9:30am 9:30am

Next Steps For Wellbeing In Education Conference

Back by popular demand IPEN and The University of Buckingham are hosting Next Steps in Wellbeing Education Conference. With the same great topics but fresh new ideas and speakers. This event will focus on how best to prepare young people for the demands of the 21st century.

Topics with include: wellbeing, flourishing, mental health, 21st century skills, humour, and mindfulness.

Participants will have the opportunity to hear from experts in the field on how to use positive psychology in the classroom, at home and in their own lives.

Speakers Include:

Ruby Wax, Mental Health activist, TV personality, and Author

Nicky Morgan MP, Member of Parliament, Former Secretary of Education

Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor, University of Buckingham

Katherine Weare, Author of Happy Teachers Change the World, Mindfulness in Schools Expert


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9:00am 9:00am

The Positive Education Summit in China


The Positive Education Summit in China on Friday, August 25 will host 1,000 senior education leaders and practitioners from schools and universities in Shenzhen, Hong Kong and across mainland China. The most authoritative, local and global, education leaders and experts, in this field will come together to examine how China can implement and benefit from its introduction. 

Speakers Include:

  • Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor, University of Buckingham
  • Kaiping Peng, Professor, Tsinghua University
  • Dr. Christina Maslach, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
  • Dr. Nansook Park, Professor, Michigan University
  • Paul Rozin, Professor, University of Pennsylvania
  • Dr. Philip Zimbardo, Professor, Stanford University
  • Dr. Ger Graus OBE, Director of Education at KidZania

Topics Include:

  • Corporate culture based on the values of Positive Psychology and Positive Education
  • Building a dynamic workforce for the future
  • Embedding education systems with life skills like grit, resilience and growth mindset 
  • Enabling teachers and students to combat burnout and stress


Program for the 25th available Below:

9:00-9.20| Opening Ceremony | Speaker Kaiping Peng | Main Conference Room 

9.20-9.50| Photo Group | Secretariat | Main Conference Room 

9.50-10.00| Tea Break 

10.00-10.45| Keynote speech on Positive Education | Nainsook Pak 

10.45-11.15 | Guest Speech 

11.15-12.00 | Keynote Speech on Positive Education | Dr Abdullah Al Karam

Positive Education Sub Forums and Lunch

14.00-16.45 |Break Out Session | Positive Education Primary and Secondary

14.00-16.45 |Break Out Session | Happy Dubai Forum 

16.45-17.00 |Tea Break 

17.00-17.45 | Guest Speech: Higher Education in Positive Education | Anthony Seldon 

17.45-18.00 |Closing Speech | Kaiping Peng

For sponsorship information, please contact Ian Picken at ian@ipen-network.com.

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