Current Events

EDI is involved in conference speaking and international relations.

We invite you to join us at one of these upcoming events.

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Gross National Happiness at the Community Level What We Can Learn From Bhutan


When: Saturday, May 25, 2019

Where: San Luis Obispo, CA

Keynote Speaker: Kinga Tshering


EDI is pleased to announce that the keynote speaker for our first

Gross National Happiness at a Community Level Conference will be Kinga Tshering, former Member of Parliament - Kingdom of Bhutan and Harvard Kennedy School Graduate, and graduate candidate of the Harvard Divinity School.


There will be two Panels to choose from:

1.  Government Participation in Gross National Happiness 

2. Business Participation in Gross National Happiness.


Southern California Bhutanese dancers will provide ceremonial dances. Two amazing artists, Stock Schlueter, and Paul Rickard, who visited Bhutan and painted the beautiful countryside, will exhibit their artwork. More announcements to come.


Hope you can join us!


For more information and to register for this event:

 Gross National Happiness At The Community Level Conference



Harvard Divinity School

Doreen will be participating in a panel discussion at the Harvard Divinity School in April. The Center for Health and Happiness is co-sponsoring From Bhutan to Harvard Divinity School: Reimagining Happiness for a Better World. Taking place at Harvard Divinity School on Saturday, April 13, the international conference will bring together academics, practitioners, politicians, and corporate and spiritual leaders to discuss how we can measure and govern for happiness.

For more information go here.

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Niche Canada

EDI participated in the Niche Canada conference in Vancouver on November 27, 2018. The conference was an opportunity to dialogue about cannabis legalization in Canada. This was a unique opportunity to meet those who are shaping the future of the cannabis industry. Speakers included Doreen Liberto, Scott Bruce, Barry J Wilson and Robert Cullen, Vice-Mayor of King City, California. More information...



Thimphu, Bhutan

Gross National Happiness is a philosophy that guides the government of Bhutan. It includes an index which is used to measure the collective happiness and well-being of a population. Doreen and Scott travelled to Bhutan in December, 2018 to participate in a conference determining Planning concepts in creating Gross National Happiness. They had the privilege of meeting with the Prime Minister, as well as government officials.  Enjoy photos of the trip.