Abstracts/Presentations

Below are full listings of all Abstracts that will be presented at the GECVII 2016 in July, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Abstracts are listed by the day they will be presented. Click on the links to view pdf of each abstract.

Update: Power Point Presentations from the GECVII are now available! Click on the blue link below the Abstract or Speaker’s name, to view the presentation. More presentations still to come.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 Abstract Presentations

*Opening Session-Morgan Snyder-Visit Indy

Opening Session-Visit Indy

*Keynote Speaker-Dr. Donald Getz-University of Calgary

Global Events 7 Sustainable Event Cities Barcelona Getz 2016-Keynote

*Conceptualizing Events as Intangible Cultural Heritage by Dr. Charles Arcodia, Griffith University  Conceptualizing Events as Intangible Cultural Heritage- Arcodia

*Engaging the senses to explore Community Events by Dr. Judith Mair, University of Queensland and Dr. Michelle Duffy, Federation University Australia Engaging the senses to explore community events-Mair & Duffy

GEC VII Mair_Duffy

*Perceived Benefits of Youth Sport Facility Development: What are the key performance indicators of success? By Larry Jinkins, IUPUI Perceived Benefits of Youth Sport Facility Development – Larry Jinkins

*The Impact of Experiential/Hands-on International Experiences on Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Students by Dr. Lori Tuma & Dr. Patty Janes, Grand Valley State University, and Dr. Roy Cook, Fort Lewis College The impact of experiential hands-on international experiences-Lorie Tuma, Janes & Cook

Power Point Presentation-Lorie Tuma

*Teaching Heritage Interpretation Events to Non-event Students by Dr. Sharif Shams Imon, Institute for Tourism Studies, Teaching Heritage Interpretation Events to Non-event Students-Sharif Shams Imon

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*The Perception of Domestic and International Students of Problem Based Learning in a US-based MICE Curriculum by Dr. Sue Tinnish & Deborah R. Popely, Kendall College, The Perception of Domestic and International Students of Problem Based Learning in a US-based MICE Curriculum-Sue Tinnish & Popely

*The Implementation of Innovation in Chinese Modern Music Festival by Dr. Yanning Li, Coventry University, Prof. Rhodri Thomas & Dr. Emma Wood, Leeds Beckett University,  The implementation of innovation in Chinese modern music festivals-Lee Thomas Woods

Yanning Li-Presentation

*The Meaning of Networked Production Structures in Managing Festivals by Dr. Mervi Luonila, University of the Arts Helsinki, The meaning of networked production structures in managing festivals- Luonila

*Understanding Quality of Life (QOL) as a Contemporary Issue for Families Attending Festivals and Events by Dr. Allan Jepson & Dr Raphaela Stadler , University of Hertfordshire, Understanding Quality of Life -Allan Jepson & Stadler

*Support of Business Event Tourism by Small Businesses by Dr. Amanda Cecil, IUPUI, and Dr.Nancy Hritz, University of South Carolina Beaufort,  Support of Business Event Tourism by Small Businesses_Cecil and Hritz

CecilHritzGEC

*Meeting planner loyalty to Convention Services Managers: An Investigation of Convention Services Manager emotional and functional competence in the business-to-business exchange by Michelle R. Holm, Dr. Deborah Breiter,  Duncan Dickson,
Dana L. Joseph, Juhee Kang, & JeeYeon Hahm, University of Central Florida, Meeting planner loyalty to convention service managers -Holm, Breiter & Dickson

GEC Holm et. al.

*Determining Non-Financial Success Metrics for Meeting and Event Professionals by Dr. Leslie Scamacca, The City University of New York/ LaGuardia Community College, Determining Non-Financial Success Metrics for Meeting and Event Professionals-Leslie Scamacca

Determining Non-Financial Success Metrics for Meeting Professionals

Thursday, July 7, 2016 Abstract Presentations

*Keynote Speaker-Emma Wood-Leeds Beckett University

How we agree on what we think we felt Indie 2016-Keynote Emma Wood

*A Rock and a Hard Place: University Intermediaries and the Creative Event Sector by Dr. Julia Calver, Leeds Beckett University, A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE- Julia Calver

