Wellbeing and Public Policy Conference (http://www.internationaljournalofwellbeing.org/) is a major international conference to be held in Wellington, New Zealand in June-July 2012. The purpose of the conference is to bring together policymakers and world experts to discuss the application of wellbeing research to policymaking at all levels of government.
With rising academic, public and political interest in wellbeing, more and more government officials are considering using wellbeing research to inform their policy decisions. This conference will promote interdisciplinary dialogue on how wellbeing research might best be applied to policymaking. Several interrelated issues will be addressed:
* Defining wellbeing for policymaking
* Measuring wellbeing for policymaking
* Assessing the relative significance of subjective and objective measures of wellbeing for policymaking
* Example policies that are likely to improve wellbeing
Wellbeing for Public Policy will be hosted by the International Journal of Wellbeing in conjunction with Victoria University of Wellington and the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand.