2016 Graduate Leisure Research Symposium

The Graduate Association for Recreation and Leisure Studies (GARLS) is pleased to announce the Twenty-Fourth Annual Graduate Student Leisure Research Symposium to be held April 28, 2016 with keynote speaker Brett Lashua.

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

Primary objectives of the Symposium

  1. To offer students the opportunity to present their research and ideas in a supportive, inclusive atmosphere.
  2. To advance the state of knowledge about leisure, recreation, sport, and tourism through a public forum of shared research.
  3. To facilitate scholarly communication among students and faculty interested in leisure research, and to create the opportunity for constructive criticism and debate.

See the full symposium schedule.

Presentations and posters are either completed research studies, or works in progress. Case studies, philosophical pieces, literature reviews, conceptual development papers, and completed empirical studies are all included. Presentations will be 15 minutes with discussion, and posters will be displayed throughout the conference, including dedicated poster discussion time. 

Click here to register for the conference.