General Information

World Leisure Congress 2018 Sesc Sao Paulo 

Date: 28/08/2018 - 01/09/2018

Come and join the world biggest network of experts and academic in the Leisure Field. Do not miss the creative and innovative formats we will put in place to share knowledge and boost network!


The theme focuses on the issue of Leisure and Access in its broadest sense, and comprising at least three dimensions of barriers “physical, socio-economic and symbolic“ in order to be recognized, discussed and overcome, so that all people can enjoy and take advantage of the full form and way leisure.


Leisure beyond Limits: rights, access and human development; Leisure Overcoming Barriers: transposing physical, socio-economic and cultural/symbolic barriers; Leisure for All: accessibility, mobility and acceptance; Leisure as a possibility of social transformation; Leisure beyond Constraints: Current Challenges and Trends.  

Call for papers


Abstracts of original researches completed or near completion and institutional experiences in the field of leisure can be submitted for evaluation. GUIDANCE FOR SUBMISSION OF PAPERS Available from August, 5th. on the congress official website. DEADLINE FOR PAPER SUBMISSION September, 24th. 2017 INFO:


Information will be soon online.


Opening and closing conferences; Plenary Sessions and Lectures in Leisure, Childhood and Youth; Leisure and Gender; Leisure and the Elderly; Leisure, Sports and Culture; And more! Parallel Sessions A large variety and innovative concurrent sessions formats which aim at bringing up and describing in details issues related to leisure, including reports of experiences/good practices and the presentation of papers; PREVIOUS PROGRAM  Pre-Congress Activities  different thematic areas with specialists; Poster Session Poster presentation of scientific works and reports of professional experiences in different fields and areas related to leisure; Workshops on themes connected to cultural contents and related to leisure: arts, sports, handicraft, intellectual, touristic and virtual; Colloquy discussions with specialists with interactive audience participation; Post-Congress Activities  COMPLEMENTARY PROGRAM  WLO General Assembly, presentation of future candidacies, optional tourism activities, Study and Cultural Tours.