You will have the opportunity to add the 4/26 Daytime Pre-conference:
Awareness-Based Systems Leadership: Cultivating Generative Social Fields & Systems Change (9am - 4:30pm 6 CE hrs)
Mette Miriam Boell, Diana Chapman Walsh, Peter Senge, Otto Scharmer, Daniel Siegel
for just $100 more when you enroll for the Conference
Reducing our carbon footprint and overall environmental impact compels us to eliminate sending printed program brochures, communications and program materials. We are always working towards sustainability as integral to Lifespan Learning Institute’s mission.
How can we address the suffering on the planet? How can we move from despair into action?
We are at a pivotal moment in our collective history in which the human mind and the sense of self that emerges from it have the power to change the face of our world. Insights into our mental life and how to cultivate it by getting to know and empower our consciousness, emotions, beliefs, identity, relationships, and behavior can determine how life on this planet unfolds now and for generations to come. Through a combination of deep experiential immersions with conceptual discussions and practical skill-building based upon wisdom practices from a range of cultures, this integrative conference will nurture personal, professional, and public resilience, cultivate well-being, and inspire ingenuity through strengthening the mind and integrating the experience of “self” as we develop effective and timely means for action in the world. Join our gathering of clinicians, contemplative practitioners, educators, ecological activists, and scientists engaging in conversations exploring fundamental ideas about how to harness the human capacity for wise action and the mind skills needed for an awakening of awareness to a larger belonging.
This three day event has been created as a continuum that links the practical skills of the pre-conference workshop on Friday with the unfolding of reflective practice and conceptual knowledge through the flow of Friday night's sessions to the fullness of Saturday and Sunday. A continuity across the sessions has been intentionally planned to build practices and knowledge about the interconnections among personal reflection, our relationships with one another and nature, and the need for public action in our contemporary world. If you can join us on the journey, for the pre-conference workshop, for the conference, or for both, an exciting and immersive learning experience is on the horizon! Welcome!
Come join us and enjoy the natural beauty of the Marriott Hotel, Marina del Rey Hotel, adjacent to Mother's Beach, and the Pacific Ocean on April 26-28, 2019
Coordinators: Daniel Siegel, MD, & Bonnie Goldstein PhD
Lifespan Learning Institute's Annual IPNB Conference
In Collaboration with InsightLA, 1440 Multiversity, The Garrison Institute, Mindsight Institute & UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center
Jon Kabat-Zinn is internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine, health care, and society and as a bulwark in support of democracy, social justice, and climate/environmental justice. He is Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he founded its world-renowned Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Clinic (in 1979), and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society (in 1995). He is the author of fourteen books, in print in over 45 languages. The latest two are The Healing Power of Mindfulness: A New Way of Being (2018) and Mindfulness for All: The Wisdom to Transform the World (2019). He leads mindfulness retreats worldwide.
Daniel Siegel is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA; Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute; Medical Director of the Lifespan Learning Institute; author of The Mindful Brain, Aware (New York Times Bestest Seller) and many others; and founding editor for the Norton Professional Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology.
Sará King, PhD is a political scientist, education philosopher and a mindfulness meditation instructor whose dissertation research was among the first ethnographic accounts examining the experiences of youth of color who learned yoga, meditation and pranayama in school. She is passionate about culturally relevant contemplative practices in underrepresented communities.
Konda Mason is a social entrepreneur, earth and social justice activist. She is the Co-Founder and former CEO of Impact Hub Oakland, a beautiful co-working space that supports socially engaged entrepreneurs and changemakers. She has been a regular yoga teacher at Spirit Rock since 1997, teaching many retreats including the annual Metta Retreat and many of the POC retreats.
John Milton is a pioneering spiritual teacher, meditation master, vision quest leader and shaman. His vision quest and shamanic work began in the 1940's. Since the 1950's, thousands of people have sought his powerful yet gentle qigong and meditation instruction, Sacred Passage programs and vision quest guidance. In addition, for over 25 years John has taught T'ai Chi at his Golden Flower school. He embodies a unique blending of scientific grounding and spiritual awareness.
