The Multidimensional Tourism Institute (MTI), University of Lapland, together with Tourism Education Futures Initiative (TEFI) is proud to organize the first TEFI conference held in Finland.
The conference takes place in Pyhätunturi (Finnish Lapland) from June 3 to 6, 2018. The theme of TEFI10 is Knowing with nature – The future of tourism education in the Anthropocene.
The 4-day event consists of keynote speeches, creative workshops, and hospitable get-togethers
in the evenings – not to mention outdoor activities: knowing with/in the surrounding fells of the Finnish Lapland.
According to the spirit of TEFI initiative the conference is a multidisciplinary gathering engaging not only scholarly actors but also local human and non-human actors in order to create new vistas for tourism education and development.
We, the organizers, wish you warmly welcome to Pyhätunturi!
The conference will be vegetarian and family-friendly – more information about these concepts will be available soon at these pages.
Inquiries about the TEFI10 conference should be directed to Outi Rantala at outi.rantala(at)ulapland.fi
General inquiries about TEFI organization should be directed to Dianne Dredge at dredge(at)cgs.aau.dk
Outi Rantala, University of Lapland
Jóse-Carlos García-Rosell, University of Lapland, Finland
Minni Haanpää, University of Lapland, Finland
Emily Höckert, Linneaus University, Sweden
Brendan Paddison, York Business School, United Kingdom
Maria Hakkarainen, University of Lapland, Finland
Dianne Dredge, Aalborg University, Denmark
Soile Veijola, University of Lapland, Finland
Johan Edelheim, University of Stavanger, Norway
Kellee Caton, Thompson Rivers University, Canada
Patrick Maher, Cape Breton University, Canada
Michelle Whitford, Griffith University, Australia
Tamara Young, University of Newcastle, Australia
TEFI represents a new and inclusive tourism network of tourism scholars and practitioners. It is a social movement comprised of people (educators, researchers, industry actors and community members), who seek to progress an alternative type of tourism that is sustainable and just, that delivers blended social, economic and environmental value, and that promotes vibrant flourishing communities.
The ambition of the network is to move beyond business as usual, exploitative and extractive industrial approaches to tourism. We seek to create spaces of knowledge co-creation between industry and practice and we look upon education as a two-way link that moves us towards evidence-based tourism policy, planning and place-making.
More about TEFI: tourismeducationfutures.org