Enter to Win Tickets to Being Human 2012

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Everyday, fresh insights from all fields of science shed new light on the processes of human experience -- the how of feeling, thinking, and believing -- and invite us to redefine who we are as human beings. If you're interested in exploring new territories around human processes such as how we perceive and 'make sense' of the world and how we relate to others and ourselves, check out this landmark gathering. Pioneers on the frontier of human understanding will guide this exciting exploration: David Eagleman, Paul Ekman, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jane Hirshfield, and more.

We have 1 pair of tickets to this event and we want to give them to you!

Here's how to enter our contest:
Sign up for QUEST's newsletter to receive weekly updates from our science series and to find out about upcoming stories, events from our partners, contests and blog posts. Then send us your answer to the following question via email:

Which speaker are you most looking forward to seeing?

Email us your answer to giveaway@kqed.org and from all the entries we'll randomly select 1 winner for a pair of tickets to Being Human 2012. Deadline to enter is Monday, March 19, 5pm.

Value of each ticket: $250. You must be a California resident and 18 years or older to participate. Employees of KQED are not eligible to enter.

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  1. Carrie Chinn says:

    This conference looks to be very interesting. I especially want to hear Jon Kabat Zinn. I’m interested in how mindfulness can be used to help middle school students focus their attention. As a teacher I can see how distractions and unfocused awareness inhibit growth and learning. I’d love to attend this conference and learn more about being human.

  2. This symposium WAS in fact awesome. Its a whole new conversation providing a forum for the sciences can actually interact and share knowledge so that each university department does not function as an island…but this is just the tip of the iceberg of understanding this event opens up. But with regard to the question of children and how distractions and unfocused awareness inhibit growth and learning, one of the presenters was from the newly created Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. CIHM scientist, Lisa Flook, is researching exactly that issue: prevention and early intervention to study the impact of mindfulness practices in educational settings to help children improve well-being, focus, awareness skills and compassion. You can contact her at http://www.investigatinghealthyminds.org/cihmStaffScientists.html

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