TEDxNewHaven to explore ‘The Art and Science of Happiness’

“The Art and Science of Happiness” will be explored in a TEDxNewHaven conference taking place 10 a.m.–6 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, in at Sudler Hall in the William L. Harkness Hall, 100 Wall St.


The event will bring together prominent voices in the fields of positive psychology, entrepreneurship, education, politics, technology, and art to explore the many different forms and modes of happiness. The conference was organized by Sunnie Tölle’12 and Mario Chamorro, founder of the Happy Post Project.

TED — which stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design — is a non-profit organization with the motto “Ideas Worth Spreading.” Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support “world-changing ideas,” with TED events taking place at venues around the globe. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. The best TED talks are then posted at TED.com. The TEDxNewHaven conference is one of many independently organized By combining the TED framework with the universally shared value of happiness, the conference aims to foster stronger connections between the residents of the greater New Haven area and the Yale community, say the organizers.

Each the 13 speakers at the event will approach the topic of happiness from their particular discipline. Nima Tshering, economic adviser to the King of Bhutan, will speak about the rewards of public service. Yale alumnus Charles Eisenstein (B.A. 1989), who wrote “The Ascent of Humanity,” will present on an alternative model of economics, and New York Times bestselling author Gretchen Rubin will discuss her insights from her book “The Happiness Project.” Click here for a full list of speakers.

Between presentations, Yale a cappella, dance, and comedy groups will perform. Attendees will also have the opportunity to share their views on happiness and how to make the world a happier place through a special digital project that will be unveiled at the event.

Click here to register.

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