LARASA and The World Leisure Organization are now accepting abstracts for the 2016 World Leisure Congress
2016 World Leisure Congress Challenges, Choices and Consequences will be held in Durban, South Africa from June 27th to June 30th, 2016.
Call for Papers
The Leisure and Recreation Association of South Africa (LARASA) and The World Leisure Organization (WLO) are now accepting abstracts for the 2016 World Leisure Congress. Each abstract will be subjected to a double-blind peer review by the Scientific Committee and will be assessed according to its thematic relevance, and quality of the research. Presenters accepted for the education sessions will have 20 minutes to present their findings and a further 10 minutes to respond to questions, for an overall duration of 30 minutes per session. Presenters are invited to submit proposals for interactive workshops and panel discussions / commissions, with a maximum of 3 panelists will be allocated 2 hours.
WLO Chief Operation Officer takes part on this international culture event
Cristina Ortega Nuere, Director of the Institute of Leisure Studies of the University of Deusto and Chief Operations Officer of World Leisure Organization is taking part on the First UCLG Culture Summit, to be held at AlhóndigaBilbao (18th-20th March – Bilbao, Spain). Cristina Ortega is one of the speakers of the Plenary 4: Culture and Sustainable Cities: the commitments that will take place at the Auditorium of the Culture and Leisure Centre, on 19th March from 15.00 to 17.00h.
The Global Network of Cities, Local and Regional Governments (CGLU), is celebrating the First UCLG Culture Summit in with the presence of more than 250 representatives of culture from cities and regions around the world. This international meeting will facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience to make the cities more sustainable through culture.
12th Biennial ANZALS Conference "Leisure as a Human Right" | 9-11 December 2015 | Adelaide, South Australia
The right to access and participate in leisure is enshrined in a number of international conventions and declarations. While there has been global consensus that access to leisure is a human right, there still remain a number of challenges and issues that individuals, communities and nations face in relation to fulfilling this right.
The 12th Biennial ANZALS Conference will provide an open and collegial environment where academics, policymakers and practitioners can come together to discuss and debate a variety of global and local leisure issues.
The conference will provide an avenue for the dissemination of leisure studies research that cuts across a variety of themes including:
• Leisure, health and health promotion,
• Leisure and the natural environment,
• Leisure as an educational tool,
• Leisure and inclusive practice,
• Leisure and the built environment including transport, planning and infrastructure,
Abstracts should be 250-350 words clearly indicating the following information:
• Author name(s) indicating position and affiliation as well as full details of correspondence author.
• Full paper title as it will appear in the conference programme.
• Abstract including Background (outline of the context/literature informing the study or issue), Approach/methodology (indication of the broad theoretical orientation and/or methodological approach) and Significance/Key learnings (description/application of findings or key learnings).
• Full references for any research cited in the abstract (no tables, figures or footnotes).
Abstracts are to be submitted in Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org
World Leisure Centers of Excellence initiative: University of Deusto and NHTV Breda University foster this collaborative research activity
The Chair in Leisure and Knowledge of the Institute of Leisure Studies at the University of Deusto (Bilbao-Spain) has the pleasure to invite you to the forthcoming Scientific Seminar on Interdisciplinary Research that will be held next Tuesday, 17 March, at 10:00, at the room adjoining the Assembly Hall at this University.
This seminar will be attended by two expert speakers on the urban transformation phenomenon and its impact on tourist and citizen experiences. Roberto San Salvador del Valle, from the University of Deusto, will give a talk on the topic “Bilbao, a glocal case study” and Marco Van Leeuwen, from the University of Breda, will address the concept of “Philosophy of Imagineering”.
This seminar is part of the initiatives encouraged by two World Leisure Centers of Excellence, University of Deusto and NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences, to foster new collaborative research activities.
This Seminar will be delivered fully in English. Please confirm your attendance filling this form
The Rector of the University of Deusto, José María Guibert, and the President of the World Leisure Organization, Roger Coles, had signed the agreement to establish the Technical Secretariat of World Leisure Organization at the University.
The University of Deusto and the World Leisure Organization signed today an agreement to relocate the Technical Secretariat of World Leisure Organization at the Institute of Leisure Studies of the University of Deusto. Deusto takes on the challenge of leading an international organization that for the first time in its nearly 60-year history moved its location from North America to Bilbao, a city that has based its urban regeneration and economic growth on leisure development.
Founded in 1952, World Leisure Organization is a world-wide, non-governmental association of persons and organizations dedicated to discovering and fostering those conditions best permitting leisure to serve as a force for human growth, development and well-being. The Institute of Leisure Studies of the University of Deusto, part of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, develops the leisure phenomenon in both its academic and research programs since 1988, the year of its creation. The knowledge of leisure, understood as a personal and social experience from a humanistic approach, is reached though the dimensions that shape their experiences and the areas in which is manifested: culture, sports, recreation, tourism, health and community development.
The rector of the University, Mr. José María Guibert Ucín and the president of WLO, Mr. Roger Coles, had signed the Memorandum of Understanding that summaries the joint effort of both institutions to expand WLO. The Treasurer, Andrew Williams, and the attorney of WLO, Jack N. Agrios, had taken part in an event that has been attended also by the Vice-Rector for International Relations, Mr. Álvaro de la Rica; the Dean of the Faculty Social and Human Sciences, Mr. José Antonio Rodríguez and the Director of the Institute of Leisure Studies, Ms. Cristina Ortega.