2nd CfP: LSA Conference 2023

The organising committee of the Leisure Studies Association Conference, which will be held at Bournemouth University from the 11th to the 13th of July 2023, is delighted to announce a second (and final) call for papers, with a final deadline of Friday 7thApril 2023.  

Please see below for the Call for Papers and Submission Guidelines and we look forward to seeing you in Bournemouth in July.  

Call for Papers 

Under the theme of “Re-creating Leisure”, the 2023 LSA Conference will bring together an interdisciplinary field of researchers, educators, students, practitioners and policymakers to share visions, expertise, experiences to critically examine how leisure practices, spaces, and domains are theorised, researched, and experienced. Recent global events have dramatically underlined the significance of making sense of leisure in times of planetary upheaval. 

We invite contributions in various topics related to: 

  • Leisure and sustainability 
  • Methodological innovations in leisure 
  • Health and well-being 
  • Leisure and place-making 
  • Leisure in times of planetary upheaval 
  • Leisure through entrepreneurship and innovation 
  • Open Theme (within this stream, we invite papers that deal with themes of re-creating leisure that do not fit within the above-mentioned topics). 

Submission Guidelines  

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be provided by Friday the 7th April 2023 on a Microsoft Word document and submitted as an attachment to LSA2023@bournemouth.ac.uk  

Each abstract should include (in this order): 

The title of the presentation 

All author(s) names and institutional affiliations (one person per line) 

A summary of your presentation 

An indication of which stream you wish to be considered for 

A brief biography of no more than 50 words of all contributing authors 

Reference list 

Abstracts may be submitted in one of the following formats: 

Traditional Paper 


Themed Session 

Alternative Format (Video, performance, etc.) 

Upon Acceptance 

The primary contact indicated on the abstract will be informed of the status (accepted or rejected) of their submission. Some submissions may require changes to address reviewer feedback before final acceptance. 


Dr Andrew Adams, Overall chair – aadams@bournemouth.ac.uk 

Dr Ian Jones, Programme Chair – jonesi@bournemouth.ac.uk 

Dr Nicola De Martini Ugolotti, Scientific co-chair – ndemartiniugolotti@bournemouth.ac.uk 

Dr Nadina Ayer, Scientific co-chair – nayer@bournemouth.ac.uk 



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