Leisure Studies Association Annual Conference 2019

#LSA2019

Event detail

Event Date

9 Jul - 11 Jul 2019

Location

Bell St, Dundee DD1 1HG

Category

Conference
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Conference Theme

Changing Lives through Leisure

The diverse nature of leisure has the potential to change lives.  This conference focuses on how leisure changes lives through research, education and practice.

Conference Sub-themes

Changing policy: Here we invite papers that explore leisure policy as the source of changing individuals’ lives and communities.

Changing communities: Within this stream, we invite abstracts that address the ways in which leisure (re)constructs or transforms communities.

Changing identities: We invite abstracts that critically consider leisure in the performance of individual and cultural identities.

Changing lives: We invite papers that consider how leisure improves quality of life for various populations and thus benefits society.

 Open stream: In addition to the four streams, we invite submissions in any other area of leisure research, teaching and practice.

 

The Conference Venue

The conference is hosted by Abertay University at our campus in the heart of Dundee. 

Abertay University is perfectly situated in the centre of Dundee. This page tells you everything you need to know about how to get here, no matter the method of transport you choose.

Abertay University Kydd Building

Conference Programme

Coming soon…

 

Keynote Speaker Profiles

Mike Hall, FaulknerBrowns Architects – Designing of innovative sport and leisure spaces

Kirsty Cumming, Community Leisure UK – Supporting UK Leisure Trusts

Professor Marina Novelli, Brighton University - Tourism and international development

 

Social Programme Information

Monday 8th July – Walking Tour of Dundee (optional event at additional cost)

Meet up with conference delegates before the conference gets underway.  Dundee Tours are providing conference delegates a walking tour of Dundee’s main sights.  The is at the discounted price of £12 pp for conference delegates and can be booked directly via our partners website here.

Tuesday 9th July – Civic Reception and V&A Museum Dundee visit

Join us for a Civic Reception from the Lord Provost Ian Borthwick at 5.30pm at the City Chambers. There will be a drinks reception and a finger buffer followed a short walk to a private viewing of the Scottish Heritage Gallery at the V&A Dundee at 7pm. 

This event is included in our full conference packages, but additional tickets for delegates’ guests or delegates with day passes our available on our online shop.

Wednesday 10th July – Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will be held at Discovery Point (adjacent to the V&A). From 6pm, join us for wine reception aboard the HMS Discovery where you can tour the ship. Dinner will be served at 7pm followed by coffee and traditional Scottish Tablet.  Our evening of festivities will continue with a traditional Scottish Ceilidh band.

This event is included in our full conference packages, but additional tickets for delegates’ guests or delegates with day passes our available on our online shop.

 

Call for Abstracts

We are inviting abstracts for parallel sessions that are taking place throughout the conference.  Each speaker will be asked to provide a 20-minute presentation based on one of the conference sub-themes.  Up to 10 minutes will be allocated for questions following each presentation.

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be provided on a Microsoft Word document and submitted as an email attachment to lsa2019@abertay.ac.uk. Each abstract should include:

  • A summary of your presentation

  • An indication of which stream you wish to be considered for

  • The title of the presentation

  • All author(s) names and institutional affiliations

If you are a day delegate, please indicate which day(s) you cannot attend at the end of your abstract.

The deadline for abstracts has been extended to Friday 29th March 2019. 

If you submitted your abstract to the main call, we will respond to your application by 31st March 2019.  If you submit your abstract as part of the extended call, we will respond to your application by 26th April 2019.

 

Call for Conference Mentors and Mentees

Is this your first conference?  Maybe you’re a postgraduate student or early career researcher who wants some career advice? 

We are looking for mentors to support student delegates and/or early career researchers.

If you are interested in being a Conference Mentor please email us LSA2019@abertay.ac.uk  

If you would like a Conference Mentor, please email us a 200-word introduction outlining who you are, and what you would like out of the mentor-mentee relationship.

The deadline for mentors and mentees is Friday 21st June 2019.

 

Key Dates

Registration opens:  November 2018

Start submitting abstracts: 1st November 2018

Extended deadline for submitting an abstract: 29th March 2019

Organising Committee response to abstracts: 31st March 2019 (expect those submitted within the extended call period which will be responded to by 26th April 2019)

Deadline to request a conference mentor/ mentee: 21st June 2019

Early Bird Registration deadline: 31st May 2019

Conference Registration deadline: 30th June 2019

 

Conference Fees

 

Early Bird Rate

Ends 31st May 2019

Standard Rate

Ends 30th June 2019

Full conference tickets

Includes three days attendance at the conferences, refreshments, a buffet lunch and tickets for all evening events.

