Upcoming Positive Psychology Conferences (2024)

Positive Psychology ConferencesIn this article, we have compiled all the upcoming positive psychology conferences and included those we know about for 2024.

If you’re interested in speaking or presenting at any of these, we have also included the official pages for each event.

These links will include the guidelines for submissions, symposia, schedules, and more information on the conferences themselves as they become available.

If you have no plans to present research or host a workshop, these positive psychology conferences are still very much worth attending. Whether it’s simply for a chance to interact with other therapists, coaches, or positive psychology enthusiasts, they are often global gatherings of professionals from diverse sectors.

Here is a brief overview of what you can expect from each of the conferences, and we will continue updating this page as more events are announced.

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International Conferences on Positive Psychology and Education

WASET.orgDate: June 27-28 (Oslo, Norway); July 4-5 (Corfu, Greece); November 7-8 (Dubai, UAE)
Location: Oslo, Norway; Corfu, Greece; Dubai, UAE
Format: Virtual
Price: €250 to €450 (Early Registration)

Description: The International Conference on Positive Psychology and Education is held to unite leading academic experts, researchers, and research students. Over each two-day conference, speakers will share their presentations and experiences on recent positive psychology innovations, trends, challenges, and solutions related to the field.

All events will be held as ICPEE digital events. The first conference deadline (Final Paper Submission and Early Bird Registration) is for the Oslo event on May 24.

Click the link to learn more about the upcoming ICPPE events.


Wellbeing At Work Virtual Summits 2024

wellbeing at workDate: February 20-22, 2024
Location:
Middle East

Date: March 12-14, 2024
Location: US

Date: April 17-18, 2024
Location: Asia

Date: April 23-25, 2024
Location: India

Date: May 14-16, 2024
Location: Europe

Date: September 24-26, 2024
Location: UK

Date: October-10, 2024
Location: Canada

Date: October 22-24, 2024
Location: South Africa

Date: November 12-14, 2024
Location: Australia

Date: November 26-28, 2024
Location: LATAM

Format: Live & virtual

Price: Varies with the venue; all prices are given in local currencies.

Description: Wellbeing at Work currently hosts ten annual summits as part of its mission to prioritize wellbeing in every global organization. These virtual and in-person summits will provide advice, inspiration, and strategic direction from employers and academic experts around the globe. Typically, these events are attended by business leaders and HR practitioners.

The focus of each summit centers around strategies to design and implement workplace mental health programs that enhance productivity and strengthen employee wellbeing.


11th European Conference on Positive Psychology 2024 (ECPP 2024)

European Conference on Positive PsychologyDate: 10-13 July
Location: Innsbruck, Austria
Price: €450-€680 (Early Bird); €580-€840 (Onsite).

Description: This live event will be focused on the interdependence of human beings in the context of our world, with specific presentations and discussion topics centering on approaches for applying wellbeing science for collective flourishing.

Expect to learn from industry experts on happiness, flow, hope, resilience, mindfulness, and meaning in various global settings and cultures. Examples of workshop titles include How to Measure and Foster Team Flow, Positive Aging, and Positive Psychology Coaching: How to Support Client’s Flourishing in a Coaching Setting.

Register or visit the ECPP 2024 page for more information.


2024 Positive Business Conference

Date: May 9, 2024
Format: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Price: USD $520-$670 (In-person and online)

Description: Leaders, co-workers, and psychology experts will be able to participate in important conversations about building positive businesses this May at the University of Michigan’s in-person and online events.

The 2024 conference kicks off at 8:00 a.m. ET and runs until 5:00 p.m. with a full schedule of discussions on how leaders can utilize the potential to establish structures and practices that promote wellbeing. The conference aims to discuss how we can promote compassion, purpose, meaning, and connection within an organization’s long-term value system, including practical examples and tools already being used.

Potential attendees can view last year’s video archives for a taste of what’s to come.

The Positive Business Conference typically features workshops and main-stage sessions focused on themes like positive leadership, positive performance, human connection, corporate activism, innovation, and business sustainability.

Featured speakers this year, including some notable industry names, can be found on the Speakers Page.

Visit the Positive Business Conference site.


World Happiness Summit 2024

WOHASUDate: March 19-20, 2024
Location: London, England
Format: In-person
Price: £199+

Description: This year’s WOHASU event will take place on the UN International Day of Happiness and feature world-leading happiness and wellbeing science experts to discuss practical tools for increasing wellbeing.

