Upcoming and Past Speaking Events

October 27, 2011. Toronto. The Genuine State of the Natural Wealth of Canada.Paper presented to the Green GDP Summit with the Rt. Hon. Paul Martin, former Prime Minister of Canada.

October 25, 2011. Lake Louise, Alberta. Measuring Well-being Returns on Investment in Recreation and Parks. Presentation to the National Recreation and Parks conference, Oct 23-26, 2011 at the Chateau Lake Louise.

October 21, 2011. Cochrane, Alberta. Do Ecological Markets Make Common Sense?Paper presented at the Bow River Basin Council workshop of discovering the value of market-based instruments for conservation.

October 19, 2011. St. Albert, Alberta. Building Economies of Well-being. TEDx St.Albert presentation.

October 19, 2011. St. Albert, Alberta. A Road Map to Building Communities of Well-being and Happiness. Public presentation to the community of St. Albert, St. Albert Public Library.

October 15-16, 2011. Edmonton, Alberta. What is happiness? Edmonton’s Woman’s Show presentation.

October 14, 2011. Edmonton, Alberta. Good Government and Well Being: Can They Coexist? Co-presentation with Prof. John Helliwell at the University of Alberta Symposium on Alberta’s Economic Future, Imagining Alberta.

May 14, 2011, Edmonton, Alberta. Can Investment be Ethical? Keynote address to the Social Justice Institute forum What’s the Bottom Line: a Christian Critique of our Economy.

May 10-11, 2011, Edmonton/Calgary, Alberta. Building Economies of Well-being?Presentations to the Alberta Sustainable Buildling Symposium, a chapter of the Canadian Green Building Council

April 29 , 2011, Claremont, Californa. Building Economies of Well-being. Paper presented to the China-US Symposium on the Transformation to an Ecological Civilization. Claremont Theological College, Claremont, California.

April 9-10 , 2011, Edmonton, Alberta. The Genuine Wealth of Living Local. Presentations to the Edmonton Woman’s Show.

March 10 , 2011, Edmonton, Alberta. Building Economies of Well-being. Presentations to the University of Alberta.

February 25, 2011, Red Deer, Alberta. Building Flourishing Economies of Well-being. Keynote address to the P2S (Pathways to Sustainability) conference n Red Deer, Alberta.

February 10 , 2011, Victoria, B.C. Building Flourishing Economies of Well-being.Keynote presentation to the annual Federation of Canadian Municipalities Sustainable Communities conference.

February 7, 2011, Edmonton, Alberta. Inspiring Hearts and Minds: Learning Our Way to an Economy of Well-being. Keynote presentation to the Alberta Initiative for School Improvement (AISI) annual conference.

January 30 , 2011, Edmonton, Alberta. Building Economies of Well-being. Presentation to the Westwood Unitarian Church.

December 7, 2010, Calgary, Alberta. Building Communities and Economies of Well-being. Keynote presentation to the ImagineCALGARY 2010 and Beyond symposium.

November 3, 2010, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, B.C. Building Economies of Well-being and a Civilization of Love. Guest Lecture.

November 1 , 2010, Calgary, Alberta. Learning Our Way to an Economy of Well-being. Presentation to the Rockyview School District.

October 19 , 2010, Edmonton, Alberta. Wthout Virtue, Happiness Cannot Be. Keynote presentation to the Edmonton Community Foundation.

October 10 , 2010, Edmonton, Alberta. Making Poverty History: Building an Economy of Well-being Presentation to the Putting Poverty Behind Symposium.

September 30, 2010, The Hague, The Netherlands. Building Economies of Well-being and a Civilization of Love. Presentation to the New Financial Forum, World Forum, The Hague.

September 27, 2010, The Hague, The Netherlands. Building Economies of Well-being. Presentation to the Dutch Ministry of Finance, The Hague.

August 26 , 2010, Edmonton, Alberta. A Road Map to Building Rural Communities of Well-being, Happiness and Genuine Wealth. Presentation to the Southside Rotary Club of Edmonton.

August 25 , 2010, Stettler, Alberta. Building an Inspired Community of Well-being: The Economics of Happiness. Presentation to the Clearview Public Schools District Symposium: Inspired Teachers Inspire Successful Learners.

May 31, 2010, Edmonton, Alberta. Learning Our Way to an Economy of Well-being. Keynote address to the Learning Our Way symposium of the Alberta Teachers Association.

May 10 , 2010, Edmonton, Alberta.A Road Map to Building Rural Communities of Well-being, Happiness and Genuine Wealth. Presentation to the Southside Busines Association.

May 1 , 2010, Vancouver, British Columbia. Building an Econpomies of Well-being and Enduring Happiness. Presentation to the De-Growth conference, Vancouver.

April 27, 2010, University of Texas at El Paso, Texas. Buiding Economies of Well-being. Keynote address to the Sustainability Series of the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP).

April 18 , 2010, Salt Spring Island, B.C .Genuine Wealth: Building a Green Child Honouring Economy. Keynote resentation to the Centre for Child Honouring, Salt Spring Island.

