Call for Papers | The 2019 Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies (ANZALS) Conference | Queenstown, New Zealand, December 10–13, 2019. Call ends March 31, 2019

14th Biennial Australia and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies Conference 2019, proudly co-hosted by the University of Otago, Lincoln University and Queenstown Resort College

Queenstown leisure opportunity.

Conference theme

The conference theme is ‘The Diversity of Leisure’ and we call for contributions that highlight the breadth and depth of research and industry experience in the area of leisure and leisure studies.

This theme was deliberately chosen as we wish to (a) encourage a diverse mix of scholars to participate, and (b) showcase the wide variety of leisure-related research being carried out across disciplinary boundaries. However, we believe the notion of ‘diversity’ in the title carries a deeper, more fundamental meaning which in turn connotes a significant responsibility on us as organisers.

Celebrating diversity

Diversity not only means the diversity of research being carried out in the field of leisure studies and related areas. It also means diversity in the geographic location of that research, and giving voice to the diverse range of scholars carrying out that research. For example, at this conference we want to focus on diversity at all levels and we believe this entails showcasing work of a wider variety of scholars than would usually be the case with the traditional keynote format – hence the panel discussion to be held as part of the welcome event. We want to create a conference that celebrates diversity, which signals the need for it to be accessible and inclusive.

Call for Papers

There are three types of conference paper submissions available. For all types, submissions are NOW OPEN and we will endeavour to notify you of acceptance or provide feedback as soon as possible. For further information, please consult the conference website!

1. Abstract submission

Papers submitted in this category include an oral presentation, and publication of the abstract in the (online) Conference Proceedings. All abstracts will be peer reviewed.

Please follow the guidelines below when submitting your abstract:

  • Abstracts should be no more than 300 words
  • List 3 – 5 keywords
  • Use Times New Roman 12
  • Provide the full title of paper as it will appear in the conference programme (in bold)
  • Include a list of author(s): First Name, Surname, Institutional affiliation (in italics)
  • Indicate the corresponding author with an asterisk
  • State which conference themed session the paper is aimed at, if any
  • Please include a 150 word biography of the author(s) intending to present at the conference

In the abstract main body, please include:

  • Background (outline of the context and/or academic literature informing the research)
  • Approach (indication of the broad theoretical orientation and/or methodological approach)
  • Significance of your research (description and application of the original research findings reported in the paper)

Closing date for abstract submission: 15th May, 2019

2. Full paper submission

Papers submitted in this category include an oral presentation, and publication of the full paper in the (online) Conference Proceedings. All full papers will be subject to double-blind peer review.

Please follow the guidelines below when submitting your full paper:

  • Between 4000 – 5000 words, inclusive of references, tables, notes, appendices etc.
  • Use Times New Roman 12
  • Formatted according to APA style
  • Provide the full title of paper as it will appear in the conference programme (in bold)
  • Include a list of author(s), First Name, Surname and Institutional affiliation (in italics), and role (eg lecturer, PhD student etc.)
  • Indicate the corresponding author with an asterisk
  • State which conference sub-theme the paper is aimed, if any
  • Please include a 150 word biography of the author(s) intending to present at the conference

The paper should ideally contain:

  • An abstract (no more than 300 words)
  • A list of 3-5 keywords
  • An introduction that provides an overview of the paper and the significance of the research
  • A literature review that provides the background to the research and outlines the context and/or academic literature that informs the research
  • A methods section that describes the broad theoretical orientation and/or methodological approach
  • A description and application of the research findings
  • A conclusion that provides a summation of the paper and its contribution to leisure education and/or research
  • A list of references (in APA format)

All papers submitted to this category are eligible for nomination by reviewers for the 2019 ANZALS Conference Best Paper Award.
All full papers submitted by postgraduate students (Honours, Masters or PhD) as first author are eligible for nomination by reviewers for the 2019 ANZALS Student Paper award. Please indicate whether you are a student, in order to be considered for this award.

Closing date for full paper submission: 31st March, 2019

3. Leisure ‘Mash-Up” session

The Leisure ‘Mash-Up’ category encourages a wide range of presentation styles and approaches. Examples may include, but are not limited to: pecha kucha, poetry reading, pitching an idea, multi-media, technology enhanced, visual, drama, dance, or posters. Papers submitted in this category include an oral presentation or performance, and publication of the mash- up proposal in the (online) Conference Proceedings.

Please follow the guidelines below when submitting your proposal:

  • Proposals should be 200 – 300 words or limited to one A4 page for visual proposals, inclusive of images, notes, references, tables, etc.
  • Use Times New Roman 12
  • Provide the full title of presentation as it will appear in the conference programme (in bold),
  • Include a list of author(s) or contributor(s): First Name, Surname and Institutional affiliation (in italics)
  • Indicate the corresponding author with an asterisk
  • State which conference sub-theme the paper is aimed at, if any
  • Please include a 150 word biography of the author(s) intending to present at the conference

The proposal details should contain:

  • The proposed length of the presentation, to be between 5 – 20 min
  • The style of presentation
  • A brief description of the content/theme/argument/statement

Closing date for Mash-up proposal submissions: 15th May, 2019

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