Conference Schedule

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:

  1. How do you shift the focus from “me” to “we”?
  2. How can you turn a destructive event into something constructive?
  3. How does compassion affect the dynamics of a community?


Friday, April 12, 2013

8:00am Registration
9:00am Welcome: President James Schmotter and Geshe Dhargeye
9:15-11:30am Government Session

Keynote speaker:      Senator Richard Blumenthal

Panel participants:    
Newtown First Selectwoman Patricia Llodra
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton

Moderator: Dr. Christopher Kukk
11:30-12:45pm Lunch
12:45-2:45pm Spiritualty Session

Panel Participants:
Mongi Dhaoudi       
Rabbi Shaul Praver
Geshe Dadul Namgyal
Rev. Leo McIlrath

Moderator: Dr. David Kittay

10-Minute Break  
2:55-4:55pm Business Session

Panel Participants:      
Peter D’Amico
Agostinho Ribeiro
Jeff Gitterman
John Breitbart

Moderator: Janine Coover


Saturday, April 13, 2013

8:00am Registration
9:00am Welcome: Dr. Jane McBride Gates
9:15-11:30am  Education Session

Panel participants:     
Scarlett Lewis
Wilson Hurley
Young Mi Park
Dr. Tom Pruzinsky

Moderator: Dr. Casey Jordan

11:30-12:45pm Lunch
12:45-2:45pm Health Session

Keynote Speaker:        Bernie Siegel, M.D.

Panel Participants:  
James S. Gordon, M.D.
David R. Shlim, M.D.

Moderator: Mitchell Prywes, M.D.

10-Minute Break  
2:55-4:55pm Moderators Session

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