International Bullying Prevention Conference Keynote Speakers Announced

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The International Bullying Prevention Association has named Dr. Dacher Keltner and Carlotta Walls LaNier their keynote speakers for its annual conference.

International Bullying Prevention Conference

Opening up the International Bullying Prevention Conference will be in the hands of Dacher Keltner, who was named one of the 50 visionaries who are changing the world in 2008, by Utne Reader. He serves as the Director of the Social Interaction Lab at the University of California at Berkley and holds the position of the Faculty Director of the Berkeley Greater Good Science Center.

Dr. Keltner recently consulted on the new Pixar movie Inside Out, providing input and direction specific to the science of emotions. Along with guiding and teaching students, he also is the author of two well-known books, Born to be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life and The Compassionate Instinct.

Closing out the conference will be presented by the courageous Carlotta Walls LaNier, who is the youngest of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who were the first black students to ever attend Little Rock Central High School back in the 1950s.

LaNier has provided her love for others by serving as the program administrator at Young Women’s Christian Administration. She is a member of the Colorado Aids Project, Jack and Jill of America, Urban League, and is the President of the Little Rock Nine Foundation.

In 1999, Bill Clinton honored all nine individuals who were apart of Little Rock with the nations highest civilian award. In 2009, her book titled, A Mighty Long Way was published.

Through the support of sponsors including Facebook, Cartoon Network, Committee for Children, Hazelden and the Colorado Department of Education, this conference is possible.

The International Bullying Prevention Association's mission is to advance bullying prevention best practices. IBPA, PO Box 99217, Troy, MI 48099 800-929-0397


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