A global gathering for compassion.

Join us for this half-day of inspiration and action as, together with compassion researchers, trainers, and advocates, we learn, practice, and organize to spread compassion to every corner of society.

By joining us you will:

Learn how to cultivate your gift of compassion.

Connect with compassion researchers, practitioners, and activists from across the world.

Kickstart a global shift towards compassion.

Join us and build #CompassionNow.

Sign up for #CompassionNow

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Session 1: The power of compassion

Through a mixture of interviews, practices, and panel discussions we explore the nature of compassion, how to cultivate it, and why it needs to be at the heart of society.

Session 2: The power of you

With inspiring talks, workshops, and interviews we look at the power everybody has to cultivate compassion and spread and embed it where they live, work, and play. We will also be inviting you to join a new initiative aimed at cultivating compassion in your local community.

Confirmed Speakers

Ruby Wax

Author, mental health activist, and award-winning comedian.

Jack Kornfield

Author, Buddhist practitioner, and Spirit Rock Meditation Center founding teacher.

Marianne Williamson

Bestselling author, political activist, and spiritual thought leader.

Mpho Tutu

Anglican Priest and activist. Daughter of Desmond Tutu.
Steve Hickman

Steve Hickman

Clinical psychologist and former Executive Director of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.

Jennifer Nadel

Trained barrister, activist, author, and Executive Chair of the Global Compassion Coalition.

Rick Hanson

Psychologist, New York Times bestselling author, Founder of the Global Compassion Coalition.

Kevin Riordan

Department of Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Zane Wedding

Youth Development Manager at the Kindness Institute, New Zealand.

Alex Nunn

Head of Movement Building at Action for Happiness.

Hindou Ibrahim

Coordinator, Association of Peul Women and Autochthonous Peoples of Chad.

Caroline Lucas MP

Green Party Member of Parliament, UK.

Mamphela Ramphele

Anti-Apartheid activist and politician.

Julian Abel

Director of Compassionate Communities UK.

Aaron Stark

Mental health and gun control advocate.

Tania Singer

Scientific Director of the Max Planck Society's Social Neuroscience Lab.

Rhonda Magee

Professor of law at the University of San Francisco

Gabor Maté

Physician and author

Tara Brach

psychologist, author, and meditation teacher

Kristin Neff

Founder of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

This event is free though donations are very welcome and will help to power the work we do to bring compassion to the world.

Yes. The whole event will be recorded. Those who register will receive access to the recordings after the event.

The event will feature a mix of live and recorded content. This is to allow for the international nature of the launch and the different time zones of the speakers.

Sign-up to the Coalition and you will gain access to more events, practices for cultivating compassion, and our research, commentary, and stories.

Send an email to [email protected] and we will be happy to help.

Absolutely not. This is an event for everyone who is seeking personal or social growth and healing.

We’re not sending out links just yet. For now you should have received a confirmation of your registration (and do check your Spam/Junk folder if you can’t see that in your Inbox). If you haven’t received anything from us though do email [email protected]