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Humanity’s greatest asset is the brain. It would not be an exaggeration to say that the future of humanity and the Earth depends on how well children understand and use their brains. As parents and educators, we are responsible for providing a foundation for our children to lead successful and fulfilling lives. The most valuable thing we can do for them is to give them an opportunity to learn how to use their brains to create the life they truly want to live. The Brain Education conference celebrates the human brain and explores its infinite potential through a variety of lectures and experiential workshops.

Learning Objectives and Purpose - Participants will learn about:
How the brain develops and learns
Brain-based teaching for children and adults
Innovative Brain Education learning and teaching methods
Brain-considerate classrooms
Connection between the brain and the body
Strategies and techniques designed to enhance concentration, memory and creativity
How to promote physical health, emotional and social well-being and academic achievement
Practical applications of Brain Education into daily life
How to walk youthfully - benefits of walking for the body, the brain, and the earth

Recommended for:
Parents, Educators
PS-12 Teachers and Administrators
Superintendents, Principals, School Board Members
Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors
Learning Specialists, Special Educators
Occupational and Physical Therapists

Ilchi Lee
Day 1( Aug 10th ) 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. / Hall A

Ilchi Lee will discuss the significance of Brain Education as the key to unlock the brain’s unlimited potential. Through Brain Education, one is able to cultivate the brain into a valuable and potent tool that can positively influence physical, emotional and social well- being as well as academic excellence.

Ilchi Lee, President of IBREA and AMBREA, President of the Korea Institute of Brain Science, President of International Graduate University of Brain Education, Founder of Brain Education, Founder of IHSPO, the world's first brain-based International Olympiad.

Dr. Kenneth A. Wesson: The Brain-Considerate Classroom

Day 2 ( Aug 11th ) 8:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m./ Hall A

It is said that the next great journey for mankind will not take place in outer space, but in the inner space of the human brain. Through the latest discoveries in neuroscience, all educators can now develp a greater understanding of what happens within the interior regions of the well-concealed cerebral “inner space” of the biological minds as they enter our classroom. Explore how neuroscience will help change teaching and education so that it is more “brain- considerate”.

Kenneth A. Wesson, Ph.D. Educational Consultant, Neuroscience; speaker and consultant for schools and the Standford Reasearch Institute(SRI) on “brain-considerate” learning environments; expert witness in court cases involving brain trauma and memory; Founding member, Assocation of Black Psychologists.

Dr. Warrrington Parker: Brain Education for Enhanced Learning - The New Frontier in Education
Day 2 ( Aug 11th ) 10:10 a.m. -11:30 a.m. / Hall A

Dr. Parker will explore the infinite possibilities of Brain Education for Enhanced Learning and explain why this revolutionary approach to learning will open up a new frontier in modern education. By understanding the importance of the brain and making it the focal point in the learning process, the classroom environment can easily be elevated to astonishing new heights.

Warrington Parker, Ph.D. Director of PowerBrain Education, Vice President of AMBREA

Dr. Dan G. Pavel: Brain and Human Behavior (in aspects of Brain SPECT imaging)

Day 1 ( Aug 10th ) 1:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. / Hall A

Utilizing Brain SPECT imaging, Dr. Pavel will explain the different activitiy occurring in the brain during human behavior and emotion. By understanding brain function and activity, one can gain a deeper knowledge of human behavior and emotion.

Dan G. Pavel, M.D. Professor of Clinical Radiology / Nuclear Medicine of University of Illinois at Chicago, Director of PathFinder Brain SPECT at the Neuroscience Center

Dr. Hee-Sup Shin : Brain - Body connection and HSP.

Day 1 ( Aug 10th ) 3:10 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. / Hall A

The Brain and body are deeply connected. Dr. Shin will show the connection of the body and brain based on a biological approach and give a talk about the influence and benefit of HSP training (Advanced Brain Education training) on a the human brain.

Hee-Sup Shin, M.D., Ph.D. Director of the Center for Neural Science, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Council of Scientist, Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP), Previous President of International Behavioral and Neural Genetics Society

Dr. Sung Lee: Jangsaeng walking for wellness of the body and brain

Day 2 / Aug 11th 1:30 p.m. -3:00 p.m. /Hall B

Dr.Lee will talk about research on the multiple health benefits of walking, as well as the role of walking for connecting us to our inner selves, our communities, and nature. He will also share the method of Jangsaeng (longevity) walking. You will learn about the health benefits of walking, mechanics of walking the right way and how walking can revitalize your brain. Sung Lee, M.D. Director of research for the Ilchi Center for Applied Neuroscience (ICAN). Secretary of AMBREA, Board certified in internal medicine

The following workshops are designed to give participants a deeper understanding of Brain Education by experiencing its powerful effects. Participants will also be exposed to a variety of teaching methods, tools and strategies that will help them share Brain Education with their children and students.(English speaking only, No translation)

Brain Education for Concentration and Memory

Day 1(Aug 10th )3:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. / Day 3 (Aug 12th) 10:30a.m. - 11:50 a.m. / Hall C

This workshop focuses on participants experiencing a variety of techniques designed to awaken dormant parts of the brain in order to improve concentration and memory capabilities.

David Beal, M.A.Ed., BE trainer / Brenda Parker, M.A.Ed., BE trainer

Brain Education for Creativity and Imagination

Day 1 (Aug 10th) 4:30 p.m. - 5:40 p.m. / Hall C

This workshop focuses on participants experiencing a variety of techniques designed to awaken dormant parts of the brain in order to improve concentration and memory capabilities.

Nora Lee, Program Director of PowerBrain Education, BE Head Trainer /Penny Costanzo, M.A.Ed., BE Assistant trainer

Brain Education for Stress Management
Day 2 ( Aug 11th ) 3:30 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. / Hall C

Participants in this workshop will learn the importance of claiming ownership over one’s stress and choosing to take positive action. By accepting stress with an open mind, one can learn how to manage stress in a fun and playful way. Powerful imagery and breathing techniques will be introduced as a way to relax the body and brain in order to better access the brain’s limitless potential.

Roxana Rybaczuk, Manager of Brain Education in Illinois, BE trainer / Alina Pikula, M.A.Ed., BE trainer.

Brain Education for Emotional Control

Day 2 ( Aug 11th ) 3:30 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. / Hall C

Learning how to identify emotions as well as recognize that emotions are only temporary states that can be created and released at any time is the main emphasis of this workshop. Participants will learn valuable teaching methods to help children and students become masters of their emotions.

Kristy Phelps, OTR, BCP, Director of Unique Prints Pediatric Therapy Services, BE trainer