Orlando Villarraga is an interpreter and cultural organizer for the Teyuna Foundation, working as a bridge between the indigenous Teyuna tribes of Colombia and other Cultures by helping to fortify these South American communities, economically and culturally, and providing them a platform for sharing their philosophy of environmental stewardship ultimately fostering a more integrative approach of human life as part of the natural world.
Diane Ackerman is the author of two-dozen award-winning works of poetry and nonfiction, including the New York Times bestsellers The Zookeeper's Wife, A Natural History of the Senses, and The Human Age. She has been researching and writing on “nature and human nature” and has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in addition to many other awards and recognitions for her work.
Paul Hawken starts ecological businesses, writes about nature and commerce, and consults with heads of state and CEOs on climatic, economic and ecological regeneration. He is published in 50 countries and 30 languages. His latest book, Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming debuted April 18, 2017 as a #9 NYT bestseller. He is the founder of Project Drawdown, which works with over two hundred scholars, students, scientists, researchers, and activists to map, measure, and model the one hundred most substantive solutions that can cumulatively reverse global warming by reducing and sequestering greenhouse gases. He lives in Mill Valley, California in the Cascade Creek watershed with his wife and coyotes, bobcats, red-tail hawks and flocks of nuthatches.
Richard Sneider holds degrees in Psychoanalysis and Philosophy and a PhD in Intellectual History from Claremont Graduate School, with a specialty in political ideology and hegemony identifying objectivity in strategy - a tool he has applied in his expeditions, and in business strategic planning. He has participated in conflict resolution negotiations in politically sensitive regions, and has partnered with the United Nations on initiatives. Dr. Sneider is a guest lecturer at Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center on Leadership and Conservation and acts as IUCN FFSG Global Chair and Patron of Nature.
Jack Kornfield is the Co-founder of Insight Meditation Society and helped create Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA. Dr. Kornfield’s numerous publications include A Path with Heart; After the Ec- stasy, the Laundry; Teachings of the Buddha; Seeking the Heart of Wisdom; Living Dharma; A Still Forest Pool; The Art of Forgiveness, and A Wise Heart.
Trudy Goodman Kornfield is the founding Teacher of InsightLA, the first center to combine training in Insight (Vipassana) Meditation, MBSR, MSC, and non-sectarian mindfulness and compassion. She is a contributing author: Clinical Handbook of Mindfulness; Compassion and Wisdom in Psychotherapy, and Mindfulness and Psychotherapy.
Bonnie Goldstein is Director of Lifespan Psychological Services; Adjunct Professor at USC School of Social Work; Outreach Director of Lifespan Learning Institute; co-editor of Handbook of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy: A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment, Vols. I & II; and co-author of numerous papers integrating Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Embedded Relational Mindfulness.
Jessica Morey is the executive director and lead teacher of Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme), a nonprofit that offers mindfulness training for teens. parents and educators. Jessica began practicing mindfulness meditation at age of four. She is a participant in the 2017-2021 IMS Teacher Training Program. Before joining iBme, Jessica worked in clean energy, cllmate policy and finance.
Helen Weng is a clinical psychologist and neuroscientist who is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF, a core faculty member of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, and an affiliate faculty member of the Neuroscape Center. Dr. Weng is developing new ways to quantify meditation skills using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and machine learning to identify mental states of body awareness during meditation. She is also using community engagement with the East Bay Meditation Center (Oakland, CA) to increase the diversity of meditators included in neuroscience studies. Her earlier work showed that short-term compassion meditation may increase both altruistic and neural responses to suffering. Her work has been featured in the NY Times, BBC, and NPR, and she was recently named by her peers as one of the 10 Powerful Women in the Mindfulness Movement at mindful.org.
