Sheldon Concert Hall
Wed., May 23 at 7:30 PM                                                        

Tickets
$10 general admission
$5 students & seniors

Videos of all three talks have been posted on the project website

  ED DIENER Ph.D., psychology  Keynote presenter Ed Diener is the world’s leading authority on happiness, and one of the most influential figures in psychology today.   Learn more

ED DIENER
Ph.D., psychology

Keynote presenter Ed Diener is the world’s leading authority on happiness, and one of the most influential figures in psychology today.
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  VALERIE TIBERIUS Ph.D., philosophy  Valerie Tiberius is a leading philosopher of well-being and past President of the American Philosophical Association, Central Division.   Learn more

VALERIE TIBERIUS
Ph.D., philosophy

Valerie Tiberius is a leading
philosopher of well-being and past President of the American Philosophical Association, Central Division.
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  Fr. THEODORE VITALI C.P., Ph.D.  Fr. Vitali chaired SLU Philosophy for 28 years. Having ministered as a priest for 49 years, he knows a thing or two about happiness.   Learn more

Fr. THEODORE VITALI
C.P., Ph.D.

Fr. Vitali chaired SLU Philosophy for 28 years. Having ministered as a priest for 49 years, he knows a thing or two about happiness.
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What brings happiness, and why does it matter?

Join us for an evening featuring three engaging perspectives on these questions, including the world’s leading authority on happiness, psychologist Ed Diener.

Diener kicks off the event with the latest word from the science of happiness, while eminent philosopher Valerie Tiberius considers the place of happiness in a good life. Finally, St. Louis’ own Father Ted Vitali, renowned for his colorful storytelling, will share his insight from nearly 50 years as a priest and philosopher, discussing a key source of happiness: love. 

This unique event is hosted by Saint Louis University’s Happiness and Well-Being Project—a 3-year, $5.1 million project funded by the John Templeton Foundation. The evening is part of a conference that convenes 21 research teams from around the world and will be one of the largest-ever gatherings of leading happiness researchers from diverse fields of study.