Happiness & Its Causes

25 & 26 June 2018 | International Convention Centre, Sydney | Australia

The world's largest conference on happiness & wellbeing

Happy & Well

Join us at Happiness & Its Causes 2018 for a rich and inspiring experience, connecting with like-minded delegates and speakers. Explore the big questions in life and uncover what will bring lasting, genuine happiness for you, those you love and those in your care.

  • Witness a compelling dialogue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and world leading scientists - live on stage!
  • Be moved by the courage of Rosie Batty, Australian of the Year 2015, who has faced a tragic loss and gone on to make a difference in the lives of others.
  • Hear from acclaimed international neuroscientist, Richard J Davidson, on a rare visit to Australia, how to change your brain by cultivating habits of wellbeing.
  • Delve into the unexpected path to achieving success and happiness with Chade-Meng Tan, Google pioneer and international best-selling author.
  • Learn how to give yourself the same kindness and care you'd give to a good friend with pioneering self-compassion researcher Kristin Neff.
  • Boost your motivation to lead a healthier lifestyle with celebrity chef Kylie Kwong, and news anchor turned gardener, Indira Naidoo.

And lots, lots more...

Speakers Confirmed for 2018

Featuring the Dalai Lama - live on stage

Nobel Peace Laureate and revered spiritual leader

Acclaimed neuroscientist named one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world, USA

Former Google Jolly Good Fellow and international best-selling author, USA

Renowned cosmologist and best-selling science author, USA

One of the world’s most influential psychologists, Australia & USA

Pioneering researcher into self-compassion, USA

International expert in mindful leadership, USA & Denmark

Global traveller and collector of moments of happiness, Netherlands

More Speakers

The conference features 40+ amazing speakers

World authority on AI and Social Robotics

Australian of the Year 2015 and domestic violence campaigner

Innovator in applied behaviour change and health

Celebrated chef and TV personality

Former Royal Navy Aircrew Officer, leading exercise physiologist and nutritionist

Distinguished broadcaster and sustainable food advocate

Thought leader in the neuroscience of human connection

One of Australia’s leading thinkers on educational issues

Inspirational mental health advocate

Dynamic trainer in the practical application of positive psychology

Leading safe alcohol use campaigner and former Qld Young Australian of the Year

Inspiring two-time cancer survivor and award winning coach

Personal transformation and peak performance expert

Passionate leader in the field of positive education

Behavior change expert and former Australian Comic of the Year

Award winning social entrepreneur and humanist

“Happiness & Its Causes is far and away the best conference I’ve ever been to.”

Robert Biswas-Diener, leading cross-cultural positive psychology researcher, USA

"Happiness & Its Causes is the largest positive psychology conference in the world.”

Tal Ben-Shahar, renowned teacher and author on positive psychology, Israel

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Happiness & Its Causes is co-located with The Wellness Show, Australia’s premier wellness expo. It is a unique showcase of the latest innovations in consumer and workplace wellness solutions.

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*   PLEASE NOTE: His Holiness the Dalai Lama does not accept any fees for his appearance at this conference. The conference is independently organised and neither His Holiness the Dalai Lama nor Dalai Lama in Australia Limited (DLIA) have any financial interest in the event other than the recoupment of travel and accommodation expenses.