Welcome to the
Leisure for a Better Life
From World Leisure Organization, we are excited to celebrate in 2021 and for the first time our newest international initiative: the World Leisure Day (WL Day). This aims to reinforce leisure as a social right and its importance in daily life, as well as to expand its possibilities of manifestation and promote reflection on the accesses and barriers that still exist for many people around the world
This first edition of the WL Day, under the theme Leisure for a Better Life, will be celebrated on April 16th, 2021, and will take place all around the globe. The program will be in both offline and online formats, including varied activities based on leisure content such as physical/sports, social, touristic, intellectual, artistic, virtual, and manual.
The WL Day 2021 is being coordinated by the World Leisure Center of Excellence/USP (Universidade de São Paulo) together with Sesc (Serviço Social do Comércio) and LAGEL, the Laboratory of Management of Leisure experiences. The World Leisure Day will count on the participation of partners, invited organizations and people of all ages from Brazil and Latin America, as well as from the other Centers of Excellence in Leisure Studies located in Canada, China, The Netherlands, Hungary, and New Zealand, which will play an important role in the event dissemination.
March 26th, 2021
World Leisure Day – Event launch!
Date: The launch event will take place on March 26, 2021
Time: 4 pm (Brazilian Time) // 8 pm (Central European Time)
Format: Online debate about the importance of the “World Leisure Day”
Speakers: Prof. Ricardo Uvinha (WLCE / USP – Center for Excellence in Leisure Studies), Prof. Cristina Ortega (World Leisure Organization), Prof. Antonio Carlos Bramante (LAGEL), Prof. Anderson Dalbone (National Department of Sesc).
The online debate will be moderated by Prof. Maria Luiza Souza Dias (Sesc São Paulo). The broadcast will take place on Youtube.com/sescsp in Portuguese, the versions subtitled in English and Spanish will be shared as it gets ready.
April 16th, 2021
World Leisure Day
Further details will be available soon!
The program will be in both offline and online formats, including varied activities based on leisure content such as physical/sports, social, touristic, intellectual, artistic, virtual, and manual.
10:00 – 12:30 / Hangzhou International Expo Center.
World Leisure Expo Opening Ceremony
14:00 – 18:10 / Hangzhou International Expo Center.
Policy · Market · Innovation · Technology
1. Interpretation of leisure industry policy
2. The complex development of leisure industry
3. Technology helps the development of leisure industry
4. Unicorn leisure enterprises enjoy the leisure industry development dividend
19:30 – 21:00 / Xinqiao Hotel.