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Upcoming conferences

3rd Portuguese Congress on Positive Psychology & 1st Luso-Brazilian Symposium on Positive Psychology

March 1-3, 2018, Lisbon, Portugal

The aim of this scientific event is to discuss case studies and theoretical and critical approaches to positive psychology and peace in certain global contexts. One of the key issues to be addressed is the relationship between Portuguese and Brazilian approaches. It is intended to establish an open and fruitful dialogue between several areas of study to promote positive relationships, communities, and nations.

First African Positive Psychology Conference (APPC)

April 4-7, 2018, Potchesfstroom, South Africa

The North-West University, in collaboration with the University of Johannesburg, looks forward to welcoming you to the First Africa Positive Psychology Conference to be held in Potchefstroom, South Africa, from the 4th to the 7th of April 2018. Under the theme “Embracing well-being in diverse contexts”, our goal is to bring together a diversity of role-players, including scholars and researchers, practitioners, students, and others working in the area of well-being promotion and quality of life enhancement, from the diverse African continent and the rest of the world. Studies in Positive Psychology are multidisciplinary and dynamic in nature and seek to understand and promote psychosocial well-being in various life domains and diverse contexts. It aims to promote holistic well-being, which encompasses subjective (thoughts, feelings and judgement of satisfaction with specific dimensions and domains), and objective (physical resources, employment and income, education, health, and housing) elements at intrapersonal, interpersonal and communal/ societal levels.

PESA 2018 Conference – Positive Education Schools Association (PESA)

April 11-14, 2018, Geelong, Victoria, Australia

The theme for the 2018 PESA conference will be CONNECT. This theme reflects the event’s aims of connecting theory with application, connecting positive education with curriculum and culture, connecting delegates with one another and with positive psychology practices to foster collaboration and boost their own individual wellbeing.

Third Conference of the German Society for Positive Psychological Research

May 3 - 5, 2018, Bochum, Germany

The Third Conference of the German Society for Positive Psychological Research (DGPPF) will be held from May 3 – 5, 2018, at Ruhr-University Bochum in Bochum, Germany. The theme of the conference is “Growing Together – Promoting the Positive Development of Individuals, Organizations and Society.”

29th World Summit on Positive Psychology, Mindfulness & Psychotherapy

May 21-22, 2018 New York, USA

Following the tradition of successful Congresses held in North & South Americas and with the magnificent success and overwhelming response of our previous 17th World Summit on Positive PsychologyPsychotherapy & Cognitive Behavioral Sciences May 01-03, 2017 Toronto, Ontario, Canada ConferenceSeries Ltd is privileged to announce its 29th World Summit on Positive Psychology, Mindfulness & Psychotherapy which will be held during May 21-22, 2018 New York, USA.

Positive Psychology & Mindfulness 2018 conference is a special designed cluster of 2 day event which will be organized around the theme ‘’Global Assessment of Happiness & Well-being towards Mental Health for a Better Society’’.

4th Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology

May 23-25, 2018, Toronto, Canada

The Canadian Positive Psychology Association is thrilled to offer the 4th Educating for Resilience Conference. This conference is for teachers, counsellors, educators, and positive psychology practitioners who are interested in learning how to use Positive Psychology to increase resilience in schools.  This year we are partnering with Branksome Hall and have a complete new line-up of talented and highly inspirational speakers. We have taken into account all that we have learned from our previous conference in 2013 and are using that to ensure that this year's conference is bigger and even more successful than the last! While traditional mental health programs focus on coping with mental illness, Educating for Resilience provides the strategies and techniques to increase positive mental health and fitness - a rapidly growing focus in the teaching community.

3rd Brazilian Congress on Positive Psychology

June 26-29, 2018, São Paulo, Brazil

The 3rd Congress will explore themes of well-being, flourishing, engagement, and health, including discussions on positive interventions and best practices. There will also be several workshops administered by highly qualified professionals, book launches, and opportunities for interaction and discussion on a variety of topics.

9th European Conference on Positive Psychology

June 27-30, 2018, Budapest, Hungary

We are happy to welcome you and invite to the 9th European Conference on Positive Psychology, June 27–30, 2018, in Budapest, Hungary. The conference continues the best traditions of the former conferences with a special focus on “Positive psychology for a flourishing Europe in times of transitions”. The main organizers are the European Network of Positive Psychology together with the Hungarian Psychological Association, the Faculty of Education and Psychology of the Eötvös Loránd University and the AKCongress. The conference aims to present the latest developments in positive psychology and wishes to provide a unique opportunity for scholars and practitioners to meet and discuss challenges and potentials of positive psychology in Europe. We warmly welcome all people and organizations interested in any field of positive psychology, and we invite them to join us and meet in Budapest, Hungary in 2018.

International Congress on Applied Psychology (ICAP)

June 26-30, 2018 Montreal, QC

Every year, the CPA hosts its annual general meeting and convention in a venue across Canada. The CPA’s annual convention unites almost 2,000 psychologists and psychology students in workshops, presentations and posters that span over 33 subject areas of psychology. In 2018, the CPA is pleased to announce that its 79th annual meeting and convention will take place as part of the 29th International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP) in Montreal, Quebec. CPA members will be welcome to submit as usual according to one’s given section/program area of interest.

World Positive Education Accelerator

June 25-28, 2018, Fort Worth, TX, United States

The World Positive Education Accelerator (WPEA) is the first of its kind—integrating the International Positive Education Network's(IPEN) second Festival of Positive Education with the David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry methodology.  Similar to the 2016 Festival of Positive Education, the 2018 WPEA will elevate the inspiration and ideas of over 1,200 researchers, educators, practitioners, positive psychologists and other parties interested in promoting both academic achievement and character virtue development. You will have the opportunity to turn inspiration into action by participating in an Appreciative Inquiry Summit—a strengths-based and task focused 3-day design-and-build process. Be engaged as co-designers, across all relevant and resource-rich boundaries, to share leadership and take ownership for making the future of positive education successful.  

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