Rock n Roll and a hard place_Calver

*A Pilot Study of the Rotation of, and Motivations for attending Academic Conferences by Dr. George Fenich, East Carolina University, Dr. Lisa Thomas, DePaul University & Dr. Amanda Cecil, IUPUI  A pilot study of the rotation-George Fenich

Academic Conferences Fenich et al

*Transitions to Academia-An Investigation into the Professional Journey from Events Practioner to Higher Education Academic by Dr. John Perry, Sheffield Hallam University, Transitions to Academia – John Perry

Transitions to Academia_Perry

*Event “Brand-Legacy” through Social Media by Dr. Naomi Dale, University of Canberra, Event “brand-legacy” through Social Media – Naomi Dale

GECVII Naomi F Dale

*Food in Festival: a Changeable Tastescape by  Ju Peng, Schenzhen Tourism College, FoodinFestival- Ju Peng

*A Case Study: 500 Festival Usage of Social Media to deepen Event Brand Value by Erica Shonkwiler, IUPUI, 500 Festival Usage of Social Media to Deepen Event Brand-Erica Shonkwiler

Usage of Social Media to Deepen Event Brand Value

*Event Design and Planning: Factors Altering Event Design and Planning Procedures in Practice by Gurhan Aktas, Ecem Kayserili, and Beril S. Ersonmez, Dokuz Eylul University, EventDesignPlanning-GAktasBErbayramEKayserili

AktasErbayramKayseriliPPT

*Management of destination marketing organizations globally. The cross cultural perspective by Krzysztof Celuch, San Diego State Univeristy & Warsaw School of Tourism and Hospitality Management-Vistula University Group, Management of destination marketing organizations globally-Celuch

DMOCeluch_Indiana16

*Towards ‘Strategic Event Creation’; a step change for marketing events by Dr. Philip Crowther, Sheffield Hallam University, Towards ‘Strategic Event Creation’; a step change for marketing events- Crowther

Phil Crowther-Towards strategic event creation

*Car Events’ Contribution to Creating Value for Brand Community of Car Enthusiasts by Dr. Yao-Yi Fu, IUPUI, Car Events’ Contribution to Creating Value for Brand Community of Car Enthusiasts-Yao-Yi Fu

Car Events’ Contribution-Dr. Yao-Yi Fu-Presentation

*Competitive Sports Event Commitment of National Senior Game Participants by Dr. Sangguk Kang,Shu Cole, Lesa Huber, Brian McCormick, Lynn Jamieson , Indiana University Bloomington, Competitive Sports Event Commitment of National Senior Games Participants -Sangguk Kang, Cole, Huber, McCormick, & Jamieson

*Powdered Alcohol: Risk Perceptions and Potential Use by Outdoor Music Festival (OMF) Attendees by Dr. Marissa Orlowski & Dr. Mathilda van Niekerk, University of Central Florida, Powdered Alcohol-Dr. Mathilda van Niekerk

Global Events Congress-Powdered Alcohol

Friday, July 8, 2016 Abstract Presentations

*Measuring Sleep Quality of Business Travelers in Hotel Stays by Dr. Kimberly Severt, The University of Alabama, Measuring Sleep Quality of Business Travelers in Hotel Stays-K Severt

KimberlySevert-Measuring Sleep Quality

*Festival Quality Evaluation between Local and Non-Local Visitors by Dr. Hyungsuk Choo, Bowling Green State University, Festival Quality Evaluation Between Local and Non-local Visitors-Choo

*Sunday in the Park with MBECS: Eating the elephant one bite at a time by Carol Krugman & Andrea Peterson, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Sunday in the Park with MBECS-Carol Krugman & Peterson

Global Events Congress_MBECS_KrugmanPeterson

*The Indianapolis Mormon Temple Opening: If you build it, they will come by Dr. Heather Kennedy-Eden, Indiana University Kokomo, The Indianapolis Mormon Temple Event-Heather Kennedy Eden

*Wild Nature as “Venue” for Sports Events: New Paths for Tourism Development by Dr. Kari Jaeger, UIT Arctic University of Norway, Abstract Wild Nature as Event Venue-Jager

Indianapolis 2016 8 7 16-Kari Jager

*Enhancing Event Management Student Learning and Engagement with Industry via Service Learning by Dr. Godwin-Charles Ogbeide, University of Arkansas, Enhancing Event Management Student Learning and Engagement with Industry- Godwin-Charles Ogbeide