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Event Calendar

The calendar below includes positive psychology conferences and workshops.  Some are only open to MAPP graduates, but most  are open to the public.

Upcoming events

    • 28 Oct 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 29 Oct 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • The Study at University City
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    2017 MAPP Summit 

    The MAPP Summit is an opportunity for the MAPP community to join the current class and enjoy a weekend of new ideas, intellectual stimulation, and social connection.

    The Study at University is located at 20 S 33rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19104. 

    The summit will include a reception, a poster session, the award of the Christopher Peterson Memorial Fellowship, and guest speakers.


    Guest Speakers 
    • Dasho Karma Ura is the President of the Centre for Bhutan Studies & Gross National Happiness Research, an institute dedicated to promoting His Majesty the Fourth King, Jigme Singye Wangchuck’s globally influential development philosophy of Gross National Happiness, and conducting multidisciplinary research on culture and history of Bhutan and policy studies. 

    • Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. 

    • Allyson Mackey, Ph.Dstudies individual differences in brain plasticity and development with an eye towards personalizing the type and timing of educational interventions

    • Lea Waters, Ph.D, new president of IPPA, on Strength-based parenting: A key resource for flourishing families


    Guests of MAPPsters will be welcome again this year.

    The early bird rate goes through September 30.  Starting October 1, the regular rate applies. 

    For alumni who wish to bring a guest, the guest registration rates are:  $254 (early) and $274 (late). You can either register your guest with your own registration or acquire a code from Aaron or Kathryn for registering your guest later.  Guest slots are limited, so act promptly if you want to bring someone with you.



    The MAPP Fete 2017, an event completely organized and separately presented by MAPP Alumni, will take place the day before the MAPP Summit -- Friday October 27.   Remember that you need to register independently for both events.


    Check out information about hotel blocks reserved for attendees for the MAPP Summit and Fete.


