General Information


DATES: 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!


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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

Abstract submission is now closed. Deadline was 10th. January 2018.

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Information will be soon online.

For more info visit the official congress website: 15th. World Leisure Congress


Check Preliminary Programme: 15th. World Leisure Congress


Conferences, Plenary Sessions and Lectures 

Thematic Areas with experts in different fields

Poster Presentations 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, handcrafts, intellectual, touristic and virtual.

Colloquy discussions with specialists with interactive audience participation.

Parallel Sessions with 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 and good practices.

Pre-Congress activities with a dedicated study tour in the city of Sao Paulo and its surroundings from the 24th. to 26th. August.

Post-Congress programme with optional tourism activities