Agenda at a Glance


Friday, Nov 8

9 - 9:45 am                 

Opening Plenary & Welcome with UW Leadership and Summit Producers


9:45 - 11 am

Plenary 1: What’s Next WA, The Stigma We Carry (Supporting life post-incarceration)


11:15 - 12:30 pm Breakouts

Daemond Arrindell: Mindful Bias

Dr. Tony Back: Applications for Physicians

Jabali Stewart: Peacemaking Circles,

Sharon Suh, PhD: Trauma and Mindfulness

Susan Mason: What’s Next Washington


12:30 - 1:30 pm

Complimentary Lunch & Networking


1:30 - 2:45pm  Breakouts

Dr. Laura Burgi, Human Values Center: The Business Case for Support

Joel & Michelle Levey: A Leader’s Guide to Courageous Compassion & Mindful Resilience

Danny Arguetty: Moving From the Inside Out

Sarah Marshall, ND: How we heal: Compassion as the Catalyst for Rapid Transformation

Hylke Faber: Taming Your Crocodiles: Unlearn Fear & Become a Change Catalyst


3:00 - 4:00 pm             

Plenary 2: Compassionate Corporations: A Conversation with executives from Brighton Jones, Aegis Living and Microsoft, facilitated by Jacqueline Carter


4:15 - 5:15 pM Breakouts

Uvenei Lubecki: Relational Compassion: Transforming Workplace Interactions

Sesil Pir: Changing the Status Quo in the Global Workforce

Catherine Bachy, MA, M.Ed: Embody Presense for Compassionate Leadership

Cory Custer, Brighton Jones: MESI Training (Mindfulness-based Emotional and Social Intelligence)                                                               


5:15 - 5:30 pm 

Closing Day 1


Saturday, Nov 9

9 - 10 am                     

Plenary 3: Compassionate Disagreement (Tools amidst conflict and acrimony) 

10:15 - 11:15 am Breakouts

Ora Setter: Spirituality in Business

Jamal Rahman: Compassion for Self: Insights and Practices

Merna Hecht: Languages of the Heart: Poetry, Witnessing and Belonging,

Dza Kilung Rinpoche: The Relaxed Mind

Milenko Mitanovic: Together We Know More                                                                

Keith McCandless: Practicing Self-Discovery in a Group

Tony Shawcross: Radical Honesty)

TedX style talks on personal journeys in Compassion from Dr. Daniel Berg (Swedish Hospital), Marci Mara (Caiman Consulting), Maari Falsetto (Inner Alchemy), Renee Metty (The Cove School)

11:30 - 12:30 pm Breakouts

Ed Taylor, Ph D, Vice Provost and Dean, Undergraduate Academic Affairs, UW

Marylin Turkovich: The Charter for Compassion

Kaye Jones: Joanna Macy’s Work That Reconnects

Lori Markowitz: Civics with Heart

Karen Guzak: Why Art, Why Yoga, Why Politics

John De Graaf, Filmmaker: And Beauty for All

Larissa Benson & Erin Jones: The Inner Work of Racial Justice: How Healing Ourselves Transforms Our Communities

Kimberly Arthur: Mindful Parenting

Erin Romanuk: Empathy Education in Seattle Public Schools

TedX style talks on personal journeys in Compassion from Jeanne McNabb (King County Office of Performance, Strategy & Budget), Charles Morris (Microsoft), Jesse Goldmark (teacher), Cory Custer (Director of Compassion, Brighton Jones)


12:30 - 1:15 pm

Complimentary Lunch & Networking


1:15 - 2:30 pm             

Plenary 4: Compassionate Cities: A Fishbowl dialogue with local leaders, including Pete Holmes, Seattle City Attorney, Dr. Rev. Kelle Brown, Plymouth Congregational Church, Ed Taylor, Ph.D., Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, UW, and Marilyn Turkovich, Exec. Director of the Charter for Compassion


2:30 - 5:15 pm            

Plenary 5 and Breakout time combined: Compassionate Futures: Listening to and Supporting Voices of Youth


5:15 - 5:30 pm 

Close of Summit