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AEME 2024

Hosted by Sheffield Hallam University
20th AEME Events Management Educators Forum

The Association for Events Management Education (AEME) is delighted to

announce that the 20th AEME Events Management Educators Forum will be

hosted by Sheffield Hallam from 2nd to 4th July 2024.


AEME Forum 2024 – Call for Papers 

The Value of Events and Events Education - 20:20 Reflecting on the past and shaping the future. 

We are delighted to announce that the call for papers is now open to submit research-led or conceptual paper presentations, related to the broad categories below, for the 20th AEME Forum.  Please visit the Forum website for full details of our celebratory 20th Anniversary event.


We invite conceptual or empirical papers on the conference theme, and particularly encourage work that reflects upon the last 20 years of events education or looks forward to the next 20 years.  The aim of the forum is to encourage open discussions about the evolution of events higher education and how we can respond to the changing environment and needs of events education and the industry.   


We therefore welcome papers that reflect on the development of events education or consider the future of events and events education, and how to shape the next 20 years.  


Events education is a wide and diverse discipline, and our forum will reflect that. So, we invite colleagues from events, or other fields, to contribute conceptual or research-based papers on a range of topics related to events education and events management. 


Events education topics include, but are not limited to: 

  • Benefits of an events education 

  • Business 5.0 or 4IR and events / events education 

  • Digital / technology-based advances and their application to events education 

  • Diversity, equity and inclusion in event education 

  • Evolution and / or future of events education 

  • Experiential learning  

  • Future proofing the events curriculum – building resilience in 

  • Global perspectives in event education  

  • How (does?) education keeps pace with industry

  • Industry collaborations & partnerships 

  • Innovative approaches to event education pedagogy – theory and practice  

  • Politics and events education 

  • Preparing students for work – successful & professional event graduates  

  • Student wellbeing and mental health  

  • Sustainability & event education 

  • Working in events higher education  

  • Open track 

Events management topics include, but are not limited to: 

  • Bleisure 

  • Crowd management  

  • Destination events 

  • Equity, diversity and inclusion 

  • Events and festival audiences 

  • Event experiences and design 

  • Events and tourism 

  • Event leadership and professional development 

  • Evolution and / or future of the events industry 

  • Marketing, media and consumer behaviour 

  • Politics and events 

  • Responsible events management 

  • Safety and security at events 

  • Social impacts of events and festivals 

  • Technological and digital innovations 

  • Wellbeing and mental health 

  • Open track 


We anticipate presentations of 20 minutes, Q and A opportunities and other formats. To submit your presentation or poster proposal please send 350 to 500 words (excluding references) to: 

  • Deadline extended to 22nd March 2024. 

  • Submissions should include the focus of the presentation and a clear summary of the issues that will be explored, and why they matter to event educators. 

    • Research paper submissions should include the purpose of the research, methods used and key / expected findings.  

    • Educational focussed submissions should include the focus of the presentation and a clear summary of the issues that will be explored.  

    • All submissions should explain why they matter to event educators. 


With thanks from the organising committee:

Dr. Emma Abson 

Charlotte Rowley 

Dr. Katrin Stefansdottir 

Jane Tattersall 

Caroline Westwood  

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