In Pursuit of Happiness: A Live Virtual Event

In a full-day event on Thursday, May 20, The Atlantic will explore ways to build a more meaningful life.

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What does it take to be happy?

America’s founding document states that the pursuit of happiness is an unalienable right. But this question has preoccupied philosophers, fascinated scientists, inspired artists, launched an enormous self-help industry—and continues to elude many of us.

The Atlantic will host a live event that explores the human hold on happiness—and aims to find ways to build a more meaningful life. The event features Arthur C. Brooks, Deepak Chopra, Angela Duckworth, a performance by Jordan Fisher and the global company of Dear Evan Hansen, spiritual leader T.D. Jakes, and much more.

Click here to register.

The event will consider happiness and relationships, the role of spirituality, how social media and other technology are affecting our happiness, and the ways in which a year of social isolation has reframed our understanding of a lasting sense of joy.

The event is underwritten by Equitable.