Conference: Third International Conference on Well-Being and Public Policy

Victoria University of Wellington
Publication date:
5 September 2018, 9:00am - 7 September 2018, 6:00pm
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Victoria University of Wellington, Pipitea Campus (Rutherford House) and the Executive Wing of the New Zealand Parliament Buildings (the Beehive).

The conference aims to (1) critically evaluate the rapidly expanding field of well-being research across a range of disciplines; (2) share the work of leading international organisations; and (3) distill ideas and practices which will aid governments in developing a well-being approach to public policy.

Three plenary speakers announced so far include Edward Diener (the University of Utah and the University of Virginia, USA), Martin Burger (Director, Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organization, the Netherlands) and Carla Anne Houkamau (Associate Professor, the University of Auckland). Ministers and senior official will participate in the conference. Speakers from leading international organisations have also been invited and details will be available shortly.

A Call for Papers will be issued in due course and will provide details on abstract submission, registration and our website. Enquiries may be addressed to the chair of the organising committee, Professor Philip Morrison, at under the subject heading WaPP3 Announcement.