Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.
Delegates attended the Inaugural International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies
On one hand: are “sustainability” and “tourism” mutually exclusive concepts and practices? How do we balance the economic sustainability of local or national tourism industries with principles of ecological and cultural sustainability? On the other: leisure time is being squeezed by the demands of worklife and digital media is destabilizing the once clear division of work from play. How do these forces demand a shift in how we understand the concept and practice of leisure? In these times of unprecedented social, economic, and environmental change, the conference will attempt to map an agenda that addresses fundamental questions about the spaces and practices of leisure and tourism and explore sustainable courses of action for the leisure and tourism industries.
The Inaugural International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies featured a plenary session from one of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.
For each conference, a small number of Graduate Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for graduate students at this stage in their academic careers. The 2016 Graduate Scholar Awardees are listed below.