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The Academy of Leisure Sciences' Annual Conference on Research and Teaching 2018

Conference Schedule (PDF)

Keynote Speakers (PDF)

Presentation Summaries (PDF)

Registration is now open!

WhenFebruary 20-23, 2018

Where: The campus of Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Accommodation: Courtyard Indianapolis at The Capitol. Our reserved block is currently full. We hope to negotiate additional rooms and announce that here.

Registration is now open!

Workshops: TALS is offering pre-conference workshops as an addition to this year's Annual Conference.

1. Qualitative Research Writing Retreat
Host: Dr. Corey Johnson.
Contact/register: corey.johnson@uwaterloo.ca
Dates: February 17th-20th
Rates include accommodation
Location: Bradford Woods.
Full details here (pdf)

2. A People’s History of Leisure Studies: Framing the Discussion around Race & Ethnicity to Advance Leisure Research
Host: Dr. Harrison Pinckney, IV
Contact/register: hpinckn@CLEMSON.EDU
Dates: February 19th-20th
Hotel rates have been extended for this workshop.
Full details here (pdf)

Welcome to The Academy of Leisure Sciences

The central purpose of the Academy is the intellectual advancement of leisure sciences.

This purpose is carried out in three ways:

  • First, the organization invites all interested individuals to become members of the Academy by joining a network that promotes the intellectual advancement of leisure sciences.
    In addition, the Academy continues to induct outstanding scholars, referred to as Fellows, to promote the scholarship of leisure sciences.
  • Second, through meetings, scholarship, and other activities, the Academy establishes forums for exchanging knowledge and ideas to advance the intellectual understanding of leisure.
  • Third, by the activities of committees, individual members, and Fellows, the Academy encourages and promotes the scholarly study of leisure among those who have demonstrated interest, potential, and competence.