Conference Agenda

Conference Special

Book for the Conference and Festival and receive special room rates that include a hot and cold buffet breakfast valued at $30. $129 per night single, $139 per night for twin share ($70 each), and add $25 for an extra person in a twin share ($55 each). Call Greenmount direct on (07) 5536 1222 and mention the Laughter Yoga Special Rate. Limited rooms available so don’t delay.

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 25th October

8:30 – 9:00am

Registration

9:00 – 9:45am

Session 1: The Science of Happiness

Meredith Yardley. See Presenters Page for details
9:45 – 10:30am

Session 2: Who needs laughter the most

Janni Goss. See Presenters Page for details
10:30 – 11:00am

Morning tea

11:00 – 11:45am

Session 3: The Healthy Mind Platter

Denise Gibbons. See Presenters Page for details
11:45 – 12:30am

Session 4: The Laughter Channel Panel Discussion

Pat Armitstead. See Presenters Page for details
12:30 – 1:30pm

Lunch

1:30 – 2:15pm

Session 5: The Flourishing Mission

Jennifer Karlich. See Presenters Page for details
2:15 – 3:00pm

Session 6: Laughter in Rwanda

Kimmy O’meara. See Presenters Page for details
3:00 – 3:30pm

Afternoon Tea

3:30 – 4:15pm

Session 7: The Positive Neuro Plasticity of Laughter

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

Session 8: Laughter and H.O.P.E.

Merv Neal. See Presenters Page for details

Joy Festival – Day 1: Saturday 26th 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. See Presenters Page for details
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. See Presenters Page for details
3:00 – 3:30pm

Afternoon Tea

3:30 – 4:15pm

Experience a Laughter Zen Playshop

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

Experience an Aqua Laughter session

Heather Campbell
7:30 – 9:30pm

Laughter Labarinth Beach Party at Rainbow Beach

Everyone’s Invited

Joy Festival – Day 2: Sunday 27th October at the Greenmount Beach Hotel

8:30 – 9:00am

Registration

9:00 – 9:45am

Let your Yoga Dance

Michi Morioka (Japan). See Presenters Page for details
9:45 – 10:30am

Laughing and Pain Management

Belinda Nechwatal
10:30 – 11:00am

Morning tea

11:00 – 11:45am

Linking laughter to (63) emoti(c)ons

Merv Neal
11:45 – 12:30pm

Shake Cackle and Roll.Audition for Hilarity the Musical

Pat Armitstead. See Presenters Page for details
12:30 – 1:30pm

Lunch

1:30 – 2:15pm

Using PR and Journalism to promote what you do

Heather Campbell
2:15 – 3:00pm

To dance or not to dance. That is the question.

Janni Goss. See Presenters Page for details
3:00 – 3:30pm

Afternoon Tea

3:30 – 4:15pm

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

Merv Neal. See Presenters Page for details
4:15 – 5:00pm

Hilarity the Musical and farewells

A Grand Finale with Everyone