Explore the amazing potential of your mind! - Mind & Its Potential 2013

8 international experts, 30+ speakers! 


  • Follow us on
  • follow us on twitter
  • find us on facebook
  • subscribe to our RSS feed
  • email a friend
  • add dates to diary
  • Latest news

Why attend?

Be part of an exceptional forum exploring the amazing potential of the human mind. Learn from 30+ experts from Australia and around the world about how to optimise your mental powers throughout life and hear the latest cutting-edge research into the science of the mind and its applications in all areas of life.

The 2013 event features:

  • A faculty of over 30+ international and local speakers and 600+ delegates
  • Two conference days and additional pre- and post-conference workshops with best-selling authors and leaders in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, education, medicine, the arts and more.
  • Presentations on the latest cutting-edge scientific research into the mind and its potential.
  • A vibrant conference experience with interactive panel discussions, 'brain breaks', workshops and mini-market.


Exceeded my expectations. Well done! I’ll be back in 2013.
Rukshana Verzisl, Clayton North Primary School

Very interesting, providing a wide variety of topics about the brain, learning and the potential to reach 'our best'.
Deborah Lane, NSW Department of Education and Communities

Informative, entertaining and most definitely enlightening. The speakers were all outstanding.
Caroline Angus, Trinity Grammar School

An amazingly inspiring experience. Thank you. I have learned so much.
Kellie Booth, Learning Difficulties Specialist, Booth Learning Development Centre

Learnt so much, warm, friendly atmosphere, collegial.
Sophie Heathcote, Mental Health Nurse, Western Medicare Local

Interesting, inspiring, informative, enjoyable. Lots to learn and apply to day-to-day life and in my practice.
Marisa Lyons, Creator, Real Life Consulting

World Happiness Forum

The new science of positive psychology is at the forefront of research into how we can use our own minds to create happier lives. Meanwhile, neuroscience is reporting on the connection between training the mind to be more positive and actual changes in the structure of the brain. Both of these fields hold the tantalising prospect that happiness can be enhanced by mental training.

The World Happiness Forum is an international, secular, non-profit organisation established to promote a dialogue on the tools and techniques that can be drawn from science, psychology, philosophy, economics and religion for the enhancement of human happiness. It is motivated by a belief in the potential of the mind for growth and change and the need to look inward, as well as outward, for solutions to problems of dissatisfaction and suffering in daily life. The World Happiness Forum organises the innovative Happiness & Its Causes and Mind & Its Potential conference series, which have attracted thousands of delegates over the years. LINK.



Sanjit 'Bunker' Roy at Mind & Its Potential 2013

Sanjit 'Bunker' Roy is a social activist and educator whose “real” education started when he dug open wells for drinking water as an unskilled labourer for 5 years. He founded the first Barefoot College for the rural poor in the deserts of Rajasthan in India 40 …more ›

Sanjit 'Bunker' Roy
Social activist and educator
Barefoot College
Barbara Arrowsmith-Young at Mind & Its Potential 2013

Barbara Arrowsmith Young is the Director of Arrowsmith School and Arrowsmith Program. She holds a B.A.Sc. in Child Studies from the University of Guelph, and a Master's degree in School Psychology from the University of Toronto. Barbara is recognized as the creator…more ›

Barbara Arrowsmith-Young
Best-selling author
Michael F Steger at Mind & Its Potential 2013

Michael F. Steger has spent more than a decade researching people’s ability to find meaning in their lives and the benefits of living a meaningful life. He is an Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training at Colorado State University and also the Director for…more ›

Michael F Steger
Quality of life expert
Colorado State University
Eve Ekman at Mind & Its Potential 2013

Eve Ekman has developed integrated emotion and mindfulness trainings to reduce stress and burnout while enhancing a ‘professional empathy’ for workers in human service settings including jails, hospitals, courtrooms and schools. Eve is a San Francisco native and receive…more ›

Eve Ekman
Emotions expert
Paul Ekman Group
Richard Tognetti AO at Mind & Its Potential 2013

Australian violinist, conductor and composer, Richard Tognetti has established an international reputation for his compelling performances and artistic individualism. The Leader and Artistic Director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra since 1989, Richard is also Creati…more ›

Richard Tognetti AO
Virtuoso violinist
Aust Chamber Orchestra