Meaning Conference 2000

August 5, 2016

The 1st International Meaning Conference was held July 13-16, 2000 in Vancouver, Canada with the theme “Searching for Meaning in the New Millennium.”

As the first multidisciplinary gathering to promote the positive psychology of meaning, it was hosted by Trinity Western University’s graduate programs in Counselling Psychology, Administrative Leadership, and Religion, Culture, & Ethics.

Keynote speakers included Irvin D. Yalom, MD, David G. Myers, PhD, Jeffrey Zeig, PhD, and Ernesto Spinelli, PhD. Invited speakers included Eugene C. Bianchi, PhD, Salvatore R. Maddi, PhD, and Glenn Affleck, PhD.

Presentations included 19 pre- and post-conference workshops; a “Successful Aging & Health Track” that featured eight symposiums on successful aging, death anxiety and death attitudes, coping with illness and pain, and spirituality and health; and a public lecture by Irvin D. Yalom on the Challenges of Existential Psychotherapy in the New Millennium.

Sponsors included Trinity Western University, Executive Airport Plaza, John & Louise Bennett Memorial Foundation, Digital Ripple, Regal Capital Planners, and the Milton H. Erickson Foundation.