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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 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

Wisdom 2.0 Conference 2016

The Marriott Marquis, San Francisco | February 20-22, 2016

Wisdom 2.0 addresses the great challenge of our age: to not only live connected to one another through technology, but to do so in ways that are beneficial to our own well-being, effective in our work, and useful to the world.

 

The Science of Happiness on “Philosophy Talk”

| March 20, 2016

A radio broadcast of the award-winning “Philosophy Talk” featuring GGSC’s Emiliana Simon-Thomas talking about the research behind the science of happiness.

 

Mindful Life

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

An annual gathering of all things mindful.

 
 

Other Upcoming Events

Wisdom 2.0 Conference 2016

The Marriott Marquis, San Francisco | February 20-22, 2016

Wisdom 2.0 addresses the great challenge of our age: to not only live connected to one another through technology, but to do so in ways that are beneficial to our own well-being, effective in our work, and useful to the world.

 

Mindfulness in Education Conference

Bryn Mawr College | March 4-6, 2016

The 2016 MiEN Conference includes national experts sharing strategies and research on mindfulness practices for K-16.

 

Foundations of Stable Care and Compassion

Fort Mason Center Firehouse | March 12-13, 2016

This weekend intensive–designed for teachers, health care professionals, social workers, parents, activists, and all others interested in caring professions–offers an introduction to Sustainable Compassion Training (SCT).

 

John F. Kennedy University Mindful-Based Therapies

| August 7, 2015 - March 19, 2016

John F. Kennedy University is offering a workshop series introducing evidence-based approaches that incorporate mindfulness, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT).

 

Evolution Brain, Compassionate Mind

Ocean of Compassion Buddhist Center | March 19, 2016

Compassion retreat with Paul Gilbert and Brooke Levelle Heineberg

 

The Science of Happiness on “Philosophy Talk”

| March 20, 2016

A radio broadcast of the award-winning “Philosophy Talk” featuring GGSC’s Emiliana Simon-Thomas talking about the research behind the science of happiness.

 
 

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Past Events

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.

 

The Journalism of Well-Being: Reporting on Mindful Work and Positive Psychology

Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, North Gate Hall - Library, UC Berkeley | March 18, 2015

Jason Marsh and David Gelles on Mindful Work: How Meditation is Changing Work from the Inside Out

 

Taking in the Good with Dr. Rick Hanson

International House at UC Berkeley | March 14, 2015

In this day-long presentation, renowned teacher and best-selling author Rick Hanson will explore how mindful attention to positive experiences can cultivate happiness, resilience, love, and inner peace.

 
 

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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 Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2016

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


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