Conference Programme

Conference programme

View our videos from the conference here.

Please note that this programme is still subject to change.

Monday 7th September 2015
09:00 Adventure activities with Foundry Mountain Activities in the Peak District National Park or Chatsworth visit
Tuesday 8th September 2015
09:00 Adventure activities with Foundry Mountain Activities in the Peak District National Park or Chatsworth visit
17:00 Expedition cooking demonstration and cook-off with Kieran Creevy, Backcountry Gourmet and Expedition Chef
(Hallam Square)
This event has been cancelled. We will meet any delegates who are at either Hallam Square or Cantor Building to answer any questions and offer a small tour of Sheffield City Centre and a visit to a local restaurant.
Wednesday 9th September 2015
Today’s Conference Chair: Dr Peter Varley, Adventure Tourism Research Association (ATRA)
08:00 Registration and Coffee (Cantor Atrium)
09:00 Conference Opening and Welcome Address – Dr Peter Varley, ATRA; Professor Peter Schofield, Sheffield Hallam University (Cantor Theatre 9130)
09:30 Sheffield : The Outdoor City - Brendan Moffett, Marketing Sheffield & Maxine Gregory, Sheffield Hallam University (Cantor Theatre 9130)
10:15 Welcome to Yorkshire, Peter Dodd (Cantor Theatre 9130)
10:45 Coffee Break (Cantor Atrium)
11:15 Parallel Sessions (20 min presentation, 5 min questions)
Adventure Experiences and Benefits
Chair: Gill Pomfret
Room: Cantor 9002

Mart Reimann: Afghanistan - the Perfect Destination for Adventure Tourism?!
Hannelene Schilar: The Adventure ‘Within’. Meanings and Experiences of Hiking Adventures
Nigel Dykes & Jamie McPhie: Adventures in Unknown Places without Maps: Implications for Outdoor Education, Experiential Education and Environmental Awareness
Adventurers
Chair: Carl Cater
Room: Cantor 9003

Maxwell Ayamba: Exploring Issues of Outdoor Recreation and Opportunities for Access: In Relation to Cultural Severance of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Communities in Sheffield
Gilliam McClure: What Motivates Participants of Obstacle Course Races and how do Motives Differ between Genders?
Zaiton Samdin: Adventure Recreation as Charity Event: The Pedal for Kidney and Charity Event, UPM, Malaysia
Adventure Product Development & Diversification
Chair: Arild Rokenes
Room: Cantor 9005

Prof. Peet van der Merwe: A Needs Analysis of Adventure Activities in South African National Parks
Mairead McEntee: Cold-water Surfing and Tourism on the Causeway Coast
Ian Gregson: Creating a Typology of Day Cycle Tourists: The Challenges Faced by the Peak District National Park in Using Digital Media to Communicate with Emerging Cycle User Groups
Workshop
Chair: Adele Doran
Room: Cantor 9006

Ed Chard, Head of Operatios, Jagged Globe
Incident management in the travel and expedition industry
12:30 Lunch, Networking and Poster Presentations (Cantor Atrium)
14:00 To work I walk: wilderness and Everest amongst farms, roads and people - Beau Miles, Monash University, Australia (Cantor Theatre 9130)
15:00 Coffee Break (Cantor Atrium)
15:30 Parallel Sessions (20 min presentation, 5 min questions)
Adventure Experiences and Benefits
Chair: Manuel Sand
Room: 9002

Tim Stott: Exploring Factors Influencing Outcomes of a Five-week Youth Expedition in the Himalayas using the Sail Training Programme Self-Assessment Toolkit
Natan Uriely: The touristification of a conflict zone: The Case of Bil'in
Liz King: Examining the Impact of Youth Hostel Association Residential Programmes
Adventurers
Chair: Steve Taylor
Room: 9003

Tove Dahl: What Makes Adventures Interesting, and Why Should it Matter?
Charles Chancellor: Bicycle Tourism: Understanding a Growing Adventure Tourism Trend
Rob Burton: Mountainbikers vs. Roadies: Exploring Online Representations of Cycling Cultures
Methodological Approaches & Philosophical Perspectives
Chair: Adele Doran
Room: 9005

Jasmine Goodnow: Microadventures and Liminality: An Accessible Alternative to Long-term Adventure Travel
Li-Hsin Chen: Using Grey Theory to Forecast Bicycling Tourism Demand in Taipei City
Suzanne Kennedy: A Research Adventure: Autoethnography and Ethnography in an Expedition Setting.
Workshop
Chair: Gill Pomfret
Room: 9006

Shane Winser, British Standards Institute & Royal Geographical Society

British Standards BS 8848 Compliance Workshop - Reducing Risk in Adventure Travel

