Happiness & Its Causes

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

The world's largest conference on happiness & wellbeing

What is Happiness & Its Causes?

Happiness is important. It’s important for your own life satisfaction and enjoyment. And it is equally important for your family, the people in your care and the people you work with.

Since 2006, Happiness & Its Causes has been an important forum for exploring the many and varied causes for a happy and fulfilling life. We present the world’s brightest minds in psychology, science, education, business and the arts over an unforgettable two days. Be inspired by a faculty of 40+ speakers from around the world, presenting to an audience of 2,000+ conference delegates.

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. It is equally relevant to individuals and professionals. Bring your whole family or work group to this inspiring event! 

Speakers for 2018

‘The most interesting and innovative experimental psychologist in the world today’, UK

Inspiring Buddhist nun and founder, Liberation Prison Project, USA

Inspiring medical doctor and employee wellbeing expert, UK

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

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

Australian of the Year 2015 and domestic violence campaigner

Survivor of the London terrorist bombings in 2005 and thought-provoking advocate for peace

Celebrated chef and TV personality

Distinguished broadcaster and sustainable food advocate

World authority on AI and Social Robotics

Innovator in applied behaviour change and health

Former Royal Navy Aircrew Officer, leading exercise physiologist and nutritionist

Thought leader in the neuroscience of human connection

Inspirational mental health advocate

Dynamic trainer in the practical application of positive psychology

One of Australia’s leading thinkers on educational issues

Proud Woolwonga and Gurindji woman and Australian First Peoples wellness consultant

Personal transformation and peak performance expert

Passionate leader in the field of positive education

Much loved journalist, facilitator and social justice advocate


One of Australia’s most respected relationships researchers and authors

Inspiring two-time cancer survivor and award winning coach

One of a kind environmental educator and wildlife naturalist

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

Expert professional organiser and Interior Architect

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

Equally important for your family, the people in your care and the people you work with.

Situated at the state of the art, International Convention Centre

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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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