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Global Happiness Summit

October 9-10, 2010.
USS-Hornet in Alameda, CA

Register now for this first annual summit on happiness and receive a free membership to the Greater Good Science Center.

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The First Annual Global Happiness Summit will take place October 9th-10th aboard the USS-Hornet in Alameda. For further information and registration info, click here and please note that a portion of every registration goes to support the work of Greater Good. Additionally, every registrant will automatically also become a full-fedged member of the GGSC, with access to all our member privileges.

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The Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2017
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The Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2017

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Jon Kabat-Zinn

Best-selling author and founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program

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