As we continue to navigate through the global pandemic and its impacts on well-being, leisure in our lives is of crucial importance to help us learn and live well. Due to the ongoing uncertainty and pressures the pandemic has caused, it is now not possible to meet in person for the 17th World Leisure Congress in December 2022.
We are currently reviewing our options to hold the congress in 2023 and will share future congress plans as soon as possible.
On behalf of the conference organising committee, we thank you for your patience as we navigate this challenging situation.
I look forward to welcoming you to Dunedin in 2023 when we can meet in person to reflect on what we have learned and begin to chart where we want leisure research and the position of leisure in people’s lives to go beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
Professor Neil Carr
University of Otago Department of Tourism