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International Happiness Day on March 20: Sign Up for a Free Online Mini-Conference

written by Kathryn Britton 24 February 2014

Kathryn Britton, MAPP '06, is a former software engineer and executive coach. She is now a writing coach and editor with a focus on helping people write books, blogs, and articles that contribute to the greater good (Theano Coaching LLC). She has been facilitating writing workshops since 2013. Her own books include Sit Write Share on how to get writing done well, Smarts and Stamina on using positive psychology principles to build strong health habits, and Character Strengths Matter: How to Live a Full Life. Full bio. Her Sit Write Share website has resources for writers. Kathryn's articles are here.

“On this first International Day of Happiness, let us reinforce our commitment to inclusive and sustainable human development and renew our pledge to help others. When we contribute to the common good, we ourselves are enriched. Compassion promotes happiness and will help build the future we want.”
~ Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Message for the UN International Day of Happiness, 20 March 2013

When the United Nations announced that March 20, 2014 would be the second annual International Day of Happiness, MAPP Alumni president, Lisa Sansom, posed the question to graduates of the University of Pennsylvania MAPP Program, “What can we, as positive psychology practitioners, do on this day to increase the total tonnage of happiness in the world?”

The answer was this virtual online conference highlighting some of the important applications being done around the world by a wide variety of practitioners.


Speakers include several PPND authors:

Lisa Sansom and I participated as interviewers.

If you have liked the written voices of the authors listed above, this conference is a chance to hear their spoken voices as they discuss topics close to their hearts. You will also find some additional voices, people that haven’t yet written for PPND, though we keep recruiting.

So we invite you to join us by celebrating the International Day of Happiness by registering for the streaming conference on March 20, 2014. The presentations will all be available around the world for 24 hours starting at midnight GMT. You can access them at times that work for you.

What You Need to Know:
Date: March 20th
Price: FREE
Where: Sign up online at here.
What: Video discussions and interviews



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