After an intense day of discussion, the participants of Mind & Life XX: Altruism and Compassion in Economic Systems are ready for the opening of the conference tomorrow. After so many months of preparation, the day has come to share with His Holiness and the audience the research and ideas that have been percolating. We expect rousing dialogue among the participants and His Holiness to be the highlight of each of these 5 sessions. Tomorrow’s sessions are “Compassion, Empathy, Altruism, and Prosocial Behavior” and “Evolutionary Origins and Modern Expressions.”
After a celebratory dinner with gold sponsors this evening, spirits are high with expectations to match. I’ll have more tomorrow evening.