Larry Yang teaches mindfulness and loving kindness retreats nationally and has a special interest in creating access to the Dharma for diverse multicultural communities. Larry has practiced meditation for almost 30 years, with extensive time in Burma and Thailand, and a six month period of ordination as a Buddhist monastic. Larry is on the Teachers Council of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, is one of the founding teachers of both East Bay Meditation Center (Oakland) and Insight Community of the Desert (Palm Springs). Larry was honored for his work in racial justice by being selected as the community’s choice for Grand Marshal in the 2016 San Francisco LGBTQI Pride Parade, whose theme that year was “For Racial and Economic Justice.” He has been part of the coordinating team developing future diverse community meditation teachers in Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leadership Programs for 10 years. Larry is one of the core trainers for the current Spirit Rock Dharma Teacher and Spiritual Leadership Training Program to develop the participation from multicultural communities as fully empowered Dharma teachers. His new book, Awakening Together: the Spiritual Practice of Inclusivity and Community, is published by Wisdom Publications.
Rev. angel Kyodo williams is ordained as a Zen priest, a Sensei, and only the second black woman recognized as a teacher in the Japanese Zen lineage. She is a social visionary that applies wisdom teachings and embodied practice to intractable social issues at the intersections where race, climate, and economic justice meet. She coined the name for the field of Transformative Social Change and sees it as America’s next great movement. In recognition of her work, Rev. angel received the first Creating Enlightened Society Award from the international Shambhala Community.
Rev. Ed Bacon is an Episcopal priest and author of 8 Habits of Love; Overcome Fear and Transform Your Life. For twenty-one years he was the senior priest of the largest Episcopal congregation in the western United States, All Saints Church, located in Los Angeles. Since January, 2019, he is Interim Rector of St. Luke’s Church, Atlanta, where he was ordained in 1983. Ed is a vocal advocate for rearticulating a Christianity for the 21st century which includes becoming an atheist about the god of fear, separateness, and white male heterosexual Christian supremacy and dismantling all forms of systemic bigotry. A leader in interfaith circles, he teaches how our Oneness in Love overcomes our separateness in fear. He also works to help save the Pando forest in southern Utah, the largest organism on the planet which he considers symbolic of the interconnectedness of all creation. He has appeared on a variety of radio and TV shows interviewed by Oprah Winfrey. Ms. Winfrey recently named him a “Soul Teacher” on her “SuperSoul 100” list, a collection of “100 awakened leaders who are using their voices to elevate humanity.”
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson holds the Abner and Roslyn Goldstine Dean's Chair of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies and is Vice President of the American Jewish University in Los Angeles. Rabbi Artson has long been a passionate advocate for social justice, human dignity, diversity and inclusion. He wrote a book on Jewish teachings on war, peace and nuclear annihilation in the late 80s, became a leading voice advocating for LGBTQI marriage and ordination in the 90s, and has published and spoken widely on environmental ethics, special needs inclusion, racial and economic justice, cultural and religious dialogue and cooperation, and working for a just and secure peace for Israel and the Middle East.
Tristan Harris has been called the “closest thing Silicon Valley has to a conscience” by The Atlantic and was the former Design Ethicist at Google. He became a world expert on how technology steers the thoughts, actions, and relationships that structure two billion people’s lives, leaving Google to engage public conversation about the issue. Tristan spent over a decade understanding subtle psychological forces, from his childhood as a magician, to working with the Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab, to his role as CEO of Apture, a technology company that was acquired by Google. His work has been featured on 60 Minutes, TED, The Atlantic, PBS News Hour, and more. He has worked with major technology CEOs and briefed political leaders, including Heads of State. Tristan holds several patents from his work at Apple, Wikia, Apture, and Google.
Louie Schwartzberg is a cinematographer, director and producer whose career spans more than four decades of providing breathtaking imagery using his time-lapse, high-speed and macro cinematography techniques. Schwartzberg tells stories that celebrate life and reveal the mysteries and wisdom of nature, people and places.
