Students, faculty, and other researching bodies are invited to submit their research abstract for inclusion at the 2024 CPRS Research to Practice Symposium. Abstract submissions are accepted presently on a rolling basis through 12/31/2023 and the final deadline will be 01/15/2024.
Learn more & submit your abstract here!
The Research to Practice Symposium will be on Wednesday, February 28 and Thursday, February 29, 2024, within the expo hall of Connections, the annual CPRS Conference and Expo. Posters will be displayed both days and presentations will occur on Th., 02/29/2024. If selected, researcher(s) will have 5 minutes to provide an oral presentation of their research. After all research has been presented, at least one researcher must remain with their poster to discuss their research for the remainder of the research session (about one hour).
There are two types of abstracts accepted, Professional Practice and Leisure Theory:
- The Professional Practice focus communicates research that emphasizes the application of findings to parks, recreation, and tourism professionals. Only empirical research projects will be considered. Professional Practice abstracts must contain the following elements: Introduction, Method, Results, and Conclusions.
- The Leisure Theory focus emphasizes research related to conceptualizations and theories of leisure behavior, consumption, and the overall social implications of leisure. Both empirical research projects and conceptual/theoretical papers are considered. Leisure Theory abstracts must include the following elements: Introduction, Theoretical Review, Methods (if appropriate), Results (if applicable), and Discussion emphasizing implication for parks and recreation.
In 2024 we are pleased to announce the inaugural student research competition, open to both undergraduate and graduate students. All student submissions will automatically be considered for the contest.