The Department of Tourism, Sport & Hotel Management and the Griffith Institute for Tourism present:

“Commonwealth Games Research Symposium”

As an official partner of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Griffith University was uniquely positioned to investigate the social, business and tourism impacts and legacies of the Games.

The Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management and the Griffith Institute for Tourism are pleased to invite you to a research symposium showcasing the results of just some of the cutting-edge projects conducted by Griffith University researchers examining the impacts and legacies of this globally important event.

Thursday 24th October 2019

3pm – 5pm

G42_4.23 Function Room

To RSVP to this FREE event, email Dianne Butler at [email protected] by Monday 21st October 2019, including any dietary requirements in your response.

Program Overview

3:00-3:10pm |   Welcome Professor Graham Cuskelly, Head of Department, Department of Tourism, Sport & Hotel Management

3:10-3:25pm |   Presentation by Dr Alana Thomson, Dr Millicent Kennelly & Professor Kristine Toohey AM | Measuring the social legacy of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games: Innovating research into social legacies

3:25-3:40pm |   Presentation by A/Prof Sacha Reid & Dr Melissa Pocock | Transforming Communities through Event Legacies: Residential property development as a driver for new housing choice on the Gold Coast

3:40-3:55pm |   Presentation by Dr Elaine Yang, Dr Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore, Dr Caroline Riot, Michelle Hayes and Emily Chen | A social media analysis of the gendered representations of female and male athletes in the 2018 Commonwealth Games

3:55-4:10pm |   Presentation by Dr Joan Carlini & Professor Andrew O’Neil | Business and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Expectations, outcomes and the future

4:10-4:30pm |   Q&A (all presentations)

4:30-5:00pm |   Refreshments served and networking

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