CATEGORY:Conversations on Compassion

TIME: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

DATE: Tuesday, April 26, 2016

LOCATION: Cubberley Auditorium, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University, 485 Lasuen Mall
Stanford, CA 94305 United States

About The Event

In this dialogue, CCARE’s founder and director, Dr. James Doty, will ask Dr. Kyra Bobinet about her life’s work and what role compassion may have played. This event is an hour-long dialogue followed by questions from the audience. The talk will be recorded and posted to CCARE’s YouTube Channel and website several weeks after the event.

Stanford Bookstore will have copies of her new book, Well Designed Life: 10 Lessons in Brain Science and Design Thinking for a Mindful, Healthy, and Purposeful Life, available for purchase at the event. Book signing will also take place after the event.

*Stanford faculty/staff can earn a Health Enrichment berry for attending this event.

About Kyra Bobinet

Dr. Kyra Bobinet has five words of advice on engaging people in health: be caring, authentic, and useful.

As a national speaker, author and CEO-founder of engagedIN, a neuroscience behavior design firm, Kyra devotes her life to cracking the code of WHY we engage in what we do.  Everyday, she and her team use neuroscience and design thinking to make health and wellness more engaging.

For this work, Kyra received the 2015 Innovator Award from Harvard where she received her Masters in Public Health.  She earned her medical degree at UCSF School of Medicine.

Dr. Bobinet is the author of Well Designed Life: 10 Lessons in Brain Science and Design Thinking for a Mindful, Healthy, and Purposeful Life and authors a column on behavior neuroscience design for ExperienceLife magazine.

She has founded health start-ups, created blockbuster products, designed health apps, and patented big data algorithms. She started mindfulness programs and clinical studies on mind-body medicine as an executive at Aetna.

Dr. Bobinet co-teaches patient engagement and health design with Dr. Larry Chu at Stanford School of Medicine and studied in BJ Fogg’s behavior design lab.

When she’s not geeking out on neuroscience, you can find her engaged in her kids, minimalist eco design, indigenous culture, and surfing.

About the Book

“I know what I should do…I just don’t know why I don’t do it.”  In Well Designed Life, you will learn how brain science and design thinking provide the compassionate solution to this universal human struggle. At once scholarly and personal, Dr. Bobinet takes you on a journey through your self-image, motivations, decisions, and unconscious behaviors, providing the keys to leading a well-designed life.”


Registration is required for access to seating before the event starts. Non-registrants are still welcome to attend. Depending on space, any available seats will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis once the event begins.

Doors open to registrants at 5:45PM.


Cubberley Auditorium is located just off the Main Quad, in the School of Education, next to the clock tower at the intersection of Escondido Mall and Lasuen Mall. Parking is generally free on campus after 4pm; however, please read signs carefully to avoid citation. Park either on the main Oval, or the Memorial Lot just north of the Memorial Hall on Memorial Way, or South of the campus union at Mayfield Ave.

Link to Stanford Parking Map

Disability-Related Accommodations and Services

Disabled parking is located at the top of the Oval (the end of Palm Drive). Additional disabled parking is located at the end of Panama Mall, near the Nitery.

The main entrance to the Cubberley Auditorium is equipped with a power-operated door, is accessible via a pathway on the southwest corner of the building (across from the Clock Tower). Another accessible entrance is located on the southeast side of the building via a ramp.  Once inside the main entrance, the elevator is located to the left and provides access to all floors (B, 1, 2, 3).

If a disability-related accommodation is needed, please contact CCARE staff by phone (650) 721-6142 or email Requests should be made by Friday, April 22, 2016.