A world-wide, non-governmental association dedicated to discovering and fostering those conditions best permitting leisure to serve as a force for
human growth, development and well-being.
The 4th World Expo and Forum in Hangzhou, China, 2019
The 16th World Leisure Congress will be held in Pinggu, Beijing, from the 17th. to 23rd. October 2020. The Congress will be hosted by the Beijing City Government and co-organized by World Leisure Organization (WLO) and Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism and the Pinggu District Government. The Congress theme “Leisure Makes Life Better” aims to … Continue reading “2020 Beijing-Pinggu World Leisure Congress “Leisure Makes Life Better””
Every year, the last Wednesday of May, different cities from Latin America face each other in the Challenge Day, a friendly competition that encourages their population to exercise throughout the day. The winner city is that which gathers the largest number of inhabitants taking part in the challenge, compared to its total population. The pairs … Continue reading “Challenge Day 2019 coordinated by Sesc São Paulo in the American continent”
We give a warm welcome to Nicole Peel, who has recently joined us as a WLO member. She works as an Associate Lecturer on Therapeutic Recreation at the School of Science and Health at Western Sidney University, and has recently published about the state of leisure studies in Australia and New Zealand.
By Carlos Alberto Rico, WL Board of Directors member The first event articulated two academic spaces: The Congress of the Latin American Association of Sports Management-ALGEDE and the VIII Latin American Recreation Encounter. These were held in the city of Colima, Mexico, under the organization of the University of Colima. Advances in research, education and … Continue reading “Reflections after the events supported by the WL Latin American Chapter in Mexico: progress in the Latin American process”
Yu Niu is researching on the impact of leisure in older adults’ lives. She is enrolled in a PhD program at the Department of Tourism, Recreation & Sport Management of the University of Florida. We are glad to welcome her as a new WLO member!
As part of the May trip to China, a WLO delegation formed by WLO Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Cristina Ortega and Events, and Communications Coordinator, Mireia Iglesias, met the WL Expo Office in Hangzhou on the 14th May. This meeting was entirely devoted to the organization of the 4th WL Expo and Forum (18-20th October 2019, Hangzhou, China). This … Continue reading “New actors join the local organizing team of the WL Expo in Hangzhou, and the topics of the WL Forum are now set!”
Professor Atara Sivan, Board member of World Leisure Organization (WLO) and Chairperson of World Leisure Organization-Hong Kong Chapter (WLO-HK) was invited as a guest of honor to the graduation ceremony of “Boardgaming Instructor Certificate Program – Class of 2018” led by Jollythinkersand Play Infinityin Hong Kong. Graduates of the course, which targets individuals and groups … Continue reading “Sharing by Professor Atara Sivan, Chairperson: World Leisure Organization – Hong Kong Chapter”
Several WL Committee online meetings have been celebrated during the first quarter of 2019. Ad hoc Committees bring together Board of Directors members to join efforts for the implementation of WLO’s Working Plan on specific areas: Board organization and Governance, Communication, Educational services, Financial and Fundraising, Membership, Strategic Priorities Grant, Research and Knowledge Transfer, and … Continue reading “WLO Committees work intensely to implement the Working Plan”
On the 5th March 2019, the 4th World Leisure Expo Consultation Meeting was held on the premises of Hangzhou Municipal Government. Representatives of organizers and key stakeholders attended this meeting, including Hangzhou Municipal Government, Hangzhou Business Travel Group and West Lake Expo Company, and Prof. Ling Ping, member of the WLO Board of Directors.
We welcome AJ Richard, from the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) as WLO member. She looks forward to connecting with fellow researchers who share her interest in leisure as a means for social justice and transformation.
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