The two-day event, Wellbeing Is The Purpose, will bring together over 30 speakers. Hosted in the London Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, attendees can look forward to breakout groups, ample networking opportunities, and expos. The event will be focused on purpose and its links to greater resilience, reduced stress, self-esteem, and overall wellbeing.

You can visit the official WOHASU 2024 site for more information as the event draws closer.


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Reward & Employee Benefits Association (REBA) Wellbeing Congress 2024

Reba congressDate: June 20th, 2024
Location: London, UK
Format: In-person
Price: Contact REBA

Description: The annual REBA Congress includes an exciting agenda of keynotes, roundtables, industry specialist speaker sessions, case studies, and an exhibition.

This one-day congress covers various topics related to employee wellbeing, with last year’s event centering on the future of work, financial wellbeing strategies, strategic use of wellbeing data, and more.

Find out more on the official website.


Annual ISQOLS Conference

International Society for Quality-of-Life StudiesDate: June 25-28, 2024
Location: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Price: $95-$375 (Early Bird); USD $150-600 (Onsite). Learn about further concessions available on the website.

Description: Research findings on happiness, quality of life, and wellbeing will underpin discussions and events at this year’s International Society for Quality of Life Studies Conference, which will be the 22nd annual event of its kind.

Human Happiness and Wellbeing in an Uncertain World is the overarching theme. Attendees are invited to discuss and learn about how our global context has been impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic and our unique capacity for post-traumatic growth and improved quality of life.

This conference is open to researchers, students, professionals, practitioners, faculty, retirees, experts, and novices interested in how economic, corporate, and societal factors can impact quality of life.

Visit the ISQOLS Website.


The Flow Conference

Flow ConferenceDate: July 14, 2024
Location: Innsbruck, Austria
Format: In-person and online
Price: USD $145 (Early Bird In-person), USD $195 (In-person), Discretionary (Online)

Description: This year’s annual conference opens with a guided flow meditation and continues into “Flow Circles” on topics such as Barriers & Opportunities in Science and Barriers & Opportunities in Practice. The overarching goal is to invite attendees to enhance their practical skills and knowledge of flow and encompasses plenty of opportunities for networking, panel discussions, and expert speeches.

Participate in or watch expert panels with mindfulness, movement, and coffee breaks throughout the day.

To stay updated about the event, visit The Flow Conference website.


Annual Wisconsin Symposium on Emotion

Date: April 17-18
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Format: Hybrid
Price: TBA

Description: The Annual Wisconsin Symposium on Emotion is held to unite affective neuroscience leaders and students lineup to present and learn about their research, along with in-depth breakout discussions, a poster session, and networking opportunities. The two-day conference will be held at the University of Wisconsin campus in an engaging event focused on psychology developments, innovations, challenges, and solutions.

Interested participants have the option of attending either entirely or partly online. The deadline for a $300 travel sponsorship is March 1, 2024.

Click the link to learn more about the conference presenters.


On Aging 2024 by the American Society on Aging (ASA)

On Aging Conference LogoDate: March 25-28, 2024
Location: San Francisco, USA
Format: In-person
Price: USD $695 (Members), Group and Non-Member rates on the website’s Registration Page;

Description: This year’s ASA On Aging conference is a celebration of the organization’s 70th anniversary. Events will revolve around ways to drive social impact and innovation to improve life quality for older adults.

Expect keynotes on positive aging, member-led workshops, networking sessions with your peers in the industry, and policy and advocacy programming.

You can stay current and learn more at ASA’s official website.


37th World Summit on Positive Psychology, Happiness, Mindfulness, and Wellness

Date: April 29-30, 2024
Location: Paris, France
Format: In-person
Price: €399+ for Early Bird Registration (see the official World Summit website for different price packages)

Description: Abstracts can now be submitted for next year’s World Summit on Positive Psychology, Happiness, Mindfulness, and Wellness, the topic of which is Fostering Resilience and Overcoming Adversity. It is open to interested researchers, academics, specialists, delegates, student groups, and anyone interested in attending its workshops, poster presentations, structured discussions, and more.

You can learn more and register at the official conference website.


Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) Positive Aging Conference

Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) Positive Aging ConferenceDate: April 5, 2024
Location: Tennessee, USA
Format: In-person
Price: Contact event organizers.

