Friday Morning Plenaries: Dean Radin, Howard Martin, Van Jones and Robert Thurman

Friday Plenary Sessions Entangled Minds: Connecting Psyche with Physics—Dean Radin Do minds matter? Recent experiments are providing new insights about the role of intention in the physical world. They suggest that mind and reality may be more tightly coupled than previously known. Dean Radin, PhD, is IONS Senior Scientist and author of The Conscious Universe and Entangled Minds. He has conducted research on exceptional human capacities at Princeton University, the University of Edinburgh, and SRI International. He has a PhD in psychology and an MS in electrical engineering. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Activating the Heart’s Intelligence: Understanding the Heart/Mind/Emotion Connection—Howard Martin Experience the Heart Lock-In, a scientifically validated technique based on more than a decade of research. This technique is designed to help you increase the power of your heart and rebalance your emotions. Howard Martin is Executive Vice President for Strategic Development at HeartMath, LLC, and one of the original leaders who helped Doc Childre found HeartMath. He has been instrumental in developing and delivering HeartMath’s practical yet dynamic programs to thousands of participants in the U.S. and abroad. In 1999 he co-authored The HeartMath Solution. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- David, Noah, and the Katrina Principle—Van Jones As the green economy grows, new urban leaders are calling for inclusion based on green enterprise, and jobs for urban youth. What spiritual principles underlie the call to ensure that the “green wave” actually lifts all boats? Van Jones champions alternatives to violence and incarceration in urban America. A Yale educated attorney, he is president of the Ella Baker Center in Oakland, California. Under the slogan “Green-Collar Jobs, Not Jails," he works to build a green economy that is strong enough to lift people out of poverty. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Noetic Sciences and the Fate of the Earth—Robert Thurman How do we energize research and discovery in the realms of Western “noetic science” and Eastern “inner science” to meet the challenges of a 21st-century planet that out-of-control humans are clearly pushing toward destruction? Do we really think it's possible to save this world? Are we living as if it were possible? Robert Thurman is a professor in the Religion Department of Columbia University. He holds graduate and undergraduate degrees from Harvard and has studied in Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in India and the United States. He is an author of many books, including The Tibetan Book of the Dead and, most recently, Infinite Life: Seven Virtues for Living Well.