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Call for Abstracts and Call for Award Nominations (2023 National Extension Tourism Conference and Awards)

The National Extension Tourism (NET) Design Team is pleased to announce that it has two open calls:

This year’s conference theme is β€œEnvisioning the Future of Extension in Tourism.” Conference abstracts are requested in the following categories:

  • Economic Impact
  • Outreach and Engagement
  • Applied Research
  • Evaluation
  • Case Studies
  • Training and Certification
  • Academic Research
  • Education
  • Integrated (Research + Extension)

This year’s NET Award categories include:

  • NET Excellence in Tourism Collaborations Award
  • NET Excellence in Tourism Programming Award: Individual or Team
  • NET Career Achievement Award
  • NET Emerging Leader Award

More details about the conference, including registration dates and timelines, will be available on the
NET 2023 Conference homepage soon. If your organization is interested in sponsoring the conference, please be sure to visit our sponsorship page.

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