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World Happiness Fest 2023

Join the largest forum on happiness and well-being in the world. These activities and sessions will transform your life for the better.

World Happiness Fest 2023 is a series of events featuring the most diverse and polycentric global happiness forum, reaching over 10M people in +80 countries. Join us as we unite in our celebration and belief that happiness is a human right. Here’s what to expect at World Happiness Fest 2023:

Gross Global Happiness Summit 2023

The Gross Global Happiness summit is an innovative executive education event in which people from all over the world connect to discuss and tackle issues that are keeping us from achieving happier and more meaningful lives. The event aims to educate its participants on strategies that will help them unlock their full potential and how to implement cutting-edge frameworks to bring more happiness to their personal and professional lives.

Here’s a look at what’s lined up for Gross Global Happiness Summit 2023!

University for Peace campus in Costa Rica

  • Online Event – February 10th – 11th, 2023
  • Onsite Event – March 10th – 12th, 2023

This year boasts keynote speakers, such as co-founder of the Happiness Studies Academy Tal Ben-Shahar, Costa Rican emissions-free transportation advocate Mónica Araya, Life Design Lab coach Dave Evans, and directors for the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence Robin Stern and Marc Brackett. 

The experience will integrate theory and practice, discussing the most recent positive psychology research while also exploring the real-world applications of what we’ve learned and are currently learning about happiness and understanding how we can lead happier and more meaningful lives.

The University for Peace (UPEACE) is located in Costa Rica and is the university authorized by the UN to offer academic degrees in the field of peace and conflict studies.

World Happiness Fest 2023

Zaragoza – March 17th – 20th, 2023

Don’t miss World Happiness Fest 2023 between March 17th – 20th, 2023 at the paraninfo de la Universidad de Zaragoza (University of Zaragoza).

Miami – March 23rd – 25th, 2023

World Happiness Fest 2023 will be at the Florida International University Biscayne Bay Campus in Miami, Florida from March 23rd – 25th, 2023. This year’s theme is ‘Building New Narratives to Rising.’

Get ready for three days of activities and sessions, which will include multiple tracks on Business and Leadership, Education, Planet, Social Justice, Health and Mental Health, Arts, Nutrition, and Technology. Keynote speakers include the president of Florida International University Kenneth A. Jessell, Mayor of Miami Dade Daniella Levine Cava, Mayor of the City of Miami Francis X. Suarez, and founder and president of the World Happiness Foundation Luis Gallardo.

The following are just a few of the tracks to look forward to in this year’s forum:

  • Developing resilience through mindfulness: be ‘steadier and readier’ amidst the chaos of your day and an ever-changing world
  • How to build an experience that makes you enjoy life
  • Happiness research state of the art
  • Creating a compassionate creative space
  • I’m a clown, you’re a clown
  • Lucid dreaming for creative design thinking
  • Next level of mindfulness: Transforming inner dialogue for social impact
  • The joy of activism
  • Blockchain for social good
  • How innovation and entrepreneurship lead to happiness 


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