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)
  • • Pre-conference workshops (2/10-2/11)
    • Pathways to a Better Tomorrow:Leisure Instruction for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice.: Dana Kivel, Rasul Mowatt, Mary Parr, and Harrison Pinckney Jr.

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
  • 6:00PM-7:15PM – Poster session / Graduate Student Fair
  • :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
  • 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”
    • Track 2: For graduate students interested in professional jobs and for undergraduate students:  “Job Market in the Recreation Industry”