You are invited to the 9th European Conference on Positive Psychology and preceding events, June 26–30, 2018, in Budapest, Hungary. The conference theme is “Positive psychology for a flourishing Europe in times of transition.” ECPP2018 will cover three main aspects of Positive Psychology: theory
and basic research, applied research, and practice including a number of subthemes, such as education, lifespan development, biological aspects, health, coaching, work/organizations, sports/physical exercise, and social policies.
Early bird registration ends on March 31.We currently have more than 700 registered participants from more than 350 different cities across the globe, from Australia through South Africa and South-East Asia, all of Europe, the Middle East, even the Americas. The numbers are growing every day.
This is a 3-in-1 package: 3 scientific events, all located in Budapest from June 26-30.
- Positive education pre-conference meeting: Engaging Education – Let’s make it happen!. Held on Tuesday through mid-day Wednesday, June 26 – June 27, this is a twin meeting with the IPEN Conference that will be happening at the same time in Dallas, Texas.
- Pre-conference workshops held Tuesday June 26 and Wednesday June 27. Some are half-day, others full-day.
- ECPP2018: the conference itself. Starts Wednesday June 27 at 15:45 and ends at 16:00 on Saturday, June 30.
From the opening ceremony at 15:45 on Wednesday June 27 through the closing ceremony and farewell drinks starting at 15:00 on Saturday June 30, this conference involves many experts in various aspects of positive psychology from around the world.
European keynote speakers include:
- Itai Itzvan, University of East London (UK)
- Hans Henrik Knoop, Aarhus University (Denmark)
- Wilmar Schaufeli, Utrecht University (The Netherlands)
- Tamas Freund, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Experimental Medicine (Hungary)
- Antonella Delle Fave, Universita degli Studi di Milano (Italy)
- Kate Hefferon, University of East London (UK)
Visiting keynote speakers include:
- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Jeanne Nakamura, Claremont Graduate University (USA)
- Barbara Fredrickson, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (USA)
- Ryan Niemiec, Values in Action Institute (USA)
There will also be workshops, symposia, many opportunities to network, and chances to sightsee.Pre-conference Meeting on Education
This meeting will involve both speakers and working discussions. Tuesday will end with a PERMA speed-dating networking event. For more information, check out the following resources:
- Health empowerment in the information age (Csabai and Schulz)
- Building change-ready, high-performing teams through strength-based leadership( Straume, Veiteberg, Sagør, Tveiterås, Aas, & Langseth-Eide
- An adventure through the best of positive psychology (Ivtzan & Niemiec)
- Positive psychotherapy (Rashid)
- Lego® Serious Play® (Boniwell and Bab).
See the two articles that Mads Bab wrote on this topic last year: Three Ways to Explore Positive Psychology with LEGO® and Building Well-being with LEGO® – A Hands-on Approach to Explore Positive Psychology
Register now to join us for one, two, or all three events in Budapest at the end of June.
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