Listings for Upcoming Events
Listings for Pre-2006 Events
Confidence and Well-being in Motion.
Glasgow, Scotland, September 2, 2009.
The First World Congress on Positive Psychology
Speakers include Professor Ken Fox and Professor Nanette Mutrie. Come and hear them outline the academic evidence which shows the importance of physical activity to confidence and well-being. Other speakers will outline the importance of 'green exercise' and other things which are happening in Scotland on this important agenda.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 18-21, 2009
The Power of Compassion - 4th Annual International Conference on Engaging the Other.
Join the world’s leading experts in the field of positive psychology for a one-of-a-kind event,
bringing together the community like never before. This research-based program will be of
benefit to academicians, practitioners, professionals and students of positive psychology by
providing the latest information, insights and leading-edge research.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 18-21, 2009
A multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary conference examining concepts of "The OTHER" from a universal, cross-cultural perspective to promote wider public dialogue about concepts of "Us and Them." Keynote by Huston Smith. Sponsored by Common Bond Institute. Call for presentation proposals.
Happiness and Its Causes
Sydney, Australia, May 14-15, 2009
The conference was aimed at those with a professional or personal interest in understanding and developing or potential to be happy.
The Science of A Meaningful Life: Compassion, Mindfulness, and Well-Being
Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley, May 15, 2009
This second seminar in the "Science of a Meaningful Life" series was led by Cal Prof. Dacher Keltner and featured a presentation by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn.
2nd Applied Positive Psychology Conference: Creating Flourishing Communities.
Coventry, UK, April 1-3, 2009.
The conference showcased developments and advances in the field, and brought together practitioners, researchers and policy makers from the fields of work, education, and social change.
Second International Conference on Integrating Spirituality & Organizational Leadership
Sri Aurobindo, India, February 9-12, 2009
The conference brought together practitioners, researchers, and policy makers from the fields of work, education, and social change to advance our understanding of how we can all play our part, large or small, in Creating Flourishing Communities.
The 2nd Annual Happy Healthy Lawyers: The Business Case for Happiness
Ann Arbor, MI, November 24, 2008
The business world has long viewed the health and happiness of its employees as essential to maintaining a competitive edge. Legal employers, in contrast, have been slow to accept this notion, treating workplace initiatives designed to improve attorney well-being—such as flexible schedules, gym memberships, and intensive mentoring programs—as costly and indulgent. This conference made “the business case for happiness” in the legal workplace, examining how and why these types of initiatives boost not only attorney well-being, but the bottom line.
San Francisco, November 24-25, 2008
What is happiness? Is it possible? What holds us back from it? How to find happiness in the midst of suffering and sadness? How to forgive? How to bring happiness to others? During the two-day conference and pre- and post-conference workshops, 40 of the best minds in psychology, philosophy, science, education, business, the arts, medicine, and politics attempted to answer these fundamental questions and explored techniques for achieving happiness and well-being, for ourselves and others.
Stauffer Symposium on Applied Psychology
Claremonth Graduate University, January 24, 2009
This day-long event will celebrate the emerging positive social and human sciences, and push their boundaries. Leaders and leading scholars from across the positive science landscape will discuss Applying the Science of Positive Psychology to Improve Society. Speakers will include: David Cooperrider, Jane Dutton, Kim Cameron, Barb Fredrickson, Christopher Peterson, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, and others.
Positive Psychology Forum
Washington, D.C., November 19, 2008
Presented by the World Healthcare Congress Leadership Summits. Designed to provide attendees with core concepts from the positive psychology and strengths movement that can be used immediately to drive organizations and individuals towards health literacy and engagement that promotes and sustains lifestyle behavior change.
Connecting the Dots Conference (Work/Life Resource Center’s 3rd Annual Conference)
Ann Arbor, MI, October 14, 2008
Featured keynote address "How to Thrive and Stay Healthy in a World of Non-Stop Change" from Dr. Al Siebert, Director of The Resiliency Center. The conference address the many facets of life and work: Caring for an Aging Relatives, Healthy Living and Fitness, and Blended Families. Management sessions included Change Management and Flexible Scheduling.
Performing the World '08 - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
New York City, New York, October 2-5, 2008
Performing the World ’08 brought the international performance movement to the streets of New York. Performing the World is an international community of people who recognize performance as a powerful developmental activity for social-cultural transformation.
Academy of Management Meeting 2008
Anaheim, CA, August 8-13, 2008
The theme was The
Questions We Ask. There were
also a number of
4th European Conference on Positive Psychology
Opatija, Croatia, July 1-4, 2008
Keynote Speakers: Ed Diener, Joseph R. Smiley, Randy Larsen, Wilmar Schaufeli, and Márta Fülöp.
Work, Well-being and Performance: New Perspectives for the Modern Workplace - Institute of Work Psychology (IWP) Conference 2008
Sheffield, UK, June 18-20, 2008
Positive Science: Trend or Evolution?
