Building Flourishing Societies Together: Elevating, Aligning and Reflecting our Best to Create a Prosperous World for All



Honorary Chair for WAIC 2015 : David Cooperrider


Dear Colleagues and Friends,

I am thrilled to announce a Call for Partnership for the 2015 World Appreciative Inquiry Conference. We are planning this exciting conference for July 6-10, 2015 in the beautiful city of Johannesburg, South Africa. The World AI Conference has been previously convened in the U.S., Nepal, and Belgium. In 2015, I look forward to us
us gathering together in South Africa – a country of transformation and inspiration – where we can join as a community of practitioners and scholars to learn from each other and advance the field of strength-based work. With this setting serving as our inspiration, we will explore the cutting edge work being done around the world in Appreciative Inquiry and other strength-based methodologies so that we can take the positive revolution for change to the next level together!

By becoming a Partner to this gathering we provide you with an excellent opportunity to meet and interact with the conference participants and to welcome successful insights through the application of AI and other strengths-based methodologies.

I look forward to seeing you there!


David Cooperrider, Ph.D.
Professor, Case Western Reserve University
Honorary Chair for the 2015 World AI Conference, South Africa


Theo H Veldsman


On behalf of the Department of Industrial Psychology, the Faculty of Management and the University of Johannesburg, a warm welcome to all delegates to the 2015 World Appreciative Enquiry Conference - the first in Africa. And what appropriate timing: at present, Africa is seen as the Rising Continent! May you find the conference stimulating, enriching and challenging as you endeavour to Discover, Dream, Design and create a shared Destiny, also for the benefit of this beautiful continent we call home. Welcome, one and all!

Theo H Veldsman
Professor and Head of Department
Department of Industrial Psychology
Faculty of Management, University of Johannesburg

Download the Call for Partnership Document.

For Partnership Contact
Isabeau Malan
Tel: +27 11 465 0334