The First African Positive Psychology Conference (APPC) is presented by North-West University and the University of Johannesburg. It will take place in Potchesfstroom, South Africa, from April 4-7, 2018.

The theme of this conference is “Embracing well-being in diverse contexts.” The event aims to provide a discussion platform involving academic researchers, practitioners, students, and others interested in and working on well-being promotion and enhancing quality of life. Across the domains of theory generation, basic and applied research, practice, and policy development and implementation, the focus of the conference is to explore individual, family, organizational and community well-being while foregrounding an African contextual interpretation in an interconnected, globalized world.

This meeting will establish the Africa Positive Psychology Network (APPN) and the South African Positive Psychology Association (SAPPA). These bodies will become some of the custodians for the promotion of science, teaching, and practice of positive psychology on the African continent.

The conference website is now live and registration is available at early bird rates. The Call for Abstracts ends October 13, 2017.