Compassion Meditation Conference

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COMPASSION MEDITATION:
Mapping Current Research and Charting Future Directions

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Please read important ticketing info before purchasing. Parking for this event is off-site (park-n-ride). Details and permit info.

Update: Medicine, Psychology, Licensed Professional Counselors, Theology, Social Work, and "General" Continuing Education Credits Now Available (click for more info) 

SPECIAL: We've added the remaining blue/red reserved seats to the $25-off student-discount promotion (and school, any level) in addition to the bleachers.  You'll see the student pricing option on the ticket form. 

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About the Conference

Spend four hours with the Dalai Lama.  This all-day conference will bring leading scientists and educators into dialogue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama to discuss the state of current research on empathy and compassion, the scientific study of meditation practices for cultivating compassion, and the implementation of such meditation programs in various clinical and educational settings. The importance of empathy and compassion for human flourishing is being increasingly recognized in the fields of psychology, neuroscience, medicine and contemplative science. Participants will include speakers from the three North American universities that are conducting on-going scientific research on compassion meditation (Emory University, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and Stanford University). All three of these universities draw their inspiration from His Holiness’s leading role in the study of compassion and work closely with traditional Tibetan contemplative scholars as research collaborators.


More about the participants

His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama

Frans B.M. de Waal

Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi

His Holiness the
XIV Dalai Lama

Frans B.M. de Waal, PhD
C.H. Candler Professor of Psychology
Emory University
Geshe Lobsang
Tenzin Negi, PhD
Senior Lecturer,
Department of Religion
Emory University



Richard Davidson

The Venerable Matthieu Ricard

Daniel Goleman

Richard Davidson, PhD
Director, Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior
Director, Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience
University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Venerable Matthieu Ricard
Buddhist monk, photographer, and author
Daniel Goleman, PhD
Psychologist, author and science journalist



Philippe Goldin

Charles Raison

John Dunne

Philippe Goldin, PhD
Research Scientist,
Department of Psychology
Stanford University
Charles Raison, MD
Clinical Director, Mind-Body Program
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Emory University School of Medicine
John Dunne, PhD
Associate Professor,
Department of Religion
Emory University



Barbara Fredrickson

Brendan Ozawa-de Silva


 

Barbara L. Fredrickson, PhD
Kenan Distinguished Professor
Director, Social Psychology Doctoral Program
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Brendan Ozawa-de Silva, PhD
Doctoral Student and Researcher,
Emory University



Morning Session (9:30 a.m.– 11:30 a.m.)

Welcome remarks, President James W. Wagner
Remarks, Dean Robin Forman, Emory College of Arts and Sciences
Introduction of session, Daniel Goleman, moderator of morning session
Keynote presentation and response, Frans de Waal
Presentation and response, Richard Davidson
Presentation and response, Barbara L. Fredrickson
Presentation and response, Philippe Goldin
General discussion


Afternoon Session (1:30 p.m.– 3:30 p.m.)
Introduction of session, John Dunne, moderator of afternoon session
Presentation and response, Matthieu Ricard
Presentation and response, Charles Raison
Presentation and response, Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi
Presentation and response, Brendan Ozawa-de Silva
General discussion

VENUE & TICKETS

View inside Woodruff PE Center

This event is scheduled to take place on Monday, October 18, 2010.  There is a morning session from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and an afternoon session from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Woodruff Physical Education Center (capacity: 4,000) on the campus of Emory University. Parking for this event will be off-campus.  Free shuttles will be provided. Details and permit info.

Doors will open at 8:00 a.m., and all guests must arrive at the satellite parking lots no later than 7:30 a.m. to allow time for travel and security clearance.

Tickets prices: $75 for general-admission bleacher seating (see note about special student discount below), and $90, $120, and $140 for reserved seating on the main level.  See seating chart and ticket-price grid below.  All prices are before handling and convenience fees but include all applicable sales tax. 

