NEWS

Jun 5 2019

New actors join the local organizing team of the WL Expo in Hangzhou, and the topics of the WL Forum are now set!

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 event is guided by Zhejiang Provincial People’s Government, and hosted by Hangzhou Municipal People’s Government and the WLO. As a novelty, new players have entered the local team in the role of organizers: Hangzhou Bureau of Commerce and Hangzhou Commerce and Tourism Group.

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Mar 29 2019

Sharing by Professor Atara Sivan, Chairperson: World Leisure Organization – Hong Kong Chapter

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 interested in modern boardgaming, were educators, social workers and church leaders who have been contributing to the field of leisure through the use of these games.

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Mar 29 2019

WLO Committees work intensely to implement the Working Plan

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 Youth Ambassadors.

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Mar 29 2019

4th World Leisure Expo Consultation Meeting was held in Hangzhou

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.

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Mar 29 2019

AJ Richard (United States): “Leisure is the freedom to self-actualize”

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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