Darmstadt, Germany, April 4-5, 2008
Presentations of the latest news about the positive way of research and the impact on the society.
1st Annual Australian Positive Psychology and Well-Being Conference
Sydney, Australia, April 5-6, 2008
The First Australian Positive Psychology and Well-being Conference asked: Is Australian Positive Psychology and Well-being alive and well? What are Australian researchers and practitioners focusing on? How can we best use this knowledge individually, organisationally and socially?
Performing the World 4 - The Performance of Community and the
Community of Performance
Tarrytown, NY, October 12-14, 2007
Performing the World is an international community of people who recognize performance as a
powerful developmental activity for social-cultural transformation. Open to all -- performers,
educators, artists, scholars, therapists, health and helping professions, business professionals,
youth workers, activists, community organizers -- it's a community for sharing, creating and collaborating.
Engaging the Other: The Power of Compassion
Dearborn, MI, October 25-28, 2007
This conference was held in conjunction with an upcoming edited book in progress addressing
psycho-social concepts of "The Other" in a cross-cultural forum. The ETO Conference, like the
edited book, was an integrated collaboration to examine this fundamentally subjective phenomenon
with an inclusive, multicultural eye.
2007 Global Well-Being Forum Featuring the International Positive
Psychology Summit & New Insights From the Gallup World Poll
Washington, DC, October 4-6, 2007
We anticipate a dynamic exchange between scholars, leaders and
decision-makers focusing on global well-being, human strengths, and
positive social science.
Appreciative Inquiry Conference, the Power of Positive Change: A Symphony of Strengths
Orlando, FL, September 17-19, 2007
This conference brought together a global forum featuring the strengths-based organizational and whole systems change approaches and tools of Appreciative Inquiry with state-of-the art insights of Positive Psychology.
Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2007
Philadelphia, PA, August 3-8, 2007
This year's theme was Doing Well by Doing Good. There was also be a number of POS-related sessions.
European Academy of Management Conference 2007 - Current Management Thinking:
Drawing from Social Sciences and Humanities to Address Contemporary Challenges
Paris, France, May 16-19, 2007
The EURAM conference focused on the complex and controversial relationships that Management has had with Social Sciences and Humanity, and reflected on the roots of Management, both as a scientific discipline and as a practice.
Fifth Annual Great Places to Work Conference
Los Angeles, CA, April 18-20, 2007
This three-day event was hosted by Great Place to Work® Institute and featured CEOs and senior
executives from companies who appear on the lists they produce: FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies
to Work for"® and the "50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work for in America"®.
1st Applied Positive Psychology Conference - People at their Best: Work, Education and Health
University of Warwick, UK, April 18-20, 2007
This conference provided compelling insights into positive psychology and its applications, and was
attended by people working in fields such as HR, organization development, coaching, education, health, and psychology.
Third Bi-Annual Conference on Research on Positive Organizational Scholarship
Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, December 7-9, 2006
Dedicated to presenting empirical research, this conference brought together more than 80 POS scholars
from the U.S. and around the world.
Engaging The Other International Conference
Kalamazoo, MI, October 26-29, 2006
An international, multi-cultural, interdisciplinary conference examining concepts of "The Other"
from a universal, crosscultural perspective.
The Vanguard Series 2006
Glasgow, Inverness, Dundee, Dumfries, and Edinburgh, Scotland, Fall 2006
The Centre for Confidence and Well-being sponsored a series of one-day
conferences on positive psychology.
Business as an Agent of World Benefit Forum
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, October 23-26, 2006
The Academy of Management co-sponsored a unique forum on "Business as an Agent of World
Benefit: Management Knowledge Leading Positive Change."
Gallup Leadership Institute 2nd Biannual Leadership Summit
Gallup World Headquarters, Washington, D.C., October 7-9, 2006
Creativity, Consciousness, and the Academy:
Bridging Inner and Outer Dimensions of Learning, Teaching, and Research
Ann Arbor, MI, September 30, 2006
The Program in Creativity and Consciousness Studies in collaboration with the Center for
the Contemplative Mind in Society presented the conference.
Academy of Management Meeting
Atlanta, GA, August 2006
Included were over
40 sessions with POS-related topics or papers.
More detailed information on some of these sessions.
Third European Conference on Positive Psychology
University of Minho, Portugal, July 3-6, 2006
This conference sought to provide an opportunity to discuss and develop new theoretical and
empirical perspectives, to foster networking among scholars, and to explore new applications of
The 4th Biennial International Conference on Personal Meaning
Vancouver, Canada, July 21-23, 2006
The main conference theme focused on the role of meaning and spirituality in the prevention,
treatment and recovery of addiction.
European Academy of Management Conference 2006: Energizing European Management
Oslo, Norway, May 17-20, 2006
This conference aimed to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas about Positive Organizational
Scholarship and Behavior.
Memo on success of POS Track.