Center for the Advancement of Well-Being
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences

2015 Leading to Well-Being Conference



2015 Leading to Well-Being in Workplaces, Organizations, and Communities Conference

March 26-27, 2015

Location: Fairview Park Marriott, Falls Church, VA

Early-bird registration available until February 23rd!

The 2015 Leading to Well-Being in Workplaces, Organizations, and Communities Conference features keynote speakers Daniel Pink and Kelly McGonigal and provides answers to key questions such as how can organizations, workplaces and communities achieve greater levels of thriving together? What impact does well-being have on employees and organizational members?

A rapidly growing number of organizations from all sectors are adopting the science and application of well-being as a way to enhance employees' and members' satisfaction, life purpose, and engagement. These strategies are paying off with gains in productivity, lower health care costs, higher quality relationships, and increased mental agility and creativity among organizational and team members.

Co-sponsored by MasonLeads and the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being, the 2015 conference features keynote speakers, industry leaders, notable scholars, and practitioners from across the country who are advancing these practices and concepts in their organizations. The new extended format offers a unique (and optional) half-day opportunity to work closely with experts from the Chopra Center on Workplace Well-Being. 

Mark your calendar now! This conference will provide you with the research, tools, technologies, and best practices you need to thrive in workplaces, organizations, and communities.

This year's conference will be hosted at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church, VA. The hotel offers complimentary parking as well as free convenient shuttle service from the Dunn Loring Metro.  Click here to learn more. Note: From George Mason University, you can take the Mason Shuttle to the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU metro, and then go one stop to the Dunn Loring Metro.

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Morning Keynote Speaker: Daniel Pink

Daniel H. Pink is the author of several provocative, best-selling books about the changing world of work including the long-running New York Times bestsellers, A Whole New Mind and Drive. His latest book, To Sell is Human, is a #1New York Times business bestseller, a #1 Wall Street Journal business bestseller, and a #1 Washington Post nonfiction bestseller. His books have been translated into 34 languages and have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. In 2013, Thinkers 50 named him one of the top 15 business thinkers in the world.

Afternoon Keynote Speaker: Kelly McGonigal

Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D., is a health psychologist teaching at Stanford University.  Her work focuses on how we can translate neuroscience and modern psychology research into practical strategies for better health, happiness, personal success, and relationships. She is the author of The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It and the upcoming book The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It.

Special Thursday Session with the Chopra Center (optional)


Based in Carlsbad, California, the Chopra Center teaches positive, sustainable, lifestyle tools for the individual which translate into an entire workforce rooted in shared vision, engaged productivity and total well-being.

The Chopra Center Immersive is an opportunity for leaders in every area of life to start a dialogue that shifts the paradigm from what's in it for me to what's in it for WE?  

Cultivating the ability to be inspired in every moment, to lead from the level of the soul we will outline the three core principles of what it means to be a Conscious Corporation: Purpose, Community and Giving. 

The result is a healthy bottom line for our organizations and for our souls.


Space for this special Thursday Immersive is limited, so register now to secure your spot! Cost for the Thursday immersive only is $125. Those attending the Thursday immersive AND the Friday conference will receive $25 off the total combined price.

Learn more about the  Chopra Center's Workplace Well-Being programs.

Thursday Chopra Session Only

General - $125 

*If attending both the Thursday session and the Friday conference, there will be a $25 discount off the total combined price.


Friday Conference Only - Early Bird through February 23, 2015 @ midnight

Mason – $225

General Public – $300

F/T Grad Student – $150

Undergrad – $60


Regular Pricing for Friday Conference Only begins February 24, 2015

Mason – $300

General Public – $350

F/T Grad Student – $200

Undergrad – $85

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Cancellation Policy

Cancel prior to March 1 for a full refund minus $20 handling fee.  Cancel between March 1 and  10, and we will refund you 50%. After March 15, sorry, no refunds. 

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Email:; 703-993-6090


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