Symposium on Technology-Assisted Meditation at Harvard University
Saturday, September 29th, 2018
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Join us for an experiential and collaborative day that embodies connection, discovery, and awareness. This symposium will include panel and group discussions, movement, reflection and interactive experiences.
Our intention is to showcase innovation and research in the fast-growing field of technology-assisted meditation, foster multidisciplinary discussion and together consider the ethical and safety implications of technology and meditation.
Location: Harvard University Science Center, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA
Megan Jones Bell, PsyD, Chief Science Officer, Headspace
Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, Director of Research and Innovations, Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Willoughby Britton, PhD, Director, Clinical and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, Brown University, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Brown University Medical School - offering expertise on safety concerns in technology-assisted meditation
Nicole Cardoza, Founder, Yoga Foster, Product Lead, Mind Yeti
Norman Farb, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Regulatory and Affective Dynamics Laboratory, University of Toronto Mississauga
Paula Gardiner, MD, MPH, Associate Professor & Associate Research Director, Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Trungram Gyalwa Rinpoche, PhD, Head of the Trungram lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, Founder and Spiritual Leader, Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing - offering expertise on the ethics of technology-assisted meditation
Neema Moraveji, PhD, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Spire
Vitaly Napadow, PhD, LAc, Director, Associate Professor, Center for Integrative Pain NeuroImaging (CiPNI), Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, MGH, Harvard Medical School
Zev Schuman-Olivier, MD, Executive Director and Research Director, CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion
Jay Vidyarthi, UX/UI Director - Collaborator with Muse, Sonic Cradle, A Mindful Society, Brightmind + more
Richa Gawande, PhD, Research and Programs Manager, CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion
Exhibitors to be announced!
8:30 - 9:00 Registration and Exhibitors’ tables
9:00 - 12:00 Plenary Panels, Reflection, Discussions, Hands-on Play with Technology
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch / Exhibitors’ tables
1:00 - 5:00 Speakers, Plenary Panels, Reflection, Discussions, Hands-on Play with Technology
5:00 - 5:30 Exhibitors’ tables
Registration: $175. Continuing Education credits for social workers, psychologists, and nurses will be available for an additional $25. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Harvard and Cambridge Health Alliance Faculty and Staff 50% Discount Available.
Tuition Reimbursement available for benefits-eligible CHA employees!
Student, minority, and need-based scholarships available - please apply at: www.chacmc.org/scholarship
Please email us at email@example.com for information.
Questions? Contact Bridget Kiley: 617-591-6132 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hosted by the CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion (Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School)
Sponsored by Dharmakaya Center for Wellbeing and Harvard Center for Wellness and Health Promotion