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Check out the Greater Good Events Calendar.

The Greater Good Science Center is dedicated to building connections with the community beyond UC Berkeley. By sponsoring public lectures and participating in public symposia we encourage dialogue about the importance of promoting positive emotions and relationships in classrooms, in families, and in our communities at large.

Upcoming Greater Good Science Center Events

The Art and Science of Awe

Zellerbach Playhouse, UC Berkeley Campus | June 4, 2016

A day of cutting-edge research and awe-inspiring performances

 

The Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2016

Clark Kerr Campus, UC-Berkeley | Sunday, June 26-Friday, July 1, 2016 OR Friday, July 15-Wednesday July 20, 2016 OR Sunday, July 24-Friday, July 29, 2016

The GGSC’s six-day Summer Institute equips educators with social-emotional learning tools that benefit both students and teachers.

 

The Science of Happiness

| Register now for the acclaimed online course, re-launching January 5, 2016

A free online course exploring the roots of a happy, meaningful life. Co-taught by the GGSC’s Dacher Keltner and Emiliana Simon-Thomas. Up to 16 CE credit hours available.

 
 

Upcoming Events Co-sponsored by the GGSC

Mindful Life

DoubleTree by Hilton, Arlington VA | April 28-May 1, 2016

An annual gathering of all things mindful.

 

The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence

The Commonwealth Club | June 13, 2016

GGSC Director Dacher Keltner appears at the Commonwealth Club in SF to discuss his new book, The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence

 
 

Other Upcoming Events

Mindful Life

DoubleTree by Hilton, Arlington VA | April 28-May 1, 2016

An annual gathering of all things mindful.

 

The Mindful Business Conference

| May 9-10, 2016

The Eventful Group, Mindful Magazine and Whil present the Mindful Business Conference featuring business leaders from Aetna, SAP, NASA, and many more.

 

The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence

The Commonwealth Club | June 13, 2016

GGSC Director Dacher Keltner appears at the Commonwealth Club in SF to discuss his new book, The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence

 

Deepening Compassion Retreat

Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA | June 25, 2016

The retreat will be taught by two therapists who are compassion cultivation training teachers.

 

The Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2016

Clark Kerr Campus, UC-Berkeley | Sunday, June 26-Friday, July 1, 2016 OR Friday, July 15-Wednesday July 20, 2016 OR Sunday, July 24-Friday, July 29, 2016

The GGSC’s six-day Summer Institute equips educators with social-emotional learning tools that benefit both students and teachers.

 

The Science of Happiness

| Register now for the acclaimed online course, re-launching January 5, 2016

A free online course exploring the roots of a happy, meaningful life. Co-taught by the GGSC’s Dacher Keltner and Emiliana Simon-Thomas. Up to 16 CE credit hours available.

 
 

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Past Events

Take 10 Minutes, Change the World: A Conversation Between Richard Davidson, Ph.D., and Lama Tsomo

The Brower Center | April 26, 2016

How meditation helps us become better, happier people, a book launch for Lama Tsomo’s Why Is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling?

 

Greater Good Science Center at Cal Day 2016

Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center | April 16, 2016

“Positive Thinking for Cranks and Pessimists” with GGSC web editor Jeremy Adam Smith

 

Mindfulness and Well-Being at Work

Friday: Zellerbach Playhouse, UC Berkeley Saturday: DoubleTree by Hilton Berkeley Marina | November 13-14, 2015
 

Mindfulness, Connection, and Compassion

International House, UC Berkeley | October 2, 2015

A special day-long event with Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D., and Dan Siegel, M.D.

 

How Compassion Creates Resilience, with Kelly McGonigal

International House, UC Berkeley campus | May 20, 2015

A book event for The Upside of Stress

 

The Science of Happiness at Cal Day

101 Morgan Hall, UC Berkeley | April 18, 2015

At this talk, neuroscientist Emiliana Simon-Thomas will lead you through the latest research on happiness—and offer research-based practices for emotional well-being.

 
 

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