Virginia Tech - Invent the Future
Contemplative Practices for a Technological Society - Cultivating Mind Body Practices to Invent Our Future - April 11-13, 2013 - The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center - Blacksburg, Virginia
Schedule

Conference Schedule at a Glance

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All sessions with Appreciative Practice (AP) in the title will engage all participants one-on-one or small group discussions with the goal of developing a Roadmap for the future growth of Contemplative Practice.

Thursday, April 11, 2013
Pre-conference Workshops
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM MindUP Workshop (at German Club)
1:30 - 5:00 PM Bringing The Wisdom Of Mindfulness Into Everyday Life (at Cranwell Center)
Conference
4:00 - 6:30 PM ICAT open house and reception (at Studio One)

ICAT Preconference Demonstrations
Organizer Ivica Ico Bukvic, Music, Virginia Tech

t3j projection mapping project
Thomas Tucker and Tohm Judson, Winston Salem State University

Mind Body Interactive
Ivica Ico Bukvic, Music, Virginia Tech; Matthew Komelski, Human Development, Virginia Tech; Benjamin Knapp, ICAT; Isabel Bradburn, Human Development, Virginia Tech

Linux Laptop Orchestra (L2Ork) demonstration table
Ivica Ico Bukvic, Department of Music, Virginia Tech; Tom Martin, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech

All events below at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
6:30 - 7:30 PM Registration
7:00 - 9:00 PM Welcome: Douglas Lindner, Conference Chair (PDF - 3.8MB)
Introductory Remarks: Mark McNamee, Provost

Keynote: Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche
"Power of the Skillful-Practices of Mind and Body: Human Solutions to Human Problems"

Friday, April 12, 2013
7:00 - 8:00 AM Practice
Guided Meditation with Gyaltrul Rinpoche;
Hatha Yoga, All Levels, Akke Hulbert;
Taiji/Qigong All Levels, Matthew Komelski;
Yoga, Student Only Session, Holistic Life Foundation
8:00 - 8:45 AM Breakfast (on your own, break area is open)
8:45 - 9:00 AM Welcome
Douglas Lindner, Conference Chair
9:00 - 10:00 AM Keynote Speaker: Rich Fernandez, Senior People Development Lead, Google
"Like writing on water: The science and design of mindfulness in organizations"
10:00 - 10:30 AM Coffee break
10:30 - 11:15 AM Experience of Contemplative Practice - Deep Listening
Michael Carroll, Author, business consultant and coach; Patton Hyman, Director of Applied Mindfulness Training, Inc.; Rick Bowles, Executive V. P. and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer for Merck & Co., Inc. (retired)
11:15 - 12:00 PM Appreciative Practice
12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch/Appreciative Practice continues
1:30 - 2:45 PM Breakout Sessions
Concurrent B1: Higher Education
Chair: Beth Waldrum ACMHE

"Promoting the Inclusion of Contemplative Practices in Higher Education"
Beth Waldrum, The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society

"Integrating Mindfulness into the Training of Marriage and Family Therapists."
Eric McCollum, Marriage and Family Counseling, Virginia Tech

"Contemplative Political Philosophy"
Eduardo Velasquez, Political Science, Washington and Lee University

"The Classroom as a 'Think Tank'" (PDF - 1.3MB)
Wendy Hamblet, Liberal Studies, NC A&T State University

"Mindfulness as a Teaching Tool"
Mary Schumann, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Departments of Psychology, Sports Management and Counseling & Development, George Mason University

B2: Business
Chair: Marc Junkunc, Dept. of Management, Virginia Tech

"Using Mindfulness to Foster Tranquility in High-Pressure Environments"
Patton Hyman, Applied Mindfulness, Inc

"The Shambhala Warrior as a Public Administrator: A New Vision or Latent Conception?" (PDF - 16MB)
James Harder, Center for Public Administration & Policy, Virginia Tech

"How Mindfulness Supports Leadership Development" (PDF - 6.1MB)
Michelle Somerday, Founder & Executive Coach, Neo-Strategic, LLC

"Importance Of Self-Awareness To Entrepreneurs"
Jim Flowers, VT KnowledgeWorks, Virginia Tech

S1: Students

"Being the Change: Mindfulness and Selfless Service"

Ali Smith, Atman Smith, Andre Gonzalez, Holistic Life Foundation

This session is open to students only.

B3: Arts

Papers

"Contemplative Art-Making and the Development of Consciousness"
Carole McNamee, PhD (Computer Science), PhD(Human Development), Willowbank Wellness Center

"Middle Passage: Reclaiming What is Lost and From the Waters: Laptop Orchestra Works for Contemplative Ensemble Practice"
Ann Hege, Music, Princeton University

Panelists
Ben Knapp, Director ICAT, Virginia Tech
Ivica Ico Bukvic, Music, IMPACT Studio Head, Virginia Tech
Carole McNamee, PhD (Computer Science), PhD(Human Development), Willowbank Wellness Center
Robert Smith, Acupuncturist

B4: Community Practitioners
Chairs: Chris Pohowsky, Rolfer
Bridget Simmerman, LCSW, Center for Creative Change
Anna Pittman, Yoga, coaching, The Breathingspace
Greg Johnson, Acupuncturist
Matthew Komelski, Human Development, taiji, Virginia Tech

"Inner Goals, Inner Design, Inner Budget, Determining Your Unique Path of Inner Development "
Lynn Jericho, CEO and Creative Director of Imagine Self

