WLCE Network

16th World Leisure Congress goes hybrid

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on October 9, 2020 - 2:42pm


The 16th World Leisure Congress to be held in Pinggu-Beijing from April 15-21, 2021 will have a virtual component to include participants who will not be able to travel to China due to the many travel restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Abstract Submission deadline extended until Friday, 30th October 2020.

Vancouver Learning Lab: “A better life is possible”

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on January 27, 2020 - 4:48pm

In December 2019 I spent two weeks as a Visiting Scholar with the World Leisure Centre of Excellence at Vancouver Island University (read more here). My two weeks were attached to one of six courses required by the Master of Arts in Sustainable Leisure Management, SLM 604 Influencing Change towards Sustainability. For my business speaker standards, this was an odd choice that I did not hesitate in taking for reasons that, at the time of the application, were unclear to me, first of all.

Two weeks in Canada: A different vision of a better life

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on January 27, 2020 - 2:32pm

As a seasoned veteran in business stages and corporate conferences, I have traveled all over the world, from Beijing to Caracas, typically spending two, maximum three nights out. With very rare exceptions, I would typically fly two or twelve hours, check into my hotel, meet the conference organizers, perform, attend speakers’ networking dinners or events, and fly back. When not on holidays in Italy or Japan, where my families reside, that would be my routine.

Leisure Experience Research and 2019 World Leisure Forum

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on November 17, 2019 - 1:55pm

Our graduate student Chinny Lee shared with us her experiences participating in the Leisure Experience Research Opportunity, in Hangzhou, in October. The programme was offered by the World Leisure Organization and the WLCE Network, and it was integrated into the 4th World Leisure Expo and Forum.