Conferences on the Topic of Empathy
Compassion Research Day at Facebook HQ - Dec 7,
Facebook Event Page
At Facebook we understand the importance of research and
practice around how people perceive, relate, and engage with each other.
In this spirit, Facebook is hosting researchers and practitioners who
work to improve our understanding of the driving forces and benefits of
This event is open to the public and will be streaming live at http://on.fb.me/p0wGRq.
A video of the day will be made available after the event.
Facebook Building 2
1050 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Photos from Conference
Team and T-shirt goes to Facebook Offices in Palo Alto for the
'Compassion Research Day at Facebook HQ'
tackling online conflicts with compassionate touch
Last week, Facebook invited national experts to its Palo Alto campus to
share the science behind compassion and altruism. In the audience,
engineers listened intently to ideas about humanizing interactions.
8:45am - Introduction by Arturo Bejar, Facebook
9:00am - Dacher Keltner, Berkeley's Center for Greater Good
Evolution has built into our nervous system and means of social
communication principles of viral compassion and the tools of social
10:00am - Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Stanford's Center for Compassion and
Altruism Research and Education
Breaking down the components of compassion to build the case that being
compassionate is good for you.
11:00am - Kathryn Lee and Mark Basnage, Prospect Sierra
Insight from the Field: Working with Students and
Teachers to Create Compassionate Communities.
Rush Sabiston Frank
1:00 - Marc Brackett, Yale's Health, Emotion, & Behavior
How five key emotion skills can create a more
compassionate and caring world.
2:00pm - Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, Berkeley's Relationship
and Social Cognition Lab
Understanding the mechanisms of social interaction and
friendship across racial and other group boundaries.
3:00pm - Jeffrey Szilagyi and Dave Talamo, The Stepping
Coming of Age with Authenticity & Empathy- The Remaking