The University of Canberra is hosting a Cycle Tourism Conference and Rail Trail Symposium on 2 and 3 February 2012.
Both events are being organised by Dennis Puniard.
The Tourism Conference takes place over two days and the Rail Trail Symposium on 3 February.
At the Tourism Conference there will be:
Four Keynote Addresses
Matt Lamont (Southern Cross University), The overlooked cycle tourism segment: Active spectators.
Chris Bull (Canterbury Christ Church University, UK) A Systematic Review of Evidence for the Local Impacts of Tourism and Leisure Cycling.
Craig Groke (Manager, Economic Development , Regional Development Australia, Barossa SA) The Chicken or the Egg? Which one is responsible for the success of Cycle Tourism in South Australia?
Sally Rodgers (Cycle Tourism Officer, Murray to Mountains), The Murray to Mountains Rail Trail ; The Benchmark for Australian Cycle Tourism – The story thus far and future plans.
Peter Thompson (Project Manager, Roads ACT), Build it and they will come – Cycling in the Australian Capital Territory.
Marjan Moris (Tourism Policy Support Centre,Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium), Cycling as a tool for regional (tourism) development.
Jun Shao (Beijing Forestry University), Connecting Through Social Media: The Case Of Chinese Cycle Tourists.
Dennis Puniard (University of Canberra), The impact of new technologies on cycle tourism; How cyclists use websites, blogs and social networking tools.
Ray Freeman (School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Royal Roads University, Canada), Mountain Bike Tourism and Community Development in British Columbia: Critical Success Factors for the Future.
Stephen Schwer (Tourism Development Officer, Southern Flinders Regional Tourism Authority), Falling in Love Again: Helping government to fall in love again with cycle tourism.
Darren Stewart (Makin Trax) and Rod Florence (Territory Venues and Events), Stromlo Forest Park – Cycling Mecca risen from the ashes.
Peter Thompson (Project Manager, Roads ACT), Canberra’s Best Kept Secret – The Off Road Path Network.
Bruce Ashley (Director, The Environment Works), Cycling touring information and guide books: how they can contribute an integrated cycle tourism strategy.
Peter Neilson (Chief Executive Officer, Oncology Childrens’ Foundation), Charities and Cycling Events: how they attract a special type of tourist.
Blake Rowsell (University of Northern British Columbia, Canada), Mountain bike tourism development under the Midnight Sun: Capitalizing on site characteristics to maximize potential in the Yukon Territory, Canada.
Pam Faulks (THINK CANBERRA Director, Canberra Convention Bureau), The Tour de Timor experience 2009-2011.
Daniel Carruthers (Zhejiang University, China), Sportive Cycling Events in China: Local Governments Promote their Unique Regions.
Louise Rose (Department of Resources Energy and Tourism), Tourism and Strategy – The View from the Top.
Two panel sessions: Cycle Tourism Experiences; and Cycle Tourism Research Issues and Funding.
The Rail Trail Symposium program includes:
A Keynote Address by Sally Rodgers (Cycle Tourism Officer, Murray to Mountains)
The Murray to Mountains Rail Trail ; The Benchmark for Australian Cycle Tourism – The story thus far and future plans.
Steven Kaye (Vice President, Rail Trails Australia), The State of The Nation: the best of the bunch and where we can get better
Michael Oxer (Chairperson, East Gippsland Rail Trail Committee of Management), Count your chickens as they hatch, OR Is there anyone out there?
Arianne Reis (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Southern Cross University), A conceptual model for rail trail development as a significant tourism product and Combining tourism products to increase tourism demand for rail trail tourism
Darren McClelland (Director, Enjoy Inspire Consulting Pty Ltd), In anticipation of a new adventure: what do cyclists expect?
Michael Maher (Director, Transplan Pty Ltd), Overcoming Adjoining Landowner Opposition to Rail Trails
Dennis Puniard (University of Canberra), Rail Trails in Southern NSW; Prospects and Possibilities
Petrina Quinn (Riverina Highlands Rail Trails Group), Riverina Highland Rail Trails – A work in progress
Denise Cox (Fraser Coast Regional Council, Queensland), Mary to Bay Rail Trail
Peter Lee (Newcastle Cycleways Movement), The Fernleigh Track
A Panel Discussion on the topic of Rail Trails 2020: A vision for the future of Rail Trails in Australia.