As one of the pioneers in introducing leisure studies in Brazil, the Sesc promotes dialogues and processes that help build and define this vast field in the country.
In this sense, the contemporary leisure presents inferences in areas such as ethics, diversity, coexistence, sustainability, citizenship, employment and income, autonomy, aesthetics, solidarity and equity, among others that demand critical analysis and resolute action.
For this reason we set out to host, for the second time, the World Leisure Congress along with the World Leisure Organization (WLO), after 20 years of the edition accomplished in Brazil, in 1998.
We expect to have you with us and together work the matter of overcoming obstacles – physical, socioeconomic and symbolic – that still prevent or hinder access and full enjoyment of leisure by all people.
Welcome to the 15th World Leisure Congress!
Formed in 1952, the World Leisure Organization (WLO) is a non-profit, non-governmental body of individuals and organizations from throughout the world. We are committed to the belief that a selected leisure experience improves the quality of life for all - from childhood to later life. WLO promotes leisure as integral aspect to social, cultural, economic and sustainable environmental development and is dedicated to advancing the quality of life and well-being of individuals, communities and nations.
After a very energizing Congress in Durban, South Africa, in 2016, with 38 countries represented, we are excited to come to Brazil in 2018. São Paulo is known as the city that never stops and Brazilians are renowned all over the world for their hospitality, kindness, good humor and warmth.
With the theme: Leisure Beyond Constraints focusing on the issues of "Leisure and Access", we Welcome you all to São Paulo and look forward to seeing you in Brazil.
5th World Leisure Congress – 1998
Remember the edition that happened 20 years ago, in Brazil, at Sesc Vila Mariana. //
Welcome letter from WLO Chief Operating Officer
Doctor Cristina Ortega Nuere welcome participants of 15º World Leisure Congress //
|Open registration for people interested in participate of the 15th World Leisure Congress. Information regarding values of registration, programming, transportation, lodging and food will be realeased soon|
|The Congress opening will be on August 28th at Sesc Pinheiros in São Paulo, Brazil|