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Dunedin’s hosting of 17th World Leisure Congress rescheduled to December 2023

Dunedin’s hosting of 17th World Leisure Congress rescheduled to December 2023
March 17, 2022

The World Leisure Organisation has advised that the 17th World Leisure Congress, due to be held in Dunedin, has been rescheduled to 11th to 15th December 2023.

Originally planned for December this year, fears over border closures and their potential to impact this global event, have led event hosts the University of Otago to delay the event.

In a statement, World Leisure advise “ensuring the world leisure community can meet in person at the congress is of crucial importance and moving to 2023 will allow more certainty around international travel while still giving everyone a chance to visit New Zealand during the summer.”

As a result, key dates in the lead up to the event are now as follows:

  • Call for abstracts open - February 2023
  • Call for abstracts close - April 2023
  • Registrations open - April 2023
  • Abstract presenters notified - From May 2023
  • Early bird registrations close - August 2023
  • Special session and abstract papers due - September 2023
  • Full programme available - September 2023

Click here for details on the World Leisure Congress in the Australasian Leisure Management industry Calendar. 

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