We are pleased to announce that the 17th World Leisure Congress has been rescheduled to 11 – 15 December 2023.

Ensuring the world leisure community can meet in person at the congress is of crucial importance and moving to 2023 will allow more certainty around international travel while still giving everyone a chance to visit New Zealand during the summer.

The call for abstracts and registration timeframes have also been rescheduled. You can find a summary of key dates below and keep up to date with what is happening on the congress website

We look forward to welcoming you to Dunedin, New Zealand in 2023.


Call for abstracts open – February 2023
Call for abstracts close – April 2023
Registrations open – April 2023
Abstract presenters notified – From May 2023
Early bird registrations close – August 2023
Special session and abstract papers due – September 2023
Full programme available – September 2023

17th World Leisure Congress – 11-15 December 2023

Should you have any questions in the meantime please do not hesitate to WLO Secretariat (secretariat@worldleisure.org) or  Amie Seymour (amie@conference.nz)