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Challenging Leisure: the 10th Biennial ANZALS conference
May 3rd 2011 | 5 comment(s)

University of Otago, Dunedin (New Zealand) 6th – 8th December 2011

The Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies (ANZALS) are calling for papers on the above event which will take place at the Commerce Building at the University of Otago.

To help democratise the conference and develop synergises a variety of people from around the world have already volunteered to convene a diverse array of themed sessions. In addition, the conference committee welcomes the submission of papers which might not fit into one of the themed sessions, with further sessions to be developed in line with the nature of the papers received. Consequently, this is a call for anyone interested in potentially presenting a paper at the conference on issues related to leisure, recreation, tourism, travel, hospitality, events, and/or sport to submit abstracts for their papers to either a themed session or to the conference in general. Details of the themed sessions are available on the conference website. If you do not think your paper is appropriate for one of the themed sessions please submit your abstract directly to the conference organising committee ( who will review your abstract and allocate it to an appropriate session.

Themed panels include: Exploring gender and leisure; Risk and leisure; and Animals in the leisure experience, among many others.

Abstracts for the general conference call for papers (limited to 250 words) should be submitted as an attachment to Please ensure that abstracts include all author names, institutions and an email contact for the lead author. Any special presentation equipment (e.g. slide projector) required should be noted in the email in which the abstract is submitted. Abstracts for any of the themed sessions should be emailed to the convener of the appropriate session.

For more details see the conference website

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