Tickets may be purchased online (preferred method) by clicking here or by phone at 1-877-725-8849 or 404-876-5856.  Click here for more about ticketing and service fees.

10/11/2010 Update: The gold zone tickets are sold out.  Great red zone, blue zone, and bleacher seats still available.  Gold zone seats still available through the sponsorship packages (Patron level and higher).

Event date, time, and participants (except for His Holiness the Dalai Lama) are subject to change. All ticket sales are final. Net proceeds from all The Visit 2010 events benefit the Emory-Tibet Partnership and the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: 

Psychology

We are pleased to announce that "Compassion Mediation: Mapping Current Research and Charting Future Directions" conference attendees may receive 4 CE Credits for Psychology.  If you have registered for the conference and wish to receive CE credit, please carefully read and follow the steps below.Return your conference evaluation form AFTER the program and pick-up your CE certificate.  Please note that all certificates MUST be collected at the conclusion of the conference.  No certificates will be mailed. 

  1. Remember, you must first purchase a ticket for the event 

  2. Request Psychology CE credits by emailing Brooke Dodson-Lavelle (bdodson@emory.edu). Please indicate “Psychology CE Request” in the subject line and include your full name and license number in the text.  All requests MUST be received no later Friday, October 1st.  We are unable to process on-site requests.

  3. Sign-in at the CE conference desk BEFORE the start of the program and pick up your conference evaluation form.

Medicine

The Emory University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. In order to receive credit for the conference, please follow these steps:

  1. Remember, you must first purchase a ticket for the event 

  2. Sign-in at the CME table before 9:00 a.m. You will need to complete a registration form and submit a check for $40, payable to Emory University, to cover processing fees. We cannot accept cash or credit. Certificates will be mailed approximately 4 weeks after the program.

  3. Sign-out at the CME table after 3:30 p.m. You must attend the entire conference to receive credit. We will not be able to issue credits if you do not sign in AND out at the conference.

Social Work

We are pleased to announce that "Compassion Mediation: Mapping Current Research and Charting Future Directions" conference attendees may receive 4 core CE Credits for Social Work. If you have registered for the conference and wish to receive CE credit, please carefully read and follow the steps below. Please note, you should check to see if your state accepts these credits (Georgia does). A listing of local-chapter contacts can be found at www.socialworkers.org.

  1. Remember, you must first purchase a ticket for the event 

  2. Sign-in at the CME table before 9:00 a.m.

  3. Sign-out at the CME table after 3:30pm and pick-up your certificate. No certificates will be mailed. You must attend the entire conference to receive credit. We will not be able to issue credits if you do not sign in AND out at the conference.

Licensed Professional Counselors

We are pleased to announce that "Compassion Mediation: Mapping Current Research and Charting Future Directions" conference attendees may receive 4.0 Core CE hours for Licensed Professional Counselors through the LPCA. In order to receive credit for the conference, please follow these steps:

  1. Remember, you must first purchase a ticket for the event 

  2. Sign-in at the CE table before 9am and pick up your evaluation form.

  3. Sign-out at the CE table after 3:30pm, return your evaluation form and pick up your certificate. No certificates will be mailed. Remember, you must attend the entire conference to receive credit. We will not be able to issue credits if you do not sign in AND out at the conference.

Theology

We are pleased to announce that conference attendees may receive .4 CE Credits for clergy from The Candler School of Theology.   If you have registered for the conference and wish to receive CE credit, please carefully read and follow the steps below.

  1. Remember,you must first purchase a ticket for the event.

  2. Sign-in at our CE conference desk before 9:00am.  You will need to provide your name, mailing address and a check for $10 to cover processing fees.  We cannot accept cash or credit cards.

  3. Sign-out at the CE conference desk after 3:30pm.  You must attend the full event to receive CE credit. Your CE certificate will be mailed to you after the event.

