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Call for Papers and Presentations

Click here for the call for abstracts.

Preliminary Agenda

The preliminary agenda will be posted here in January 25, 2019.

Presentation formats

Paper and poster presentations are considered equal in terms of expected scholarly quality. At their core, management and roundtable discussions should have a focus on application.

  • Research paper presentation: A 15-minute presentation followed by 5 minutes of discussion.
  • Poster presentation: A 60-minute session; authors must be present to answer questions.
  • Roundtable session: A 60- to 90-minute session providing structure for stimulating discussion of timely and controversial topics.

Potential topics for oral presentations or posters


The following are examples of topical areas. However, we welcome and encourage presentations on other areas of recreation research and management.

  • Natural resource management
  • Outdoor & adventure recreation
  • Management applications
  • Historical/cultural resource management
  • Emerging and existing trends
  • Human dimensions of natural resources
  • Park/Recreation/Tourism planning
  • Travel and tourism
  • Policy development
  • Measurement and forecasting
  • Methodological & theoretical development
  • Urban parks & recreation
  • Sustainable tourism and development
  • Ecotourism and nature tourism

Potential topics for management roundtable sessions

  • Partnerships and dedicated funding sources to fund parks and recreation
  • Reconnecting youth with nature and the outdoors thru green and playful parks
  • Carbon friendly and sustainable parks
  • Urban forests/parks and their effects on quality of life
  • Social and environmental justice through parks, recreation, leisure and tourism
  • The potential impacts of government shut down on the public recreation facilities

Abstract submission guidelines & website

Abstracts should be emailed to the NERR Conference Chair, Carla Barbieri (carla_barbieri@ncsu.edu) as one single Word or pdf document . Please see the Call for Abstracts for submission details. If you experience any problems when submitting an abstract, please contact Carla Barbieri directly.

Presentation equipment

  • For oral presentations: One LCD projector and laptop computer will be set up in each break-out session room. Speakers are asked to load their presentations onto the appropriate laptop during conference breaks from either a CD or portable hard drive. Any additional equipment is the responsibility of the presenter.
  • For poster session: The author(s) must remain by the poster board for the one hour session. Poster content, including title(s), introduction, findings, and conclusion, figures, tables, and pictures, will be displayed on a 3' x 4' poster board supplied by NERR.


October 28, 2018 One page abstract must be received by the conference chair via email.
December 14, 2018 Notification of acceptance.
January 25, 2019 Full draft schedule (including presentation times) posted on website.

For more information about abstract submission, contact:

Carla Barbieri, PhD

Associate Professor

Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management

North Carolina State University

3028D Biltmore Hall

Raleigh, NC 27695

Ph: (919) 513-0351

Email: Carla_Barbieri@ncsu.edu


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