CLÍNICA #1:

How to Build a Better World, The Value and Importance of Educating for Empathy

Wednesday, September 25

9:00 a.m. at McNichols Building

The importance of empathy in the classroom and student development has become more recognized in recent years. Researchers and teachers are finding ways to train positive emotions (such as empathy, compassion, self-compassion, kindness, gratitude, hope and altruism). Findings demonstrate that educating for empathy leads to better educational outcomes and reduces conflict, bullying, and bad behavior.

Speakers

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Henry May

Colombia

CoSchool

Raquel Franzim

 

Brazil

Alana Institute

Margie Dillenburg

USA

Movement Builder &

Education Consultant

Kimberly Schonert-Reichl Canada

Applied Development

Psychologist

CLÍNICA #2:

Bringing Empathy Home, Housing Innovations from Abroad

Wednesday, September 25

9:00 a.m. at McNichols Building

Housing challenges are abundant in both large and small cities across the Americas. In the United States, rising rent, gentrification and population growth are devastating communities. Innovative solutions to these issues can be found in unlikely communities in Latin America, including the notorious favelas and comunas in Brazil and Colombia. This session will highlight how innovative approaches can hack staid bureaucracies and bring diverse and inclusive housing solutions to communities around the hemisphere. 

Speakers

LoriAnn Garvin

Canada

ArtScape

Jay Pitter

Canada

Author, Placemaker

 

and City Builder

Theresa Williamson

Brazil

Catalytic

 

Communities

 

CLÍNICA #3:

Art: An Empathy Movement, Artists Using their Craft to Share and Spread Empathy

Wednesday, September 25

2:00 p.m at McNichols Building

Artists can be found at the leading edge of most important issues in contemporary life, and the search for greater empathy finds myriad creatives seeing to develop greater understanding between people and cultures. Join an artist, a social scientist and a philosopher as they discuss the connection between art and empathy, and explore how art and empathy can spread to a broader world of civil discourse.

Speakers

Marisa Caichiolo

USA/Argentina

Building Bridges Art 

Exchange

Karleen Gardner

USA

Minneapolis Institute

 

of Art

Jon Doe

Jane Doe

James Doe

CLÍNICA #4:

So Many Cars, So Little Road - Discussions on Transit and Mobility Equity

Wednesday, September 25

2:00 p.m. McNichols Building

In the United States, many large cities are reaching peak automobile saturation points, with limited ability to build our way out of our traffic problems. Transportation leaders from across the Americas--where megacities have grappled with these problems for decades--are catalyzing strategies focused on equity and mobility with solutions ranging from gondolas to escalators. This session will focus on innovative and inclusive approaches to ensuring equitable transit solutions.

Speakers

Robin Mazumder

Canada

Urban

 

Scientist

Aline Cavalcante

Brazil

Bike Activist

Sean Hertel

Canada

Ryerson University

Clarisse Cunha Linke

Brazil

The Institute for Transporation

 

and Development Policy

CLÍNICA #5:

How Topo Chico Crossed the Border - Why Marketing with Empathy Creates Business Success

Thursday, September 26

9:00 a.m. McNichols Building

This session will explore how marketing strategies are adapting to consumer preference for authenticity and demand for products that can tell a compelling and relatable story. Hear from speakers Gerardo Galvan, the marketing genius behind Topo Chico and its miraculous infiltration of the U.S. market through purposeful consumer marketing; Michael Venture, author of "Applied Empathy,"; and Kelly Peters, CEO and Co-Founder of BeWorks, making the connection between empathy and successful examples of targeted consumer marketing.

Speakers

Gerardo Galvan

USA/Mexico

Topo Chico

Michael Ventura

USA

Sub Rosa

Kelly Peters

Canada

BeWorks

CLÍNICA #6:

Compassion is the Key to Conservation - Lessons in Environmental Empathy

Thursday, September 26

9:00 a.m. McNichols Building

Is empathy the key to addressing climate change? New research suggests that compassionate people make stewards of the world around us. Sustainability leaders from across the Americas will discuss the connection between empathy and the environment while also sharing choices each of us can make to build a more sustainable world.

Speakers

Carlos Castaño

 

Uribe 

Colombia

Environmental Heritage

 

Foundation

Kathyoon Khalil

USA

North American Association for

 

Environmental Education

Atossa Salatani

USA

Amazon Watch

The science and execution of Artificial Intelligence is advancing day by day and with this comes the need to consider the ethics of A.I. and how empathy is integrated into the growing list of automated products and services that interact with humans. Learn more about the potential issues and ethics behind artificial empathy and get a glimpse into the not-so-far-away future with A.I. pioneers.

Speakers

Jean-Francois Gagne

Canada

Element AI

The science and execution of Artificial Intelligence is advancing day by day and with this comes the need to consider the ethics of A.I. and how empathy is integrated into the growing list of automated products and services that interact with humans. Learn more about the potential issues and ethics behind artificial empathy and get a glimpse into the not-so-far-away future with A.I. pioneers.

Speakers

Kristi Soomer

Canada

Encircled

André Carvalhal 

Brazil

Author, Purposeful

 

Fashion

Agustina Comas

Uruguay

COMAS

Carla Fernández 

Mexico

Designer

Organizations large and small have started goals to build a more diverse workforce, yet there is little agreement about the definition of diversity, and less understanding of the benefits and value of inclusive and equitable workplaces. Join our panel of leaders as they share the lessons they've learned on a quest to build inclusive cultures in an era of tranparency and fluid identities.

Speakers

Adriana Barbosa

Brazil

Feria Preta, Brazil's

 

Black Expo

Kimberly Wilson

USA

Virginia Museum of Fine

 

Arts

Michael Bach

Canada

Canada Center for

 

Diversity & Inclusion

Outdoor recreation is key to the U.S. economy, but climate change, increased population numbers and overtaxed resources exert new pressures on this flourishing industry. Join leaders from the outdoor recreation industry as they share leading edge efforts to preserve our outdoor spaces for future generations.

Speakers

Sebastián  Torrealba