The international conference Empathy and Compassion in Society presents leading experts, the latest research, real-world examples, and practical tools to cultivate and apply empathy and compassion successfully in our professional life, and in all situations.

The conference is designed for professionals from all sectors, including those working in business, government, law, education, medicine, healthcare, and social services.

It was first held in November 2012 at the Friends House in London. In 2014, it took place in San Francisco and led to a ground-breaking gathering of City Mayors, and the declaration of a Week of Compassion by the Senate of California.

The next conference will take place in Oslo on 14-15 October 2016. It is preceded by the DARE to CARE Youth Gathering for young people aged 16 to 25.

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