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What companies are doing to create innovative and collaborative environments


in important conversations with speakers from around the world about mindful living and working


How to create real happiness at work

Our first ever

Wisdom 2.0 Europe

Dublin, Ireland

September 16th - 18th

Interested in living with greater mindfulness and wisdom in the modern age?

Join us at Google's Europe Headquarters in Dublin for Wisdom 2.0 Europe!

With business leaders, coaches, neuroscientists, tech entrepreneurs, and more will come together to explore how to create lives, companies, and cultures where true connection can flourish.

The days will include talks, interviews, conversations, and the chance to connect with people from the international community interested in the application of mindfulness and wisdom in business and life.

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Wisdom 2.0 is the premier event series exploring how to live wisely in the digital age. You can visit our main site here.


Wisdom 2.0 Europe:

Google Foundry, Dublin, Ireland

We're very excited to host our first-ever European conference at Google’s Foundry in Dublin. This modern space is conveniently located and well-equipped with a 350-person auditorium, breakout rooms and various lounges and open spaces. The Foundry is an ideal location for presentations, collaboration and participant connections.

Opened in fall 2013, The Foundry -- Google's new digital innovation center -- is located in the heart of Dublin's historic dockyard. The neighborhood is now known as Silicon Docks, due to the ever-growing presence of the international technology industry.

Dublin has been steadily establishing itself as Europe's tech hub over the past decade years, with companies like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Zynga and Dropbox establishing major hubs in the city. Fortune Magazine has called Dublin one of the best cities for startups.

Please note:
although Google is generously hosting Wisdom 2.0 Europe, this is not a Google event.


You can purchase either a 2-day or 3-day ticket to Wisdom 2.0 Europe. The main conference takes places Tuesday September 16 & Wednesday, September 17.

On Thursday, September 18, we'll have a day of intensive sessions where participants will be able to choose workshops based on themed tracks and engage with other attendees in roundtable and group discussions.

Detailed schedules will be released when speakers are confirmed.

September 16

11:30 - 1:00pm 
Registration and light lunch

11:45 - 12:45pm: Yoga
with Merve Hokamp

1:00pm - 1:20pm
Welcome and Introduction

1:20pm - 2:00pm: Carl Honore
“The Slow Revolution - Why Slowing Down and Paying Attention is Needed Now More Than Ever”

2:00pm - 2:40pm: Peter Read
"Mindfulness & Entrepreneurship"

2:40pm - 3:15pm

3:15pm - 3:25pm
Mindfulness practice

3:25pm - 3:40pm
Connect/Partner exercise

3:40pm - 4:15pm: Vishen Lakhiani 
“How to Build an Innovative, Mindful and Happy Workplace”

4:20pm - 4:40pm: Rohan Gunatillake
"Redesigning not Retreating: the Future of Mindfulness and Technology"

4:40pm - 5:30pm: Chris Ruane
"Mindfuness Initiative in Parliament"

5:30pm - 5:45pm

5:50 - 6:50pm: Yoga
with Merve K. Hokamp

5:45 - 7:30

September 17

7:45am - 8:45am: Yoga
with Marc Holzman

9:00am - 9:10am
Introduction and Announcements

9:10am - 9:20am
Opening Meditation

9:20am - 10:00am: Otto Scharmer
“From Ego to Ecosystem”

10:00am - 10:35am: Tania Singer
"Training your Mind and Heart towards a Caring Society: A Social Neuroscience Perspective"

10:35am - 11:10am

11:10am - 11:40am: Tessa Watt
"Mindful London: Lessons in Practicing Mindfulness in our Fast-Paced Lives”

11:40am - 12:10pm: Kelly Palmer Interview: “Fostering Empathetic Connection: Lessons from Compassion Efforts at LinkedIn”

12:10pm - 2:00pm

12:15pm - 1:15pm: Yoga
with Marc Holzman

1:20pm - 1:50pm: Yoga
with Marc Holzman

2:00pm - 2:30pm: Tsewang Namgyal
"Business and Compassion -- One Man's Journey from a Tibetan Refugee Village to Global Bank”

2:30pm - 3:00pm: Anthony Seldon
“Why Mindfulness is Essential in the 21st Century Educational System”

3:00pm - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 4:10pm: Sharon Salzberg
"Real Happiness at Work" 

4:10pm - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm: Yoga
with Matt Quigley


September 18 - Thursday Intensives

Thursday will be a day of interactive, experiential sessions, including opportunities for participants to lead conversations around topics of interest. During workshop times, choose between a Hosted Conversation or one of the workshops listed below. Participants are not required to stay within one track.

The day will start with optional yoga from 7:45 - 8:45. All participants will gather in the main room at 9am for an introduction to the day, and again at 2:30 for a closing session.


Mindful Living
9:30am -10:30am - Slowing down in a world built for speed, with Carl Honore
This workshop will explore how putting on the brakes can help us all lead richer, more meaningful lives. There will be discussion, debate and some hands-on learning.


10:30am - 11:00 am - Break

11:00am - 12:00pm - Mindfulness in the City, with Tessa Watt
How can we slow down and be more present within the chaos of the 21st-century city? Tessa Watt, author of Mindful London, leads a workshop on simple mindfulness practices with an emphasis on how we can bring them into our busy urban lives.

