Tēnā koutou. Greetings to you from the Oceania desk.
As the ATLAS representative for Oceania, I advertise all the ATLAS events to the Universities in the region. But, as mentioned in my previous report, most of the academics in the region are affiliated with ANZALS, SMAANZ and CAUTHE, and they prefer to spend their membership budgets on those associations. I encourage them to register for the ATLAS Webinars and the ATLAS conference. Still, the time differences are usually inconvenient, and the current travel cost to Europe is not conducive for international travel.
I also mentioned in my previous report that the University of Otago will host the World Leisure Congress in December 2023. I want to invite ATLAS to host a session during the congress or sponsor a morning tea to advertise the association. We can invite ATLAS, ANZALS, SMAANZ, CAUTHE and World Leisure to a panel discussion to re-affirm the close connections, opportunities, and differences between the associations.