IPPA World Congress

IPPA World Congress

We have some BIG NEWS to share with you! The 8th IPPA World Congress on Positive Psychology will take place in Vancouver, Canada, from 20-23 July, 2023. If you’re not already registered, click HERE to learn more or please visit to review the speakers, panels, programs, and more – hundreds of sessions!

Top Reasons to Attend 8th IPPA World Congress

What started over a decade ago with 1,000 delegates from close to thirty countries, has grown to twice that size, attracting thousands of attendees and delegates from over 50 countries around the world.

Attendees and delegates include scientists, researchers, academics and other educators, clinicians, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, MDs, Nurse Practitioners, coaches, consultants, corporate executives, HR leaders, students across disciplines, and other enthusiasts, and many more — from every continent across the globe.

The 8th IPPA World Congress is our first in-person event since being together in Melbourne, Australia in 2019.

We can’t wait to come together again! Will you be there?

Collage of Speakers at the 8th IPPA World Congress

Since the inaugural IPPA World Congress on Positive Psychology (WCPP) first took place in 2009 in the city of Philadelphia, PA, USA, on the grounds of University of Pennsylvania, the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) has been focused on growing and evolving what has since become a world-leading conference for the field of positive psychology, wellbeing, and beyond.

Now preparing for 8th IPPA World Congress in Vancouver, Canada, the event is a ‘home’ for those in the field and beyond, working to advance the field of positive psychology and wellbeing, and other related areas.

We expect 1,600 delegates from more than 50 countries to join with us over four days in Vancouver to listen, learn, network, share, connect, and engage in one of hundreds of sessions (plus pre- and post-Congress workshops).

The IPPA World Congress is a place to share (and learn from ) findings, insights, and information, through symposia, panels, poster sessions, galleries, workshops, ignite sessions, keynotes, and roundtable discussions that focus on leading-edge research, as well as applications of the fascinating science across a variety of fields, industries, and areas – from business and workplaces, to education, to medicine and the greater healthcare sector, to the impact on students and wellbeing, and other areas such as belonging, spirituality, and meaning.

To learn more about the IPPA World Congress or for information about location, registration, speakers, submissions, accommodations, things to do while in Vancouver, and so much more, visit