ENTER2014

ENTER2014 Conference happened in Dublin, Ireland in January 21-24, 2014.

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ENTER 2014 was a great success with record-breaking outcomes and more than 350 delegates from all over the world.
The event – chaired by professor Wolfram Höpken – started with an interactive PhD workshop where doctoral students had the opportunity to present their current research projects and discuss them in a very challenging environment. The workshop was also used to award those students who have submitted exceptionally high qualitative theses.

Over following days the conference continued with the discussion of some of the most cutting-edge tourism and technology topics by academics from all continents, and representatives from technology-savvy tourism organisations and enterprises, such as Tourism Ireland, TripAdvisor, Realex Payments, Taiwan Tourism Bureau and Wyndham Hotel Group. The discussions took place in form of interesting presentations, interactive workshops and vibrant panel discussions. Keynote speakers this year were, among others, Aoife Desmond from Facebook, Jenny Taaffe from iZest, Des O’Mahony from Bookassist, and Nate Bucholz from Google.

For people that could not attend the conference, an online live streaming channel was offered to provide an opportunity to follow the main presentations in real time. This was used more than 2,500 times within the three days of the conference.
Apart from interesting presentations, panels and workshops, ENTER 2014 was underlined by an exciting social programme, which started on Wednesday night with a tour through the Guinness Storehouse and a welcome reception in its famous gravity bar. The conference was rounded off on Thursday night with a jolly ‘Shindig’ party in the Jameson Distillery with Irish dance, food and a taste of the best Irish whiskey.

If you attended the ENTER 2014 conference and would like to share presentations, pictures or videos that are not included on the webpage, please send them to ifitt@ifitt.org and we will share them with the global eTourism Community.