Graduate Leisure Research Symposium

Formed as a chance for graduate students in the wide-ranging fields of recreation, leisure, tourism studies and therapeutic recreation to come together and share research and ideas, the Graduate Leisure Research Symposium is a forum to present to peers and faculty in a low-stress and supportive environment.

Hosted by the Graduate Association of Recreation and Leisure Studies (GARLS), the symposium aims to:

  • advance discourses of knowledge surrounding leisure research (broadly defined to include recreation, sport, tourism, therapeutic recreation, and the like)
  • facilitate scholarly communication among students and faculty interested in various aspects of leisure research

The 2024 GARLS Symposium will be held May 3, 2024 as an in person conference. The theme is “Leisure Futurities: crucial reflexivity towards relations and resistance” with keynote speaker Jay Bailey.

Call for abstracts

We invite graduate students (and senior undergraduate students pursuing research) interested in any aspect of leisure, recreation, sport, and tourism research to submit an abstract for the Symposium, and to take advantage of this unique opportunity for scholarly and professional growth.

Call of abstracts is now closed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us at any time.

Thank you kindly,

Wut Yee Kyi Pyar and Melanie Lim, Co-Chairs
31st Graduate Student Leisure Research Symposium