World of Imagination conference 2021

Start date

Wednesday 7 Apr 2021, 18:00

End date

Friday 9 Apr 2021, 17:00

Spoken Language

The World of Imagination Conference is an online international conference that’ll take place from April 7th till April 9th. This conference highlights the interconnections between media, tourism and place and aims to bring together the diverse perspectives, approaches and actors involved in this process while focusing on critical issues accompanying this multifaceted phenomenon.

The registration for participants has closed, but you can still register for the conference as a listener. The ticket price for conference guests is €5.

Register for the World of Imagination conference.

You can also, free of charge, sign up for the online opening night (in collaboration with Studium Generale) on Wednesday April 7th from 19:30 till 22:20. With talks by, among others, the Rotterdam film commissioner, and the screening of the award-winning documentary Welcome to the Smiling Coast.

Register for the opening night.

World of Imagination
This ERC-funded research project focuses on film tourism: the phenomenon of people visiting locations from popular films or TV series. Recent years have seen explosive growth in this type of tourism, with far-reaching implications for the experience and organization of landscapes. The aim of this project is to discover why and under what circumstances films or TV series give rise to new tourism flows, and which variations can be found based on the specific characteristics of the films and TV series, local approaches to film and tourism and the tourists involved.

Please contact the organisation of the World of Imagination conference if you have any questions. We hope you can join us in enjoying these contemporary debates on Media, Place and Tourism!

Worlds of Imagination: Media, Place and Tourism in Today’s Global World