The Largest Gathering of Leisure Professionals on the Planet
In 2014, the World Leisure Congress is coming to the U.S.A. for the first time ever. And Mobile, Alabama is honored to be the host. From September 6-12, 2014, the entire Bay region will welcome academics, educators, students, researchers, professionals, government officials, and representatives from non-governmental organizations in the fields of leisure, recreation, tourism and sports.
In sessions and exhibits held at the Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center and the University of South Alabama, international experts will explore academic, social, industrial, and political leisure issues through:
Daily Keynote Presentations
Presentations on approximately 15 selected research papers
Multiple interdisciplinary sessions
A robust exhibit component
Educational excursions in and around Mobile
More opportunities to network with leisure leaders from around the globe
Hank Aaron - Honorary Chairman
Hank Aaron, a Mobile native and baseball legend, has graciously agreed to serve as Honorary Chairman for the 2014 Mobile Bay World Leisure Congress. Having hit 755 home runs, Hammerin' Hank has taken leisure to a legendary level and is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Aaron serves as Senior Vice President with the Atlanta Braves, the team he played for professionally. Mobile's baseball stadium is named after Aaron and his childhood home has been relocated to the stadium as a museum.