So as to achieve happiness

Singapore may be ranked the second happiest country in Asia by the United Nations, but you and I both know better than to take that at face value. The guys behind Happiness Initiative know better too, and perhaps that’s why they’re organising an event dedicated to the pursuit of happiness, the very first of its kind in Singapore and the region.

The Happiness Conference will make its debut come Mar 20-21, 2020 at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Lee Foundation Theatre, aiming to provide a platform for people to share the latest insights and inspire action to achieve greater mental health.

“This conference offers insights into what is happiness and what choices we can make to be happier. We hope to bring an Asian perspective to this field, which is often dominated by Western research,” stated Simon Leow, Co-Founder of the Happiness Initiative.

Over the two-day event, expect plenty of talks, fireside chats and workshops held by over 50 speakers the likes of Dr Shun Wang, editor of the World Happiness Report; Dr William Wan, General Secretary of the Singapore Kindness Movement; Jack Sim, Founder of the World Toilet Organisation; among many others.


Happiness Film Festival 2019

Topics include things like finding happiness in the workplace, Singapore-specific issues on self-fulfillment and wellbeing, as well as insights from representatives from the Nordic countries (that are some of the happiest places on Earth) and Bhutan, which was the first country to introduce the Gross National Happiness as an alternative measure to a nation’s success.

The conference is also held concurrently with the second edition of the Happiness Film Festival (Mar 18-22, 2020), which made its debut last year as the first of its kind in the world. No details on the 2020 lineup yet, but if the inaugural event is anything to go by, expect tickets to be sold out fast.

So do yourself a solid and make attending this conference one of the first things you do for your own self-care in the brand new year.


The Happiness Conference takes place Mar 20-21, 2020 at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Lee Foundation Theatre.