Upcoming Conferences


Theme : Leisure for Social Change

Theme: Leisure for Social Change

When : 4 to 7 December, 2017

Where : University of Tasmania - Sandy Bay campus, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Description : 

ANZALS 13th Biennial conference

Having mounted a case for leisure as a human right at the 12th Biennial ANZALS Conference in Adelaide 2015, we now explore leisure as an agent for social change.  The 13th Biennial ANZALS Conference calls on all to review leisure as a social change agent at individual, community and societal levels in a rapidly changing world.

This event will seek to build on the long tradition of ANZALS conferences by asking presenters and attendees to reflect on and discuss both the positive and negative roles leisure plays across a number of significant global, regional and local issues. The conference will provide an avenue for the dissemination of leisure studies research that cuts across a variety of domains such as business, health, the environment, tourism, events, education and disability as well as transport, planning, policy, place management and infrastructure.

The conference is a collaboration between the Institute for Regional Development, the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, the Faculty of Health and the Tourism Research and Education Network (TRENd).

Local Organising Committee:

Dr Clayton J Hawkins (Conference Chair), Dr Hazel Maxwell (Deputy Chair), Dr Anne HardyDr Kim Lehman and Dr Gemma Lewis

Scientific Committee:

Professor David AdamsProfessor Catherine PalmerProfessor Andrew Hills, Professor Can Seng Ooi, Dr Clayton J HawkinsDr Hazel MaxwellDr Anne HardyDr Gemma Lewis and Dr Alison Dunn

We welcome you to Tasmania

ANZALS arranges a leisure studies conference to be hosted somewhere in either Australia or New Zealand every two years, usually during odd numbered years. For information about past conferences please click here.

Key dates

Below is a guide to key dates of this above conference.  Dates are subject to change so please check this page regularly.

Item Opening Date
Call for Themed Sessions 3 October 2016
Call for Papers and Posters 20 February 2017
Early Bird Registration 1 April 2017
Standard Registration 1 October 2017
Conference 4 December 2017
Closing Date Notification
27 January 2017 17 February 2017
19 May 2017 16 June 2017
30 September 2017
24 November 2017
7 December 2017