Lunch Plenary Leaders:
Julian Walker is a leader in the field of yoga, meditation, bodywork and teacher training. He has been teaching since 1994 and currently specializes in the relationships between brain research, body-based psychology, yoga and meditation. He is the author of the books Awakened Heart, Embodied Mind and Devil In The Details, as well as the Radical Transformation audio program, and runs a busy yoga and bodywork practice in Santa Monica, California. He has written articles for Intent, Elephant Journal, Yogis Anonymous, Integral World and Rense. Julian’s website is julianwalkeryoga.com
Diana Winston is the Director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center. She has been teaching mindfulness nationally and internationally since 1993. Her books, articles, interviews, live and online classes and workshops, and public lectures, address how to meditate, mindfulness in daily life, mental health, parenting, social change, and the cultivation of well-being. dianawinston.com
Friday night, 6:30 - 9:15pm:
Apply an understanding of the linkage of differentiated parts, in creating the FACES (Flexible, Adaptive, Coherent, Energized, Stable)flow of optimal self organization
Identify four ways that our connection to nature is significant in the cultivation of health
Saturday, 9am - 5:30pm:
Identify the core features of mindful awareness
Name and describe the Three Pillars of Mind Training that research demonstrates contributes to well-being (Strengthening Focused Attention, Open Awareness and Kind Intention).
Illustrate a foundational Attention Focused Training.
Identify the distinction between Focused Attention and Open Awareness practices.
Explain the importance of setting an intention each morning which has been shown to be a highly beneficial practice.
Describe a Kind Intention practice that promotes compassion.
Name four ways in which the Three Pillars of Mind Training cultivates the growth of integration in the brain.
List five physiological mechanisms of medical health that are cultivated with the Three Pillars of Mind Training.
Sunday, 9am - 4:45pm:
Identify four linguistic statements that can be said internally that research suggests promotes well-being in cultivating Loving Kindness.
Identify how Focused Attention Training can implicitly involve kind regard to one’s inner experience.
Recognize the role of forgiveness in the cultivation of compassion.
Understand the research bias toward focusing on racial and cultural majority subjects and it’s broader implication for understanding mind training practices.
Identify the importance of diversity and inclusion issues in identity and well-being.
Name three specific challenges of teaching mind training practices to adolescents.
Outline four ways to view the significance of the body-based, implicit, “somatic narrative” on adolescent development of self-awareness.
Outline five ways to help adolescents expand their ability to manage high and low arousal in relationships (friends, family and community).
Identify four ways in which adolescent brain remodeling influences the adolescent mind.
Describe the role of nature in the cultivation of a sense of belonging.
Recognize cultural influence on a sense of a separate identity.
Name four research established outcomes of belonging to a supportive social network.
Recognize the human brain's propensity to perceive reality as “noun-like entities” that are separate vs. “verb-like entities” that are interconnected.
Identify the difference between a solo self identity as a separate identity vs. an integrated identity where We =Me.
Name one integrative mind training practice that cultivates an integrated sense of identity.
Identify a mind practice that opens awareness to a sense of belonging to a larger identity that includes membership in nature.
This program is offered by Lifespan Learning Insitute which is solely responsible for the educational content. Lifespan Learning Institute is approved to offer CE Credit by APA, CAMFT and IMQ/CMA.
You must attend the full workshop to receive credit. Your eligibility for CE Credit is based solely on the information contained on your sign-in/out form.
This conference offers 16 CE Hours (4/26 eve - 4/28)
Psychologists (APA): Lifespan Learning Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Lifespan Learning Institute maintains responsibility for this conference and its content. This conference offers up to 16 hours of CE credit.
LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, & LEPs (CAMFT): Lifespan Learning Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, & LEPs. Lifespan Learning Institute maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. (provider # 050085)
Psychiatrists and Physicians (IMQ/CMA): The Lifespan Learning Institute is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide cotinuing medical eductition for physicians.
The Lifespan Learning Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Friday 4/26, eve 6:30 - 9:15
Awareness, Self and Belonging in Nature
Friday, 4/26 6:30pm - 7:45pm Awareness, Self and Belonging in Nature
Liberating the Separate Self - Reclaiming Our Interconnection with Nature by Harnessing the Wisdom and Practices of Indigenous and Contemplative Cultures with John Milton, Dan Siegel and Orlando Villarraga.
