Welcome to ecpp 2020
POSTPONED TO 2022 – June 29- July 2.
In the fourth week of June in 2020 the 10th European Conference on Positive Psychology (ECPP 2020) will take place in Reykjavik Iceland during the bright night season. The home of the conference is Harpa, Reykjavik´s spectacular conference and concert hall located by the harbour, downtown Reykjavik.
The theme of the conference is “Creating a world we want to live in”.
The conference is a platform to present the latest research and its application within the field of positive psychology. It is a unique opportunity for scholars and practitioners to meet and discuss challenges and opportunities within the field of positive psychology from all over the world.
ECPP 2020 will cover three main aspects of Positive Psychology: Theory and basic research, applied research and practice.
The focus will be on positive society, and how we can apply the science of wellbeing throughout the life course, during the first years, in schools, workplaces and with older people to create a better world. The conference program will include subjects such as happiness, flow, meaning, mindfulness and wellbeing in schools, at work, in media and in policies. We promise you high quality and an inspiring conference.
Finally, yet importantly, the spectacular nature of Iceland will be there to welcome you. Participants will have the opportunity to increase their wellbeing in various ways, like swimming, running or hiking during our bright nights. We are looking very much forward to seeing in June 2020 in Reykjavik.
The pre-workshops will take place on June 24th.
In order to create health and wellbeing for all, we need to work together between sectors, in line with the UN´s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Therefore, we decided to host the Nordic Public Health Conference and the European Positive Psychology Conference in the same week with one shared day. We hope that this will allow participants to make new connections and develop stronger networks in order to create a world we want to live in.
Participants will have the opportunity to attend both conferences with a special reduced fee. There are many opportunities in joining forces with Public Health and building a stronger links between those fields. The shared aim is to increase wellbeing and quality of life, based on the science of wellbeing. Our hope is that this will allow participants to make new connections and develop strong networks in order to create a world we want to live in.
The registration is now open!
Registration is now open
Registration & Hotel information
Call for abstracts
15 October 2021
Deadline for abstract submission
31 December 2021
Notification of abstracts before
10 March 2022
Early bird registration deadline
25 March 2022
Richard J. Davidson, PhD
William James and Vilas Research Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Founder & Director of the Center for Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Felicia Huppert is a psychologist with a long-standing research interest in the science of well-being and the promotion of human flourishing. She is a Professor at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education at ACU in Sydney.
Richard Ryan, PhD
Richard M. Ryan is a Professor at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education at the Australian Catholic University, North Sydney. He is a clinical psychologist and co-developer of Self-Determination Theory.
Kristján Kristjánsson, PhD
Deputy Director in the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues and Professor of Character Education and Virtue Ethics at the University of Birmingham, U.K.
Professor Ilona Kickbusch is the Chair of the International Advisory Board of the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.
Michael F. Steger, PhD
Michael F. Steger is Professor of Psychology, and the Founding Director of the Center for Meaning and Purpose at Colorado State University. He also is a Senior Honorary Fellow in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne.
Dóra Guðrún Guðmundsdóttir
Dora Gudrun Gudmundsdottir is the Director of Public Health at the Directorate of Health in Iceland. Dora is trained clinical and organisational psychologist and holds a PhD in public health (epidemiology of wellbeing).
Ola Rosling is President & Co-Founder of Gapminder Foundation which he founded together with his wife and his father. Since 1999, Ola lead the development of the Trendalyzer software, which was acquired by Google in 2007.
Anna Rosling Rönnlund
Together with Hans Rosling and Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Rönnlund founded Gapminder in 2005. Gapminder’s mission statement is to fight devastating ignorance with a fact-based world view everyone can understand.
Overview of keynote and invited speakers/sessions – subjective to change