Annual Gala: The Science of Happiness

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South Florida Science Center and Aquarium Presents

The Science of Happiness

Featuring Shawn Achor, Positive Psychology Expert

March 2nd, 2016

The Circle, The Breakers

Shawn Achor is the New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness. He spent 12 years at Harvard, where he won over a dozen distinguished teaching awards, and delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most popular class at Harvard. Shawn graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and earned a Masters from Harvard Divinity School in Christian and Buddhist ethics.

Shawn has since become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. Shawn has now worked with over a third of the Fortune 100 companies, and with places like the NFL, the Pentagon and the U.S.. Treasury. To do his work, Shawn has traveled to 51 countries, speaking to farmers in Zimbabwe, CEOs in China, doctors in Dubai and schoolchildren in South Africa. In 2014, Oprah Winfrey did a two hour interview with Shawn on the science of happiness and meaning. His research on happiness made the cover of Harvard Business Review, his TED talk is one of the most popular of all time with over 10 million views, and his lecture airing on PBS has been seen by millions. Shawn is also an advocate for education and is the award winning author of the children’s book Ripple’s Effect, the story of a dolphin who teaches a shark how to smile.

Ticket price is $500.

Interested in supporting or simply have a question? Contact--

Marcy Hoffman
Director of Institutional Advancement
MHoffman@sfsciencecenter.org

 

Chairmen

Mary Freitas

Elizabeth Gordon

Caroline Cummings Rafferty

Honorary Chairmen 

Mr. and Mrs. Lew Crampton

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Fisher

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Lorentzen

Mr. and Mrs. John Niblack

Stewardship Council Chairmen

Mr. Dale Hedrick

Mr. Harvey Oyer III

 

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Shawn Achor is the New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness. He spent 12 years at Harvard, where he won over a dozen distinguished teaching awards, and delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most popular class at Harvard. Shawn graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and earned a Masters from Harvard Divinity School in Christian and Buddhist ethics.

Shawn has since become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. Shawn has now worked with over a third of the Fortune 100 companies, and with places like the NFL, the Pentagon and the U.S. Treasury. To do his work, Shawn has traveled to 51 countries, speaking to farmers in Zimbabwe, CEOs in China, doctors in Dubai and schoolchildren in South Africa. In 2014, Oprah Winfrey did a two hour interview with Shawn on the science of happiness and meaning. His research on happiness made the cover of Harvard Business Review, his TED talk is one of the most popular of all time with over 10 million views, and his lecture airing on PBS has been seen by millions. Shawn is also an advocate for education and is the award winning author of the children’s book Ripple’s Effect, the story of a dolphin who teaches a shark how to smile.

Interested in supporting or simply have a question? Contact--

Marcy Hoffman
Director of Institutional Advancement
MHoffman@sfsciencecenter.org

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