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.

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: My Life in Laughter, and the funny things I’ve learned along the way

Anthony Ackroyd.
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 Japan

Michi Morioka.
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

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

Playing Around. A play workshop

David Cronin
10:30 – 11:00am

Morning tea

11:00 – 11:45am

A Qoya Dance Workshop

JennifeKarlich
11:45 – 12:30am

Experience a Laughter Zen Playshop

Elva Zhang
12:30 – 1:30pm

Lunch

1:30 – 2:15pm

Laughter on the beach

Heather Campbell Grant
2:15 – 3:00pm

Laughter in the surf

Heather Campbell Grant
3:00 – 3:30pm

Afternoon Tea

3:30 – 4:15pm

Humourvation. Using humour to accelerate your creativity

Anthony Ackroyd

4:15 – 5:00pm

Experience a Laughter Wellness session

Connie Costa
7:30 – 9:30pm

Laughter Beach Party at Rainbow Beach

Everyone’s Invited

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

8:30 – 9:00am

Registration

9:00 – 9:45am

Japanese Laughter Session

Michi Morioka
9:45 – 10:30am

Laughing with Children

Belinda Nechwatal
10:30 – 11:00am

Morning tea

11:00 – 11:45am

Improv Theatre Workshop

Michael Davoren
11:45 – 12:30pm

Conversational Intelligence. Where EI meets CI

Pat Armitstead
12:30 – 1:30pm

Lunch

1:30 – 2:15pm

Life is a story so let’s tell it

Group Challenge
2:15 – 3:00pm

Love Laughter and Longevity. Laughter for Aged Care

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

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

Panel headed by Merv Neal
NB Schedule is subject to change