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Submission deadline: 31st. August 2017
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An invitation for expressions of interest to contribute to defining the key topics for World Leisure Organization Special Interest Groups (SIGs) was launched in 2016. This invitation responded to a priority that was pointed out during an open debate held in 2016 LARASA World Leisure Congress (Durban, South Africa): open and accessible SIGs should be … Continue reading “WLO presents its new, member-driven, SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS”
2017 Hangzhou World Leisure Expo will be the biggest leisure event in the year 2017. Over 15 million visitors from China, Asia and the World are expected to be gathered at Hangzhou International Expo center, the chosen venue for this major event. The Expo is a unique opportunity to gain knowledge build up synergies with … Continue reading “Mark your calendar for 2017 Hangzhou Third World Leisure Expo & World Leisure Forum!”
The Hangzhou Arts and Crafts Museum offers a permanent site to get to know more about arts and crafts history of Hangzhou, appreciate masterworks as well as to interpret the meaning of the handicraft. WLO team was guided by Ms. Wang Ying Xiang, Director of the Museum, in a visit to more than twenty masters … Continue reading “Visit to the Hangzhou Arts and Crafts Museum with its open-style master’s studios”
On the 25 May 2017, Dr. Cristina Ortega Nuere, WLO COO, delivered a lecture at Zhejiang University (ZJU) on the work of World Leisure Organization and the wider framework of the role of international organizations in the current world. Dr. Ortega Nuere had been invited by Professor Jane Zhou and the presentation was followed by … Continue reading “Encounter with leisure studies students of Zhejiang University introduction of the role of international organizations”
The Third World Leisure Expo will be held in the Chinese city of Hangzhou from 20 October to 12 November 2017. A second preparatory meeting was held in Hangzhou between WLO Chief Operating Officer, Communication & Events Coordinator, and Programme Coordinator, and the WLO Expo team. Both parties are working in close collaboration to ensure … Continue reading “Approaching 2017 Hangzhou Third World Leisure Expo: Work meeting between WLO and WL Expo team”
WLO Chief Operating Officer, Communication & Events Coordinator, and Programme Coordinator visited the Center for Leisure Studies of the Chinese Academy of Art in Beijing. This was an excellent opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge on the development of Leisure as a field of study in China. Dr. Cristina Ortega, WLO COO, declared: “We were very … Continue reading “Leisure talks at the Center for Leisure Studies, Chinese Academy of Art (Beijing)”
The World Leisure Organization (WLO) is greatly pleased to announce that there has been a unanimous decision to recognize and designate the City of Richmond as one World Leisure Communities of Excellence of 2017. The City of Richmond receives this award for its substantive contributions as a community to promoting leisure as a means to … Continue reading “The city of Richmond designated as one of the World Leisure Communities of Excellence of 2017”
The University of Sao Paulo has launched the programme Giro Cultural USP, aimed at facilitating access for everyone, within and beyond the university community, to the USP’s cultural and leisure offer. Departments and museums in Cidade Universitaria, the main campus of the University of Sao Paulo and the biggest in Latin America, can be visited … Continue reading “Giro Cultural USP: providing access to Sao Paulo University’s cultural, scientific and architectural heritage”
The Chinese city of Pinggu will be hosting the 16th World Leisure Congress in 2020. On July 2016, Pinggu District Government and the World Leisure Organization (WLO) signed the contract that established the general basis for preparing the general program for the international Congress. Since then, quite a few movements have been made and the … Continue reading “2020 Pinggu World Leisure Conference: walking the road ahead”
Building on the relations developed within the WLO Future Leaders programme, the Young People’s Leisure Network (YPLN) was created by participant universities and students to involve youth coordinators and adult supervisors in the organisation of a wide range of activities to promote international exchange in the leisure field.
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