In Pursuit of Happiness

In Pursuit of Happiness

Find Joy in the Pursuit.

The Atlantic’s In Pursuit of Happiness event kicked off this spring to help people build more intentional and happy lives. Drawing on our celebrated coverage of the practices and principles of happiness from the renowned social scientist Arthur C. Brooks, we convened experts from a range of disciplines—neuroscientists and philosophers, artists and business leaders—to explore methods of and approaches to building a more meaningful life. Along the way, attendees participated in self-reflection and connect with others looking to enrich their own life and the lives of those around them.

An Intellectual Getaway With The Atlantic.

We’ll welcome you to our immersive experience located oceanside at Northern California’s Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. Join us for two and a half days of live, thought-provoking conversations with Atlantic voices including Jeffrey Goldberg, Arthur C. Brooks, and Kate Julian, as well as foremost experts in the fields of happiness, social science, and philosophy. Come and experience The Atlantic’s singular journalism, brought to life at a moment of deep consideration about how we live and work. Leave with the skills to cultivate new rituals and pursue more purpose.

Can’t attend in person? Be sure to register for our free virtual program, where you’ll discover experts’ insights on how to apply and share tools for fostering happiness. Between sessions, you’ll have the chance to put what you’ve learned into practice with guided exercises, to establish one-on-one virtual connections with other guests, and more.

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  • Lori Gottlieb

    Contributing Writer, The Atlantic, Co-host, Dear Therapists Podcast, and Author, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

  • Joy Harden Bradford

    Founder and Podcast Host, Therapy for Black Girls

  • Kate Julian

    Senior Editor, The Atlantic

  • Dacher Keltner

    Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley, and Faculty Director, Greater Good Science Center

  • Olga Khazan

    Staff Writer, The Atlantic

  • Tara-Nicholle Kirke

    Founder and CEO, SoulTour

  • Miriam Kirmayer

    Clinical Psychologist and Friendship Expert

  • Mari Kurahashi

    Co-Director, Stanford Parenting Center

  • Charles J. Limb

    Chief, Division of Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery, UC San Francisco

  • Annie Lowrey

    Staff Writer, The Atlantic

  • Amy Lukken

    Chief Joyologist, Tito’s Handmade Vodka

    Underwriter Session

  • Julie Lythcott-Haims

    Author, Your Turn: How to Be an Adult

  • Candace Montgomery

    Senior Vice President and General Manager, AtlanticLIVE

  • Vivek H. Murthy

    U.S. Surgeon General

  • Christina Myers

    Board-Certified Music Therapist, Four Diamonds at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital

  • Uma Naidoo

    Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, Author, This is Your Brain on Food

  • David Nassar

    Vice President, Communications and Strategic Engagement, John Templeton Foundation

    Underwriter Session

  • Lisa Osborne Ross

    U.S. CEO, Edelman

  • Elizabeth Reichert

    Co-Director, Stanford Parenting Center

  • Gretchen Rubin

    Author and Podcast Host, Happier with Gretchen Rubin

  • Susan Saulny

    Contributor, AtlanticLIVE

  • Evan Sharp

    Founder, Pinterest

  • Emiliana Simon-Thomas

    Science Director, Greater Good Science Center

  • Nicholas Thompson

    CEO, The Atlantic

  • Karsten Vagner

    SVP of People, Maven Clinic

  • Kat Vellos

    Author, We Should Get Together: The Secret to Cultivating Better Friendships

  • Ellen Vora

    Holistic Psychiatrist, Author, The Anatomy of Anxiety

  • Shelley Zalis

    CEO, The Female Quotient


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Half Moon Bay, CA or Virtual

May 1–3, 2022


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