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Happiness & Its Causes 2020

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Join us for a 2 day real time virtual conference. Your ticket gives you access to all live speaker presentations, one to one networking, virtual exhibition booths, polls and chat.

NOTE: Only GOLD tickets give you access to the recordings post event.

In a time of trauma and hardship we’re curating a Happiness & Its Causes program this year focussing on the tools and techniques for recovery, resilience and flourishing. Something to uplift us and give us hope for the future and confidence that together we can make a difference in the world.

Themes will include resilience, flourishing, courage, altruism, kindness, connection, calming the mind, dealing with adversity and stress, and how we can best help each other and our planet in the face of climate change and the many challenges we are facing on both a personal and global level.

  • How do we have hope for the future in a turbulent world?
  • How do we heal individually and as a community when affected by calamity?
  • How do we calm the mind, bringing peace and happiness to our hearts?

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Schedule

· Stage
ORGANISER OPENING REMARKS
with Beth Phelan, VI Conferences Executive Director
· Stage
HUMAN FLOURISHING IN CHALLENGING TIMES
with Professor Richard J Davidson, world leading neuroscientist and psychologist, renowned for ground-breaking work studying emotion and the brain, USA
Richard Davidson
· Stage
CULTIVATING COURAGE AND COMPASSION: HARDWIRED INTO OUR NERVOUS SYSTEM
with Dr Rick Hanson, world expert in positive neuroplasticity; psychologist, best-selling author of Hardwiring Happiness, USA
Rick Hanson
· Stage
PARADOXES OF HOPE: HOW THE WORST MOMENTS CREATE THE POSSIBILITY FOR THE BEST
with Dr Maria Sirois, inspirational psychologist, consultant and teacher at Intersection of resilience and flourishing; author of Happiness After Loss, USA
· Stage
THE IMPACT OF SELF-CHALLENGE – SAYING YES WHEN IT IS EASIER TO SAY NO
with Anthony Bennett, ‘miracle man’ who survived a near-death experience and then raised millions of dollars for a children’s hospital, UK
Anthony Bennett
· Stage
THE POWER OF ACCEPTANCE FOR PEACE OF MIND
with Shamash Alidina, one of the UK’s most popular mindfulness teachers and author of bestselling Mindfulness for Dummies, London, UK
· Stage
FIRESIDE CHAT: LOOKING ON THE BRIGHTER SIDE OF LIFE
with Shamash Aldina, Anthony Bennett and Toni Powell
Toni Powell Anthony Bennett
· Stage
THE ROLE OF TENDER AND FIERCE SELF-COMPASSION IN WELLBEING
with Associate Professor Kristin Neff, psychologist and pioneering researcher into self-compassion, USA
Kristin Neff
· Stage
TWO MINUTE MOVES
Lizzy Williamson, personal trainer and fitness guru, author of Two Minute Moves
Lizzy Williamson
· Sessions
LAUGHTER YOGA
with Cris Popp, One of Australia’s leading proponents of resilience and thought leader on innovation, performance, and leadership
Cris Popp
· Sessions
MEDITATION SESSION
· Sessions
SPEAKER Q & A | 2
with Associate Professor Kristin Neff | Moderator: Professor Toni Noble
Toni Noble Kristin Neff
· Sessions
SPEAKER Q & A | 1
with Dr Rick Hanson | Moderator: Gillian Coutts
Gillian Coutts Rick Hanson
· Stage
JOY ON DEMAND: THE ART OF DISCOVERING THE HAPPINESS WITHIN
with Chade-Meng Tan, former Google Jolly Good Fellow, award-winning engineer, international bestselling author and philanthropist, USA
· Stage
FIRESIDE CHAT: HOW CAN WE BE HAPPY DESPITE LIFE’S CURVEBALLS?
with Professor Richard J Davidson, Chade-Meng Tan and Professor Elissa Epel
Richard Davidson
· Stage
FINDING & NURTURING MEANING IN THE MOMENT: A PRACTICAL AND LIGHT-HEARTED APPROACH TO A SERIOUS TOPIC
with Professor Michael F Steger, psychologist and researcher into how leading a meaningful life contributes to wellbeing, USA
· Stage
PANEL: HOW DOES MEANING IN LIFE AFFECT OUR HEALTH & HAPPINESS?
with Dr Rick Hanson, Associate Professor Kristin Neff, Professor Michael F Steger and Dr Maria Sirois
Rick Hanson Kristin Neff
· Sessions
SPEAKER Q & A | 3
with Dr Maria Sirois
· Sessions
MEDITATION SESSION
· Sessions
DANCE YOURSELF
· Sessions
SPEAKER Q & A | 4
with Professor Michael F Steger | Moderator: Sue Langley
Sue Langley
· Stage
THE INNER SELF: THE JOY OF DISCOVERING WHO WE REALLY ARE
with Hugh Mackay AO, renowned social psychologist, researcher and bestselling author
Hugh Mackay
· Stage
HOW TO MAKE LIFE AMAZING RIGHT NOW
Toni Powell, storyteller, workplace culture wonderworker & author of What A Feeling! Finding love, freedom & the good life through creating great relationships
Toni Powell
· Stage
ASK DR HAPPY – ANYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT HAPPINESS AND/OR MENTAL HEALTH
with Dr Tim Sharp (aka Dr Happy), leading positive psychologist, executive coach and founder of The Happiness Institute
Tim Sharp
· Stage
HAPPINESS IS AN INSIDE JOB
with Petrea King, mind-body healing pioneer; Founder and CEO, Quest for Life Foundation
· Stage
A KEY TO MENTAL RESILIENCE: A MEANINGFUL LIFE
with B. Alan Wallace, one of the foremost meditation teachers of modern times, renowned Buddhist scholar, author and teacher, USA
· Stage
INTRODUCTION - IN CONVERSATION WITH HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA
with Beth Phelan and Tenzin Choegyal
· Stage
IN CONVERSATION WITH HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA - RESILIENCE, HOPE AND CONNECTION FOR WELLBEING
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Nobel Peace Laureate and revered spiritual leader in conversation with Professor Ian Hickie AM
· Stage
BUILDING STRESS RESILIENCE
with Professor Elissa Epel, international expert in chronic stress and co-author with Nobel Prize winner Dr Elizabeth Blackburn of The Telomere Effect, USA
· Stage
TWO MINUTE MOVES
with Lizzy Williamson, personal trainer and fitness guru, author of Two Minute Moves
Lizzy Williamson

