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The BEST EN Think Tank XI entitled "Learning for Sustainable Tourism" is held in Philadelphia from May 21 - 24, 2011 in conjunction with Temple University, Philadelphia.

The BEST Education Network is an international consortium of educators committed to furthering the development and dissemination of knowledge in the field of sustainable tourism. At a BEST EN Think Tank, research is presented, sustainable tourism topics are addressed, and research and educational materials for use in undergraduate education are developed. The BEST EN Think Tank is about more than presenting papers, it is an opportunity to work with others to create new knowledge.

Think Tank XI welcomes academics, educators, researchers, government officials, industry experts and experts on sustainability, environmental management, economics, and community and cultural management within the broader field of tourism. Those willing to be creative, to explore new ideas, who are comfortable with unconventional approaches and seek a broader perspective of the field are welcome to participate.

The focus of Think Tank XI is "Learning for Sustainable Tourism." This theme highlights the importance of education and learning in the field of sustainable tourism to promote and implement sustainable tourism practices in tourism. Innovative approaches in sustainable tourism education will be explored through keynote speeches and paper presentations. Participants will work with others to develop a research agenda and educational materials for use in undergraduate and graduate education. In 2011, Think Tank XI will partner with the Tourism Education Futures Initiative (TEFI) World Congress, which will take place prior to TT XI on May 18-21, 2011.

For more information about TEFI and the conference, please visit the TEFI home page .