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15th Biennial Australia and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies Conference 2023 hosted by Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Save the date: 5-7th December, 2023

ANZALS 2023 Co-Chairs Associate Professor Heike Schänzel and Associate Professor Mike Brown invite students, scholars and industry practitioners to come and join them for a week in Tāmaki Makaurau – Auckland, the City of Sails.

The School of Hospitality and Tourism and School of Sport and Recreation at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) are joining forces to help ANZALS celebrate our 30th Anniversary and to showcase that “leisure is for life”.

Our hosts are especially keen to welcome those who share their passion for working and recreating in the great outdoors. Researchers looking at the impact of leisure habits on the health and well-being sector, and the importance of pursuing leisure across the lifespan are equally encouraged.

AUT’s City Campus contains everything needed to successfully host the 2023 ANZALS Conference. There are more than 20 different accommodation options within ten minutes’ walk, ranging from budget backpackers to five-star hotels.

The conference website is currently under construction, whilst a call for papers will be made later in the year.

Those interested in co-ordinating a session or supporting the conference can contact Local Organising Committee member and ANZALS Event Representative, Dr Richard Wright, on Richard.wright@aut.ac.nz

ANZALS 15th biennial conference will take place over three days from Tuesday 5th December to Thursday December 7th, the week prior to the delayed 17th World Leisure Congress, which is also being hosted in Aotearoa – New Zealand. Those planning to travel from overseas to attend ANZALS 2023, or the WLC2023, are strongly encouraged to do both – https://www.worldleisurenz2022.com/

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