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CBD 2019: Integration: Contemplative practice in academics and the workplace with Yingzhao Liu

How can we integrate deep contemplative practice within our fast-paced work and academic lives? In this talk and experiential workshop, Ying will share her journey of practice and of creating an inclusive culture in the workplace. Topics will include how the self, teams and organizations change from the inside out. She will illuminate her experince of how on the surface of life there is a lot of complexity, yet at depth, things are very simple. She will share ways to  practice and live from that deep source, integrate moment to moment, and facilitate integration for others. 

Cowboy Ventures founder and managing partner Aileen Lee @ ETL

In 2013, Aileen Lee coined the term “unicorn” to refer to the growing field of startups with $1 billion valuations. At the time, she was a year into her role as a founder and managing partner of Cowboy Ventures, and her team was preparing a now-influential internal report examining how (and how often) companies with these massive valuations tend to emerge.

Computer programming pioneer and MIT Institute Professor Barbara Liskov @ ETL

Barbara Liskov was already breaking new ground in 1968, when she became one of the first American women to earn a doctorate in the emerging discipline of computer science. 

After receiving that PhD at Stanford, she went on to design several influential programming languages, including CLU, an important precursor to Java. More recently, as an Institute Professor at MIT and head of the institute’s Programming Methodology Group, she has undertaken crucial research on distributed systems, information security and complex system failure issues. 

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