Call for Papers

Greetings from William F. Harrah College of Hospitality, University of Nevada, Las Vegas!

The 25th Annual Graduate Education & Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality & Tourism (https://gradconfht.com) is calling for paper submissions (https://gradconfht.com/call-for-papers/ ).

Accepted submission will be eligible for a best paper award. For the first time, in addition, the conference will offer a best poster award.

Organized by William F. Harrah College of Hospitality, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, this conference will be held from January 3rd – 5th, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The focus of the conference and program will be on the research of graduate students and graduate education issues in the field of hospitality and tourism. While this conference has been designed for graduate students and faculty, undergraduate students and industry professionals with an interest in graduate education should consider attending.

This conference focuses on a broad range of contemporary topics relevant to research, education, and industry practices in hospitality, tourism, and related fields of study. Presentation proposals are hereby solicited, and the lead author must be a graduate student or an undergraduate honors student who conducted the research work. All submissions should have a faculty coauthor.

Students may submit either a Completed Empirical Research Paper (2000-word Structured Abstract) for a Formal Paper Presentation or a Work-in-Progress Paper (1000-word Abstract) for a Poster Presentation.

To be considered for the Completed Empirical Research Paper, students must submit a Structured Abstract (2,000 words max., in English, including tables/figures, but excluding references) by the deadline (Sunday, September 15th, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time USA).

To be considered for the Work-in-Progress Paper, students must submit a Structured Abstract (1,000 words max., in English including tables/figures, but excluding references) by the deadline (Sunday, September 15th, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. PDT USA).

Students must (1) indicate one of the following tracks when submitting a paper for review and (2) indicate whether it is a Completed empirical research paper (stand-up presentation) or Work-in-progress (poster) submission.

  • Consumer Behavior, Hospitality

  • Consumer Behavior, Tourism

  • Education

  • Finance & Economics

  • Human Resources & Leadership

  • Lodging Management & Service Quality

  • Marketing

  • Restaurant & Food Service

  • IT Adoption & Application

  • Tourism & Sustainability

Once submitted, papers will undergo a blind review process and will be assigned to one of two categories, depending upon whether they are Completed Empirical Research Papers or Work-in-Progress Papers.

For the paper submission details, please visit the official conference website: https://gradconfht.com/call-for-papers/

Paper submission and notification timeline:

– September 15, 2019: Online paper submission closes at 11:59pm PDT, USA.

– October 24, 2019: Notification of acceptance

– November 8, 2019: Final papers due by 11:59pm PST, USA.

Note: All papers are to be submitted online via the conference’s EasyChair https://easychair.org/conferences?conf=htgradconference2020 submission page no later than the due dates.

If you have inquiries regarding the conference and paper submission, please send an email to:

Sarah Tanford, Ph.D.
2020 Graduate Conference Paper Review Chair
Professor, Harrah College of Hospitality
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Email: sarah.tanford@unlv.edu 

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