Thank you to all speakers, presenters, organizers, volunteers, and participants for a rich and meaningful conference!
Meaning Conference photos by Charles McLafferty can be found here.
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Several of our Keynote Speakers were invited to speak about the spree-shooting phenomenon on Global News. Click here to watch.
For those wishing to reduce accommodation cost by sharing a hotel room, you may want to visit our Meaning Conference Event page on Facebook. Through posting, you can connect with others who are looking to share a room.
A tentative conference schedule has been posted. Click here for details.
Positive Psychology News Daily recently published an article on our Meaningful Living Group. Click here to read. Through the Meaning Conference, you have the opportunity to become a Meaningful Living Group facilitator. Be part of this grassroots mental health movement by starting a group in your own community.
Join us on the evening of Friday, July 27th for our opening reception and a free public lecture and film screening by Alexander Vesely, Austrian filmmaker and grandson of Viktor Frankl. For more information about this event, click here.
Aparna Sanyal will be screening her film, A Drop of Sunshine, on Thursday, July 26 at 7 pm. This will be the North American premiere of this award-winning film. Click here for details.
Student Competition Winners
1st Place: H’Sien Hayward, Harvard University.
Title: Adaptation to adversity: Does money or meaning matter more?
2nd Place: Yerin Shim,Colorado State University.
Title: Understanding sources of meaning in life through auto-photography.
3rd Place: Eric Kim,University of Michigan.
Title: Purpose in life and reduced stroke in older adults.
Top 5 Runners Up
- A. Passmore
Title: Eco-Existential Positive Psychology.
- N. Lekes
Title: Prioritizing intrinsic value: Impact on self-growth, wellbeing, relationships and community.
Title: Materialism and social collectivism at the crossroads: Personal meaning in Asian societies.
- K. Weihs
Title: Finding meaningand purpose in life and research: Charlotte Buhler’s Bestimmung and the existential postive psychology tradition.
- D. Novoa
Title: Meaning afterspinal injury: Examining changes over time and comparing across different people.
The International Network on Personal Meaning (INPM) will honor the following psychologists with Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Award Banquet:
- Christopher Peterson of University of Michigan
- Richard Ryan of University of Rochester
- Emmy van Deurzen of the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling (London, UK).