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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 1,000+ conference delegates.

Join us at Happiness & Its Causes 2021 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!

FAQs

Conference Information

Where Will the 2021 Happiness & Its Causes Conference be held? 
The 2021  Happiness & Its Causes  Conference will be held in the Cockle Bay Rooms, International Convention Centre, 14 Darling Drive Darling Harbour, Sydney. Located in the heart of Darling Harbour and is easily accessible by public transport, including light rail, ferry and train and is only a 10 minute walk from Central and Town Hall train stations. Secure car parking is available and conveniently located within the Darling Harbour precinct. 

What Are The Start And Finish? 
Sun 14 Nov | Pre-Conference Workshop – 09:30 – 16:30 
Mon 15 & Tue 16 Nov | 2 day conference – 08:30 – 17:30 
Wed 17 Nov Post-Conference Workshops |Morning Sessions – 09:00 – 12:00 |Afternoon Sessions – 14:00 – 17:00 

What Time Will Registration Open? 
Sun 14 Nov | Pre-Conference Workshop – 08:30 – 16:30 
Mon 15 & Tue 16 Nov | 2 Day Conference – 07:30 – 17:30 
Wed 17 Nov | Post-Conference Workshops – 08:00 – 16:00  

Who Attends The Conference? 
The action packed program is designed to suit professionalsorganisations and individuals interested in health care, education, psychology and mental health, business and more. 

Motivate yourself, your work colleagues and your organisation – bring your whole team to this inspiring event! 

Is There Public Transport Nearby? 
ICC Sydney has multiple public access points with step-free access to every entertainment, exhibition and conference venue. For more public transport information, please  click here

Where Can I Park? 
ICC Sydney operates two 24-hour car parking stations with a total of 826 parking spaces including 12 disabled parking bays, 25 motorcycle parking spaces, 50 bicycle racks and 20 electric car charge spaces. For more parking information and parking rates, please  click here

Are Meals Included? 
Morning and afternoon tea are included in the conference fee. Lunchboxes can be pre-purchased for the 2 day conference and will be available for delegates to collect during the lunch break. Alternatively, delegates can purchase lunch  at ICC Cafe or the many food outlets in the Darling Harbour area, which is within easy walking distance. 

What is in the Pre-Purchased Lunchbox? 
Lunchbox usually include: Protein salad, seasonal house-made dip, vegetable crudités, energy bar, piece of whole seasonal fruit, 50-gram NSW farmland cheese with cracker biscuits and a bottle of spring or sparkling water 

To pre-purchase a lunch box, go to registration page  here, press ‘Already Registered’ use your email and confirmation number to login and then press ‘modify your registration’ and go through to ‘add sessions’. Select the lunch box option and make your payment for your registration to update. Please make sure to note special dietary requirements in your registration. 

Is There A Student Discount? 
Unfortunately, we are not in a position to offer student discounts to Happiness & Its Causes conference in 2021. 

Are There Any Volunteer Opportunities? 
Happiness & Its Causes  would not be possible without the  invaluable work of our volunteers. In 2021 volunteer positions are only available to our previous volunteers. There is no open recruitment process in 2021.

Registration Information

What is included in the Gold Pass? 
The Gold Pass is a 4-day package which includes the 2 day conference, pre and post conference workshops.  

What Is Platinum Seating? 
Enhance your conference experience by taking up the Platinum Seating option. Enjoy guaranteed premium seating in an exclusive area close to the stage during the two conference days. 

With Platinum Seating, you will enjoy the best sight lines and a more intimate view of our special guests on stage. Platinum Premium seating is only available during the 2 Day Conference. 

To add Platinum Seating click onto the registration page  here  and select  ‘Already Registered’ and use your email and confirmation number to login. Then go to modify your registration and go through to ‘Add sessions’ and select the Platinum Seating option. Make the payment and your registration will be updated. 

Will I Receive An Entry Ticket? 
You will receive an automated ‘Event Registration Confirmation’ email as soon as you complete your registration with a link to your ticket. The link will also appear on the final screen when you are registering.  

If you cannot see the email in your inbox please check your junk or spam folder. If you have still not received the email, please conferences@viconferences.com.au  for assistance.  

You can also modify your registration  here  select ‘Already Registered’ and  use your email and confirmation number to login. Can’t remember your confirmation number don’t worry there is a forgot confirmation number function.  

Note:  Please bring a printed or a digital version of your ticket on your phone/tablet to assist the registration and name badge collection at the event.  

When Will I Receive A Copy Of My Invoice/Receipt? 
You will receive a link to your invoice/receipt for the Happiness & Its Causes  conference in your automated ‘Event Registration Confirmation’ email as soon as you complete your registration. The link will also appear on the final screen when you are registering.  

You can also  login to your registration  using your email and confirmation number  here. Select ‘Already Registered’ to login to your registration. Can’t remember your confirmation number don’t worry there is a ‘Forgot confirmation  number’  function.  

When Will I Receive A Copy Of My Invoice/Receipt? 
You will receive a link to your invoice/receipt for the  Happiness & Its Causes  conference in your automated ‘Event Registration Confirmation’ email as soon as you complete your registration. The link will also appear on the final screen when you are registering.  

You can also  login to your registration  using your email and confirmation number  here. Select ‘Already Registered’ to login to your registration. Can’t remember your confirmation number don’t worry there is a  ‘Forgot confirmation  number’  function.  

What is the Cancellation Policy?  
Under our ticketing terms and conditions all tickets are  non-refundable. If you are unable to attend this event, a replacement delegate may be sent in your place at no extra charge. We do not provide refunds, credit notes or rollover to future events.  

[COVID-19 Clause: If government health guidelines prevent the event from going ahead as scheduled, the event will either be held virtually or held at a later date, at the discretion of the organiser.]

All listed speakers are confirmed – however, sometimes life events such as illness or death in the family prevent speakers from making it at the last minute. Speaker cancellations do not affect the cancellation policy. Purchase of a ticket indicates that you have read and agree to comply with this cancellation policy.  

VI Conferences is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of any speaker or program substitution or alternation, or the postponement or cancellation of an event. We suggest you consider investing in travel insurance, in case an extenuating event prevents you from attending.  

How do I Send Someone In My Place? 
You can  modify your registration  by changing the delegate name and contact details. Use your email address and confirmation number to login to your registration  here  and select ‘Already registered‘. 

How do I make changes to my booking? 
You can make  changes  here  select ‘Already Registered’ and  use  your email address and confirmation number to gain access to your registration. You can pre-purchase lunch boxes, make name changes or purchase platinum premium seating. 

General Information

I am not receiving confirmation or announcement emails
If you are not receiving our emails it is advisable that you save our emails conferences@viconferences.com.au and noreply@viconferences.com.au to your safe/white list and contact list and check the junk/spam folders on a regular basis.

Do I Get A Certificate Of Attendance? What About CPD Hours/Points?  
VI Conferences is not a Registered Training Organisation, however, delegates are still able to claim Professional Development Points through their relevant professional organisations by attending the main 2 day conference as well as the Pre-Conference Masterclass and Post-Conference Workshops. 

Attendance Certificates can be provided upon request post-conference by emailing conferences@viconferences.com.au

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