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World Leisure Organization’s Call for Nominations: Board of Directors Posted on September 1st, 2015
World Leisure Organization’s Call for Nominations: Board of Directors
Deadline: November 1st, 2015
WL is happy to announce that there is a vacancy for the Board of Directors of World Leisure Organization. Should you are interested in taking part actively in World Leisure Organization, please, keep reading and become a fundamental part of one of the most important organizations fostering leisure.
Members of the Board are elected for a period of three years with a possible re-election. Those wishing to make a nomination for 2016 are required to comply with the following procedures prior to 1, November, 2015.
• In depth understanding of leisure as a vital factor in enhancing the human condition.
• High personal commitment to the goals of WLO.
• A network of national and international leisure, business, education, or financial contacts.
• Only individual members of World Leisure, including full, life, or student members are eligible to make nominations to the Board. However, non-members can apply for this vacancy on condition that they become members of WLO prior to being elected.
• Individual World Leisure members may self-nominate
• Read the Nomination Procedures document (download pdf below)
• Complete the Nomination Form (download pdf below)
How to Apply:
The Nominator or the Self-Nominee is responsible for the FULL COMPLETION of the Nomination Form, including that the Nominator must secure the consent and signature of the Nominee. • Complete and sign the Nomination Form.
• Attach a covering letter from the Self-Nominee, the Nominee or the Nominator, which gives support to the nomination.
• Attach a Summary CV or Résumé of the Nominee or Self-Nominee — 2 pages maximum.
• SEND THE NOMINATION FORM, COVERING LETTER, AND CV OR RÉSUMÉ BY E-MAIL ATTACHMENT IN PDF TOsecretariat@worldleisure.org by the Deadline Date (November 1st, 2015). Email Subject: 2016_CALL FOR NOMINATIONS_BOD_NAME_SURNAME
Candidates without these materials are ineligible and will be removed from the nomination list.
World Leisure Secretariat attended the Ociogune Forum Posted on June 15th, 2015World Leisure Secretariat attended the 10th Ociogune International Forum for research, thought and reflection on leisure (June 11th-12th, 2015. Bilbao, Spain). OcioGune, organized by The Institute of Leisure Studies of the University of Deusto, is aimed at researchers, experts and professionals in the field of leisure who are interested in sharing knowledge and experience in their areas of expertise. This new edition sought to promote a pluralistic view of the leisure phenomenon with the help of cultural and creative industries, integrating the diversity of actors, initiatives and approaches from which they are developed. Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) have become one of the most influential emerging sectors in advanced economies in the last decade.
World Leisure Secretariat met with Serviço Social do Comércio (SESC) representatives, the organizing committee of the 2018 World Leisure Congress, to discuss the scientific program of the Congress that will be held in Sao Paulo (Brazil) in three years. World Leisure Organization also had a stand at Ociogune with the aim to promote and disseminate information on scientific programs, commissions, projects and upcoming events among the conference attendees. World Leisure members and non-members approached the stand to exchange ideas and discuss collaboration opportunities.
2016 World Leisure Congress Call for Papers Posted on March 24th, 2015LARASA and The World Leisure Organization are now accepting abstracts for the 2016 World Leisure Congress2016 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.
Click here for further details: Call for Papers
Cristina Ortega speaks at the First UCLG Culture Summit Posted on March 18th, 2015WLO Chief Operation Officer takes part on this international culture eventCristina 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.
More details: www.uclg.org
Call for Papers for the ANZALS 2015 Conference Posted on March 13th, 201512th Biennial ANZALS Conference "Leisure as a Human Right" | 9-11 December 2015 | Adelaide, South AustraliaThe 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 email@example.com
Deadline for abstracts is Friday 29th May 2015
For full details here: http://www.unisa.edu.au/research/tourismleisure/