ICC Sydney
ICC Sydney, 14 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

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Event Date Thu Mar 17 AEDT - Fri Mar 18 AEDT (in 5 months)
In your timezone (EDT): Wed Mar 16 5:00pm - Fri Mar 18 2:00am
Location ICC Sydney
14 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Region APAC

We’re designing Happiness & Its Causes  2021 (now being held in March 2022 due to COVID restrictions) to be a powerful and uplifting event that will help you to create lasting positive changes in your life, family, community, workplace and in the world beyond.

It will be a fun filled, thought provoking experience diving deep into themes such as the kindness revolution, finding meaning in life through reflection and connection, how an appreciation of beauty can enhance our resilience, living with vulnerability, and how to make ‘being human’ easier in tough times.

A key focus will be on how to close the gap between our good intentions and our actual behaviour so we can enhance happiness, health and wellbeing for ourselves and others, and help to make the world a better place.  

Happiness & Its Causes will be run as a hybrid conference, so you can choose to attend in person or watch the event live–streamed.


2021 Speakers

Dr Maria Sirois
Psychologist and Inspirational Speaker

Professor David Cooperrider
World’s Foremost Authority on Strengths Based, Positive Change, Case Western Reserve University, USA

Ven Robina Courtin
Inspiring Buddhist Nun and Founder, Liberation Prison Project, USA

Hugh Mackay AO
Renowned Social Psychologist, Researcher and Bestselling Author

Shamash Alidina
One of the Uk’s Most Popular Mindfulness Teachers and Author of Bestselling Mindfulness for Dummies, London, UK

Roxy Danckwerts
Renowned Founder of Wild Is Life Animal Sanctuary & Zimbabwe Elephant Nursery, Zimbabwe

Bruce Pascoe
Yuin, Bunurong and Tasmanian Man and Award-winning Author of Dark Emu

Vicky Shukuroglou
Artist and Researcher Dedicated to Deepening Our Care and Understanding of the Earth

Professor Felicia A Huppert
Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Founding Director of the Well-being Institute, University of Cambridge, UK

Dr Zac Seidler
Clinical Psychologist and Leading Advocate for Men’s Mental Health, Director of Mental Health Training, Movember

Dr Jonica Newby
Award-winning Science Reporter, Author, Tv Presenter and Director

David Michie
Internationally Best-selling Author and Mindful Safari Founder

Rick Morton
Award-winning Journalist and Author of Acclaimed Best-selling Memoir, One Hundred Years of Dirt

Matt Purcell
One of Australia’s Leading Young Entrepreneurs; Founder & CEO of Social Kung Fu

Professor Ross Menzies
CBT Specialist Working With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, and Post-traumatic Stress

Dr Rachel Menzies
Clinical Psychologist and Pioneering Researcher Into Death Anxiety and Mental Health

Gillian Coutts
Mindful Leadership Consultant and Australian Country Director of Potential Project

Kirsty Wirth
Gut Health Guru and Founder of Kultured Wellness

Sue Langley
Master Trainer and Leading Advisor in the Practical Application of Positive Psychology

Dr Tim Sharp (Aka Dr Happy)
Leading Positive Psychologist, Writer, Speaker and Consultant

Dr William Dejean
Inspiring Educator and Founder, Unleash Learning™

Sophie Scott
Award Winning Medical Reporter, ABC

Evan Sutter
Author, Coach and Founder of Hapzly, an Organisation Creating Tools and Initiatives to Help Make the World Happier

Dr Suzy Green,
Leader in the Fields of Coaching Psychology and Positive Psychology; Founder of the Positivity Institute

Lizzy Williamson
Personal Trainer and Fitness Guru, Author of Two Minute Moves

Corey Jackson
Mindfulness Researcher and Stress Management Coach

Toni Powell
Storyteller and Workplace Culture Wonderworker