Welcome to the 9th International Conference on Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas (MMV), Bordeaux, France, August 29th-31st, 2018.

The MMV conference provides a forum for presentations and exchanges of research, ideas and experiences related to the monitoring and management of visitors in recreational and protected areas. The emphasis is on policies, problems, practices and innovative solutions. We welcome researchers, managers, consultants, policy makers, planners, members of NGO’s and other professionals dealing with visitor management in recreational and protected areas.

The 9th MMV conference will be hosted by the IRSTEA Research Center in Cestas (Environment, Territory and Infrastructure Research Unit), near Bordeaux. Alongside traditional subjects, this first French MMV conference will be centered on the theme of place, recreation and local development. There will be a rich and varied program of keynote presentations, topical sessions, poster sessions, and field trips.

We invite everyone to consider the opportunity to submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation. The official language of the conference will be English. Some assistance may be provided in specific sessions on demand.

Key dates:

Fall 2017:
Call for session proposals

January 2018:
Deadline for session proposals

March 2018:
Deadline for abstract submissions (oral and poster presentations)

May 2018:
Early registration ends (reduced price)

July 2018:
Last day to register for the conference (regular price)

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