EOE Network Seminar 2017

16th European Institute for Outdoor Adventure Education and Experiential Learning Seminar

Seminar Theme

Outdoor atmospheres and narratives:

Connecting young people to the world

The seminar is about the sensed, aesthetic outdoor world and the narratives that we construct or reproduce when we experience powerful outdoor spaces.  It is designed to be an active participatory research and practical conference developing theory and engaging in practice.  There will be extended sessions outdoors for all participants.  It is planned to consider aspects of the romantic as well as the critical, the aesthetic as well as the cognitive and by co-constructing this new way of thinking about outdoor practice it is hoped that new understandings of atmospheres and narratives will engender curiosity, raise cultural sensitivity and enrich our outdoor practices.

EOE 2017

Programme Outline

Programme Outline 2017

2015 Outdoor Adventure Education 1

Conference submissions

Submit an abstract

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations and practical workshops are now being accepted for EOE2017. Presentations and workshops from various disciplinary angles, across the themes, are welcome from researchers, practitioners and graduate students. To apply, please complete the EOE2017 submission-form and return to the conveners at eoe2017@marjon.ac.uk before March 31 2017.

Call for papers*

European Outdoor Education Network Seminar 2017

*oral presentation, *practitioner workshop, *poster presentations, *discussion forum

Details for Presenters

All presentations should relate to one or more of the conference themes.

  • Oral presentation: A 20 minute presentation of ideas, theory, research or practice, with 10 minutes for questions & answers. Audio/Visual PC with MS PowerPoint 2010 as standard
  • Practitioner workshop: A 90 minute active, practical workshop – please specify indoors or outdoors
  • Poster presentations: A1 size – posters should be presented in person as scheduled
  • Discussion forum: NEW to eoe 2017 – a 30 minute informal discussion that you chair/facilitate on a seminar theme – a chance to develop concepts, ideas from key note lectures.
  • Presenting at the Seminar

Please submit your abstract by completing the MS Word file available on the this page and sending it to the conveners at eoe2017@marjon.ac.uk

Deadline of March 31, 2017

Peer reviewed abstracts will be published in a book of abstracts.

Conference Themes

  • Atmospheres and hauntings
  • Senses and the aesthetic
  • Narratives of gender
  • Narratives of diversity
  • Narratives of oppression
  • Social justice
  • Environmental justice


Click to download the EOE 2017 call for papers

Book now

Registration closes shortly

Registration for the EOE Network Seminar 2017 will close on Saturday 17 June.


Tickets are available along with accommodation options now.

BASES Conference 2017 - Venue

The venue

Plymouth Marjon University

Plymouth Marjon University was ranked 4th best university in the UK, in 2016, for sports facilities by Times Higher Education (THE) and is the only University in the South West to achieve laboratory accreditation by BASES. Our laboratory facilities include two exercise physiology laboratories, a biomechanics laboratory and a rehabilitation laboratory.

The seminar will be based at our vibrant green and self-contained campus. It takes just minutes to walk between the sports centre, lecture theatres, teaching rooms, restaurant, shop and accommodation. We've really got all you need right here.

BASES Conference 2017 - Accommodation

Where to stay

Accommodation options

Situated on campus, our halls of residence will offer up to 150 rooms for seminar delegates. Off-site accommodation is also available, a Travelodge hotel is a 5-10 min walk from campus and the Future Inn is a 10-15min from campus.

BASES Conference 2017 - Plymouth

The city

About Plymouth

Plymouth Marjon University is located in Derriford, on the northern edge of Plymouth. Our city is packed with character and charm and delegates may enjoy waterside dining at the Barbican or the Royal William Yard. Or if you love the great outdoors then it is a short trip to the beach or to Dartmoor National Park. With transport links by road and rail, Plymouth Marjon University is easily accessible to those travelling to the seminar and on-site parking is available.

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