Professor Getz is a leading international proponent of event studies, drawing from his extensive research, volunteer, teaching and consulting experience in many countries. His book, Event Studies, defines the field of study. He is also active in researching a variety of special-interest market segments, including food and wine tourism, culture, sports, rural tourism and event tourism.
Dr Getz retired in July, 2009 from his full-time academic position at the University of Calgary, Canada, where he remains Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Professor in the Haskayne School of Business. He received a BES from the University of Waterloo, an MA from Carlton University, and a PhD from the University of Edinburgh.
Dr Getz is a Distinguished Fellow in the International Academy for the Study of Tourism, and has been a leading scholar in the fields of tourism and event studies. He is also a part-time Professor at the Norwegian School of Hotel Management, Stavanger University, in Norway, and is Visiting Professor at several other universities: Bournemouth University, England; Mid-Sweden University; Northwestern University, South Africa.
Downloadable: "Regional Event Tourism Strategies - portfolios and populations" pdf
Venue: Lecture Theatre 7, Building C, University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs
Date: Thursday 6 October 2011
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