This presentation will explore how the “separate self,” so often reinforced in modern culture, may exclude us from the health and experience of belonging that arise with the realization of our deep interconnection with other people and with the natural world around us. These interpersonal and intra-nature connections can be cultivated with a range of practices often inspired by indigenous and contemplative cultures that will be demonstrated and discussed.
Friday, 4/26 8:00pm - 9:15pm An Integrated Self as Me + We = MWe,
Sará King, Konda Mason and Dan Siegel will focus on the “self” as a conceptual category that in contemporary culture may be restricted to an individual, group, racial, religious or cultural identity, limiting the sense of interconnection for youth and adults alike in modern living. Our interconnections with one another and with nature invite us to consider that the “separate self” of modernity may be a toxic belief leading to a sense of meaningless and disconnection, as well as a non-integrated way of being in our living world. Transformation from a separate “me” to an integrated “MWe” will be highlighted across cultures, nationalities, and species.
Saturday, 4/27 9am - 5:30pm}
Intensive Inner Practice
The Realization of Interconnectedness Between 'Me' and 'We’, ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ and Its Personal, Societal and Global Implications Regarding Identity
9:00am - 10:15am Jon Kabat-Zinn & Dan Siegel
10:15am -10:30am morning refreshment break
10:30am - Noon Jon Kabat-Zinn & Dan Siegel
In this immersive morning we will be exploring in practice, conversation and group discussion ways of cultivating awareness that opens us to the true nature of our interconnected reality. Mindful awareness practices will be introduced and participants will have experiential learning that moves them toward opening awareness to the deep nature of belonging and identity. We will explore how well-being at the individual, cultural, and planetary levels may depend upon the cultivation of compassion and awareness of our interconnectedness with nature and with each other in our day-to-day lives.
Noon -1:30pm Lunch Break
Lunch Plenary 12:00pm Julian Walker Mindful Movement & Music (Optional)
1:30pm - 3:15pm Paul Hawken, Richard Sneider, Tristan Harris, Louie Schwartzberg join Jon Kabat-Zinn & Dan Siegel
3:15pm - 3:30pm afternoon refreshment break
3:30pm - 5:30pm Paul Hawken, Richard Sneider, Tristan Harris, Louie Schwartzberg, Jon Kabat-Zinn & Dan Siegel
This afternoon we will be exploring how the morning’s practice illuminates the true nature of our interconnected reality including discussion about (1) the important ways in which active efforts to draw down carbon dioxide emissions is underway across the globe and how participants can engage in efforts to alter the course of climate change in their professional and personal efforts; (2) ways in which conservation efforts can be maximized by engaging human awareness in a sense of membership and belonging to nature. The Faculty panel will synthesize the day’s exploration of the connection between contemplative expansions of consciousness and a sense of self and how this outlook may be helpful in supporting the collective movement toward both personal and planetary health.
***Saturday 5:30pm, Community Gathering: Join our presenters and community members in the hotel lobby as the GAINS (Global Association of Interpersonal Neurobiology) community welcomes us for light appetizers and a no-host bar (friends and family welcome)***
Sunday, 4/28 9am - 4:45pm
Cultivating Awareness and Our Interpersonal and InterNature Relationships; Exploring Our Identity and Expanding Our Relationships
9:00am-10:30am: Trudy Goodman Kornfield and Jack Kornfield will focus on Loving Awareness and practices that cultivate compassion and connection in our lives.
10:15am -10:30am morning refreshment break
10:45-Noon: Helen Weng and Larry Yang will explore Mindful Awareness: Making Cultural Unconsciousness Conscious through scientific presentation, contemplative practice, and group discussion.
