authors.
- In the preparation of the submission, the formatting of tables, figures, references and acknowledgements should follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Edition).
- All submissions must be written in English.
- All submissions must be in Microsoft Word (version 2003 or later) format.
- Submissions are via Scholarworks. Click HERE to go to the site. When you get to the site, select “Graduate Student Colloquium” on the Paper Theme drop down menu and “Other” on the Stream drop down menu.
- For each accepted submission, at least one student author must register for the TTRA Conference, and present at the Colloquium.
Graduate Colloquium vs. TTRA Conference Paper:
The same abstract should not be submitted to both the Graduate Student Research Colloquium and the main TTRA International Conference. When deciding where to submit your research, it is recommended that research that is either conceptual or incomplete be submitted for presentation at the Colloquium, while well-developed, completed research be submitted to the main TTRA Conference.
Authorship can include graduate student(s) and supervisor(s). However, a current graduate student must be the primary author. Students graduating in May 2020 are acceptable.
11 January, 2020 – Submissions of graduate student research abstracts due
Mid-February, 2020 – Acceptance of Abstracts notification
7 March, 2020 – Early Bird registration closes
Submissions Are Open
For Author Guidelines, Submission Templates and to submit your abstract please visit https://scholarworks.umass.edu/ttra/2020/.