Toronto Information Session & Learning Symposium - Wednesday, November 22, 2017
At Royal Roads University, we know everyone has something to share and there's huge value in open discussions. Our online and on-campus programs create an environment where everyone works together to achieve success.
At RRU, you learn from everyone in your program and not just from your instructors. Join us in Toronto, on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 to see our difference in action.
Following this general information session, we are pleased to bring you a learning opportunity from Dr. Eugene Thomlinson, Associate Professor for the School of Tourism & Hospitality Management discussing;
"Riding the Wave of Tourism: Influencing destination image through film"
Popular media has long been a great vehicle for showcasing the wonders of the world and creating anticipation. Today, television, cinema and the internet give us a glimpse of new locations and generate interest in visiting these places. Similar to product placements, these “location placements” create impressions of destinations and, in the absence of personal experiences, provide us with pseudo experiences and memories. Using Hawaii Five-O as an example, this discussion will explore the mechanics of film to show how location placement attributes in the programs we watch, can affect our understanding of a destination.
Registration Opens: 5:30 pm in Salon 1 Room
Information Session: 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm
Break: 6:45 pm to 7:00 pm
Learning Symposium: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Informal Networking: 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm