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International Online Conference on:
How Might We Build a Culture of Empathy and Compassion?
Permanently Ongoing

Become a Conference Volunteer

  Here's an opportunity to contribute to building a culture of empathy and compassion. Here are some ways you can help the movement by volunteering to support, organize and facilitate this online conference. Check back for updates as we develop this process. Help build the empathy team.

Help fill the national and worldwide 'empathy deficit'. Join the empathy volunteer team now.  Meet others with your values, learn how to empathize and connect more deeply, feel the satisfaction of contributing to global transformation and well being, learn about this new way of holding conferences using the latest cutting edge technology. There's a wide variety of ways you can contribute.

"Empathy is the only human superpower - it can shrink distance,
cut through social and power hierarchies, transcend differences,
and provoke political and social change." Elizabeth Thomas

Steps To Volunteering

1. Join the Volunteer Work Group on Facebook

   Join this Facebook Volunteer Event Page
        Invite your friends to the page.

2. Fill out this Google Document Form

    Add Your: Name, Email, Facebook link, Skype contact, Linkedin, Comments, etc to this form

3. Like the Facebook Empathy Center Page for ongoing conference updates.

4.  Join Weekly Volunteers Planning Call on Skype
     Follow the link and sign up on the Facebook Event Pages  
     Calls every Monday and Saturday.
     8-9 people max per call.
     All times are San Francisco, California, Pacific Standard Time (PST) see the time converter
     We can add calls as needed.
     See the meeting agenda and minutes Document.

2012-02-04 - Saturday, 10 am
2012-02-06 - Monday, 1 pm 

2012-02-11 - Saturday 10 am Transcription Team Skype Call
2012-02-11 - Saturday 1 pm 

2012-02-13 - Monday, 10  am 

2012-02-18 - Saturday, 10 am Transcription Team Skype Call
2012-02-18 - Saturday 1 pm 

2012-02-20 - Monday, 10  am and 1 pm

2012-02-25 -Saturday, 10 am  (PST)

2012-02-25 -Saturday, 1 pm  (PST) Volunteer Panel Discussion

2012-02-27 - Monday, 10  am  (PST)

2012-03-03 - Saturday, 10 am  (PST)
2012-03-10 - Saturday - 10am  (PST)
2012-03-17 - Saturday - 10am  (PST)


Ongoing Weeky call - Saturdays, 10am  (PST)

5. Email Edwin Rutsch for more information.
         I look forward to talking with you.

Some Volunteer Positions and Skills We Need

  • For Panels

    • Panel Producer

      •  find empathy and compassion experts, coordinate and schedule panel.

    • Panel Moderator

      • moderate the panel

    • Panelists

      • take part in the discussion.

    • Documentarian Graphic Recorder

      • take part in the panel and create a graphic record.

    • Transcribers

      •  transcribe the panel discussion after it's uploaded to Youtube

  • Volunteer for organizing specific sub conferences. be the team leader for; building a culture of empathy and compassion in;

  • General Organizing

    • Volunteer Coordinator

    • Panel Producer Coordinator

    • Project Managers

  • Empathy Teams

  • Find Sponsors

    • Line up Partnering Organizations

    • Research and manage potential sponsors as well as underwriters for our conference and website.

  • Fund Raising

    •  Write and manage grant applications, research new funding avenues. 

  • Publicity - Public Relations

    • Press Release

    • Media Contact - Promoting to various media

  • Promotion/Marketing

    • getting the word out

  • Writing, Editing, Graphic Design

  • Technical computer skills especially with video, Skype, Google hangouts, etc

  • Web Development Skills

  • Intern at the Empathy Center

  • Other - add your ideas here and create your own role

    • Do you have a better idea of how to put your unique skills and interests to use in building a culture of empathy and compassion? let us know.

Screen shot from 2012-02-18 - Saturday, 10 am  meeting


Screen shot from the 2012-02-06 - Monday, 1 pm  (PST) meeting