After receiving his PhD. in 1994 Tim Kasser became the Professor of Psychology at Knox College in Illinois. He is the author of numerous books and scientific papers on materialism, values and well being including the titles ‘The High Price of Materialism’ and ‘Psychology and Consumer Culture’. He was a featured expert in the 2011 documentary ‘Happy’ as well as the recent film ‘The True Cost’ which explores the impact the fashion industry has on people and the planet. He is also a keen activist working to stop the commercialisation of children.

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Adam Scorgie is an award winning producer, actor and writer who since 2007 has been creating films that both inspire and challenge the audience. His first documentary feature, “The Union: The Business Behind Getting High”, was accepted into 33 international film festivals where it won numerous accolades and is currently the highest-ranked Canadian documentary on IMBD. As well as his soon to be released ‘Ice Guardians’. He is also the man behind the documentary ‘The Culture High’ which further investigates how the modern day marijuana prohibition effects our society as a whole.

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Meik Wiking is an author, international Speaker, and CEO of The Happiness Research Institute which is an independent think tank that studies why some societies are happier than others. Their mission is to inform decision makers of the causes and effects of human happiness, make subjective well-being part of the public policy debate and improve the quality of life for citizens across the world. He is also a founding member of The Latin American Network for Wellbeing and Quality of Life Policies and has previously worked for the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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“20 years ago, psychologist Arthur Aron discovered that 4 minutes of looking into each other’s eyes can bring people closer. Using this discovery, we decided to carry out a simple experiment, during which refugees and Europeans sat opposite each other and looked into each other’s eyes. Clearly, it is most important to give each other time to better understand and get to know each other.”

Video source: Amnesty Poland

Roko Belic is a film director, writer and producer. His directorial debut, ‘Genghis Blues’ won over 70 international film festival awards and was nominated for an Academy Award for best documentary feature. In 2010 he collaborated with Christopher Nolan (creator of ‘Inception’ and ‘The Dark Night Rises’) to direct the documentary ‘Dreams: Cinema of the Subconscious’. Most recently he has teamed up with Tom Shadyac (director of ‘Ace Ventura’, ‘Bruce Almighty’ and ‘The Nutty Professor’) to make the documentary ‘HAPPY’ which Roko Directed, wrote, and co-produced. It’s an amazing film which combines powerful human stories with cutting-edge science to give audiences a much deeper and richer understanding of exactly what causes true Happiness.

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“You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”

Steve Jobs

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