The 29th annual GARLS Symposium will be held May 5th to 6th, 2022 as a virtual conference due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The theme is “Leisure in process: Reflections on leisure, sport, tourism and recreation scholarship” with keynote speakers Kevin Eshkawkogan, President and CEO of Indigenous Tourism Ontario and Dr. Linda Oakleaf, Department of Kinesiology, Missouri State University.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us at any time.
Thank you kindly,
Rebecca Koroll & Gaurav Panse, Co-Chairs
29th Graduate Student Leisure Research Symposium
Find what you are looking for:
- To offer students the opportunity to present their research and ideas in a supportive, inclusive atmosphere.
- To advance the state of knowledge about leisure, recreation, sport, and tourism through a public forum of shared research.
- To facilitate scholarly communication among students and faculty interested in leisure research, and to create the opportunity for constructive criticism and debate.
This year we welcome Dr. Linda Oakleaf, Department of Kinesiology, Missouri State University as the Keynote speaker and Kevin Eshkawkogan, President and CEO of Indigenous Tourism Ontario as the Fern Delamere Memorial Lecture to commemorate the 29th year of the Symposium. These lectures are supported by the Lyle S. Hallman Endowment Fund.
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. Abstracts are subject to a blind review process. Presentations will be 15 minutes with discussion, and posters will be displayed throughout the conference, including dedicated poster discussion time. We invite graduate students (and senior undergraduate students 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.
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.
You can download the 2022 GARLS Symposium call for abstracts details (pdf).
The submission deadline is Friday March 11, 2022 at 11:59pm EST
|Time||Session Title and Speakers|
|Thursday, May 5, 2022|
|8:30 am - 10:30 am||Opening and Keynote Lecture by Linda Oakleaf|
|10:30 am - 11:25 am||Student Presentations 1-3|
|11:30 am - 12:30 pm||Virtual Yoga Time|
|12:30 pm - 1:30 pm||Lunch|
|1:30 pm - 2:25 pm||Student Presentations 4-6|
|2:30 pm - 3:25 pm||Student Presentations 7-9|
|3:30 pm - 3:40 pm||Closing Remarks Day 1 with Karla Boluk|
|Friday, May 6, 2022|
|8:30 am - 10:30 am||Opening and Fern Delamere Memorial Lecture with Kevin Eshkawkogan|
|10:45 am - 11:45 am||Student Presentations 10-12|
|11:55 am - 12:15 pm||Closing Remarks with Conference Co-Chairs Gaurav Panse and Rebecca Koroll|
The Symposium Social hosted by Graduate Association of Recreation and Leisure Studies (GARLS) is normally held following the closing of the Symposium to celebrate a day of great research discussion. Stay tuned for details.
Submit your registration form now. All registered students will be receiving a conference favor. Registered UW students will also be receiving an e-giftcard to use for lunch. The e-giftcards will be emailed to students individually.
Note that registration will close at 4:00 p.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.
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