Aruba as the Epicenter of Happiness, Technology and Art

Locals and guests agree; Aruba is definitely one of the happiest places on earth. The island’s natural elements such as the refreshing trade winds, constant sunshine and soft white-sand beaches surely take away any form of melancholy and can even cure depression. (Seriously booking a ticket to Aruba will actually result to be a cheaper cure than expensive medication, but this statement is in no way an actual fact, check with your doctor if you can come to Aruba on doctor’s orders :) 

Attend for example one of these events, all centralized around happiness, technology and art and taking place this week! 

Aruba Happiness 360 Conference, 13-14 September 2016

But all kidding aside; as Aruba is such a happy place, it’s a total no-brainer that the Happiness 360 Conference, in collaboration with the United Nations World Tourism Organization is taking place right here on this tropical rock!

Topics that will be discussed are Happiness and the integration of Tourism & Culture and international speakers include the Secretary General of UNWTO, President of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association, UNESCO and many more. For more information please visit:

ATECH Conference, 15-17 September 2016

Aruba has been called one of the most digitally savvy islands of the Caribbean where toddlers to grand-parents flash the latest iPhone, stream unlimited series with a 5G LTE connection and where free WIFI hotspots are readily available around the island. And as a people with an ingrained entrepreneurial spirit; e.g. local entrepreneurs created the multibillion tourism industry Aruba is now so proud off; a conference such as the 2nd annual ATECH conference is surely in the right location.

Expect startup founders, investors, innovative companies, industry stakeholders and entrepreneurs from different parts of the world coming together to exchange knowledge and ideas. Want to attend? Visit to book your badge!

Aruba Art Fair, September 16-18, 2016

With more than 100 nationalities living together in harmony, Aruba is a melting pot of Caribbean culture and art. Therefore, hosting international artists alongside local artists to showcase their work in the sunrise city of San Nicolas with the promise to completely revive the inner city with mural paintings, sculptures, music and interactive art workshops, is the perfect opportunity for you to explore topnotch Caribbean culture, art, food and drinks! Visit for more information on the artists, tickets and entertainment. 

So there you have it, your schedule for this sunny September week is set!  Start your week right with happiness and finish it off with entrepreneurial and artistic inspiration. There is always something fun to do at the One happy island!

About the blogger: Jane Vermaas
Born and raised on the One happy island Aruba, her passions include everything Aruba has to offer. From the best snorkel spots to authentic cultural experiences, she will give you the inside scoop on where to beach bum and where to get the best local dish, where to go salsa dancing and the island’s best practices to happiness!