IPEN 2020 Wellbeing in Education - OCT 27-29
IPEN is excited to announce our 2020 virtual conference on Wellbeing in Education. Join us from your school, university, office or home and enjoy two days of keynotes, practical workshops, panel discussions and Ignite power talks.
Our 2-day programme is packed with the biggest names in positive psychology, education, and wellbeing, and perhaps best of all, if you register now, you can watch the entire conference at no cost!
The conference is part of the Tecmilenio’s 5-day global conference that focuses on Positive People, Positive Organisations, Positive Education, Thriving Cities and Positive Families.
IPEN’s two incredibly compelling days feature an absolutely stellar line up, a true Who’s Who of Wellbeing in Education. There may not be another Wellbeing in Education conference on this scale again, we are expecting an audience of over 40,000 people from 140+ countries across the globe.
Nothing matters more than education. Inspire children to live a compassionate, healthy and creative life, and those young people will go on and change the world. This conference matters more than words can say.
- Sir Anthony Seldon, IPEN founder and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Buckingham
Message from IPEN Global Chair Simon Murray
Message from IPEN Global Chair Simon Murray
Much Gratitude to our Sponsors
WHO should attend?
This conference is truly for anyone interested in wellbeing education/positive education. In building the program we considered our audience to be teachers, school leaders, parents, academics and consultants in the education space. We believe that together, through positive education we have the power to change the way young people experience and view the world to create a more thoughtful, united, and flourishing 21st century.
WHEN and HOW can I attend?
October 27 to 29, 2020. The schedule will be run separately across 3 time zones to ensure a global audience will be able to access all content.
The conference will commence at 9 am in each of the following time zones.
October 27 - 28, 2020 : Central Time Zone (Universal Time Coordinated (UTC) -5) - North and South America
October 28 - 29, 2020 : Australian Eastern Time Zone (UTC +11) - Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, China
October 28 - 29, 2020 : Central European Time Zone (UTC +1) - UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Pakistan, India
WHO will be presenting?
The conference will include keynote speeches, shorter Ignite (‘Ted’ style) talks, masterclasses, showcases, and panels featuring the world’s most influential researchers, educators, and practitioners in the field of positive education and wellbeing.
A 30-minute presentation delivered by top experts in the field.
Tal Ben-Shahar - Q & A with Rosalinda Ballesteros
Ilona Boniwell - Building resilience in difficult times: Lessons from the new normal
Angela Duckworth - How and Why to Develop Character
Dóra Guðrún Guðmundsdóttir - Wellbeing for all - leaving no one behind
Kristján Kristjánsson - Flourishing and Positive Education: A Synthesis and Some Remaining Problems
Steve Leventhal - A Call to Action: Positive Education for Vulnerable Youth in Low and Lower-Middle Income Countries in the time of COVID-19
John Ratey - Exercise and COVID-Time to boost your immunity and well-being
Tyler VanderWeele - Human Flourishing and Education
Lea Waters - Searching for student wellbeing: A data-derived, meta-framework to guide the practice of positive education
A 15-minute presentation with impact and practical application.
Alejandro Adler – Education, Well-being, and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
Rosalinda Ballesteros - Purpose driven university, incorporating an Ecosystem of Wellbeing in a whole system
Anne Johnstone - The Case for Positive Education
Abdulla Al Karam - More than a School
Megan McDonough and Henrique Bueno - Living Into What You Want Others to Learn
Caroline Adams Miller - Teaching the Basics of Goal Setting in Wellbeing Education
Elke Paul - Time to scale up Positive Education: greater scope, better access, higher impact
Gilda Scarfe - The importance of building Mental Toughness in Education
Sir Anthony Seldon - Why Covid and AI make wellbeing in schools more vital than ever
A 30-minute workshop on one aspect of implementing Positive Education into your establishment, or practical Positive Education interventions.
Crisis or Catalyst? Examining COVID-19’s Implications for Positive Education with Matthew White
How to involve play in your teaching as a lever to unlocking academic superpowers in your class with Louise Tidmand
Future Possibilities for Wellbeing in Education: Emerging Trends and Transformations with David Bott
Cultivating Connection through Chaos with Peggy Kern
Implementation of whole school wellbeing education in the Chinese population with Sylvia Kwok
Promoting wellbeing in schools through the Happy Classrooms Programme with Ricardo Arguís Rey
A panel of experts offering opinion and debating specific aspects of Positive Education
A schools, college or university will showcase their journey to implementing Pos Ed., including achievements, failures, challenges, learnings and results.
Wholebeing Institute will be hosting a post conference
Connecting to consolidate learning, share best practices, and gain wisdom from one another.
In-person events are energizing and exhausting. Energizing because of the interesting conversations. Exhausting because you come home with piles of new ideas along with a crammed schedule from when you were gone. With IPEN’s conference online this year, we get a chance to revamp the experience—taking the best of what works and adding a new twist. That’s why you’re invited to the Community Conversations on November 11, 2020.
Here’s how it works. Enroll and attend the IPEN conference on October 27-29, 2020.
Participate in the event; learn from the speakers and visit the booths. Take lots of notes, gather all the information in the booths. Take the week after the event to organize and assimilate. What stands out? What are you excited about? If you were to give someone one key learning that you gained, what would it be?
Then, on November 11, bring your notes (along with a cup of tea or coffee) and join a Community Conversation! Facilitated by Wholebeing Institute, this is a chance to chat with others to consolidate learning, share best practices, and gain wisdom from one another.
Register for the Community Conversation now.