The 4th International Conference on Events (ICE) 2017: Beyond the Waves, will take place from 12-14 December 2017 at Rosen College of Hospitality Management, Orlando, Florida, USA. Rosen College of Hospitality Management is a centre of excellence in hospitality, tourism and event research and education. The conference provides a dynamic, interactive and international platform for academics and practitioners to explore and debate the latest issues and trends in event research and practice. The conference offers a unique networking opportunity for scholars, industry experts, practitioners, government officials and policy makers to exchange ideas and information, and explore how to enhance research and knowledge sharing through partnerships.


A key feature of the conference will be the inclusion of a number of keynote addresses and panel discussions on issues concerning events. In addition, the following themes will be offered during breakout sessions in the form of presentations and discussions:

  • Management models for events and festivals
  • Safety and security for events and festivals
  • Smart events and festivals
  • Innovations in events and festivals
  • Information Communication Technology for events and festivals
  • Environmental sustainability for events and festivals
  • Corporate social responsibility (CSR)
  • Supply side and demand side approaches
  • Stakeholder centric approach
  • Integrated and environmental sustainable approach for events and festivals
  • Strategic planning processes for events and festivals
  • Developing events and festivals as tourist attractions
  • Healthy food choices during events
  • Policies and politics of events
  • Events education and professionalization
  • Creativity and events
  • Design and production
  • Event philosophy and psychology
  • Event experiences
  • MICE
  • Impacts and legacies (Beyond the Waves)

Key Dates

Submission of extended abstract (1200 words maximum): 29 September 2017
Notice of acceptance: As soon as available
Deadline for early bird registration: 30 September 2017
Deadline for full paper submissions: 15 October 2017
Regular registration: 15 November 2017