16 & 17 NOVEMBER 2023 | ICC Sydney
Tools & techniques for a happier life!
THE WORLD’S LEADING CONFERENCE ON HUMAN HAPPINESS & WELLBEING
How can we be happy?
What brings meaning and joy to our lives?
How can we contribute to a better world?
Join us for another extraordinary journey!
Over an unforgettable two days, speakers and attendees will engage in an enriching dialogue as we explore the many and varied causes for a happy and fulfilling life. Be informed and uplifted by some of the world’s brightest minds in psychology, neuroscience, sociology, philosophy, economics, education, business, and the arts.
Be inspired to create change not only for ourselves but also for the greater good, to make life more meaningful, to find beauty and joy in the everyday, and to meet challenges with resilience and hope. Together, we can make a difference in our own lives, in the lives of others and in the world.
35+ speakers now confirmed for HAP23
Professor Patrick McGorry AO, psychiatrist and leading youth mental health advocate, world-renowned for developing innovative early interventions and services; Professor of Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne; Founding Director, Orygen
Dr Dóra Guðrún Guðmundsdóttir, psychologist and public health expert, Director of Public Health, Directorate of Health,Iceland
Dr Paul Callaghan, Aboriginal man belonging to the land of the Worimi people on the coast of NSW, storyteller, dancer, community wellbeing consultant, and author of The Dreaming Path: Indigenous Thinking to Change Your Life.
Vanessa King, leading expert in positive psychology and strategies to pro-actively build psychological wellbeing and resilience; board member and author of Ten Keys to Happier Living at Action for Happiness, UK
Yemi Penn, engineer, entrepreneur and transformation thought leader
Tim Hollo, passionate advocate, campaigner, writer and organiser, working towards ecological democracy; Executive Director of the Green Institute; author of Living Democracy; founder of Green Music Australia
Dr Elise Bialylew, a doctor trained in psychiatry turned social entrepreneur and mindfulness expert; founder of online global fundraising campaign Mindful in May; best-selling author of The Happiness Plan
Ronni Kahn AO, social entrepreneur, passionate advocate and activist, and Founder and CEO of food rescue charity, Oz Harvest
Susanne Thiebe, expert professional organiser and Interior Architect; founder, LessMess
Sue Langley, master trainer and leading advisor in the practical application of positive psychology
Dr Gordon Spence, registered psychologist, exercise scientist, executive coach, senior lecturer, and researcher; author of Get Moving Keep Moving; founder of the Healthy Ageing Project
Jocelyn Brewer, registered psychologist, digital wellbeing specialist, media commentator, founder of Digital Nutrition
Asif Sultani, Hazara refugee from Afghanistan, martial artist,refugee speaker and advocate at Heart Empire; High Profile Supporter, UNHCR
Grace Sultani, social worker and PhD Candidate researching post-traumatic growth amongst refugees, The University of Newcastle
Mawunyo Gbogbo, ABC journalist specialising in popular culture; author of Hip Hop & Hymns
Helena Norberg-Hodge, linguist, author, filmmaker and pioneer of the new economy movement; Founder and Director of Local Futures; Author: Local is Our Future
Hannah Diviney, writer, disability and women’s rights advocate, and actress; Finalist for Young Australian of the Year 2022; author I’ll Let Myself In
Professor Bronwyn Graham, clinical psychologist and behavioural neuroscientist, women’s mental health researcher, UNSW
Scientia Professor Jill Bennett, Australian Research Council Australian Laureate Fellow, Director of the feltExperience & Empathy Lab, and the Big Anxiety Research Centre, UNSW
Professor Brock Bastian, social psychologist, researcher and author; Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne; author: The Other Side of Happiness
Corey Jackson, mental health researcher into effects of mindfulness on anxiety and depression; meditation teacher, and emotion and stress management coach
Professor Debbie Haski-Leventhal, Professor of Business & MBA Director, Macquarie University; Author: Make it Meaningful
Anny Druett, proud 4,005th generation descendant of the Ngemba mob from far north western NSW; cross-cultural trainer, teacher, speaker and co-founder, Pearl’s Plan
Dr Catherine Barrett, Founder/Director, Celebrate Ageing; Founder, The Kindness Pandemic voted the Most Uplifting Facebook Group in the World
Eric Winters, self-leadership coach offering science-based strategies to meet challenges more effectively, Author: Swipe Right on Your Best Self
Associate Professor Kelly-Ann Allen, School of Educational Psychology and Counselling, Monash University; Founder and Lead Director, Global Belonging Collaborative; Author: The Psychology of Belonging
Dr Zac Seidler, clinical psychologist and leading advocate for men’s mental health, Global Director of Men’s Health Research, Movember; Senior Research Fellow, Orygen, University of Melbourne
Dr Fiona Swee Lin Price, storyteller, songwriter and cross-cultural communication specialist; Director, Globalise Consulting
Nicole Yeates, Brain Optimisation Consultant, best-selling author, expert barrier-cracker and Founder of Get Brain Fit
Gillian Coutts, Co-National Director, Potential Project Australia
Steve Quinlan, Managing Director, The Sales Desk
Jenny Steadman, Co-National Director, Potential Project Australia
Theresa Perry, Holistic Life Coach, Tai Chi and Meditation Teacher, Theresa Perry Wellbeing
Dr William DeJean, inspiring educator and Founder, Unleash Learning™
Kween G, consciousness-raising hip-hop artist, industry and cultural leader, community advocate and emerging African-Australian icon
Sheron Sultan, Wellbeing and Movement Facilitator; Multicultural Energiser; Founder of Yatimba!
Uncle Allen Madden, respected Gadigal Elder, cultural representative for the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council
Our first exciting topics have been confirmed in what will be an in-depth look at the many and varied causes of genuine and long-lasting happiness.
We will explore the role of meaning, belonging, compassion, courage and kindness in bringing more happiness, satisfaction and wellbeing into our lives and the lives of others.
Registration is now open for Happiness & Its Causes 2023!
Secure your discounted ticket and join us at the world's leading conference on human happiness & wellbeing.