March 11 , 2010, Garrison Institute, New York. Measuring the Well-being of Communities. Presentation to the Mind, Behaviour and Climate Change Symposium. March 9-11, 2010, Garrison Institute, N.Y.

January 23 , 2010, Edmonton, Alberta. Building an Econpomies of Well-being and Enduring Happiness . Presentation to the Sierra Youth Conference, Edmonton.

January 30, 2010, Beijing, China. The Chinese edition of The Economics of Happiness will be held in Beijing at 6-7:15 pm in Beijing, China with author Mark Anielski joining and making a presentation by Skype video. Read the text of my presentation.

November 30, 2009, Vancouver, B.C. The Priceless-ness of Volunteerism or Why Volunteerism Should Not Be Valued Economically. Presentation to the ational Volunteerism Conference, University of British Columbia.

November 12, 2009, Colwood/Victoria, B.C.Exploring the Economics of Happiness and Genuine Wealth, Colwood and Royal Roads University. Read about how Colwood is beginning to discover their genuine wealth and are measuring happiness.

The Economics of Happiness comes to Colwood on Vancouver Island.

The ‘happiness’ meetings which took place November 12, 2009 in Colwood, B.C. came into being when people from the Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria came together with folks from Colwood Community Place. Their common interest in the messages within Mark Anielski’s book, “The Economics of Happiness”, provided a timely platform for broadening the dialogue, and bringing people together to focus further public commentary on the issues that matter most in our world, and ways we can adapt the planning and support systems we live by to create a more promising future.

The day kicked off with the Community Happiness Roundtable at Colwood City Hall. The 90-minute invitational session for researchers and community development leaders drew 26 attendees from across the Capital Regional District, and was followed by Colwood 2010 and Beyond, an invitational working lunch session with representatives from all levels of government, businesses, community organizations and the media, which drew over 50 attendees. The dynamic day wrapped up at Royal Roads University with the Economics of Happiness Forum, a public session for people passionate about community and corporate social responsibility, learners and families looking for a meaningful roadmap to a sustainable future.

November 5, 2009 (7-9 pm), Portland, Oregon, Wellbeing and the Economy with author David Korten (Conversations that Matter, Portland State University)

October 23, 2009, Bussum, Holland. The Economics of Happiness: A Conversation Salon, Sander Tideman

October 20, 2009, Stockholm, Sweden. The Economics of Happiness. Conversation Cafe with Karl Gustavson (author of The Time Factor Economy).

October 19, 2009, Karlskrona, Sweden. Guest lecture at the Blenkinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden. Building an Economy of Happiness and a Civilization of Love.

December 3, 2008, Canmore, Alberta, Building an Economy of Happiness.

November 13, 2008, Red Deer, Alberta

November 8, 2008, Washington, D.C. (Green Festival)

November 5, 2008, Camrose, Alberta

May 16-17, 2008, Chicago, Il., (Green Festival)

April 25-May 2, Innsbruck, Austria (Management Centre Innsbruck)

April 18-19, 2008, Keats Island, B.C., (Sea to Sky Outdoor School)

April 12, 2008, Seattle, WA (Green Festival)

April 3-6, 2008, Edmonton Home and Garden Show

US Spring 2008 Book Tour

OLA Fest: Orlando Latin American Culture and Heritage Festival
Feb.14-17, 2008, Orlando, Florida

Feb 17-18: Tampa, Florida (Salon conversation)
Feb 18-19: New York City, New York (Salon conversations)
Feb 20-22: Harrisburg and Philadelphia, PA (Salon conversation)

April 25-May 2, Innsbruck, Austria

Past Events

Canadian Book Tour, Fall 2007

Mon. Nov. 26, 2007: Toronto, Munk Centre, University of Toronto, Salon conversation:
“Building an Economy of Happiness.”

Wed. Nov 28: Halifax, Nova Scotia: Salon conversation at the Wooden Monkey restaurant:
“Spirituality and Genuine Wealth.”

Thurs. Nov 29, Halifax, Nova Scotia
CBC Radio “Maritime Noon” call-in show with Mark Anielski and host Costas Halavrezos:
“How do you measure happiness?”

Thurs. Nov. 29, Halifax, Nova Soctia, St. Mary’s University, Scotiabank Lecture Theatre
Keynote speech to the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs
“The Role of Business in an Economy of Well-being.”

US Book Tour Fall 2007

November 6-8: Seattle, Washington
November 9: Green Festival: San Francisco, California
November 10-11: Santa Monica and Los Angeles, California
November 12: Portland, Oregon


May 31, 2007, 4-6 pm
Sugar Bowl Cafe, 10922 – 88 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta

June 16 (Saturday), 2007, 1:30-3:30  p.m.
Chapters-Indigo bookstore, 10504-82 (Whyte) Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta

Tues. June 26, 2:30-4:30
Old Y Building – Celebration of Genuine Progress
223 – 12 Avenue SW (main floor), Calgary

Wed. June 27, Noon-2:00
120 8th Ave SW, Calgary