Joint CAUTHE, SMAANZ and ANZALS Symposium

Invitation and Call for Papers

Theme: Making a Difference in Leisure, Sport, Tourism & Hospitality: Exploring diversity, equity and social change

Date: 26 November 2012
Coffee at 9.30am
Location: University of Technology, Sydney, Haymarket Campus (City)

CAUTHE, SMAANZ and ANZALS are joining forces to allow members to explore common intellectual ground and collaborative opportunities across the broad areas addressed by the three organisations. This symposium will explore possibilities for social change through leisure, sport, tourism and hospitality in relation to experiences of participation/consumption, policy frameworks and approaches to service provision.

Papers and keynotes will explore theoretical or applied issues concerning diversity and social justice, experiences of embodiment/emotion, social inclusion/exclusion (gender, age, disability, sexuality, race, ethnicity, social class) and social innovation. The symposium will be directed at developing new communities of interest and, knowledge sharing between members of the three organisations with a view to establishing ongoing joint research projects, networking opportunities and collaborations.


Free (includes lunch) for SMAANZ, CAUTHE and ANZALS members.

Call for abstracts

You are invited to submit an abstract focusing on diversity, equity and social change of 150 words for a 20 minute presentation on a related topic. PhD students and early career academics are encouraged to participate. 


  • 2 keynote speakers
  • Paper presentations.   Abstracts will be distributed to all attendees. We will not be publishing papers, however, presenters are welcome to distribute papers at the symposium.  Presentations will be 20 minutes plus 10 minutes questions.

Download Draft program

Due date:  28 September 2012.  Submit to [email protected].

To register attendance, please RSVP Jennie Small by Friday, 2 November 2012.

This symposium will be the first in a series that seeks to generate networking, research and professional growth opportunities for CAUTHE, SMAANZ and ANZALS members. The symposia series is intended to provide opportunities for shared dialogue, cross-pollination of ideas and the formation of a robust and vibrant intellectual landscape in the fields of sport, leisure, tourism and hospitality studies. It is intended that each symposium will have a different theme drawing upon the common interests of ANZALS, CAUTHE and SMAANZ members and that it will be broadly reflective of the host institution’s interests and expertise.

The inaugural symposium in this series is hosted by UTS. Other symposia may deal with themes and issues of joint interest including operations, planning, governance, policy and teaching and learning. If you are interested in hosting a future SMAANZ-CAUTHE-ANZALS joint symposium event.

For more information contact the CAUTHE workshop co-ordinator:

  • Professor Dianne Dredge

    Department of Culture and Global Studies

    Aalborg University