Region’s First Happiness Conference
Happiness Initiative is excited to present the region’s first Happiness Conference 2020. This follows the sold-out run of the Happiness Film Festival 2019.
If you’re interested in happiness and well-being, come discover the science behind it and the practical choices you can make.
What’s the focus?
The conference aims to showcase the Asian perspective on well-being research and practices, a field often dominated by western countries. This conference will focus on three strands.
Learning in school is just the start of a life of learning. What insights or best practices can help students thrive and enjoy learning?
The boundary between work and life is no longer clear. What insights or best practices can help employees thrive in this modern day environment?
We pledge as a nation to achieve happiness, prosperity and progress. What insights or best practices in our communities can help us achieve this vision?
The Opening Keynote will be by one of the editors of the World Happiness Report, Dr Shun Wang. This will fall on 20th March 2020, coinciding with the release of the report itself, which ranks the happiness of countries worldwide. The concluding keynote on 21st March will be by Dr William Wan from the Singapore Kindness Movement reminding us of “The Forgotten Road to Happiness”.
There will be four Fireside Chats to
stimulate deep discussion. One of the
Fireside Chats features the Ambassadors from Embassy of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden to Singapore where they will share insights on how the Nordic countries are the happiest in the world.
There are over 20 breakouts sessions
exploring broad topics from nature to food to spirituality, and more. These sessions aim to inspire a shift from insight to action.
Dasho Kinley Dorji from Bhutan will also share Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness and how that can be a vision for the world.