This workshop is normally £190, but is free of charge for our delegates. For details visit the BSI Group Website
16:45 Break
18:00 Evening Activities: There is a choice of activity. Either at:

Evening walk and pub stop in Grindleford, Peak District National Park; travel by train (15 minute journey)

Or

The Best of ShAFF: An Adventure Film Compilation
(Cantor Theatre 9130) - Further details on the SHAFF Website
Thursday 10th September 2015
Today’s Conference Chair: Dr Carl Cater, Adventure Tourism Research Association (ATRA)
08:00 Coffee (Cantor Atrium)
09:00 The New Adventurer? - trends & challenges in the outdoor recreation market place - Andrew Denton, CEO Outdoor Industries Association UK (Cantor 9130)
10:00 Coffee Break (Cantor Atrium)
10:30 Parallel Sessions (20 min presentation, 5 min questions)
Adventure Experiences and Benefits
Chair: Tim Stott
Room: 9002

Nick Chater: Guided Risk Taking – Adventure-based Activity to Enrich the Lives, Learning and Educational Outcomes for Students by Creating Opportunities for Deeper Thinking
Inger Wallem Anundsen: Children Experiencing Nature through Harvesting Wild Food
Manuel Sand: Leadership and Communication Put to a Test - Key Competences of Trainers in the Outdoors
Tove Dahl: The Sign Language of Road Trips: Guides to Authentic Cultural Learning and Understanding?
Contemporary Issues within the Adventure Industry
Chair: Paul Beedie
Room: 9003

Akihiro Kobayashi: Climber Profile and Perspective on Risk Communication in the Japan Alps: A Case Study of the Yari-Hodaka Range
Douglas Briton: Mental Health Emergencies involving Adolescents on Expeditions: Experiences of an Expedition Leader
Sven Gross and Michal Lück: The Development of Adventure Tourism in the Harz Mountains, Germany
Sustainable Adventure Development
Chair: Sophie Price
Room: 9005

Pitaya: Adventure Tourism Planning and Developing in the Area of Merapi Volcano National Park, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Scott Ogletree: Developing Adventure Tourism through a Bicycle Friendly Community Perspective
Onur Aklbulut: Sustainability and Competitiveness Analysis of the Activity of Paragliding In Fethiye
Nigel Halpern: The Supply and Management of Bike Park Infrastructure for Mountain Biking
Workshop: Bushcraft Skills, Dave Watson, Institute for Outdoor Learning
Venue: TBC
12:15 Lunch and Networking (Cantor Atrium)
13:15 Adventure mobilities: Lifestyles, belonging and sustainability - Scott Cohen, Surrey University (Cantor Theatre 9130)
14:15 Parallel Sessions (20 min presentation, 5 min questions)
Adventure Experiences and Benefits
Chair: Peter Varley
Room: 9002

Karen Weekes: Climbing K2: Effective Coping Tools for Extreme Mountaineering Related Stressors
Claire Holland: From a Passion for Adventure to the Realities of Mountain Guiding in Chamonix
Arild Rokenes: How Guides can Create Value through Safety Decisions: Experiences from Guided Tours in Adventure Tourism
Contemporary Issues within the Adventure Industry
Chair: Steve Taylor
Room: 9003

Andrej Zigon: Importance of Brands for Mountain Bike Destinations
Dag Roland and Carl Nesset: Adventure Travel: Influence of Online Content and Videos in the Tourist Decision Making Process
Lazaro Mediavilla Saldana: Training in Adventure Tourism Activities in Spain vs ELESA European Project
Spaces of Adventure
Chair: Carl Cater
Room: 9005

Matt Healey: Adventure Motorcycling - The Emergence of a Adventure Sporting Subculture
Jillian Rickly: 'I'm a Red River local': Lifestyle Mobilities, Rock Climbing, and Community hospitalities
Kevin Bingham: Mapping the Field: Urban Exploration in Modernity
Workshop
Chair: Lynne Crowe
Room: 9006

Professor Lynne Crowe, SHU; Rebekah Newman & Andy Farmer, Peak District National Park Authority
How should society pay for the public benefits associated with outdoor recreation and adventure activities - a case study of Stanage Edge and the North Lees Estate, in the Peak District National Park.
15:30 Coffee Break (Cantor Atrium)
16:00 'Women in Adventure' Panel Discussion -
Adele Doran, Sheffield Hallam University;
Helen Turton, Newland Expeditions;
Hayley Lever, Director of Sport for Derbyshire;
Mina Leslie-Wujastyk, professional climber;
Dr Kaye Richards, Liverpool St John Moore's University;
Hannah Myers, Owner of Flare Clothing;
Jo Gunston, Journalist and founder of 'Sports Liberated'
Cress Allwood, adventure cyclist/ researching gender parity for the Institute of Outdoor Learning
(Cantor Theatre 9130)
17:00 Break
19:00 Conference Dinner at Kelham Island Museum
Announcement of conference host for 2016
Conference Dinner Speaker: Alastair Humphreys
Friday 11th September 2015
Today's Conference Chair: Dr Paul Beedie, Adventure Tourism Research Association (ATRA)
08:00 Coffee (Cantor Atrium)
09:00 Climbing to E10 and beyond - Neil Bentley, The Foundry & Steve McClure, professional climber (Cantor Theatre 9130)
10:00 Coffee Break (Cantor Atrium)
10:30 Parallel Sessions (20 min presentation, 5 min questions)
Sustainable Adventure Tourism
Chair: Sophie Price
Room: 9002

