The 8th European Conference on Positive Psychology will be held June 28 – July 1, 2016 in Angers, France.


IPPA is proud to have many of its board members and division leaders represented in the conference program. We would especially like to highlight the following sessions:


June 28

Keynote K01: “What is Positive Psychology? The Importance of Theory for Research and Practice” by  IPPA Executive Director James Pawelski

Pre Workshop PW06: “Positive Education” – IPPA Board Member Ilona Boniwell

Pre Workshop PW07: “Coaching: Tangible tools: Hands-on activities for positive psychology coaching, training, teaching and facilitation” – IPPA Board Member Ilona Boniwell

Opening Ceremony – IPPA Board Member Charles Martin-Krumm


June 29

Keynote K03: “Strength” – IPPA Board Member Willibald Ruch

Keynote K05: “It’s about Time: The Role of Passion in Adaptive Self-Processes” – IPPA past-President Robert Vallerand

Invited Symposium IS02A and IS02B on “Positive Education Worldwide” – IPPA Board Member Ilona Boniwell

IPPA Health Division Meet-up 
Wednesday, June 29, 18:00 – 19:00 (6:00 pm – 7:00 pm)
Quartz Room
Leader: Svala Sigurdardottir


IPPA Clinical Division Meet-up
Wednesday, June 29, 18:00 – 19:00 (6:00 pm – 7:00 pm)
La Green Room
Leader: Carmelo Vazqúez


June 30 

Keynote K12: “Why Prioritize Positivity?” by IPPA President Barbara Fredrickson

IPPA Education Division Information Session
Thursday, June 30, 18:00 – 19:00 (6:00 pm – 7:00 pm)
Quartz Room
Leaders: Margaret Kern, Charles Scudamore


July 1

Invited Symposium IS15A: “Positive Psychology and Heroism” – IPPA Board Member Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Keynote K06: “Positive Education: Making Positive Psychology Tangible” – IPPA Board Member Ilona Boniwell


Review the full program and register online here.


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