Call for Presentations & Research Papers - ARPA Conference 2015

March 24, 2015

Revitalizing Recreation (Conference Theme) - October 22-24, 2015, Lake Louise, AB

How we define recreation has changed greatly over the last 50 years. What once was understood as a public good that reached out to include vulnerable people, families and communities, has since evolved into a facility-focused, individual model that does not effectively engage the community in creating positive and enduring change. It's important that we reaffirm recreation's historic values, all the while adopting new approaches to meet emerging needs. Key to revitalizing recreation is adopting a community development approach that empowers people and communities to work together to enhance wellbeing.


Interested in sharing your ideas with recreation and parks practitioners and decision makers from across Alberta? If you have a compelling story/experience/idea to present, please submit a proposal by filling in this online form.

Deadline for submitting proposals is April 7, 2015 at 12PM MST.

Research Papers, Posters & Student Essays

ARPA is adding a brand new research component to its annual conference. Researchers, practitioners and students are invited to submit abstracts for adjudicated papers, posters and student essays to present at conference that will cover a range of leisure topics with specific interest in recreation and parks theory, policy and practice.

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Submit an abstract for consideration

Deadline for submitting abstracts is May 17, 2015

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