Two Worlds Find a Common Ground: “Sages and Scientists Symposium” Coming this February to San Diego

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Hosted by the Chopra Foundation and moderated by Deepak Chopra, M.D. – founder of the Chopra Foundation and co-founder of Chopra Center for Wellbeing – this meeting of the minds will bring together the world’s foremost experts and leaders in the areas of science, business, art, economics, spirituality, health care, conflict resolution, ecological sustainability, humanitarian support, and social media.

Scientists and Sages offers 3 days of creative stimulation and extraordinary envisioning with the world's most innovative thinkers.

This February 25–27 the second annual Sages and Scientists Symposium will be held at La Costa Resort & Spa in San Diego County. Moderated by Chopra Center co-founder and visionary Deepak Chopra, M.D., this powerful event brings together world-class scientists and sages to discuss the future of humanity and the planet – and what human beings can do to promote a peaceful, just, sustainable, and healthy world.

“This event is a rare opportunity for anyone interested in questions such as ‘What is the next stage of human evolution?’ and ‘How can we enhance our capacity for healing, creativity, and total physical, emotional, social, spiritual, financial, and ecological wellbeing in the world?’” said Deepak Chopra.

“We will explore these topics and many others with this special group of scientists and sages, whom I consider the best in the world,” Dr. Chopra said.

The proceeds from the Sage and Scientists Symposium will benefit the Chopra Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health and well-being for human beings throughout the planet, expanding consciousness, and promoting world peace.

Sages and Scientists will feature more than thirty of the world’s luminaries in a wide variety of fields, including:

―Victor Chan, founding director of the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education; co-author (with His Holiness The Dalai Lama) of "Wisdom of Forgiveness: Intimate Conversations and Journeys."

―Timothy P. Shriver, Ph.D., entrepreneur, film producer, and chairman & CEO of Special Olympics

―Russell Simmons, founder of Russ Communications, philanthropist, and New York Times bestselling author of "Super Rich: A Guide to Having it All"

―Elizabeth Thompson, executive director of the Buckminster Fuller Institute

―Peter Guber, visionary and author of "Tell to Win"

―V.S. Ramachandran, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Center for Brain and Cognition and professor at U.C. San Diego

―Ian Somerhalder, actor, humanitarian, and founder and president of the Ian Somerhalder Foundation

―James Doty, M.D., director and founder of Project Compassion at Stanford University

―Duane Elgin, M.B.A. and M.A., GOI International Peace recipient, internationally recognized visionary, speaker, and author

―Stuart Hameroff, M.D., physician and researcher at the Arizona University Medical Center and Center for Consciousness Studies

―Robert Lanza, M.D., chief scientific officer at Advanced Cell Technology; adjunct professor at Wake Forest University School of Medicine

―Leonard Mlodinow, Ph.D., physicist and co-author of "The Grand Design"

For a complete listing of all guest speakers and the topics they will be discussing at Sages and Scientists, please visit

Full and partial scholarships are available for educators and students to attend Sages and Scientists. Please email foundation (at) chopra (dot) com to request more information.

About the Chopra Foundation
Founded by Deepak Chopra, the Chopra Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to improving health and well-being, cultivating spiritual knowledge, expanding consciousness, and promoting world peace to all members of the human family. The mission of the Chopra Foundation is to advance the cause of mind/body spiritual healing, education, and research through fundraising for selected projects. Learn more at

About Deepak Chopra, M.D.
Founder of the Chopra Foundation
Deepak Chopra is a world-renowned authority in the field of mind-body healing, a best-selling author, and the founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra is the prolific author of more than fifty-five books, including fourteen bestsellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. Dr. Chopra’s books have been published in more than eighty-five languages. His most recent books include The Happiness Prescription; Mohammad: A Story of the Last Prophet; and his newest bestseller The Soul of Leadership.

Deepak Chopra’s popularity as an international presenter and keynote speaker is exemplified by an impressive list of honorariums. For more than a decade, he has participated as a lecturer at the Update in Internal Medicine event sponsored by Harvard Medical School’s Department of Continuing Education and the Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Chopra is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, an adjunct professor at Kellogg School of Management, and a senior scientist with the Gallup Organization. He is also the host of the popular weekly Wellness Radio program on Sirius/XM Stars.

Media Contact:
Felicia Rangel
(760) 494-1621
Felicia (at) chopra (dot) com


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