2:45 - 3:15 PM Break
3:15 - 3:45 PM Practice Sessions
Contemplation in the Christian Tradition, Bobbi Patterson
Walking Meditation, Bridget Simmerman, LCSW, Center for Creative Change
Guided Meditation, Becky Crigger, In Balance Yoga
Guided Meditation, Students Only Session, Joe Klein, Director, Inward Bound Mindfulness Education
3:45 - 5:00 PM Breakout Sessions
Concurrent B5: Health
Chair: Angela J. Huebner, Angela J. Huebner, Marriage and Family Counseling, Virginia Tech

"A Comparison of Centering Versus Opening Meditation Processes in Healthcare" (PDF - 100KB)
Ellen Birx, Nursing, Radford University

"Mastering Stress and Burnout for Healthcare Professionals and other workers: Exploring Methods of Essential Mind-Fitness Techniques- Developing Resilience at Work"
Kenneth Sapire, physician anesthesiologist MD, Anderson Cancer Center, Maryland

"Effects of Tai Chi Chuan on the Anxiety and Sleep Quality of Young Adults" (PDF - 200KB)
Karen Caldwell, Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling, Appalachian State University

"Yoga for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders" (PDF - 1.6MB)
Sarah Smidl, Occupational Therapy, Radford University

B6: Engineering
Chair: Roop Mahajan, Mechanical Eng, Director of ICTAS, Virginia Tech

"Engineering 2029 and Mindfulness: Contemplating the Engineering Curriculum" (PDF - 3.3MB)
Roop Mahajan, Hester Chair of Engineering, Director of ICTAS, Virginia Tech

(Withdrawn) "Integrating Contemplative Practice into Engineering Education"
George Catalano, Bioengineering, State University of NY at Binghamton

"Contemplative Practices: Changing the University of Michigan Experience" (PDF - 3.8MB)
Diann Brei, Mechanical Eng, University of Michigan

"Mindful Multitasking"
David Levy, Information School, University of Washington

S2: The Student Experience
Chair: Jordan Hill, ASPECT, Virginia Tech

"From Naropa to Virginia Tech: Bringing Contemplative Education to a Southern Engineering University"
Jordan Hill, ASPECT, Virginia Tech

"Social Media and Contemplative Political Philosophy"
Chris Alexander, Rachel Alexander, Todd Smith-Schoenwalder, Zach Cylinder, Washington and Lee University

"Contemplative Practices at the University of Virginia"
Lynne Crotts, University of Virginia

B7: K-12 Education

Panel Chair: Alan Forrest, Department of Counselor Education, Radford University

"Searching for Mindfulness Among Outstanding First Year Principals"
Walter Mallory, Educational Leadership, Virginia Tech

"Self-Actualization in the Professoriate: Using Contemplation to Reclaim Identity"
Amy Maupin, Dept of Education, Transylvania University

Panel: Challenges and opportunities of implementing mindfulness programs in schools
Ann Roberts, School of Teacher Education & Leadership, Radford University
Michele Kielty, Department of Graduate Psychology, James Madison University
Tammy Gilligan, Director of School Psychology Program, James Madison University
Joe Klein, Director, Inward Bound Mindfulness Education

B8: Religion
Panel Chair: Bobbi Patterson, Religion Department, Emory University, Atlanta

Panel : Contemplate What? Taking the "Techne" out of Technology
Brian Britt, Dept of Religion and Culture, Virginia Tech
Ananda Abeysekara, Dept of Religion and Culture, Virginia Tech
Nicole Zhange, Dept of Religion and Culture, Virginia Tech

5:15 - 6:30 PM Reception / Book Signing
6:30 - 8:00 PM Banquet/Speaker: Michael Carroll, Author, business consultant and coach
"The Wisdom of Achieving Nothing: The Secret Sauce for Succeeding in the 21st Century"
8:00-8:30 PM Performance by the Laptop Orchestra
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Latham A/B
7:15 - 8:00 AM Practice Sessions
Guided Meditation, Patton Hyman, President of Applied Mindfulness, Inc
Yoga, Jill Loftis;
Taiqi/Qigong, Greg Johnson;
Yoga, Student Session Holly Richardson
8:00 - 8:45 AM Breakfast (on your own, break area is open)
8:45 - 9:00 AM Opening Remarks
9:00- 10:00 AM Keynote Speaker: Linda Lantieri, Director of The Inner Resilience Program, New York, NY
"Nurturing the Inner Lives of Youth and Educators: Contemplative Teaching and Learning"
10:00 - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 - 11:45 AM Appreciative Practice
11:45 - 1:00 PM Lunch/Appreciative Practice continues
1:00 - 2:15 PM Panel: Why Contemplative Practice Matters

Panel Chair: Charles Lief, President of Naropa University
Mark McNamee, Provost, Virginia Tech;
Pat Shoemaker, Dean, College of Education and Human Development, Radford University;
David Levy, Information School, University of Washington in Seattle;
Atman Smith, Holistic Life Foundation;
Patton Hyman, President of Applied Mindfulness, Inc
Jared Smyser, Mind Fitness Training Institute

2:15 - 3:30 PM Appreciative Practice
3:30 - 4:00 PM Break
4:00 - 4:45 PM Appreciative Practice - Summary
Rick Bowles, Executive V. P. and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer for Merck & Co., Inc. (retired)
"The Voice of the Community" (PDF - 110KB)
4:45 - 5:00 PM Closing Remarks
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Book Signing and Reception


Contact: Prof Douglas K Lindner - contprac@ece.vt.edu

 


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