Join us for a creative discussion on Science, Freedom and Happiness!
On November 6-7, 2017 the Global Energy Parliament invites scientists, professionals, activists, writers, academics and students from around the world to its 8th Annual International Session. GEP+ 2017 includes a special Students' Parliament!
The Global Energy Parliament is a unique venture for humanity to create a more sustainable, peaceful and happy future – all based on the science of energy. Experts in all fields participate as Members of Parliament or Ministers who are responsible for portfolios in their field of study/work. Together, we pass Resolutions which are submitted to Governments around the world and international organizations like the United Nations. We are interested in collaborative approaches and cooperative work. That is why we are non-political and there are no Opposition parties.
What we need from you:
The Agenda for this year is focused on the goals of science.
A new trend in research has emerged on ‘the science of happiness.’ Psychologists, neuroscientists, engineers, writers, economists and activists are studying the patterns of self-reported levels of happiness in efforts to better understand what makes people happy. Now, there is a World Happiness Index, a concept of ‘Gross National Happiness,’ and Ministries for Happiness have even been started in countries like the United Arab Emirates.
Everyone has a different definition of happiness. Some look only at behaviour and life circumstances like freedom to make life choices, income, life expectancy, etc. Other researchers ask people to report happiness based on their own ideas of it. We believe in a standard definition of happiness (and the resulting freedom), not only based on life situation or fleeting emotions, but an attainable and long-lasting experience.
The underlying motivation to all this research is that a growing number of people in the world, especially in the fast-paced developed countries, aren’t as happy as they think they should be. GEP feels that scientific achievements and technology have a lot to do with the situation. So we are exploring the fundamental question of whether different branches of science, and their recent achievements, are creating more happiness and more freedom—or less. And if less, how can we use science itself to overcome this problem?
Our unique theory of everything, called “I-Theory,” will enable us to approach these questions from a new angle.
All branches of study are relevant in this topic. Please note that ‘Science’ is meant as both as any systematically organized body of knowledge on a particular subject (e.g., Literature, Culture, Governance, etc.), and also as the study of the structure and behaviour of the world (i.e., Physics, Biology, Chemistry).
Ensure your place at GEP+ 2017 by registering now. Scientists, Professionals, Educators and Students are all invited to this 2-day parliament. A special session for Students & Faculty will be included.
To be considered for an Oral Submission or as a Minister, you must also submit a short video. Full details are in the registration form.
NOTICE: The Registration deadline has been extended until 15th October, 2017.
The Global Energy Parliament on "Science for Happiness and Freedom" promotes all the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and in particular Goals No. 3, 4 and 16.
The Global Energy Parliament is the international science, sustainability, and peace platform of the Isa Viswa Prajnana Trust (IVPT). IVPT holds Consultative Status to the United Nations ECOSOC for its work in education and social service.