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The Academy of Leisure Sciences Annual Conference on Research and Teaching

Call for Proposals TALS 2019

We are excited to announce the Call for Proposals for The Academy of Leisure Sciences’ Annual Conference on Research and Teaching. The theme for 2019 is Intersections.

Clemson University will host the conference February 26 – March 1, 2019 in Greenville, SC.

The deadline for submitting your proposal for presentation (both teaching and research) is Thursday, September 20, 2018 Extended to Thursday, October 4. .

Conference sessions will provide opportunities to showcase and discuss teaching and research questions, methods, techniques and strategies to advance the scholarship of discovery, teaching, and learning. Presentations can be works-in-progress, a compilation of best-practices in teaching or research, completed (previously published or unpublished) original research, or teaching demonstrations.  

The best teaching and research proposals will each be invited to expand their work into a paper to be published in Schole (teaching) and Leisure Sciences (research).

This year we are offering additional formats that we hope will facilitate engagement among presenters and attendees. When submitting proposals, authors will indicate which formats they would prefer and which formats they would consider. Teaching and research presentations may be any of the formats. Options include:



1 hour presentation or workshop

1-2 presenters

This is the presentation format you may be familiar with from previous TALS conferences. The author(s) are responsible for planning the entire 1 hour session. Please build in time for discussion

30 minute presentation

1 presenter

We will pair each presentation with another 30 minute presentation for a 75 minute session

Panel Presentation (75 minutes)

3-5 presenters plus moderator

A moderated discussion around a theme. The authors are responsible for planning the entire 75 minute session, including providing a moderator. Please build in time for audience discussion.

Poster Panel (60-75 minute session)

1 presenter (per poster)

Authors will participate in a panel discussion (20-30 minutes) and then have a chance to interact with attendees who are circulating among the posters (40- 45 minutes). Multiple posters will be grouped into a session and a moderator will be provided. You may also propose and coordinate a full poster panel session.

Research or Teaching Blitz

1 presenter (per submission)

A Ted Talk style (5, 10 or 15 minutes) presentation without notes and with minimal visual aids (Powerpoint etc.)We will group presentations in to a 60 or 75 minute session

Traditional Poster

1-2 presenters (per poster)

This is the traditional poster session you may be familiar with from previous TALS conferences and other conferences. Authors will be available to answer questions and respond to comments from circulating attendees.

To submit a session proposal, authors will need to create an account (register) with the Sagamore-Venture online submission system.

Submissions must be one-page in length (12-pt font, 1-inch margins) with one additional page for references. See Author Guidelines for more information.

Authors must complete a cover page questionnaire: TALS 2019 Submission Cover Page

An individual may be the first author on only one research and one teaching submission and may be a second or later author on an unlimited number of submissions.

You may submit your proposal at http://js.sagamorepub.com/ALSTI/index

Contact Dr. Birgitta Baker (bbaker@psu.edu) with questions. More conference details can be found at: https://www.theacademyofleisuresciences.org/