John de Graaf, opening talk: Happiness Conference 2012





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Published on Aug 25, 2012

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HAPPINESS 2012-Happiness, Compassion & Sustainability, A strategic gathering
Sponsored by The Happiness Initiative, Take Back Your Time, The Compassionate Action Network and the Communications Department of Seattle University

John de Graaf, Conference Director, is the Executive Director of Take Back Your Time and co-author of Affluenza and What's the Economy for, Anyway?

August 24-25, 2012
Seattle University

Activists and experts in a broad-ranging conversation about an old ideal, the pursuit of happiness! In July, 2011, the United Nations urged all member nations to make "the pursuit of happiness" the goal of their governments and find ways to measure their success. Don't miss this exciting conference exploring the potential of this new movement. At this conference you'll,

- Learn about the vital new worldwide movement for happiness
- Find out about how you can use the Happiness Initiative to improve your community
- Learn about the connection between happiness and sustainability
- Help plan "Pursuit of Happiness Day" (April 13) for 2013
- Hear prominent authors including Eric Weiner, The Geography of Bliss; Vicki Robin, Your Money or Your Life; Cecile Andrews, Less is More; and John de Graaf, Affluenza.
- Meet leaders of happiness movement in the US, including Laura Musikanski, director of the Happiness Initiative, Tom Barefoot of GNH USA, and Dr. Ryan Howell, creator of the Happiness Initiative survey.

Workshops explore Happiness and Health, Compassion, Environment, Mental Health, Education, Arts and Culture, Finances, Government, Time Balance, Social Connection, Government and Workplace Satisfaction.




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