Speakers

Suzy Green

Leader in the fields of Coaching Psychology and Positive Psychology; Founder of The Positivity Institute

Jennifer Moss

Award-winning journalist and expert on happiness and emotional intelligence in the workplace

Will Jelbert

Writer, communications consultant and coach; best-selling author of The Happiness Animal

Kristin Neff

Psychologist and pioneering researcher into self-compassion

Christine Carter

Sociologist, author, happiness and productivity expert, UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center

Cris Popp

One of Australia’s leading proponents of resilience and thought leader on innovation, performance, and leadership

Shannon Harvey

Award-winning documentary filmmaker and author of The Whole Health Life

robert biswas-diener

Pioneer in the application of positive psychology and leading authority on strengths, culture, courage and happiness

Anthony Bennett

‘Miracle man’ who survived a near-death experience and then raised millions of dollars for a children’s hospital

Toni Noble

Leading teacher, educator and psychologist in student wellbeing and positive education

Bernard Desmidt

Leadership Though Leader

Rick Hanson

Psychologist and Author

Tal Ben-Shahar

Positive psychology lecturer and best-selling author, who taught Harvard's most popular and life-changing course

jono lineen

Storyteller, walker, and author of Perfect Motion; curator, National Museum of Australia

Lizzy Williamson

Personal trainer and fitness guru, author of Two Minute Moves

Tim Sharp

Chief Happiness Officer - The Happiness Institute

Lisa Forrest

Swimming champion, Australian Olympian, and Commonwealth Games dual gold medallist; mental skills coach and author

Toni Powell

Storyteller, workplace culture wonderworker and author

Sue Langley

Keynote speaker, global consultant and positive leadership expert

Hugh Mackay

Renowned social psychologist, researcher and bestselling author

David Roland

Dr David Roland, psychologist and author of 'The Power of Suffering' and 'How I Rescued My Brain'

Gillian Coutts

Author, Non-Executive Director Uniting NSW.ACT and Country Director of Potential Project

Felicia Huppert

Emeritus Professor of Psychology & Founding Director, Well-being Institute, University of Cambridge

David Michie

Author, Mindful Safari Founder

Richard Davidson

Professor and Director

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