Past events

19 Oct 2017 Character Strengths Update - Nuances and Applications with Dr. Ryan Niemiec
21 Sep 2017 Psychological Capital: Recognizing and Developing the HERO Within with Fred Luthans, Ph.D.
17 Aug 2017 Psychology: The Least Reproducible Science? with Neuro Skeptic
20 Jul 2017 Change Your Questions, Change Your Results with Marilee Adams, Ph.D.
14 Jul 2017 MAPPster Gathering at IPPA - hosted by Melbourne MAPP
22 Jun 2017 The Cycles of Change in our Lives with Pam McLean, PhD.
18 May 2017 Positive Experiential Cartography: Mapping Wellbeing through the Study of 'UIntranslatable' words with Tim Lomas, PhD.
21 Mar 2017 Scott Sonenshein on: The Science of Being Resourceful: Success and Achievement by Making the Most of What You Have
02 Mar 2017 Measuring the Health and Well-Being of Populations through Social Media with Johannes Eichstaedt, PhD candidate
26 Jan 2017 Encouraging Generalization from Success Using a Directed Abstraction Writing Intervention with Pete Zunick, PhD Candidate
17 Nov 2016 Hope as a shared resource: The case of the 1972 plane crash in the Andes with Spencer Harrison, PhD
27 Oct 2016 Applied Compassion: Beyond Warm and Fuzzy - Overcoming Obstacles, Encountering Shadows with Monica Worline PhD
21 Oct 2016 MAPP Fete Social 2016
22 Sep 2016 Respect at Work with Kristie Rogers PhD
18 Aug 2016 Heroic Humility: How Humble Models Can Contribute to Better Relationships and a More Civil Political Process with Everett Worthington PhD
25 Jul 2016 Applied CAVE: Assessing Explanatory Style through Content Analysis of Verbatim Explanations with Greg Quinting, PhD
30 Jun 2016 Primal World Beliefs: Mapping a Final Frontier of the Cognitive Revolution Finds that Safety is Not Enough with Jer Clifton
19 May 2016 The Impact of Spirituality and Meditation on Health - Amy Wachholtz, Ph.D., M.Div., MS
21 Apr 2016 Sustainable Work - Mari Kira, PhD
17 Mar 2016 New Science of Compassion in Organizations - Monica Worline, PhD
18 Feb 2016 The Benefits of Feedback For Creative Work and The Principles For Giving Feedback For Creativity ~ Spencer Harrison
10 Dec 2015 Applying Insights into Learning from Success: The LiftExchange.com Application ~ Ryan Quinn (12-10-15)
05 Nov 2015 Insights into Learning from Success: Appreciative Inquiry and the Genetic Algorithm ~ Ryan Quinn (11/5/15)
16 Oct 2015 MAPP Fete Social
16 Oct 2015 MAPP Alumni Fete 2015
17 Sep 2015 Boost Strength and Resilience by Cultivating Positive Identities ~ Jane Dutton (9/17/15)
23 Jul 2015 Change the Music, Change the Dance ~ Bob Quinn (7/23/15)
26 Jun 2015 IPPA Gathering
18 Jun 2015 The Power of Being Present ~ Mel Rudd (6/18/15)
04 Jun 2015 Positive Guidance ~ Jolanta Burke (6/4/15)
22 Apr 2015 Positive Leadership Game ~ Gretchen Spreitzer
02 Apr 2015 The benefits of frequent wellbeing assessments by Aaron Jarden
15 Jan 2015 Science of Human Values ~ Dr. Mark Konty
12 Dec 2014 How to be a good listener ~ Kate Muir
18 Oct 2014 MAPP Summit 2014
17 Oct 2014 MAPP Fete Dinner
17 Oct 2014 MAPP Alumni Fete 2014
10 Oct 2014 Traits are only a Sliver of Who We Are ~ Todd Kashdan
12 Sep 2014 Large Scale Change at the Level of Communities, States, and Nations ~ with Clare Huntington
05 Jul 2014 Applied Positive Psychology for Coaching, Leadership and Business
27 Jun 2014 The Power of Positive Emotions and Love: How a Positive Attitude can change your Life
13 Jun 2014 MAPP CPE: Raising Achievement By Promoting Adaptive Beliefs by Jacquie Beaubien
12 Jun 2014 Wellbeing and Public Policy
06 May 2014 A Dose of Positive Psychology for Psychiatry
02 Apr 2014 Happiness at Work: Measure it for Success
24 Mar 2014 Exploring the Role of Environmental Coherence in the Experience of Meaning - Samantha Heintzelman
11 Feb 2014 Positive Diversity by Donna Hemmert
14 Jan 2014 Profit from the Positive Webinar
09 Jan 2014 Asia-Pacific Conference on Applied Positive Psychology
12 Dec 2013 Psychological Barriers to Success for Students by Carissa Romero
04 Dec 2013 Join the Firestarter movement: Help create a MAPP superorganism
07 Nov 2013 Positive Diversity by Donna Hemmert
30 Oct 2013 Improv for the Business Stage by Kat Koppett
26 Oct 2013 MAPP Summit 2013
25 Oct 2013 MAPP Alumni Fete 2013
01 Oct 2013 How Understanding Lawyer Personalities Can Help Coaches, Colleagues, and Co-Habitors By Larry Richard
29 Sep 2013 MAPP Firestarter Meetup - Boston Area
27 Sep 2013 Harvard Coaching Conference
26 Sep 2013 MAPP Firestarter Meetup Online
12 Sep 2013 MAPP Firestarter Meetup - Carolinas
30 Jul 2013 MAPP Firestarter Meetup - NYC Area
30 Jul 2013 Build Buzz for your Business by Leslie Hughes
21 Jul 2013 MAPP Firestarter Meetup - DC Area
29 Jun 2013 MAPP Firestarter Meetup at IPPA - Lunch
27 Jun 2013 IPPA Third World Congress
26 Jun 2013 MAPP Firestarter Meetup at IPPA (cocktails & dinner)
18 Jun 2013 MAPP Firestarter Meetup Online
19 Jun 2013 Happiness and its Causes
22 May 2013 The 2nd International Conference on Positive Psychology in the Czech Republic (CPPC 2013)
17 May 2013 1st International Conference on Positive Psychology in Poland
25 Apr 2013 Work and Well-being
25 Apr 2013 National Convention on Positive Psychology
12 Apr 2013 Living and Leading to Well-being Conference
04 Apr 2013 MAPP Firestarter
09 Nov 2012 Second China International Conference on Positive Psychology
20 Oct 2012 MAPP Summit 2012
19 Oct 2012 MAPP Alumni Fete
20 Jul 2012 Canadian Positive Psychology Association Conference
12 Jun 2012 Adam Grant Webinar: Rings of Reciprocity
28 Apr 2012 Applications of Narrative Therapy by Margarita Tarragona
22 Oct 2010 MAPP Summit 2010
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