The Compassion and Creativity Conference will provide a highly interactive opportunity to explore how the idea of compassion is valued across various personal and professional communities. To meet such a goal, each panel discussion will be followed by an extensive question and answer session. There are three central questions that will drive each panel discussion and act as the common threads through the panels:
- How do you shift the focus from “me” to “we”?
- How can you turn a destructive event into something constructive?
- How does compassion affect the dynamics of a community?
Friday, April 12, 2013
|9:00am||Welcome: President James Schmotter and Geshe Dhargeye|
Keynote speaker: Senator Richard Blumenthal
Newtown First Selectwoman Patricia Llodra
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton
Moderator: Dr. Christopher Kukk
Rabbi Shaul Praver
Geshe Dadul Namgyal
Rev. Leo McIlrath
Moderator: Dr. David Kittay
Moderator: Janine Coover
Saturday, April 13, 2013
|9:00am||Welcome: Dr. Jane McBride Gates|
Moderator: Dr. Casey Jordan
Keynote Speaker: Bernie Siegel, M.D.