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The Academy of Leisure Sciences Annual Conference on Research and Teaching

Call for Proposals 2018


We are excited to announce the Call for Proposals for The Academy of Leisure Sciences’ Annual Conference on Research and Teaching.

The theme for 2018 is: Preparing for what’s next.

The deadline for submitting your proposal for presentation (both teaching and research) was September 14, 2017.

The Academy of Leisure Sciences' Annual Conference on Research and Teaching will be held February 20-23, 2018 on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis, IN.

The sessions will provide opportunities to showcase teaching and research questions, methods, techniques and strategies to advance the scholarship of discovery, teaching, and learning with open discussion topics generated by conference attendees. To facilitate engagement among presenters and attendees, sessions can be in the form of panels, workshops, or round-tables.

There will be some slots available for more traditional-type presentations as well. The topics can be works-in-progress, a compilation of best-practices in teaching, completed (previously published or unpublished)/traditional research, or teaching demonstrations.  

Each presentation at the Conference will be allotted a 1-hour time slot, and new this year will be a poster session for additional presentations. Thus, submissions can be considered for an oral presentation or poster session.

Authors, when submitting their proposals, will be asked to indicate whether they would like their presentation considered for a presentation only, poster only, or if they would like their submission considered for either type.

Authors please note:

  • If you have an account on Sagamore's journal system, please email web@sagamorepub.com so we can give you author access (if you have an account from last year's proposal process, this won't be necessary)
  • If you do not have an account, please register and make sure to check the 'Author' checkbox at the end of the form. You will then go to 'My Journals' (link at top right of page) and then click 'New Submission' on the right

All submissions are to be one-page in length (12-pt font, 1-inch margins) with one additional page allowed for references.

Authors are to indicate desired presentation type in their submission as a poster, panel, workshop, presentation, or roundtable. You may submit your proposal at http://js.sagamorepub.com/ALSTI/index

Conference registration information will be available later this summer.  

Contact Dr. Brooke Burk (brooke.burk@mnsu.edu) with questions and/or assistance with structuring your proposal.