Description: MTSU’s Positive Aging Consortium is designed to gather members from MTSU, community allies, and service providers for aging and older adults to reframe societal perspectives on aging. While a final schedule has yet to be released, the event will center around the importance of focusing on the positive aspects of aging versus the negative dialogue regarding decline.

Keep an eye out for further details on the PAC on their site.

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IIERD International Conference on Positive Psychology and Education (ICOPPAE – 24)

IIERDDate: 11-12 June, 2024
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Format: Hybrid
Price: AUD $179-$499 (In-person), AUD $149-$199 (Online).

Description: Practitioners, academics, and educators are invited to attend the International Institute of Education, Research, and Development (IIERD) conference to expand their knowledge of solutions, future directions, and current trends in the field.

22nd May is the deadline for paper submission, and full conference flyers can be downloaded from the official IIERD website.

Keep an eye out for further details on the PAC on their site.


Annual Association for Play Therapy (APT) International Conference

Association for Play Therapy LogoDate: October 15-20, 2024
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Format: In-person
Price: Varies for members and non-members. Registration details will be made available in May 2024.

Description: The APT is a national professional society established in 1982 to advance play therapy practice, instruction, supervision, and research. The annual conference serves as a valuable opportunity to connect with fellow play therapists, browse exhibits featuring play therapy tools, toys, and books, and learn about the latest findings in this space.

The program for this year’s event is due to be announced in May, but a few example Expression of Interest topics include Attachment Issues, Brain Related Topics, Cultural & Social Diversity, Expressive Therapies, and Family Play Therapy.

You can stay up to date and learn more at the APT’s official website.


Do you know of any other positive psychology conferences that haven’t been listed above?

Please leave a comment!

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ED: Updated January 2024

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  1. Anna

    Do NOT attend the Conference Series Positive Psychology World Summit (the one in Paris in April). it was the most disorganized, horrendous experience. Speakers were grad student maybe and it felt like an under grad school project. Only 4-5 people attended and there wasn’t even a second day. I do NOT recommend

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  2. Amanda Flynn

    Dear Colleagues,
    Kindly update the Positive Psychology and Well-being 2020 event International Conference on Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, Happiness, Well-being and Mental Health on October 19-21, 2020 in Vancouver, Canada.

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  3. Marti

    Thanks for this amazing information! Will you be updating the list anytime soon?

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    • Kerry

      I’m also interested in what’s coming for 2020. We are budgeting now so early notice helps us plan. Thanks for the comprehensive list so far!

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  4. Kelsey J. O'Connor

    Hello! I just learned about this list. It’s exciting to see so much work on happiness!
    I have another conference to list: Well-Being 2020: Knowledge for informed decisions. The conference will take place March 2020 in Luxembourg. It will host presenters from all social sciences. The abstract submission deadline is October 15.
    For more information see: https://www.wellbeing2020.lu/

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  5. Johnny Goldin

    Catherine very comprehensive approach which is purposely multi-disciplinary to the max! And that’s good and I was an early adopter in the field but not being an academic I was not embraced or even treated fairly by some of the founders. However I use the principles and especially the Character Strengths and Virtues test with my clients. I’m LICSW in Lexington MA in private practice and I’d call myself an eclectic intellectual— hard to be in the USA!

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  6. Kebuya Nathaniel Nganchi

    Happy for a site like this. I’m kebuya Nathaniel. Will love to be getting more updates from here about seminars and workshops.

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  7. Anju

    Hi, I am a senior psychologist and a business leader. My book on Burnout: How to beat fatigue and thrive in an overworked world, is being published by Penguin Random House. Will be out end of July 2019. I would love to speak to someone from Positive Psychology about it. thanks.

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    • Kebuya Nathaniel Nganchi

      Hello, am kebuya Nathaniel Nganchi from the university of Bamenda. Email, nathakebu@yahoo.com. Will love to work with you and here more about your write ups

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    • Catherine Moore

      Hi Anju, nice to hear from you and thanks for getting engaged with the article.
      Your book looks interesting, will you be presenting on it at one of these upcoming Positive Psychology conferences?
      Why don’t you get in contact with us and let’s talk: https://positivepsychology.com/contact/
      Cath

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  8. Nancy Auvil

    I’d love to participate in these conferences in the future. I’m a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working in psychiatry in San Diego California.

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  9. Leslie Crowley, MA, LPC, LCDC, EMDR trained

    thank you

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