Preliminary program

The program of the MMV9 conference will closely mirror those of past MMW meetings and has the following structure:

August 28th :
Welcoming ice-break evening, registration

August 29th :
Registration, opening plenary and parallel sessions, wine testing (by registration only)

August 30th :
Parallel sessions, plenary session and field trips

August 31st :
Parallel sessions, plenary closing sessions, conference dinner in Chateay Luchey-Halde

Sept 1st – 2nd :
post conference trips


Confirmed keynote speakers

    • Kreg Lindberg

 Nurturing the goose with the golden eggs: Sustaining resilience and well-being in natural area-human community systems


    • Cecila Claeys & Valérie Deldrève

Recreational uses through the prism of Environmental Justice


    • Philippe Bourdeau & Jean Corneloup

Recreational Transition and management of protected areas. The Cultural turn ?


Kreg Lindberg is an associate professor at Oregon State University. He teaches in the areas of tourism and recreation, sustainability, and research methods.  He conducts research in subjective well-being, resilience, tourism, and social science aspects of natural resource management.

Valérie Deldrève is sociologist at Irstea-Bordeaux. A large part of her researches deals with the environmental inequalities connected to Nature conservation. She studies the accessibility and the uses of the protected natural areas and resources through the prism of Environmental Justice.

Cécilia Claeys is sociologist at Aix-Marseille University - LPED. Environmental sociologist, her researches articulate public policies, public perception and socio-technique controversies analyses. Her main research issues are: protected natural areas, coastal risks, invasive species

Philippe Bourdeau is a full professor of cultural geography at the Institute of Alpine Geography (Grenoble University). He conducts research on recreation practices (PACTE research group). He is interested in the meaning of “elsewhere” in contemporary societies, critical approaches in tourism, and recreational dissent. He co-represents France within the International Scientific Committee on Research in the Alps (ISCAR) and is President of Journal of Alpine Research / Revue de Géographie Alpine.

Jean Corneloup is a senior lecturer at the UFR STAPS (Clermont-Ferrand) and a researcher with the PACTE research group on territories (Grenoble). His research focuses on the analysis of outdoor sports culture in relation with rural development. He is president of the network of researchers and experts on outdoor sports and editors-in-cherf of the Nature & Récréation journal


The complete list of keynotes will be updated very soon.


Field trips, excursions and social events

It is common practice for MMV events to include “in-conference” field trips. These trips are organized by the conference staff and will last around half a day. Destinations will typically be about an hour’s drive from Bordeaux. These outings will provide an opportunity to experience real-life examples of outdoor recreation management in the region where the conference takes place. For this reason, we will actively seek interaction with stakeholders and managers are actively sought. The “in-conference” field trip is included in the registration fee.

The conference dinner will be held in the Luchey-Halde Chateau, which is owned and managed by Bordeaux Science Agro. The Chateau is ideally located on 29 hectares of exceptional land at the center of the renowned appellation, Pessac-Léognan. This  estate  provides students studying  the  wine  industry with an exceptional  working  tool, and beautifully showcases  the  school’s know-how and commitment. This wine estate is also used to develop new projects such as an environmental approach to the vineyard.

Post-conference tours will also be organized. They will include one or two-day excursions to a number of destinations in Nouvelle Aquitaine. Participants will be able to choose from several tours depending on their desired activities and location. These tours will not be included in the conference fee and require a minimum number of participants.



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