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


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.

Conference information

Conference Schedule (PDF)

Keynote Speakers (PDF)

Presentation Summaries (PDF)

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.

All fees include access to all conference sessions, daily lunch, refreshments throughout the conference, and admission to two conference socials.

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

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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)

The conference theme for 2018 is Preparing for what’s next: Building a culture for leisure scholarship, education, and service.

Please make your registration selection below.

Login is required to complete registration - non-members will be required to create an account.

Attendees may sign-in and get their materials, 3 p.m - 6 pm, Tuesday, February 20, outside room CE 002.

Registration Rates (thru Feb 20, 2018)

Member Rate - $325

Non-Member Rate - $400 (includes one-year TALS membership)

Student Rate - $75

Student Non-Member Rate - $100


Our reserved block at Courtyard Indianapolis at The Capitol (317-684-7733) is currently full.

Nearby hotels include:

Fairfield Inn and Suites (501 W. Washington Street)

JW Marriot (10 S. West Street)

Westin Inn (241 W. Washington Street)


Questions? Problems? Contact Terri Vickers. Or call 1-800-327-5557.