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Green Tourism BARCamp: Beyond All Recognition or the Emperor’s New Clothes?
Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Tourism Studies.
Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Tourism Studies.
2017 (English)In: 26th Nordic Symposium of Tourism and Hospitality Research, October 4-6 2017, Falun, Sweden: Book of abstracts, Falun: Högskolan Dalarna, 2017, p. 61-62Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

A BarCamp is a “non-conference” where neither speaker, program events nor seminars are predetermined. The starting point is just a common theme on which the participants shape the content and the setup of the event. The actual agenda is decided on the spot on issues agreed among the participants. Everyone participates equally in conversations and discussions and they are supposed to generously share their knowledge and experience. This paper aims to evaluate if a BarCamp actually is a NEW type of meeting or if it just a face-lift of all already well-known meeting forms in the literature. The study is based on observations and empirical material from three BarCamps that took place in Sigtuna, Sweden, between 2013 and 2016. Although nominations and votes on different topics suggestions and/or interesting issues in the initial plenary-meeting will decide what to be brought up on the BarCamp, it can be questioned how objective and “free minded” such determination actually is? As in every field based on social relations; professions, titles and experience might have a crucial effect on how the agenda will be set. Economic and/or political intentions might play a role as well, and perhaps the personality of the participants. However, result points out that there is a difference between such meetings where the participants creates the agenda without preparation on beforehand and more traditional meetings as for example company-meetings, conferences, congresses, incentives and events.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Falun: Högskolan Dalarna, 2017. p. 61-62
Keywords [en]
Green tourism, BAR-Camp, meeting forms, sustainability, non-conference
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Economics and Business
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34260OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-34260DiVA, id: diva2:1175109
Conference
26th Nordic Symposium of Tourism and Hospitality Research, October 4-6 2017, Falun, Sweden
Available from: 2018-01-17 Created: 2018-01-17 Last updated: 2018-01-17Bibliographically approved

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