The congress theme is "Leisure: Learn Well, Live Well" and we call for contributions from academia and industry alike that engage with the potential of leisure to contribute to our ability to both learn well and live well. This theme was deliberately chosen as we wish to encourage scholars and industry practitioners to consider:
- How leisure may contribute to individual, community and/or societal learning;
- How we may learn about leisure from others across disciplinary and practitioner boundaries;
- The contribution of leisure to living well, and conversely, the implications of lack of access to leisure for living well.
However, we believe the notions of learning well and living well in the title carry deeper, more fundamental meaning that in turn connote a significant responsibility on us as congress organisers. We have a responsibility to ensure our delegates, other education providers, and the wider Dunedin and New Zealand community learn well and live well as a consequence of us hosting the congress.
This is how we intend to embed our values around learning well and living well...