12:00pm - 1:15pm - Lunch

1:15pm - 2:15pm - People’s Stage
You could lead a session at Wisdom 2.0 Europe! The People's Stage Application is now open. Apply now.



Mindful Business
9:30am -10:30am - Compassion at Work,  with Tsewang Namgyal
Meditation techniques to generate compassion and reduce work stress; sharing ideas and challenges on bringing compassion to the workplace.

10:30am - 11:00 am - Break

11:00am - 12:00pm - Bio-Hacking Performance, with Ray McKiernan
This workshop will be an experiential journey into the science of meditative states and the latest research showing how these states have been proven to impact not just on health vitality and well-being but also on the ability of certain genes to be turned off and on. 

12:00pm - 1:15pm - Lunch

1:15pm - 2:15pm - Discovering Happiness: How re-focusing our attention can transform our lives, with Mark Williamson
We all have the capacity to discover more happiness - right here and right now - by learning to refocus our attention. This session will be an inspiring and interactive exploration of five key themes, including a mixture of learning, personal reflection and group discussion.



Hosted Conversations
9:30am -10:30am - Session 1


10:30am - 11:00 am - Break

11:00am - 12:00pm - Session 2

12:00pm - 1:15pm - Lunch

1:15pm - 2:15pm - Session 3



Thanks to our sponsors!

If you're interested in sponsoring Wisdom 2.0 Europe, please contact to learn more.

People’s Stage

The Wisdom 2.0 Europe People's Stage Contest is now open!

Are you attending all three days of Wisdom 2.0 Europe? We're pleased to announce that Day 3 will now include one workshop space offered by an event participant, selected by popular vote by all registered attendees.

The People's Stage is a one-hour space designed for an interactive, experiential workshop offered by a registered conference participant. The People's Stage space is from 1:15pm - 2:15pm on Thursday, September 18.

Please do not register for Wisdom 2.0 Europe just for the chance to speak on The People's Stage -- this space is specifically designed for registered attendees who wish to lead a conversation and experiential session with their fellow conference-goers. Visit this form to learn about our "traditional" speaker submission process.

Please find contest details and application below. Applications are due August 28 at midnight IST (Dublin time).


Price includes lunches and reception. Space is limited. Questions? Email us at

PLEASE NOTE: Each ticket category rolls over either on the date noted OR when the category sells out; don't wait to register!

You can purchase either a 2-day or 3-day ticket to Wisdom 2.0 Europe. The main conference takes place Tuesday September 16 & Wednesday, September 17. On Thursday, September 18, we'll have a day of intensive sessions; choose between Mindful Living and Mindful Business tracks. Please read our cancellation policy before purchasing a ticket.

Detailed schedules will be released when speakers are confirmed. Here's an outline of what the three days will look like:

Tuesday, September 16
Registration: 12 - 1pm
Main Conference: 1pm - 5pm
Reception: 7pm - 9pm

Wednesday, September 17
Main Conference: 9am-4:30pm

If you purchase a 3-Day Ticket, you're invited to attend Tuesday and Wednesday's Main Conference sessions, plus:

Thursday, September 18
This will be a day of workshop-style intensive sessions, spent in deep discussion and exploration of several topics of interest. There will be two rooms with concurrent facilitated workshops, and a third room for Hosted Conversations where conference participants will be invited to host casual talks around topics of their choosing.
Intensive Sessions: 9am-3pm


Ticket Purchasing Details:

All tickets must be purchased in the name of the intended conference participant. Ticket holders will be required to show ID at registration; pleasure ensure that all conference participants are registered under the name and company they would like to have reflected on their conference badge. Please refer to the cancellation policy for ticket transfer details.

We do have a limited number of scholarships available. Please find the application here.

If you are a student or a nonprofit, please contact to learn about discounts for which you may be elibigble.


We have 2 hotel room blocks reserved for Europe attendees:

  •     Westbury (30 rooms), €235.00 - email for reservations
  •     Four Seasons (40 rooms), €205.00 - email or reservations

Hotel room blocks will be released one month in advance of the event; we encourage you to book your hotel as soon as you can! 


Cancellation Policy:

August 16th, 2014 is the final date by which you are eligble to transfer your ticket to someone else, or to receive a partial refund for registration cancellations.

Tickets cancelled before June 16, 2014 will receive a refund less 25% of your purchased ticket price; tickets cancelled between June 16th and August 16th will receive a refund less 50% of your purchased ticket price.

If you need to transfer your ticket to someone else, you must do so by August 16th; there will be a $60 transfer processing fee. Cancellations and transfer requests must be received in writing from the original ticket buyer; send requests to

After August 16th, 2014, all tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

We do not support partial ticket-swaps or ticket sharing of any kind; nor do we prorate ticket costs if you are only able to attend certain conference days.

In the unlikely event that the conference is cancelled, we will refund all tickets. We will not, however, be able to refund flight, hotel, or other purchases people may make. All listed speakers are confirmed -- however, sometimes life events such as sickness or death in the family prevent them from making it at the last minute. Speaker cancellations do not affect the cancellation policy.

Purchase of a ticket indicates that you have read and agree to comply with this cancellation policy. This policy is subject to change; all registered attendees will be notified of any changes.