May 9, 2013

  • with Clifford Saron

    In this evening keynote Dr. Clifford Saron will present findings from the study of intensive meditation and their relevance in daily life. An Associate Research Scientist at the University of California Davis Center for Mind and Brain, Dr. Saron has had a long‐standing interest in the effects of mindfulness on physiology and behavior. He makes the science approachable and the results tangible. more

May 10, 2013

  • with Goldie Hawn

    Goldie Hawn is well known as an Academy Award winning actress, producer, director, best-selling author and children’s advocate. She is also the founder of The Hawn Foundation, the organization that developed the MindUP program with a mission to equip children with the social and emotional skills they need to lead smarter, healthier and happier lives.  more

  • with Paul Tough

    Using the tools of science, best-selling author Paul Tough peels back the mysteries of character and traces the links between early childhood neurological development and environment. By showing how “nature” and “nurture” are intertwined, Tough explores how childhood stresses modify life success and the surprising ways that parents do — and do not — prepare their children for adulthood. Tough helps us understand how early adversity affects childhood emotional, social, and cognitive development in ways that will carry on throughout their entire lives, and what we can do about it. more

  • with Roy Henry Vickers

    Roy Henry Vickers is a celebrated Canadian artist, storyteller and recognized leader in the First Nations community. His storytelling provides an elevating experience that transcends cultural boundaries and brings a sense of peace and wonder to all those who are fortunate enough to enjoy his many tales of life.  Roy will share stories of inspiration that provide a glimpse into the life lessons that he has learned and that his ancestors have passed on to him.   more

May 11, 2013

  • with Shawn Achor

    Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage, a leading expert on human potential, founder of Good Think Inc. and a blogger for The Harvard Business Review. more

  • In lieu of attending the Small Group Sessions, you may register in advance for a special interest workshop that will deepen your understanding and develop your skills related to mindfulness in children. more