Celebratory Gala: Dine. Dance. Delight!

This special evening offers a wonderful opportunity for 2012 Conference participants, presenters and friends to connect, relax and have fun as a community. Please join us for:

A Celebratory Gala Dinner
Friday, March 30, 6:30 p.m.

Gala Dinner during the 9th Annual Conference, April 2011
The Gala Evening will include:
  • Cocktail Reception and hors d'oeuvres
  • Conclusion of the Silent Auction
  • Sumptuous Gourmet Dinner
  • “Eternity in an Hour: Mindfulness Meditation and Trustworthy Leadership” - A talk by Diana Chapman Walsh, President emerita, Wellesley College
  • Live Auction of original Enso Scroll by Kaz Tanahashi
  • Dinner and Dancing with music by The Mark Shilansky Band.

    If you are registered for the Main Conference, Thursday Evening March 29 – Saturday, March 31, the fees for the Celebratory Gala are included.

    If you are not registered for the Main Conference but would like to attend the Gala, we'd love for you to join us. Please call Kristi Nelson at 508-856-1637 to reserve your seat(s). Tickets are $75 per person. Seating is limited.

“Eternity in an Hour: Mindfulness Meditation and Trustworthy Leadership”
 Diana Chapman Walsh
Diana Chapman Walsh

Diana Chapman Walsh chairs the inaugural board of the Broad Institute, and serves on the boards of the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and on the MIT Corporation as well as several national advisory boards. She was a director of the State Street Corporation (1999-2007) and a trustee of Amherst College (1998-2010).

A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she writes, speaks, and consults on higher education and leadership. Before assuming the Wellesley presidency, Dr. Walsh was professor and chair of Health and Social Behavior at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Walsh’s tenure as twelfth President of Wellesley College, from 1993 to 2007, was marked by campus renewal and educational innovation, including a revision of the curriculum and expanded programs in global education, internships and service learning, interdisciplinary teaching and learning, and religious and spiritual life. President Walsh evolved a distinctive style of self-conscious leadership rooted in a network of resilient partnerships and anchored in the belief that trustworthy leadership starts from within.

 Mark Shilansky Group
Mark Shilansky Group
Mark Shilansky Group

Mark Shilansky and his band play creative, improvised, often danceable music at events, special occasions, and jazz clubs such as Ryles and Scullers. When he is not teaching at Berklee College of Music or the University of New Hampshire, Mark often accompanies such jazz artists as the vocal groups Syncopation and the New York Voices, and vocalists Patrice Williamson and David Thorne Scott. His band tonight (Mark on piano and voice, Eric Byers on guitar, Kevin Cobb on bass, Andrea Capozzoli on voice and trumpet, and Dave Jamrog on drums) often performs in a larger unit known as the Hip Pocket Orchestra. http://www.hippocketorchestra.com/

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