Call for special sessions


Special session proposals

The call for special sessions has closed and proposals are currently being reviewed.

Within the main Congress programme, World Leisure Congress 2022 will feature special sessions (90 minutes). The special session aims to focus on a specific topic of interest for World Leisure Organization members and non-members.

Following a review of the special session proposals, a call for abstracts will open on 7 February 2022. This is the time when individuals can submit abstracts that either relate to a specifically named session, or which align more broadly with the congress themes.

Key dates

Call for special session proposals opensThursday 1 July 2021  
Call for special session proposals closeWednesday 29 September 2021*
Special session leads notifiedFrom 3 November 2021*
Call for abstracts opensMonday 7 February 2022*
Call for abstracts close Tuesday 5 April 2022*
Abstract presenters notifiedFrom Tuesday 7 June 2022*

* Dates extended - updated August 2021

Special session delivery method

Different examples of how you can run your special session:

  • Workshop
  • Debate
  • Lightning talks
  • Discussion forum
  • Campfire
  • Symposium

The organising committee is open to hearing new ideas on how you will create an interactive session for speakers and delegates!

How to submit your special session proposal

The special session proposal must be written in English and be no more than 300 words (excluding the title and authors). Details of the typeface and formatting are set out below. Please follow these carefully:

Special session proposal abstracts should be set up under the following subheadings:

  • Title (maximum 30 words)
  • Font Arial or equivalent, 12 points, single spacing
  • Author(s) FAMILY/SURNAMES should be in capitals, with no qualifications or titles. Note the presenting author(s) should be bold and underlined
  • Affiliations & City/Town
    • Session theme:
    • Target audience:
    • What is the purpose and content of the session:

    • What delivery method(s):

Call for abstracts

Following a review of the special session proposals, a call for abstracts will open on 7 February 2022. This is the time when individuals can submit abstracts that either relate to a specifically named session, or which align more broadly with the congress themes.

Terms and conditions

The decision to accept a special session is at the discretion of the Congress Programme Committee. A condition of acceptance is that all presenting authors must register to attend the Congress. All presenters are responsible for their own registration, travel and accommodation expenses. No funding is available from World Leisure Congress 2022.

Have a question?

For further information please contact:

Amie Seymour | Project Manager
World Leisure Congress 2022 | Conference Innovators
E: amie@conference.nz