Below you will find a one-stop list of upcoming positive psychology conferences that will be taking place throughout the year 2016. The conferences listed are seeking coaches, researchers, and therapists, and positive psychology practitioners from all over the world to join and discuss the topics at hand. This page will continuously be updated as each positive psychology-related conference is announced. We also include a short description of what is to be expected at each conference.
Penn Positive Psychology Program for Educators
The Penn Psychology Program for educators is an excellent opportunity for teachers and school staff from across Australia to come together to master positive psychology skills. St Catherine’ School and the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania have come together to offer this exciting opportunity to be part of a worldwide initiative to change the future of education. You will leave this program with practical skills that help strengthen your ability to overcome challenges, manage stress better, and thrive in the classroom and everyday life. Skills include strategies to increase resilience, engagement, identifying character strengths, improve communication, and more. Early bird and group discounts are available for this program. For more information click here.
Happiness and It’s Causes
The conference “Happiness and It’s Causes” is the world’s largest conference on happiness and wellbeing. You will be joining 40+ incredible speakers, including internationally renowned psychologists Tal Ben Shahar and Professors Sonja Lyubomirsky, as well as 1,000+ delegates, as you participate in more than 7 in-depth workshops. You will come away from the conferenced having learnt new tools and techniques for a happier life. To learn more register here.
Leading to Well-Being Conference: Cultivating Resilience
Dates: April 14-15, 2016 Location: Fairview Park Marriott, Falls Church, VA, USA
George Mason University’s Leading to Well-Being Conference is regarded as the region’s best conference for leadership and well-being. Now in its 7th year, the keynote speakers and presenters include Dr. Dan Siegel, Dr. David Cooperrider, and Dr. Annie McKee. Participants will be joined with the country’s top companies, CEOs, organizations, and so on to find ways to create better ways of flourishing.
- Cancel prior to March 20 for a full refund minus $20 handling fee.
- Cancel between March 20 and April 3, and we will refund you 50%. After April 3, sorry, no refunds.
Wholebeing Institute: Embodied Positive Psychology Summit
Dates: April 26–29, 2016 Location: at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health Stockbridge, MA, USA
This summit is the first of its kind where participants will learn research-based tools to cultivate happiness and how to use those tools as they meditate, play, do yoga, etc. Keynote speakers will be led by pioneers of the field, such as Barbara Fredrickson, Tal-Ben Shahar, Megha Nancy Buttenheim, and more. This program is for everyone who wants to live a more fulfilling life, but also for professionals as well, such as coaches, therapists, consultants, yoga teachers, and so on.
You can call Kripalu at 866.200.5203 or you can click here to register.
The ICPPMH 2016: 18th International Conference on Positive Psychology and Mental Health
Dates: May 26 & May 27, 2016 Location: Tokyo, Japan
This conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, and research scholars to share their experiences together about different positive psychology topics. For this two-day event there will be international symposiums where participants can share their concerns and practical solutions for the positive psychology field. You may also submit your work by sending in research abstracts, papers, and the like. Also, high-quality research that is original may be asked to present at the conference. For more information click here.
Paper submissions: November 26, 2015 Notification of acceptance: December 26, 2015 Final paper submission and authors’ registration: January 26, 2016 Conference Dates: May 26 – 27, 2016
Wellbeing at Work Amsterdam 2016
Dates: May 29 – June 1, 2016 Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
How can we have a long, healthy, and productive working life? Researchers, policymakers, and professionals will discuss this question at the Fourth International Scientific conference on Wellbeing at Work. This conference will provide an interdisciplinary platform that will inspire participants with research results and ideas for new research, policies, and practices. It will be organized by TNO and the department of Public and Occupational health of the VU Medical Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Paper submissions: September 1, 2015-November 15, 2015 (Deadline) Notification of acceptance: February, 2016 Deadline early bird registration: March 15, 2016
Registration for the WellBeing at Work Amsterdam 2016 conference will open in December 2015. Click here for more information.
The 3rd Canadian Conference On Positive Psychology
Dates: June 15-17, 2016 Location: Niagara on the Lake (60 minutes from Toronto International Airport) at the The White Oaks Resort Spa Hotel.
Next year’s conference, entitled “Exhilarate 2016”, is the largest gathering of positive psychology practitioners and experts from all over the world in Toronto, Canada. The Canadian Positive Psychology Association (CPPA) has been growing and evolving over the past 6 years, extending its opportunities and partnerships. Renowned keynote speakers from all the over the world will be attending, too. They include Barbara Fredrickson, Kim Cameron, Lea Waters, Ryan Niemic, and Shannon Polly. Click here for more information on the CPPA Call For Proposals. Registrations will be open soon. If you would to be part of this team of speakers, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to join the CPPA Ambassador Program.
International Conference on Positive Psychology
Dates: June 13-14, 2016 Location: Philadelphia, USA
ICPPW 2016 : 18th International Conference on Positive Psychology and Wellbeing
Dates: June 23-24,2016 Location: London, United Kingdom
8th European Conference on Positive Psychology
Dates: June 28th – July 1st, 2016 Location: Angers, France
The 1st Festival of Positive Education
Dates: July 18-20, 2016 Location: Dallas, Texas
The International Network on Personal Meaning (INPM)
Dates: July 28-31, 2016 Location: Toronto Canada
- Second Wave Positive Psychology Summit to explore the new frontiers of positive psychology research in applications,
- Panel on Meaning-Centered Interventions in professional practices, and a multi-disciplinary,
- Panel on Terrorism and Heroism consisting of Jordan Peterson, Michael Learner, Alex Bathyany, and Alex Pattakos.
To encourage research in PP2.0, INPM invite graduate students to enter a Scholarship competition. For details click here. To submit a Proposal (Symposium, Workshops, Papers, or Posters), click here. The submission deadline is April 30, 2016 and notifications will be sent before May 25, 2016. Early bird registration is May 31, 2016. For more information click here.
German Applied Positive Psychology Conference in Berlin hosted by DACH-PP
Date: September 17-18, 2016. Location: Berlin, Germany
The German-Speaking Association of Positive Psychology, DACH PP, is now hosting its first PP-conference in Berlin. On September 17-18, researchers and practitionerswill present their work at the Free University Berlin and show the vibrant life of positive psychology in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Keynotes of renowned university lecturers and more than 40 presentations, papers, workshops will illustrate applications of PP in coaching, business, education and health.
Early bird rates are available until May 31st
Register now and find further information (in German)click here.
5th Australian Positive Psychology and Wellbeing Conference: Mind Body Brain
Dates: September 22-24th, 2016 Location: Hilton Adelaide, Australia