Conference Agenda

Conference Special

Register to attend multiple days of the conference from the 1st July and receive:

Single Night Accommodation at $90 per night, twin share at $50 per night, or mulit share at $30 per night. This is a limited offer and includes a hot and cold breakfast buffet. Contact Merv on mervneal@laughteryoga.org to make a booking once you’ve registered.

General Public Admission Prices

Conference at the Greenmount Beach Hotel (1 day)
 $195  Add to cart
Joy Festival at the Greenmount Beach Hotel (2 days)
 $295  Add to cart
Conference & Joy Festival
 $395  Add to cart

Laughter Club Leaders/Members, Holistic Services Group Clients, Yoga Australia, and Diversional Therapists Members prices

Conference at the Greenmount Beach Hotel (1 day)
 $175  Add to cart
Joy Festival at the Greenmount Beach Hotel (2 days)
 $275  Add to cart
Conference & Joy Festival
 $395  Add to cart

Conference: Greenmount Beach Hotel

Friday 26th October

8:30 – 9:00am

Registration

9:00 – 9:45am

Session 1: The Science of Happiness

Meredith Yardley.
9:45 – 10:30am

Session 2: Research Study of Laughter Yoga for people with intellectual disabilities

Louise Gates University of Coventry UK.
10:30 – 11:00am

Morning tea

11:00 – 11:45am

Session 3: The Healthy Mind Platter

Denise Gibbons.
11:45 – 12:30am

Session 4: The Laughter Channel Panel Discussion

Pat Armitstead.
12:30 – 1:30pm

Lunch

1:30 – 2:15pm

Session 5: The Flourishing Mission

Jennifer Karlich.
2:15 – 3:00pm

Session 6: Laughter in Rwanda

Kimmy O’meara.
3:00 – 3:30pm

Afternoon Tea

3:30 – 4:15pm

Session 7: The Neuro Science of Laughter

Elva Zhang. See Presenters Page for details
4:15 – 5:00pm

Session 8: The Science of Laughter. The Laughter Quotient and Artificial Intelligence

Merv Neal. See Presenters Page for details

Joy Festival – Day 1: Saturday 27th October at the Greenmount Beach Hotel

8:30 – 9:00am

Registration

9:00 – 9:30am

Opening Ceremony and Introductions

Merv Neal
9:30 – 10:30am

A Qoya Dance Workshop

Jennifer Karlich
10:30 – 11:00am

Morning tea

11:00 – 11:45am

The Communication Game

Barry Auchetti
11:45 – 12:30am

The Communication Game

Barry Auchetti
12:30 – 1:30pm

Lunch

1:30 – 2:15pm

What do today’s customers REALLY want?

Michael Stone
2:15 – 3:00pm

Starting and running a laughter club. How to be successful every time

Panel headed by Merv Neal
3:00 – 3:30pm

Afternoon Tea

3:30 – 4:15pm

Experience a Laughter Zen Playshop

Elva Zhang

4:15 – 5:00pm

Experience a Laughter Wellness session

Connie Costa
7:30 – 9:30pm

Laughter Beach Party at Rainbow Beach

Everyone’s Invited

Joy Festival – Day 2: Sunday 28th October at the Greenmount Beach Hotel

8:30 – 9:00am

Registration

9:00 – 9:45am

Let your Yoga Dance

Michi Morioka (Japan)
9:45 – 10:30am

Laughing and Pain Management

Belinda Nechwatal
10:30 – 11:00am

Morning tea

11:00 – 11:45am

Shake Cackle and Roll.Audition for Hilarity the Musical

Pat Armitstead
11:45 – 12:30pm

Shake Cackle and Roll.Audition for Hilarity the Musical

Pat Armitstead
12:30 – 1:30pm

Lunch

1:30 – 2:15pm

Create your own powerful story and change the world

Irena Bee
2:15 – 3:00pm

Love Laughter and Longevity. Strategies for Self Care to Share

Janni Goss
3:00 – 3:30pm

Afternoon Tea

3:30 – 4:15pm

Laughter (as) Therapy. The future of laughter in our Health Industry

Merv Neal
4:15 – 5:00pm

Laughter Labarinth and Hilarity the Musical

A Grand Finale with Everyone