The School of Life Conference - Lisbon, Portugal

The School of Life Conference - Lisbon, Portugal

The School of Life Conference is a three-day event which covers the most important ideas we teach and aims to transform lives. It is designed to equip participants with a toolkit of Emotional Skills that will revolutionise your relationships, working lives and your sense of possibility and well-being.

The conference will take place in Lisbon’s historic Belém district in the south west of the city, at The Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown. Situated on the northern banks of the River Tagus, it looks out across the former harbour where, in the 15th century, merchant ships first set sail across the Atlantic to initiate the Age of Discovery. Today, this beautiful location stands to serve as the site of a new project of exploration: one of psychological and emotional inquiry into our inner and external selves.

Over the course of three busy days you will have the chance to meet and socialise with a likeminded community of peers. It is a chance to learn from others, to share experiences and to form lasting bonds with other participants in an atmosphere of exploration, intelligence and candour. The event is interactive, at points very entertaining and eye-opening throughout.


The event will be led by writer and philosopher – Chairman and Founder of The School of Life – Alain de Botton, and supported by founding members of The School of Life's Faculty.

More about Alain de Botton.


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Details for Fri 20th Oct 2017

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Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown
Av. Brasília
1400-038 Lisboa

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Friday 20 October - Sunday 22 October 2017 


Day One - Friday 20 October

12.30 Doors Open
13.30 Emotional Education, Self-knowledge, Sociability
18.00 Close

Day Two - Saturday 21 October

9.00  Doors open
9.30  Relationships: Choosing Partners, Relationship Skills, Emotional Maturity
13.00  Lunch
14.00  Work: Potential, Confidence, Work-Life Balance
18.00  Close 

Day Three - Sunday 22 October

9.00  Doors open
9.30  Culture, Psychotherapy, Meaning, Happiness
13.00  Close

Full programme coming soon. The Conference will be led in English. 

Ticket Information

Standard ticket price includes:

  • One ticket* to the three-day event led by Alain de Botton
  • A TSOL gift bag and products
  • Morning & afternoon refreshments throughout the event  

Limited Offer: Special "Early Bird" rate of £850 available now.

Select 'Early Bird' on the drop-down ticketing options above.

*Seating choice on a first come first served basis. 
Subject to availability whilst stocks last. Limited number of tickets available at the Early Bird rate.

For more information and to book, please click here .

Please note that we are unable to offer refunds or transfers less than 30 days before the event.


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