August 2-5, 2018          Vancouver, Canada

August 2-5, 2018
Vancouver, Canada

Courage, Faith, and Meaning: Existential Positive Psychology’s Response to Adversity

10th Biennial International Meaning Conference

10th Biennial International
Meaning Conference

Join researchers and practitioners from over 30 countries at the 2018 Meaning Conference, a “big tent” gathering known for its inclusivity, integration, and innovation in meaning research and its applications since 2000.

See why many have called this their “homecoming,” especially as we celebrate the INPM’s 20th year anniversary jointly with founder Dr. Paul Wong’s 80th birthday.

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Speakers

Carol Ryff, Ph.D.
Hilldale Professor of Psychology and Director of the Institute on Aging at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Michael F. Steger, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Director of the Laboratory for the Study of Meaning and Quality of Life at Colorado State University
Ken Sheldon, Ph.D.
Curator’s Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Director of the Sheldon Motivation Laboratory at the University of Missouri
Phil Watkins, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology at Eastern Washington University and researcher and author on gratitude and well-being
Emmy van Deurzen, Ph.D.
Founder of the Society for Existential Analysis and Existential Analysis and Principal of the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling
Robert Neimeyer, Ph.D.
Eminent Professor of Psychology at the University of Memphis and Editor of Death Studies
Michael H. Bond, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor of Chinese University of Hong Kong and Visiting Professor of the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong

To receive the 2018 INPM Lifetime Achievement Award

Bruce Alexander, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor of Simon Fraser University and researcher in global drug addiction

To receive the 2018 INPM Lifetime Achievement Award

Itai Ivtzan, Ph.D.
Positive psychologist, senior lecturer, and program leader of MAPP (Masters in Applied Positive Psychology) at the University of East London
Tim Lomas, Ph.D.
Lecturer in Positive Psychology at the University of East London and co-author of Second Wave Positive Psychology
Chris Corrigan
Facilitator, strategist, system thinker, and coach for organizations, communities, and teams based in Vancouver, Canada
Paul T. P. Wong, Ph.D.
Founder of Meaning Therapy and the International Network on Personal Meaning, and Emeritus Professor of Trent University

Invited speakers include Veronika Huta, Roger Tweed, Piers Worth, Joel Vos, Pninit Russo-Netzer, Dmitry Leontiev, Salvatore Maddi, Deborah Khoshaba, Eileen Dowse, Jim Rough, Yannick Jacob, Seph Fontane Pennock, Kathy Story, and more.

Speakers

Carol Ryff, Ph.D.
Hilldale Professor of Psychology and Director of the Institute on Aging at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Michael F. Steger, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Director of the Laboratory for the Study of Meaning and Quality of Life at Colorado State University
Ken Sheldon, Ph.D.
Curator’s Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Director of the Sheldon Motivation Laboratory at the University of Missouri
Phil Watkins, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology at Eastern Washington University and researcher and author on gratitude and well-being
Emmy van Deurzen, Ph.D.
Founder of the Society for Existential Analysis and Existential Analysis and Principal of the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling in London
Robert Neimeyer, Ph.D.
Eminent Professor of Psychology at the University of Memphis and Editor of Death Studies
Michael H. Bond, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor of Chinese University of Hong Kong and Visiting Professor of the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong

To receive the 2018 INPM Lifetime Achievement Award

Bruce Alexander, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor of Simon Fraser University and researcher in global drug addiction

To receive the 2018 INPM Lifetime Achievement Award

Itai Ivtzan, Ph.D.
Positive psychologist, senior lecturer, and program leader of MAPP (Masters in Applied Positive Psychology) at the University of East London
Tim Lomas, Ph.D.
Lecturer in Positive Psychology at the University of East London and co-author of Second Wave Positive Psychology
Chris Corrigan
Facilitator, strategist, system thinker, and coach for organizations, communities, and teams based in Vancouver, Canada
Paul T. P. Wong, Ph.D.
Founder of Meaning Therapy and the International Network on Personal Meaning, and Emeritus Professor of Trent University

Invited speakers include Veronika Huta, Roger Tweed, Piers Worth, Joel Vos, Pninit Russo-Netzer, Dmitry Leontiev, Salvatore Maddi, Deborah Khoshaba, Eileen Dowse, Jim Rough, Yannick Jacob, Seph Fontane Pennock, Kathy Story, and more.

Celebration Banquet

Join us at the Celebration Banquet on Friday, August 3 for the 20th Anniversary of the INPM and founder Dr. Paul T. P. Wong’s 80th birthday.

This event will feature a keynote from Dr. Itai Ivtzan, talks from Dr. Wong’s other associates and friends, and music from folk artist Francine Honey.

Are you…

a researcher?

The Summit on Second-Wave Positive Psychology (PP 2.0) will discuss the dialectic science that brings out the best in us despite the worst of circumstances, which can radically transform how we think about positivity and do research on well-being.

Three panels will feature Carol Ryff, Michael Steger, Ken Sheldon, Phil Watkins, Itai Ivtzan, Tim Lomas, Veronika Huta, Piers Worth, Roger Tweed, Pninit Russo-Netzer, Salvatore Maddi, Deborah Khoshaba, and Dmitry Leontiev.

a Mental Health Professional?

The Summit on Meaning-Centered Interventions Summit will be an important learning opportunity for psychologists, psychotherapists, counselors, coaches, and other mental health professionals on existential competency.

This panel will feature Emmy van Deurzen, Robert Neimeyer, Bruce Alexander, Julia Yang, and Paul T. P. Wong (moderated by Joel Vos).

a Coach?

For those interested in meaning-centered life and career coaching, meaning-oriented management, and positive organizations, we have an excellent lineup of speakers offering practical workshops and insightful talks to bring new skills and insights for thriving in today’s ever-changing and uncertain environments.

This track features keynote speaker Chris Corrigan, and workshops and talks from Ken Howard, Eileen Dowse, Jim Rough, Yannick Jacob, and more.

a Graduate Student?

Submit your paper to win…

• a scholarship of up to $1,000
• one All-Inclusive Package for students (value of $450)
• an opportunity to present your paper at the conference
• an opportunity to be published in the International Journal of Exsitential Positive Psychology or the conference proceedings

Deadline: April 30, 2018.

View submission guidelines.

Location

Executive Airport Plaza Hotel (Richmond)
7311 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC, V6X 1A3, Canada

Executive Airport Hotel

Testimonials

from the 2016 Meaning Conference
Thank you for organizing and leading the last conference in Toronto; after a few weeks of coming back home in Mexico, I have been able to savor all of the great knowledge you and your team were able to add in order to produce a simple but highly effective event. No doubt all of the learnings will be very well used in our University. Luis Antonio Gutierrez Aladro, Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor, Universidad TecMilenio

Thank you so much for such an incredible experience. The workshops and speakers were very scintillating. It was a very rewarding experience for myself and my team. We were also very honored to have been given the opportunity to speak at the conference. I look forward to the next conference. Pei Grant, Ph.D.

Director of Research, Hospice Buffalo

I attended only on Friday, but in that one day found it fascinating, and enjoyed the presentations a lot. Much more interesting and enticing than in regular psychology conventions. Ami Rokach, Ph.D.

Course Director, York University

I just wanted to thank you [Paul] and Lilian for a lovely, high-quality and professional conference! As I told you, I really felt at home, and I commend your efforts and impressive work to create such an inspiring and integrative [conference] for professionals.

Pninit Russo-Netzer, Ph.D.

Researcher, University of Haifa

Thank you so much for the excellent conference. As Dr. Carol Ryff so beautifully expressed, the INPM felt like “home” to many of us. The conference content itself was a head-spinner and participants were marvelous. Thank you. I look forward to my future participation. Shizuka Modica, Ph.D., ACC

Professor, Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics

Testimonials

from the 2016 Meaning Conference

I just wanted to thank you [Paul] and Lilian for a lovely, high-quality and professional conference! As I told you, I really felt at home, and I commend your efforts and impressive work to create such an inspiring and integrative [conference] for professionals.

Pninit Russo-Netzer, Ph.D.

Researcher, University of Haifa

I attended only on Friday, but in that one day found it fascinating, and enjoyed the presentations a lot. Much more interesting and enticing than in regular psychology conventions. Ami Rokach, Ph.D.

Course Director, York University

Thank you for organizing and leading the last conference in Toronto; after a few weeks of coming back home in Mexico, I have been able to savor all of the great knowledge you and your team were able to add in order to produce a simple but highly effective event. No doubt all of the learnings will be very well used in our University. Luis Antonio Gutierrez Aladro, Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor, Universidad TecMilenio

Thank you so much for the excellent conference. As Dr. Carol Ryff so beautifully expressed, the INPM felt like “home” to many of us. The conference content itself was a head-spinner and participants were marvelous. Thank you. I look forward to my future participation. Shizuka Modica, Ph.D., ACC

Professor, Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics

Thank you so much for such an incredible experience. The workshops and speakers were very scintillating. It was a very rewarding experience for myself and my team. We were also very honored to have been given the opportunity to speak at the conference. I look forward to the next conference. Pei Grant, Ph.D.

Director of Research, Hospice Buffalo

Regular

INPM Member

Not a member yet? It’s easy to add a membership option during registration.

Special

Applies to students, retirees, or residents outside of North America.

All-Inclusive Package

Includes pre-conference workshops, all three days of the conference, and tickets to the Celebration Banquet (Fri, Aug 2) and the Awards Banquet (Sat, Aug 3).

$750
$850 after May 31

$600

$680 after May 31

$450

$510 after May 31

Regular Package

Includes all three days of the conference and tickets to the Celebration Banquet (Fri, Aug 2) and the Awards Banquet (Sat, Aug 3).

$650

$750 after May 31

$520

$600 after May 31

$390

$450 after May 31

Day Pass

Allows you to attend a day of pre-conference workshops or one of the three days of the conference (banquet tickets sold separately).

$275

$300 after May 31

$220

$240 after May 31

$165

$180 after May 31

Companion Rate

$100

Purchase any above package or day pass and bring your spouse for only $100. Banquet tickets sold separately.

Celebration Banquet

$85

One ticket to the Celebration Banquet (Fri, Aug 2) in honour of the INPM’s 20th Anniversary and founder Dr. Paul T. P. Wong’s 80th birthday, featuring a keynote from Dr. Itai Ivtzan and talks from other associates and friends, along with music from folk artist Francine Honey.

Awards Banquet

$85

One ticket to the Awards Banquet (Sat, Aug 3), where Lifetime Achievement Awards and Scholarship Awards will be presented, featuring a keynote from Dr. Paul T. P. Wong.

CE Credits

$80

Earn up to 30.0 CPA-approved continuing education credits.

*All prices are in Canadian Dollars and already include all fees and taxes.

Sponsors

Carrina Wong, M.A.

MANAGING DIRECTOR, SAINT HONORE

Sherrie Yee, M.A.

FOUNDER & CEO, JARDINE NATURALS

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