Torkjel Solbraa: Guidelines for Local Value Creation and Sustainability in Second Home Resorts
Halvor Dannevig: Sustainable Destination Development through Hiking. Experiences from Western Norway.
Adventure Experiences and Benefits
Chair: Tim Stott
Room: 9003

Dr Kate Russo: “The Moment I Lost My Mind”: The First Time Total Solar Eclipse Experience
Mark Hickman: The Protean Self Reconsidered: Older Adult Climbers and the (Re-) Invention of Identity
Tiago Cruz: Liminality in Mountainous Regions - the Case of Bothies
Adventure Experiences and Benefits
Chair: Manuel Sand
Room: 9005

Carola May and Helge Ludwig: Walking on the Wild Side – Creating a Sense of Belonging through Outdoor Experiences
Darío Pérez-Brunicardi: Adventure Tourism Education for All Spanish Schoolchildren. A Challenge for the Future

Workshop
Chair: Gill Pomfret
Room: 9006

Accessible Adventure Tourism
Arnold Fewell, AVF Marketing Ltd;
Suresh Paul, Equal Adventure;
Tony Potter, Calvert Trust;
Craig Grimes, Experience Community;
Gillian Scotford & Jane Carver, Accessible Derbyshire

12:00 Lunch and Networking (Cantor Atrium)
13:30 Parallel Sessions (20 min presentation, 5 min questions)
Contemporary Issues within the Adventure Industry
Chair: Paul Beedie
Room: 9002

Ashley Hardwell: Demanding Mountains and Supplying the Dream: But at what Cost?
Allison Inkster: Sea Kayaking and Ageing: Expanding the Agenda for Research into the Physically Active Older Adult
Adventure Experiences and Benefits
Chair: Hannelene Schilar
Room: 9003

Jim Cherrington: Out of the Mills and Into the Hills. The Social, Cultural and Political Impact of Outdoor Activities in Sheffield
Carl Cater: Adventure Racing and Active Lifestyles
Helen Hooper: Notes from the Underground: Using Caving to Understand Physical Activity Participation in Under Represented Groups
Adventure Product Development and Diversification
Chair: Arild Rokenes
Room: 9005

Sophie Price: Worries in the Wild West: The Realities of Tourism Entrepreneurship in Rural Ireland
Ariadna Gassiot Melian: Accessible Tourism in Ski Resorts: The Case of Sun Peaks, Canada

Workshop
Chair: Peter Varley
Room: 9006

Workshop: Professional Standards for the Outdoor Industry, Andy Robinson, CEO, Institute for Outdoor Learning

14:45 Coffee Break (Cantor Atrium)
15:15 Conference Close (Cantor Theatre 9130)
16:00 Break
17:00 Optional visit to The Foundry climbing wall

Workshops

British Standards Institute (BSI): BS 8848 Compliance Workshop run by Shane Winser - Expeditions and Fieldwork Advisor for the Royal Geographical Society

British Standards Institute British Standards Institute

Institute of Outdoor Learning (IOL): Bushcraft Skills; Professional standards for the Outdoor Industry

Institute of Outdoor Learning

Professor Lynn Crowe, Professor of Environmental Management at Sheffield Hallam University, and the Peak District National Park Authority: How should society pay for ecosystem services such as adventure tourism opportunities?

Sheffield Hallam University Peak District National Park

Accessible Adventure Tourism: workshop led by VisitEngland

Visit England

Incident Management in the travel and expedition Industry led by Jagged Globe

Jagged Globe

Quality Bushcraft - why take second best?

Key Dates

  • February 2015
    Abstract submission opens
  • April 2015
    Registration opens
  • Friday 3 July 2015
    Early bird rate closes
  • Monday 10 August
    Booking closes for activities
  • Tuesday 1st September 2015
    Registration closes

In association with


Trek and Mountain
Jagged Globe
Jagged Globe
Sheffield, the Outdoor City
Nikwax
Welcome to Yorkshire