2018 Research Symposium
Join us for our 7th Annual Research Symposium
May 9th & 10th
Early bird registration now open!
Dr. Richard J. Davidson
“Cultivating social connection: Perspectives from contemplative neuroscience”
Richard Davidson is the William James and Vilas Research Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Founder & Director of the Center for Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Davidson’s research is broadly focused on the neural bases of emotion and emotional style and methods to promote human flourishing including meditation and related contemplative practices. He has published over 390 articles, numerous chapters and reviews and edited 14 books. He is the author (with Sharon Begley) of “The Emotional Life of Your Brain” published in 2012 and co-author with Daniel Goleman of “Altered Traits” published in 2017. In 2017 he was elected a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the premier authority dedicated to the health and medical sciences.
Join us for two days of stimulating talks from the leading edge of psychology, neurology, sociology – all of which feed our understanding of children’s wellbeing and development. You’ll hear Ryszard Praszkier from the University of Warsaw’s Center for Complex Systems & New Technologies speak on “Serendipity, Empathy, and Dance” and Christian Keysers, Co-Founder & Co-Director of the Social Brain Lab, Netherland Institute for Neuroscience on “The Empathic Brain: From Vicarious Activations to Empathic Action”. Also speaking are David Lätsch, professor of social work at the Bern University of Applied Sciences and Elina Marjamaki from the Finnish Association of Mental Health.
We’ll be adding more speakers as they are confirmed. If you’ve never been to our previous Symposia, have a look at the calibre of speakers we pull in each year. Our Symposium will be a source of inspiration and motivation for anyone who works with, deals with, or is raising children.
Registration price includes full lunch and snacks during both days.
Bonus! This year we will also be hosting a Speaker Series event on the evening of May 9th – Sir Al Aynsley-Green will be speaking on Helping Children Grieve. It will be held in the same location as the Symposium. If you are registering for the Symposium (below), there is a section where you can indicate if you would also like to attend the evening event.
If you know of anyone who might like to attend Sir Al’s Speaker Series talk (but is not attending the Symposium), here is a separate registration link.
Photo of Richard Davidson courtesy of Center for Healthy Minds – University of Wisconsin-Madison
We will also have a pop-up bookstore at the Symposium where you can pick up our Roots of Empathy books – you can check them out at our online bookstore!