The Festival of

Positive Education 

July 18-20, 2016 | Dallas TX 

early bird rate extended to may 30 - book now and save!

The Largest Festival on

Positive Education in the World!

The Festival is a three-day event for all parties invested in education who seek to help create and apply a new kind of education that promotes both academic achievement and character virtue development.  

Become a part of the global movement and discover cutting-edge research on character strengths and well-being and how to apply it to your profession. Explore groundbreaking application of positive education in policy, organizations, schools and universities. Learn different tools and techniques to teach young individuals a range of character strengths and well-being in the classroom. Gain practical skills to increase well-being in your own life – at work and at home.  

The Festival of Positive Education will be the launching point for a new kind of education - you will walk away inspired, transformed and armed with the tools you will need to change your education system forever.
— Sir Anthony Seldon
Do you educate students or professionals in Positive Psychology? This is the first GO TO event for you.
— Martin Seligman
The future of education is bright. At IPEN, luminaries are leading the way and will share their best ideas. Don’t miss it!
— Angela Duckworth
Come to learn, to share and to network, and go home with the tools you need to promote ‘academics + character & well-being’ in your life.
— Lord James O'Shaughnessy
If you are interested in making education more positive and more focused on character development, you should attend this gathering.
— Dominic Randolph
At the festival, you will learn to educate yourself and your students for the tests of life – not just a life of tests. It will be a launching point for IPEN as a network and positive education as a global movement.
— Emily Larson

SIR Anthony Seldon

President of IPEN
Vice Chancellor at the University of Buckingham


Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology
Director, Positive Psychology Center University of Pennsylvania


Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology University of Pennsylvania



                                 Emmy-nominated filmmaker                                     Speaker and Webby Awards Founder


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Founder and CEO of GoodThink, Inc.
Bestselling author of Before Happiness and The Happiness Advantage

Michelle Gielan

Founder, Institute for Applied Positive Research
Bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness


                                                                    Fairmount Minerals Professor of Social Entrepreneurship                                                                       Case Western Reserve University


Graduate and Continuing Professional Education Credits Available!

IPEN has joined up with Southern New Hampshire University to offer festival-goers two graduate course credits for attending. Even better news, these graduate credits can be transferred into Continuing Professional Education credit hours for educators.

Become an Exhibitor

The Festival will bring together a global group of educators, academics, policymakers and parents who passionately seek new products and services to help them create a new kind of education that promotes both academic achievement and character strengths. 

Why Become an Exhibitor?

We expect a significant proportion of attendees to come from the United States, plus over 30 more countries will also be represented. Our attendees will be agents of change in their own community and influential leaders in education who you will want to reach with your products and services. Positive education is a rapidly expanding new field, catching the interest of educators and entire governments alike. Its proponents are extremely interested and invested in learning about your products and services as a way to bring about positive change. 

Take a look at IPEN’s Global Network and Reach




Sponsorship Opportunities

Put your business in the spotlight by becoming a sponsor to increase your presence at the Festival. Each opportunity will give your business the chance to stand out from the pack and prominently display your brand’s products/services and marketing materials. 

Why Become a Sponsor?

The Festival will be a launching point for a new kind of education – one that promotes both academic achievement and character development. Unlike any other event focused on education, this Festival will merge the field of education with psychology, policy-making and well-being. Our Festival-goers will be influential education leaders and agents of change in their own community that you want to make an impact on. Positive education is a relatively new field and its proponents are extremely interested to understand how your organization can help them achieve change. 

Take a look at IPEN’s Global Network and Reach