Welcome to the Western Positive Psychology Association (WPPA) 2018 Conference.

The WPPA meeting aims to bring together a collaborative scientific community of faculty, students, and scholars to advance and support rigorous, evidence-based empirical research in the science of happiness, excellence and optimal human functioning. The theme of the 3rd WPPA Conference is “The Next Generation of Positive Psychology Research”, and it will be held on January 20, 2018 on the Claremont Graduate University campus in Claremont, California, USA.

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Submit Your Research

WPPA warmly encourages submissions of the latest research as potential presentations, posters, or panel discussions. Use the link below to learn about submission guidelines or to submit your research.

Read the submission guidelines

Submit a presentation, poster, or panel

Venue Details

The conference will take place at the Claremont Colleges, starting in the Balch Auditorium. The Balch Auditorium is located at 1030 N. Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711.

Parking is free in the parking lots located on College Ave & 8th St, Dartmouth Ave & 9th St, and between College & Dartmouth on 11th St.  Street parking is also available during the conference.

Here is the campus map.

Directions

From the 10 Fwy: Exit Indian Hill Blvd and head north.  (Westbound 10: Right on Indian Hill Blvd.  Eastbound 10: Left on Indian Hill Blvd.)  Turn right on Arrow Route.  Turn left on College Ave.  Continue 11 blocks north to 11th St.  Turn right on 11th St.  11th St. becomes Drucker Way at College Ave. The parking lots on the right and left sides of Drucker Way will be clearly marked.  (The Burkle Family Building is located on the south-west corner of 11th St/Drucker Way & Dartmouth Ave.  The workshops will be held downstairs on the 1st floor.)

From the 210 Fwy: Exit Towne Ave and head south.  (Westbound 210: Left on Towne Ave.  Eastbound 210: Right on Towne Ave.)  Continue south about 1 mile.  Turn left on Foothill Blvd (first major cross street).  Continue past Indian Hill Blvd.  Turn right on Dartmouth Ave (first stoplight after Indian Hill Blvd).  Turn right on Drucker Way/11th St.  Parking lots to the right and left sides of Drucker Way will be clearly marked.  (The Burkle Family Building is located on the south-west corner of 11th St/Drucker Way & Dartmouth Ave.  The workshops will be held downstairs on the 1st floor.)

Transportation Services

Airport: The most convenient airport to Claremont is the Ontario International Airport in Ontario California: http://www.lawa.org/ont/ontframe.html. Transportation from the airport to area hotels can be arranged through the telephones at the ground transportation board in the baggage claim areas. Taxi service or a shuttle to the car rental office can also be found at these terminals. Reservations are not required for door-to-door shuttle service, but if you want to call ahead of time, these are the numbers:

  • Econoride = (877) 413-2666
  • Inland Express = (909) 626-6599
  • Prime Time = 800-733-8267
  • Southern California Coach = 800-232-6224
  • Supershuttle = 800-933-6901

(Other airports in the area are Burbank, Los Angeles International (LAX), and John Wayne Airport, each of which is approximately an hour drive from Claremont if there is no traffic.)

Accommodations

Conference participants are responsible for arranging lodging. The DoubleTree Hotel and Casa 425 in Claremont (less than a mile from the campus) is typically preferred by conference attendees:

Casa 425
Very pleasant boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Claremont, immediate next to some of the town’s best dining. A pleasant 15-20 minute walk or 5-minute drive from campus.
425 West 1st Street
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: (909) 624-2272

Claremont Doubletree
An attractive 15-minute walk from campus!
555 West Foothill Blvd
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: (909) 626-2411

Registration information and the full program will be available here shortly, please stay tuned.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email shari@wppanetwork.org.