2020 TALS Preliminary Agenda

TALS 2020
Urbana-Champaign, IL
Tuesday, February 11 – Friday, February 14, 2020

Pre-conference events

  • • China-International Leisure Research Association conference (2/10-2/11)
  • • Academic Leaders Retreat (2/11, 8:00AM-4:00PM)

Tuesday (2/11)

  • 4:00PM – registration opens
  • 6:00PM-7:15PM – Opening Session & Bannon Lecture
  • 7:30PM-9:00PM – Sagamore-Venture Social (Houlihan’s at the I-Hotel)

Wednesday (2/12)

  • 8:00AM-9:15AM – Concurrent sessions / TALS Identity, Values, & Mission workshop
  • 9:30AM-10:45AM – Concurrent sessions
  • 11:00AM-12:15PM – Concurrent sessions
  • 12:30PM-1:45PM – Lunch / Student Networking Lunch event
  • 2:00PM-3:15PM – Concurrent sessions
  • 3:30PM-4:45PM – Concurrent sessions
  • 5:00PM-5:45PM – Meetings (NEW)
    • JLR Editorial Board meeting
    • TALS Student Advisory Committee Meeting
      • Description: This is a closed meeting for those who are on the outgoing and incoming Student Advisory Committee.
    • COAPRT Academic Accreditation: Visitor Training (5:00PM-6:30PM
      • Descirption: Familiarize yourself with COAPRT standards and procedures by attending this training workshop. This training will provide an update on Council operations following its transition to an independent organization and provide an overview of COAPRT accreditation. Individuals interested in serving as accreditation site visitors will also have the opportunity to either initiate or update their status as site visitors. Those who are new to the accreditation process and want to learn more are welcome.
    • Potential Leaders Meeting (5:00pm to 6:00pm)
      • Description: This session is open to anyone curious about academic leadership: from exploring pathways, skill sets, and professional timing, to actually embarking on the journey.  This is a time dedicated to conversation among new explorers and seasoned leaders.  All are welcome.
  • 6:00PM-7:15PM – Poster session / Graduate Student Fair
  • 7:30PM-9:00PM – Leisure Sciences Social (Esquire Lounge)

Thursday (2/13)

  • 8:00AM-9:15AM – Concurrent sessions
  • 9:30AM-10:45AM – Concurrent sessions
  • 11:00AM-12:15PM – Concurrent sessions
  • 12:30PM-1:45PM – Lunch / Fellows Luncheon
  • 2:00PM-3:15PM – Concurrent sessions
  • 3:30PM-5PM – educational trips. The attendees will be able to choose one of the following:
    • Option 1: A guided tour of the UIUC Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) and participate in exercise sessions of their choice
    • Option 2: A guided University of Illinois campus tour
    • Option 3: A guided tour of the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
  • 5:30PM-6:30PM – Meetings (NEW)
    • TALS BOD meeting
      • Description: This is primarily a closed meeting for those who are on the incoming 2020 Board of Directors for The Academy of Leisure Sciences.  Anyone who would like to speak to the Board of Directors will be allowed to do so during the first portion of the meeting.
    • RST Alumni Social
  • 7:00PM-8:30PM – TALS Dinner, Business Meeting & Awards Ceremony (I-Hotel)

Friday (2/14)

  • 8:00AM-9:15AM – Concurrent sessions
  • 9:30AM-10:45AM – Concurrent sessions
  • 11:00AM-12:30PM – Lunch & Closing Keynote
  • 12:45PM-1:45PM – Post-conference workshops
    • Track 1: For students interested in academic careers – “Academic Job Search Process”