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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

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) is September 14, 2017.

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Workshops: TALS is offering pre-conference workshops as an addition to this year's Annual Conference. The first of which is a Qualitative Research Writing Retreat hosted by Dr. Corey Johnson. The Workshop will run from February 17th-20th and be held at Bradford Woods. More details can be found here.

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

Registration is now open. Please make your selection below.

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

Early Bird Rates (good thru Oct. 20, 2017):

Early Bird Member Rate - $275

Early Bird Non-Member Rate - $350 (includes one-year TALS membership)

Early Bird Student Member Rate - $50

Early Bird Student Non-Member Rate - $75

Regular Rates (Oct 21, 2017 thru Feb 20, 2018)

Member Rate - $325

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

Student Rate - $75

Student Non-Member Rate - $100


Courtyard Indianapolis at The Capitol is offering a special group rate of 139 USD per night

Dates - 2/20/2018 thru 2/24/2018

Last day to book: 1/21/2018

Book your rate for the TALS Conference.


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