Full LSA member

£345.00

£360.00

Full non-member + LSA membership

£385.00

£400.00

Student LSA member

£285.00

£300.00

Student non-member + LSA membership

£325.00

£340.00

Abertay Staff LSA Member

£250.00

£250.00

Abertay Staff non-member + LSA Membership

£290.00

£290.00

Abertay Student LSA Member

£200.00

£200.00

Abertay Student non-member + LSA membership

£240.00

£240.00

Day tickets

Includes attendance at the conference for one day.  Refreshments and a buffet lunch are included.

Day Rate

£160.00

£160.00

Student day rate

£125.00

£125.00

Evening event tickets

Tickets for evening events are available for day delegates or full conference delegates’ guests

Tour of the V&A and civic reception in the city chambers

£20

£20

Conference Dinner

£55

£55

 

 

Register for the conference here

 

Accommodation & Travel Information

For information on travel and accommodation visit Dundee & Angus Convention Bureau

LSA Bursary Award Scheme

The LSA Bursary Award Scheme, has been implemented to enable undergraduate and graduate student participation in LSA 3-day conference events. The scheme awards £100 each to a pre-designated number of students who have submitted a proposal through the regular procedure and have been accepted onto the annual summer conference programme.

Apply here

 

Organising Committee

Dr Rhiannon Lord (Chair)

Ms Yvette Wharton

Dr Ross Lorimer

Dr Chloe Maclean

Mr Adam Talbot

Ms Viven Collie (Abertay University Events Team)

Ms Elizabeth Wilson (Abertay University Events Team)

Ms Debbie Ree (Dundee & Angus Convention Bureau)

Contact us

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

LSA2019@abertay.ac.uk

Conference Partners

     

 

FAQs

Can I submit an abstract for consideration at the conference?

  • Yes, we are inviting abstracts for parallel sessions that are taking place throughout the conference.  Each speaker will be asked to provide a 20-minute presentation based on one of the conference sub-themes.  Up to 10 minutes will be allocated for questions following each presentation.

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be provided on a Microsoft Word document and submitted as an email attachment to lsa2019@abertay.ac.uk. Each abstract should include:

    • A summary of your presentation
    • An indication of which stream you wish to be considered for
    • The title of the presentation
    • All author(s) names and institutional affiliations

If you are a day delegate, please indicate which day(s) you cannot attend at the end of your abstract.

The extended deadline for abstracts is Friday 29th March 2019.

We will respond to your application by 31st March 2019 (except for those abstracts submitted in the extended call which will receive a response by 26th April 2019).

 

What does the registration fee cover?

  • The Full Conference ticket fee includes entrance to the 3-day conference, refreshments, a buffet lunch and tickets for all evening social events.

 

Will day tickets be made available?

  • Yes, the Day Ticket fee includes attendance at the conference for one day.  Refreshments and a buffet lunch are included. 

If you wish to attend any of the evening events on select days, you will need to purchase tickets for :

    • Civic Reception and Private Tour of V&A Dundee @ £20.00 per person
    • Evening Dinner @ £55.00 per person

You will be given the option to do this when you register.

 

Can I purchase extra social event tickets for my guests?

Yes.  When you register for the conference you will be given the option to purchase extra tickets for your guests.

  

Are travel and accommodation included in the conference registration fee?

Travel and accommodation are not included in the conference fee.  A selection of accommodation, at preferential rates and terms, has been secured with a variety of accommodation providers close to the conference venue, Abertay University – read more here.

 

Are meals included?

All lunches and refreshment breaks are included during the 3-day conference

Refreshments and a finger buffet are available at the Civic Reception on Tuesday 9 July

Refreshments and dinner are available at Discovery Point on Wednesday 10 July

 

Do I need to register for keynote or parallel sessions individually?

No, keynote sessions have plenty of seating for all guests. For parallel sessions, places are available on a first-come, first-served basis

  

How do I travel to Dundee?

In support of LSA2019, Dundee & Angus Convention Bureau have provided a Travelling Made Easy guide.  Click here to view our handy guide.

 

Can I fly directly to Dundee?

Yes, Dundee has a twice daily service between Dundee Airport and London Stansted, which serves around 150 international destinations and is a 5 minute drive from the city centre.  Loganair is offering up to 30% off flights to LSA2019. For more information on getting here and how to book click here

 

Where can I find out about restaurants, visitor attractions and more?

We encourage you to explore Dundee and the neighbouring regions of Angus, Fife and Perthshire.  Plan your visit and experience a collection of indulgent offers with the East of Scotland Explorer.  Click here to view options for dining out, culture and arts, events and festivals, visitor attractions, shopping and more.

  • 99 Things to See and Do in Dundee – Crowdsourced city guide recommended by the people who live here and love it. Click here
  • Eat, Shop & Drink City MapClick here

 

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Event details

Event Date

9 Jul - 11 Jul 2019

Venue

Abertay University main building

Address

Bell St, Dundee DD1 1HG
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