UQ Compassion Symposium

The UQ Compassion Symposium 2017

UQ Compassion Symposium


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Compassion Keynote

Keynote Address by Professor Roy Baumeister

This high-profile public talk will open, and set the scene for the 2017 UQ Compassion Symposium.


Friday 22 September 2017


6.00pm – 8.00pm


GHD Auditorium, Advanced Engineering Building (Building 49, The University of Queensland, St Lucia QLD)




By COB Monday 18 September 2017.


Free Keynote Address Registration

Talk Title

Toward a Scientific Theory of Free Will

Speaker Bio

Professor Roy Baumeister is one of the world’s most prolific and influential psychologists. He has published well over 500 scientific articles and more than 30 books. In 2013, he received the highest award given by the Association for Psychological Science, the William James Fellow award, in recognition of his lifetime achievements.

Roy's keynote combines a conceptual discussion of the grand problem of free will with laboratory studies, including work on self-control and decision making, as well as studies on manipulated disbelief in free will. It seeks to provide a scientific understanding of free will as an evolved form of action control suited to enable human beings to function in their complex social environment, including culture.

Compassion Conference

The full-day conference welcomes an eclectic mix of practitioners and academics to discuss how compassion can be integrated into research and practice, and the benefits associated with doing so.


Saturday 23rd September 2017


9.00am – 4.30pm


Sir Llew Edwards Building (Building 14, The University of Queensland, St Lucia QLD)

  • Early Bird - $99 (available until 3 September 2017)
  • Student & Not-for-Profit - $99
  • General Admission - $199

All quoted prices are GST inclusive.


By COB Wednesday 20 September 2017.


Compassion Conference Registration

The full-day conference boasts an impressive and diverse line up of over 20 practitioners and academics. Learn how compassion can be integrated into research, practice, work, and daily life.


Download Full Day Conference Programme

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