Many positive psychology associations will be holding conferences in 2018. You can now save the date for the following events:

First African Positive Psychology Conference (APPC) – North-West University and the University of Johannesburg. Potchesfstroom, South Africa, April 4-7, 2018

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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.


Third Conference of the German Society for Positive Psychological ResearchGerman Society for Positive Psychological Research. Bochum, Germany, May 3-5, 2018

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The Third Conference of the German Society for Positive Psychological Research will be held at Ruhr-University Bochum.


4th Canadian Conference on Positive PsychologyCanadian Positive Psychology Association. Toronto, Canada, May 23-25, 2018

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The 4th Canadian Conference will be held at the University of Toronto, Victoria College. Details on the Call For Proposals for workshops and presentations will be announced this summer. For information about the program, volunteering, advertising, and sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities, please contact Wayne Greenway, Conference Manager, at



World Positive Education Accelerator – International Positive Education Network (IPEN). Fort Worth, TX, United States, June 25-28, 2018

The World Positive Education Accelerator (WPEA) is an event bringing together the 2nd Festival of Positive Education and an Appreciative Inquiry Summit.





9th European Conference on Positive Psychology – European Network for Positive Psychology. Budapest, Hungary, June 27-30, 2018

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This conference, organized by the European Network for Positive Psychology (ENPP), takes place every two years in Europe.



III Conference on Positive Psychology in Poland – Polish Positive Psychology Association. Warsaw, Poland, July 2-4, 2018

The theme of this conference is “Positive psychology – what has been broaden and built over the last two decades.” It will be held at Maria Grzegorzewska University. For news and updates, follow the conference Facebook page.



2nd Congress of the German-speaking Association of Positive Psychology (DACH-PP) – German-speaking Association of Positive Psychology. Nuremberg, Germany, September 22-23, 2018

DACH-PP is an umbrella organization for positive psychology associations in the German-speaking world, including the Swiss Positive Psychology Association (SWIPPA) and the Austrian Association of Positive Psychology (APPA). The Call for Papers for the 2nd Congress will open in November, 2017.


updated November 4, 2017