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Left to right: Mike Dow, Chair, WL Congress 2014 Mobile Bay Organizing Committee; Dr. Ming-kai Chin, member WLO BOD, Vice President HOPSports (Hong Kong); Prof. Dr. Roger Coles, member WLO BOD, Dean, Graduate School, Central Michigan University (Canada/USA); Tim Richardson (USA);Maliga Naidoo, member WLO BOD, lecturer, University of KwaZulu Natal (South Africa); Prof. Dr. Christopher Edginton, WLO Secretary General; Professor, University of Northern Iowa (USA); Abubakarr Jalloh, WLO UN Representative (Sierra Leone); Dr. Derek Casey, Chairman, WLO BOD (United Kingdom); Prof. Dr. Iradge Ahrabi-Fard, WLO UNESCO Representative;  Professor, University of Northern Iowa (Iran/USA).

An International Mission to Enhance the Human Condition

The World Leisure Organization (WLO) is an international, non-profit, non-governmental association of individuals and organizations with the common goal of fostering leisure as a force for human growth, development, and well-being.

Formed in 1952, the WLO supports the creation of a global civil society and promotes the research and development of social, cultural, economic, and sustainable environments that contribute to the well-being of individuals, communities and nations.  Our members come from every part of the world with specialties in tourism, parks and recreation services, the arts and culture, sports and exercise, theme and entertainment centers, children and youth, leisure education, environmental studies, gerontology, and health promotion and wellness.  Our 20-member governing board represents all continents and the full spectrum of leisure interests.

Every two years, the WLO convenes the World Leisure Congress to share academic findings and learn from one another. For 2014, we’ve selected Mobile, Alabama, U.S.A.  We’re excited about our first foray into the States and all the new experiences that offers.

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