Wellbeing Experience with Dessa and Dr. Mary Jo Kreitzer

Special thanks to Sunrise Banks, our lead sponsor!

Friday, November 16, 2018 

What to Expect:

The Wellbeing Experience will be an exciting evening, and will feature talks from international wellbeing expert Dr. Mary Jo Kreitzer and Minneapolis rapper, singer, and author Dessa. Dessa will also be performing live music during her portion of the program, and will be accompanied by Aby Wolf and Matthew Santos.

 Prior to the talks, don't miss out on an awesome indoor wellbeing festival! We’ll have live music from local artists, food trucks, aromatherapy, acupuncture, massage, therapy animals, yoga, Reiki, health coaching, engaging opportunities with our sponsors,  and even an indoor forest! Best yet, this festival is free and open to the public – all you have to do is arrive! More details about vendors and artists below.


 5 – 6:45 pm: Wellbeing Experience Indoor Festival at Northrop

 7 – 9ish pm: Talks by Dessa and Mary Jo Kreitzer, musical performances by Dessa, interactive question/answer with MPR’s Kate Moos

Tickets are only $30 for the general public, and students from any university can purchase tickets for $10.

Seats are reserved and selling fast, so hurry up and click here to get your ticket!

 See you at Northrop on Nov. 16. Parking is available at Northrop for a nominal fee, and the University is accessible by Metro Transit Green Line, Bus, and car services like Lyft or Uber.


Mary Jo Kreitzer
Global Flourishing: Igniting Change Through Personal Wellbeing

Looking through the lens of wellbeing, Dr. Kreitzer will challenge us to become catalysts for change in our personal lives – and the world around us.

Greater than the Greatest Good?

What, if anything, do we appraise as more valuable than happiness? How do our ideas about purpose and authentic experience inform our understanding of well-being? Drawing from philosophy, published research, and her own experience as a touring musician, Dessa talks about happiness, meaning, art, and the drive to lead a self-determined life.


We're really excited to welcome our food truck and food/beverage vendors. We'll have something for every appetite!


In addition to live performances by our headliner, Dessa, you'll have the chance to hear some great local musicians.


We have so many activities for you to experience. Arrive at 5 so you can explore them all!