An internationally-acclaimed conference which aims to foster research, promote interest and advance education in Leisure Studies is to be hosted by Leeds Beckett University in 2017.
The annual Leisure Studies Association (LSA) Conference, which is being held this year at Liverpool John Moores University 5-7 July, brings together academics, students, practitioners, policy makers and professionals who work within leisure, sports, tourism and events to discuss and exchange ideas on contemporary leisure issues.
The event was previously hosted by Leeds Beckett in 2010.
Dr Thomas Fletcher, senior lecturer in events, tourism and hospitality at Leeds Beckett University, said: “We are delighted that Leeds Beckett will once again host the Leisure Studies Association Conference. Leeds Beckett University has a long history and strong reputation in the field of Leisure Studies; with many of those responsible for the development of Leisure Studies over the years being based here.
“Our theme of ‘Enacting leisure, reclaiming leisure’ aims to be truly multi-disciplinary, which we hope will attract attendees from a range of fields and interests, both nationally and internationally.”
The conference is scheduled 4-6 July 2017.