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The Festival of

Positive Education 

July 18-20, 2016 | Dallas TX 

Single day tickets are now available!

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
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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.


SIR Anthony Seldon

President of IPEN
Vice Chancellor at the University of Buckingham

MARTIN SELIGMAN

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

ANGELA DUCKWORTH

Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology University of Pennsylvania

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TIFFANY SHLAIN

                                 Emmy-nominated filmmaker                                     Speaker and Webby Awards Founder

 

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SHAWN ACHOR

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

DAVID COOPERRIDER 

                                                                    Fairmount Minerals Professor of Social Entrepreneurship                                                                       Case Western Reserve University

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THE FESTIVAL WILL HAVE FOUR KINDS OF PRESENTATIONS

PROVOCATIONS | PANEL DISCUSSIONS | WORKSHOPS | POSTERS