Call for Papers: Graduate Colloquium CFP


Abstract Submission Deadline: 29 January 2021

Below and attached is our call for papers for the 10th Annual TTRA Graduate Student Colloquium. The colloquium will be held virtually during the 51st Annual TTRA International Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, USA.


The Co-Chairs of the 10th Annual TTRA Graduate Student Colloquium, Dr. Emily Yeager and Prof. Brent W. Ritchie invite paper submissions from travel and tourism graduate students.


The conference theme is Uncharted Territory: Reimagining Tourism in a New Era and will focus on reimagining a more sustainable and equitable future for tourism, post the pandemic. The Graduate Student Colloquium will be virtual.  


The graduate student colloquium 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:


  • Panel discussion on strategies to succeed in the first 3-5 years after graduation;
  • Participation in mentoring sessions with senior academics;
  • Participation in an a Virtual TTRA 3 minute thesis competition. It is important that students present their own work;


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 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 2021 are acceptable.


Key Dates

29 January, 2021          Submissions of graduate student research abstracts due

15 March, 2021            Acceptance of Abstracts notification

15 April, 2021               Final proceedings ready for extended abstract or full paper


Submissions are now open: For Author Guidelines, Submission Templates and to submit your abstract please visit


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