Call for speakers will close: December 15, 2013
Selections will be made and accepted speakers: notified by January 15, 2014
Accepted speakers must submit the “Speaker Agreement Form” and register for the conference: by February 1, 2014
Presentations must be submitted for review: by March 15, 2014
In 2014, the ESTC will be held in Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil from April 27-30, and will bring together 600 professionals from around the world. With a strong focus on highlighting and promoting ecotourism’s role in sustainable development, the ESTC14 aims to strengthen the industry’s commitment to the recent UN resolution, “Promotion of Ecotourism for Poverty Eradication and Environment Protection”, which recognizes ecotourism’s positive impact on sustainable community development efforts. The conference program will feature ideas, opportunities and solutions for the tourism industry to support conserving natural areas, alleviating poverty, empowering women, enhancing education, and improving the health and well-being of local communities.