*** Call for Papers extended! *** New deadline: 29th March 2013 ***
International Conference: Olympic Legacies and Impact of Mega-Events on Cities
University of East London, Docklands Campus, 4-6 September 2013
we would like to invite you to participate in the International Conference on Olympic Legacies and Impacts of Mega-Events on Cities to be held at the University of East London, 4-6 September 2013.
Please see www.uel.ac.uk/legacyconference for further details.
This international conference is designed to bring together researchers, policy makers, representatives of national and international bodies and institutions and anyone interested in and engaged with urban development issues arising from hosting mega- events such as the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Football World Cup, International Fairs, etc.
The aim of the conference is to provide a space to share and exchange knowledge that is focused on, for instance, but not exclusively, the following key themes:
• The Changing Urban Order and Mega-Events
• Evaluating Legacy
• Future Mega-Event Cities
Highlights of the conference programme include:
• Opening keynote by Dr. Juan Clos (Executive Director of UN-HABITAT and former Mayor of Barcelona)
• Closing keynote by Prof. Lamartine DaCosta (Professor of Olympic Studies, Universidade Gama Filho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
• Guided field trip to the newly opened Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Call for Papers
The conference organisers are inviting papers from researchers, academics, practitioners and postgraduate students from around the world. Please send your abstract of no more than 300 words to [log in to unmask] before Friday, the 29th March 2013 (NEW deadline!) Or, if you would like to organise a session on a particular topic, please contact Dr. Valerie Viehoff ([log in to unmask]).
We look forward to welcoming you in East London in September.
(Chair of the Conference Organising Committee)
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