About

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 have attracted over 25,000 delegates since we started in 2006 – we receive magnificent feedback from delegates and speakers alike.  We present the world’s brightest minds in psychology, science, education, business and the arts, stimulating enriching dialogue over an unforgettable two days.

Our aim is to make a difference in the world as we explore how to create change not only for ourselves but also for the greater good, how to make life more meaningful and how to make a difference in the lives of others.  

We’re designing  Happiness  &  Its  Causes 2022 to be a warm, engaging and inspiring event – a time for you to reflect on what brings you joy and happiness and to explore what you can learn from the ups and downs of life. Be inspired by a faculty of 40+ speakers from around the world, presenting to an audience of 1,000+ conference delegates. Join us in November and allow yourself to regroup and refresh so you are ready to make the most of the opportunities that the new year may bring.

Themes will include:

  • Connecting with, savouring and finding awe in nature to create more happiness and meaning in life
  • Learning from the ancient knowledge and spiritual wisdom of Australia’s First Nations people
  • The importance of belonging and how we can deal with loneliness
  • How financial wellness can contribute to a happy life for yourself and others
  • Building psychological strengths for overall wellbeing and a happier life
  • Using creative practice as a vehicle and path to enhance empathy, awareness, connectivity, and innovation
  • How we can become stronger in the face of change and uncertainty
  • Managing our energy through positive rituals for enhanced performance and wellbeing
  • The importance of a wellbeing economy that focusses on people and the planet
  • Rewriting the narrative on disability and exploring the richness to be found in diversity and inclusion
  • Examining the causes of unhappiness and the action we can take now if humanity is to thrive in the future

It will be a fun-filled, joyous experience with activities included throughout the day, and opportunities for audience interaction with speakers at lunchtime Q & A sessions and booksignings. In the breaks, you’ll have time to explore the large wellness bookstore and to do a bit of Christmas shopping (or to treat yourself) at the Happiness & Its Causes marketplace.

Conference Information

The 2 day conference is held in The Pyrmont Theatre, Level 2, Convention Centre, ICC Sydney, 14 Darling Drive Darling Harbour, Sydney. 

The pre-conference workshop is in Meeting Room C4.8 and post conference workshops are in Meeting Rooms C4.8, C4.9, C4.10 & C4.11 on Level 4, Convention Centre, ICC Sydney.

Wed 9 Nov 2022 | Pre-Conference Workshop – 09:30 – 16:30 
Thu 10 & Fri 11 Nov 2022 | 2 day conference – 08:30 – 17:30 
Sat 12 Mar 2022 Post-Conference Workshops | Morning Sessions – 09:00 – 12:00 | Afternoon Sessions – 14:00 – 17:00

Please allow extra time to collect your name badge from our registration desk. Registration opens 1 hour before morning start time.

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. 

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.

We are happy to offer a limited amount of discounted tickets to full-time students only. Please use the contact form below, upload an image of your student card to apply for a student ticket.

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. 

More information here.

Registration Information

The Gold Pass is a 4-day package which includes the 2 day conference, pre and post conference workshops for the live event.

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. 

Yes, we offer 10 – 25% off group tickets purchased in the one transaction, on super saver, early bird, happy bird and standard tickets. Bring your team and save!

GROUP DISCOUNTS 
5 – 9 tickets10% discount
10 – 14 tickets15% discount
15 – 19 tickets20% discount
20 + tickets25% discount

Process your registration, add your guests (you will need their contact details) and once you reach the payment summary your relevant discount will automatically be applied to all tickets. Please make sure the discount has been applied before processing your payment.

NB: Group discounts do not apply to 50% off ticket category.

You will receive an automated ‘Event Registration Confirmation’ email as soon as you complete your registration with a link to your ticket. Please check junk/spam folders the email isn’t in your inbox 5mins after completing your registration.

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, you can access 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 digital/printed version of your ticket on your phone/tablet to assist with name badge collection at the event.  

Yes, you can add lunchbox or platinum premium seating after you have registered.

Click here  and select  ‘Already Registered’ use your email and confirmation number to login. Can’t remember your confirmation number don’t worry there is a  ‘Forgot confirmation  number’  function.  

Once logged in go to ‘modify your registration’ and go through to ‘Add sessions’ and select the Platinum Seating and/or Lunchbox option. Make the payment and your registration will be updated. 

You will receive a link to your Tax Invoice/Receipt for the  Happiness & Its Causes  conference in your automated ‘Event Registration Confirmation’ email as soon as you complete your registration. Please check junk/spam folders the email isn’t in your inbox 5mins after completing your registration.

The link will also appear on the final screen when you are registering.  

You can also access 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.  

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, select workshops, make name changes or purchase platinum premium seating. 

You can modify your registration and change the delegate name and contact details. Use your email address and confirmation number to login to your registration  here  and select ‘Already registered‘. The modify my registration.

