Our Department of Sport and Event Management and Sport and Physical Activity Research Centre (SPARC) will be hosting the Leisure Studies Association (LSA ) Annual Conference in person at BU's Executive Business Centre, from 11 to 13 July 2023.

The conference, titled “Re-creating Leisure”, will bring together an interdisciplinary field of researchers, educators, students, practitioners, and policymakers to share visions, expertise, and experiences to critically examine how leisure practices, spaces, and domains are theorised, researched, and experienced. Recent global events have dramatically highlighted the significance of making sense of leisure in times of planetary upheaval.

The LSA conference session topics will include but are not limited to Sustainability, Methodological Innovations, Health and Well-being, Placemaking, Leisure and Planetary Upheaval, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation. 

The conference will begin at 10 am on Tuesday 11 July and will consist of two and half days of conference programming with a closing lunch on Thursday 13 July. There will also be a packed social programme, featuring activities and events in the evenings which is all included in your conference fee.

The final call for papers will close on Friday 7 April – view the submission guidelines.

Book your ticket before Friday 31 March and enjoy an early-bird ticket price of £330 for LSA members (includes all catering but not accommodation). 

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Call for papers

The organising committee of the Leisure Studies Association Conference is delighted to announce a second (and final) call for papers, with a final deadline of Friday 7th April 2023

Please click on the drop-down options below for the call for papers topics, submission guidelines, and review process. 

Submit your abstracts to [email protected].

Hotel accommodation

The conference is being hosted at our Executive Business Centre BH8 8EB at Bournemouth University's Lansdowne Campus, 10 minutes from the centre of Bournemouth. Please see the information below on hotel accommodation which provides preferential conference delegate rates. 

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