Engaging legacies

May 23 to 26, 2017 - Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

The Canadian Congress on Leisure Research (CCLR) is a triennial conference of the Canadian Association for Leisure Studies (CALS) hosted alternately by various leisure schools across Canada. The fifteenth congress will be hosted by University of Waterloo, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies on May 23-26, 2017 in Kitchener, Ontario at the Crowne Plaza.

The conference theme is Engaging Legacies, looking at co-creating histories of inclusive communities through research, excellence, knowledge translation, innovation, and action, as well as creating legacies that are engaging and not soon forgotten.

Conference program

We are pleased to welcome Dave Zirin and Lenore Skenazy as our conference keynote speakers. The program overview is available and now includes the full schedule of concurrent session presentations. 

CCLR15, CALS, and the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of ‎ the Neutral, Anishnawbe and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.

    1. Apr. 22, 2017Program updated

      The program overview and concurrent sessions schedule has been updated to reflect many changes. The biggest change reflects a move of the two Friday afternoon concurrent sessions to Wednesday and Thursday afternoons due to facility availability. We apologize if this negatively impacts your travel plans. 

      Also, there is an exciting new feature on Friday afternoon titled, "A living legacy - leading the way." Stay tuned for more details to follow...

    2. Apr. 22, 2017Keynote speaker details

      We now have more details posted about our keynote presentations.

      Dave Zirin is giving the Fern Delamere Memorial Lecture on Wednesday morning. His topic is, "Sport and resistance in the era of Trump."

      Lenore Skenazy is giving the keynote address on Friday morning. Her topic is, "How come an old-fashioned childhood sounds so radical?"

    3. Apr. 3, 2017Poster presentations

      The list of poster presentations is now available, linked to the program overview as well as under the program menu. Posters will be on display with the authors during the poster reception on Thursday, May 25 afternoon (cash bar available).

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