We know that this year isn’t like other years. We’re all getting very good at expecting the unexpected. That’s why we want to give you confidence to book your LIVE @ ICC, Sydney, Happiness & Its Causes ticket, 10 & 11 November 2022, knowing that we’ve got you covered no matter what. 

We’re happy to help you transfer your ticket to a colleague, client or friend, to attend in your place if you prefer, anytime right up until the conference starts on 10 November 2022.

And on top of that, if you find yourself in any of the below scenarios within 14 days before the LIVE @ ICC, Sydney, conference, we’ll be happy to move your ticket across to the next conference, so that you can have peace of mind that it won’t go to waste: 

  • There is a further lockdown in the state/country you live in that prevents you from leaving your home except for essential requirements 
  • The state/country that you live in closes its borders to travel 
  • The state/country you live in issues advice not to travel to Sydney 
  • The state/country you live in has imposed an unavoidable quarantine on return from travel 
  • There is an unavoidable quarantine on arrival in Sydney 

Please get in touch with our office, via the contact form, if any of these scenarios apply to you, and we can transfer your ticket to the next conference.

transfer your ticket to the next conference, Happiness & Its Causes 10 & 11 November 2022. 

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.  NB: Please read Book with Confidence Policy above.

[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.  

General Information

Yes, we have partnered with the Lido group to secure the following accommodation discounts for the conference.

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.

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 and Post-Conference Workshops. 

Attendance Certificates can be provided upon request post-conference by emailing us. Please use the contact form below to request a certificate after 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! 

Happiness & Its Causes  would not be possible without the  invaluable work of our volunteers. There is no open recruitment process in 2022.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Cancellation policy

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. NB: Please see Book with Confidence Policy, above under Live @ ICC, Sydney Registration Information.

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. 

Payment

Payment is required either at the time of booking or within 7 days of an invoice being issued. If you are booking within 7 days of the event start date, payment is required at the time of booking. No admittance will be granted where payment has not been received in full.

Amendment policy

Downgrading of registrations is not permitted. Registrations may be upgraded at anytime.

Promotional Discounts

Only one discount is permitted per booking. Discounts cannot be applied retrospectively.

Booking fee

A credit card booking fee of 1.8% applies to all domestic credit cards for purchases by VISA, Mastercard and AMEX. International cards will be charged 2.9% booking fee. The credit card booking fee factors in a variety of costs, including expenses associated with providing a secure payment gateway, Payment Card Industry compliance, hosting, fraud, pre-payment risk mitigation, and the costs associated with processing credit card payments. The credit card booking fee is calculated as a percentage rate of the ticket price only, excluding any service/delivery fees.

PRIVACY POLICY

VI Conferences and its related companies have a firm commitment to privacy in accordance with the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000, which took effect in December 2001. This privacy policy covers all personal information that we hold.

Collection of Information
From time to time we may invite you to supply personal information in order for us to authenticate your identity or to provide you with products or services (such as access to our registration and purchasing services, email newsletters and offers). In order to deliver such services, we will need to process and store your personal information and may need to transfer it to our relevant partner(s). By submitting your personal information, you consent to such processing and transfers in connection with such services and for any other purposes to which you consent at the time you provide the information, or as provided in this Privacy Policy. We are committed to protecting your privacy and security of your personal information.

Whenever we collect personal information from you we will do so in a lawful and fair way. We will also advise you how and where to contact us. If we collect the information from a third party we will take reasonable steps to advise you of that collection promptly. We will tell you why we are collecting the information and the third parties to whom we usually disclose that information. If you do not wish to provide the information we request, we will tell you what impact this will have.

Disclosing Information
We will only disclose personal information in accordance with the Act. This means that it will be disclosed if:

  • we told you when collecting it that it would be disclosed for that purpose or for a related purpose that you would reasonably expect;
  • we have your consent;
  • it is part of business assets which we are selling;
  • we are required by law to disclose it; or
  • it is otherwise permitted under the Act

Opt Out
We will provide you with a low-cost way of contacting us if you wish to opt out from receiving further marketing offers. In accordance with the Act, direct marketing offers will contain an opportunity to opt out.

Use of Cookies
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Quality of Information
We will take reasonable steps to ensure that the information that we collect, use and disclose is accurate, complete and up to date.

Security
We are committed to protecting your privacy and will take reasonable steps to ensure that the information we collect is protected from loss and misuse and from unauthorised access, modification and disclosure.

Access to Information
You can access your personal information upon request. However, there are occasions when this access may be denied under the exemptions contained in the Act.

Availability of Policy
This policy is available upon request. It will be reviewed from time to time and any amendments will be included in the updated policy.

Privacy Enquiries
If you have any questions about this privacy policy, any privacy related dealings with us or a possible breach of your privacy or would like further information about our information management practices, you can contact us via the contact form below.

General Enquiries

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