CHME Annual Research Conference 2022

30th Sep 2021

Call for Papers


The 30th Council for Hospitality Management Education (CHME) Annual Research Conference


Call for Papers


25th -27th May 2022, Edinburgh Napier University, UK


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The Human Touch in Hospitality

The forthcoming 30th Council for Hospitality Management Education (CHME) 2022 will take place in Edinburgh, UK, from 25th-27th May 2022 with the theme the Human Touch in Hospitality.

Hospitality is society – flickering moments, little islands, magic touches, throwntogetherness, now you see it, now you don’t stuff, but constitutive of and constituted by society. It is the stuff that gets done, and in so doing makes society happen” (Bell, 2012: 149)

The past thirty years of CHME has witnessed a vast global shift from analogue to digital hospitality facilitated by the advent of the internet and more recently, alongside the global pandemic, the increasing use of smart phones; digital media; social media; virtual reality and artificial intelligence.

In today’s digital world, the act of hospitality is increasingly digitally enabled through online bookings, digital media, use of Apps and other related tools. Nevertheless, human beings remain at the heart of hospitality. In this conference we will reflect upon the following questions:

  • How has the digital world impacted on the meaning of hospitality?
  • Where is the human touch in hospitality today?
  • How can we as human beings shape hospitality for the future?

Conference Tracks

Track title

Track chair


Hospitality management

Sarah Rawlinson


Alisha Ali

Sheffield Hallam University

Critical and cultural studies of hospitality

Peter Lugosi

Oxford Brookes University

Learning, teaching and assessment in hospitality management education (Clive Robertson award)

Stephanie Jameson


Festivals and the human touch

Louise Todd

Edinburgh Napier University

Hospitable destinations

Constantia Anastasiadou

Edinburgh Napier University


Call for Papers

The call from papers opens from Wednesday 29th September, with paper submissions from Monday 8th November. Paper and poster submission deadline is Monday 17th January 2022.

Key Dates

Call for papers opens 

Wednesday 29th September 2021   

Papers submissions open

Monday 8th November 2021

Paper and poster submission deadline

Monday 17th January 2022



Conference Submission Categories

Papers of approximately 1500 words excluding references: These papers may be conceptual or empirical and should normally report on completed studies in one or more of the suggested track themes, however papers reporting on substantially developed work in progress will also be considered. All full papers will be subject to a double-blind reviewing process. If accepted, authors will normally be required to present in a 30-minute session (20 minutes for presenting the study and 10 minutes for questions) at the conference.

Posters: Authors are encouraged to use posters as an alternative means of presenting their research. This may be a more appropriate format for reporting on less developed work in progress.

For further details contact Dr Louise Todd, CHME 2022 Conference Coordinator:

More information available soon at:


Edinburgh Napier University