Last modified: 21.01.2017.
On the occasion of the 650th anniversary of its foundation, Hungary’s first university the University of Pécs kindly invites you to the International Interdisciplinary Conference on Consumption - Experiences and Perspectives in Central European Context. The conference is organised by the University of Pécs Faculty of Business and Economics Institute of Marketing and Tourism, and will be held on 23-24 March, 2017 in the city of Pécs, Hungary.
AIMS OF THE CONFERENCE
Many disciplines concern the research of consumption theory and practice, but the scientific achievements and models they provide rarely cross the disciplinary borders. This fact does not favour the emergence of synergic effects, cross-disciplinary pathways and interdisciplinary results. The post-transition context of Central European countries creates a further particular dimension to this issue. We organize the International Interdisciplinary Conference on Consumption - Experiences and Perspectives in Central European Context with the aim of offering opportunities for exploring, recording and sharing the existing consumption research results on Central Europe and also initiating interdisciplinary collaborations between the representatives of different consumption research fields.
The first day of the conference is for plenary sessions, while the second day is for parallel thematic sessions of different consumption themes. The conference program is available on the conference official website: consumption2017.ktk.pte.hu/program.
The Scientific and the Organizing Committees are pleased to announce the conference keynote speaker:
Professor Gerhard Schulze, author of the best-seller „Die Erlebnisgesellschaft”
University of Bamberg, Germany, Chair of Sociology, especially Methods of Empirical Social Research
Dr. Margit Keller, Institute of Social Studies University of Tartu, Estonia and also Sociology of Consumption Research Network, European Sociological Association
The language of the conference is English.
The Scientific Committee of the conference offers the following thematic areas for academics and other experts in the field of consumption research to submit abstracts for presentations in parallel sessions:
Upon further evaluation and selection of conference presentations, the organizers will invite authors to submit full papers to the special issue of the Hungarian Journal of Marketing and Management.
The conference will be hosted in the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter of Pécs, which includes the unique exhibitions of the Zsolnay ceramics heritage as well as many other cultural attractions all completely restored for the year of 2010, when Pécs was one of the Cultural Capitals of Europe (visit the Zsolnay Quarter website).
The venue of the conference will be in the building of the Faculty of Music and Visual Arts inside the Zsolnay Quarter. Plenary sessions will be held in the Liszt Ferenc Concert Hall of the Faculty, while parallel sessions will be in other lecture rooms.
REGISTRATION AND CONFERENCE FEES
Participants shall register by filling and submitting the registration form electronically on the conference official website: consumption2017.ktk.pte.hu/registration.
Fees for the conference are as follows:
Conference fee includes:
The Gala dinner is sponsored by the 650th anniversary program
For the afternoon of 24 March 2017 we offer the following optional social programs for conference participants:
ORGANIZERS AND SUPPORTERS
University of Pécs Faculty of Business and Economics Institute of Marketing and Tourism
Co-organizers and supporters:
ACCOMODATION AND TRAVEL INFORMATION
Travelling and accomodation will be entirely supported by the participants. For an easier and more effective orientation you can find practical information provided on the conference website consumption2017.ktk.pte.hu/info