General

We are pleased to announce a partnership with Emory’s Center for Lifelong Learning to provide general .4 hours of General CE Credits  It is important that you read the information at the Center for Lifelong Learning website about these general credits to ensure (in advance) that they are accepted in your profession.  See http://cll.emory.edu/policies/ceus.htm for details.  Those interested in CEUs in Medicine, Theology, and Social Work may want to wait to see if those discipline-specific credits become available.  If you have registered for the conference and wish to receive General CE credit, please carefully read and follow the steps below.

  1. Remember, you must first purchase a ticket for the event.

  2. Sign up here for General CEUs for the Compassion Meditation Conference. There is a $25 fee per registration.  This fee is in addition to the event ticket price and covers the processing of the CEU credit and certificate process.

  3. At the event, you must sign in and sign out at The Center for Lifelong Learning’s CEU table in order to receive your CEU credit; no exceptions. Your certificate will be ready for pick up at our table after the conference unless you sign up after Thursday, October 23, then your certificate will be mailed to you.

  4. If you have any questions about this general CE credit process, please email evening@emory.edu

Have you considered a sponsorship package? Sponsor benefits vary depending on level, but can include premium seats, reserved on-site parking, VIP entrance, and exclusive event opportunities not available to the general public. Click here to learn more.

Important notes (Please read before purchasing):


PLEASE BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN PURCHASING

Parking for this event is off-site (park-n-ride). Details and permit info.

TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARE ORDERING FOR THE CORRECT EVENT.  MANY EVENT NAMES MAY APPEAR SIMILAR.  THERE ARE NO REFUNDS ON TICKET SALES.

Bleacher seats are padded, wooden, bench-type seats with no backs.  Personal  “stadium chair seat-backs” are not permitted through security. Please select a floor seat if you require a chair with a back. Wheelchair seating is available in all zones. Large video screens are provided for enhanced viewing.  The facility is wheelchair accessible. Spaces for wheelchairs will be made available at the base of the bleachers. Space limitations allow for only one companion seat next to each wheelchair. Events at the Woodruff Physical Education Center will feature American Sign Language interpreting. Please see an usher for directions to the appropriate seating area. Again, space limitations allow for only one  companion seat next to the guest requesting American Sign Language interpretation services. If you have a hearing impairment, and do not utilize American Sign Language interpreting (a signer will be present at all public events), we recommend that you bring a personal audio amplification device.  There are not any seats or zones that are "closer to the audio speakers" since the speakers are flown well above the audience and project evenly throughout the venue.  No cameras, recording devices, laptop computers, large purses, bags, backpacks, or other prohibited items posted at the venue will be allowed into venues.  There will be no place to check those items, so please lock all bags and prohibited items securely in your car or leave them at home.  All attendees are required to clear security and are subject to search.  All purses and containers will be inspected.  Please approach the security screening as if you were planning to travel through airport security.  Do not wear or carry metal items, and be prepared with government-issued photo identification). Cell phones are permitted, but must be turned off during the program. One clear plastic bottle of water per guest is permitted. Please help our campus recycling efforts by using the appropriate trash containers.

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COMPASSION MEDITATION: Mapping Current Research and Charting Future Directions

 

 

Bleacher Seating
General Admission
 
Bleacher Seating
STUDENT* Admission
 
Blue Zone
 Reserved Seating

 

Red Zone

 
Reserved Seating


Gold Circle

Reserved Seating

 
Sponsor Seating
and additional benefits

$75

$50

$90 ($65 for students)

$120 ($95 for students)

$140
Sold out

See Sponsorship Benefits
* Special student discount.  from any school).
(simply select the student rate when purchasing your tickets if it applies to you)


All ticket prices above are before ticketing and handling fees
(approximately $7-$15 per ticket). Ticket prices include applicable sales tax.

10/6/2010 Update: The gold zone tickets are sold out.  Great red zone, blue zone, and bleacher seats still available.  Gold zone seats still available through the sponsorship packages (Patron level and higher).

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