Noon-1:30 Lunch Break
Lunch Plenary (12:00-12:30) Mindfulness Meditation - Diana Winston (Optional)
1:30pm-2:55pm: We launch our afternoon focusing on contemplative practices, nature and mind-body awareness as we explore interconnection and implications of mindfulness, compassion training and group experiences for adolescents. Clinical tools for collaboratively addressing & transforming teens experience will be presented through (1) experiential exercises (2) brief video-taped session segments, (3) interactive discussion facilitated by Dan Siegel.
Bonnie Goldstein: Fostering Resilience in our Younger Clients through the lens of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Nature and Mind-Body Awareness
Jessica Morey: Teaching Mindfulness Meditation to Adolescents: Approaches and Therapeutic Benefits
3:00pm-4:30pm: Reverends Ed Bacon and angel Kyodo Williams, Dan Siegel and Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson will join in exploring Pando Populus: Realizing the Interconnected Nature of Our Identity as we Find Unity within Diversity in the Cultivation of Personal and Public Well-Being, utilizing the icon of the Utah forest comprised of a grove of 47,000 trunks of a single quaking aspen tree as a symbol for the reality, just inches beneath the surface of the soil, that we are all deeply interconnected and essentially manifestations of a common source, a common essence, that is the integrated identity of who MWe are.
4:30pm-4:45pm Final integrative comments will be offered by Dan Siegel to enable us to consider how to move forward together in integrating our MWeekend gathering within our lives.
all events marked (optional) are not required and do not offer CE Credit
Through April 1st, the cost of the Conference is $495.00
After April 1st, the cost of the conference is $530.00
You will also have an opportunity to add the 4/26 Pre-conference Workshop (6 CE Hours) for just $100.00 when you register for the Conference.
Register Online, or by phone: 310.474.2505
Location: Marriott Hotel Marina Del Rey 4100 Admiralty Way Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Hotel: Marriott Hotel MDR is offering a limited number of rooms at a conference rate of $199.00 per night for reservations made by April 4, 2019. Reserve online or call 1-888-236-2427 and inform them of your registration for Lifespan Learning Institute Conference. There are also several Hotels within walking distance of the conference and many more in the surrounding area. Download a list of local hotels here
Parking - Valet Parking is $39 per day. Self Parking in the Public Lot 10 across the street is $15 per day.
Lunch - Lunch is on your own. There are several great dining options and beutiful outdoor spaces and beaches nearby.
Attire: Dress comfortably. If you are sensitive to room climate, consider wearing layers.
Tech Courtesy: Please turn off your phone while in the conference room. Personal video and/or audio recording in the conference room is not permitted. Recordings of the conference will be made available for purchase at a special conference attendee rate. You may take photos and video in the common areas, but please obtain direct permission before videoing or photographing presenters or other students.
Cancellations and Refunds: If Lifespan Learning Institute cancels or postpones a program, a full refund will be issued. If you need to cancel: Cancellation must be made in writing (by mail or by email) and received in our offices at least 10 days prior to the first date of the program. All cancellations are subject to a 20% cancellation fee. No requests for refund will be honored after April 6, 2019. The cancellation fee is applicable even if you selected "pay later" and have not yet paid.
Continuing Education Credit: We are approved by APA, CAMFT, IMQ to offer Continuing Education Credit for our programs. Your eligibility for CE Credit is based solely on the information contained on your sign-in/out form. You must attend the full program you registered for to receive credit. We cannot give credit for partial attendance. It is your responsibility to verify that your licensing board will accept CE credit we offer.
Grievance Policy: Lifespan Learning Institute is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with the Ethical Principles of the APA, BBS, and IMQ/CMA. Lifespan Learning Institute complies with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards is the responsibility of the Education Chair in consultation with the members of the continuing education committee and the program Chairperson. When a participant, either orally or in written format, files a grievance and expects action on the complaint, specific actions will be taken. The full policy and filing procedure are available at: https://www.lifespanlearn.org/gp
Students with Disabilities: In accordance with the American with Disability Act (ADA), please contact our office (310.474.2505) at least 2 weeks before the program if you need special accommodations.