Join Semafor, in partnership with Gallup, for a first look at the 2024 World Happiness Report. We'll present the brand new survey data and share key insights that will change the ways global leaders across business, tech, politics, and beyond perceive “happiness,” and how to promote wellbeing through our lifetimes. 

This is a convening of wellbeing experts, policy practitioners and thought leaders to discuss the data and how economic development, global affairs, and political attitudes affect national wellbeing to ensure a well-lived life through all its stages.


March 20, 2024

Doors: 8:30 a.m. | Programming: 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.


Washington, D.C.


Sen. Chris Murphy

(D) Connecticut 

Jon Clifton

CEO, Gallup Organization

John Helliwell

Distinguished Professor, University of British Columbia and World Happiness Report Editor

Dr. Lara Aknin

Distinguished Professor, Simon Fraser University and World Happiness Report Editor 

Emily Willroth

Assistant Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences, University of Washington in St. Louis and World Happiness Report Contributing Author 

Amb. Mikko Hautala

Finnish Ambassador to the U.S.

Amb. Bergdís Ellertsdóttir

Icelandic Ambassador to the U.S.

Amb. Jacques Pitteloud

Swiss Ambassador to the U.S.

Sowmyanarayan Sampath

CEO, Verizon Consumer

Dr. Adanna Chukwuma

Senior Director, Global Impact Measurement, Visa

Rajiv Ahuja

Associate Director, Center for the Future of Aging, Milken Institute

Dr. Nicole Goldin

Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council's GeoEconomics Center

Dr. Anand Parekh

Chief Medical Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center

Dr. Jessica Watrous

Director, Clinical Research & Scientific Affairs, Modern Health

Dr. Alden Lai

Executive Advisor, Wellbeing for Planet Earth Foundation

Amanda Nguyen

Research Associate Professor, University of Virginia

Russ Paulsen

Chief Operating Officer, UsAgainstAlzheimer's

Juhana Vartianinen

Helsinki Mayor

Sanna Marin

Former Prime Minister, Finland

Amb. Mark Green

CEO and President, Wilson Center 


Steve Clemons

Founding Editor-at-Large, Semafor

Gina Chon

Senior Editor, Semafor

Jordan Weissmann

Washington Editor, Semafor


901 F Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20004


08:30 a.m. ET
Doors Open

09:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET