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January 6, 2012                          Partially Sponsored by Reebok

Landmark East School, Wolfville, Nova Scotia

Landmark East serves the needs of students who are challenged by language-based learning differences such as dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, or non-verbal learning disabilities


January 27-28, 2012              Partially Sponsored by Reebok

   The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa


" Exercise and Play Should be Included in Every Treatment Plan"

The University of Alabama, together with a statewide advisory committee, is pleased to announce the 2012 Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Conference and Symposium. The ADHD Conference brings together a multidisciplinary group of experts to share their research and interventions on AD/HD and practitioners to share their best practices. 


February 2, 2012

     Calgary Board of Education

Exercise "Miracle-Gro for the brain"

Education Special Settings Inspirational and Insightful Professional Development Day


March 2, 2012                        Partially Sponsored by Reebok

    Boyertown Area School District, Pennsylvania

   "Power Your Brain Through Exercise
The neuroscience of how the human brain develops and how movement is directly related to our potential to learn and process new information. Dr. Ratey will address the connection between student's physical activity levels, test scores, depression, and incidences of discipline


March 15, 2012                           Partially Sponsored by Reebok

   OCMBOCES, Hamilton, New York

Dr. John Ratey and Paul Zientarski - "The Link Between Physical Activity & Academic Achievement"

Healthy Schools New York (HSNY)    White Eagle Conference Center, Appley Building, Hamilton, NY


March 16, 2012                        Partially Sponsored by Reebok

   Bloomberg's headquarters, New York City

Spark: The Revolutionary Science of Exercise and the Brain"

Corporate wellness program Speaker Series Kickoff meeting.Keynote with Q&A session and worldwide live streaming to 11,000 Bloomberg employees,


March 22, 2012                             Partially Sponsored by Reebok

   Appalachian District Health Department, Boone, North Carolina

Alleghany, Ashe, and Watauga County of western North Carolina
"Learning How The Brain Can Be Transformed With Aerobic Exercise For Peak Performance"

The latest re-search and real life stories about the schools who have chosen a no-cost approach to integrating regular aerobic exercise into the school environment and its impact on student academic performance.


March 29, 2012                         Partially Sponsored by Reebok


  NextGen:Health, New York City

"SPARK - How Exercise Heals and Helps the Brain"

New World Stages in New York City's famous Broadway Theater, Times Square District, 340 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10019

Dr. Ratey embarks upon a fascinating and entertaining journey through the mind-body connection, presenting startling research to prove that exercise is truly our best defense against everything from depression to ADD to addiction to aggression to menopause to Alzheimer's.


March 31, 2012                   Partially Sponsored by Reebok

 Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois

Center for Collaborative Brain Research

"Exercise, The Magic Potion For The Body and The Brain"                    
"Better to Ware Out than to Erode"

That spark continues throughout our life as our brain goes on producing new neurons, new hormones and new connections that tie our life experiences together to form the basis of our wisdom. Neuroscientists today understand that the normal aging process leaves most mental functions intact however, aging, along with a host of age related diseases, impacts that spark of life.  What can we do to prevent and enjoy life throughout the life span?


April 12, 2012                      Partially Sponsored by Reebok

    Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Distinguished lecture series



April 16, 2012                           Partially sponsored by Reebok


    Loyola Academy, Wilmette, Illinois

7:00PM in the Loyola Theater, Dr. John Ratey will present to faculty, school administrators and parents on his books  Spark, "The Revolutionary Science of Exercise and the Brain" and Driven to Distraction


 April 17, 2012                     Partially Sponsored by Reebok

    The Glenbard Parent Series, Illinois

"Spark:  The revolutionary science of exercise and the brain"

 9:30pm – 12:30pm, Glenbard South High School, 23W200 Butterfield Road, Glen Ellyn

 7:00pm -   9:00pm , Glenbard East High School, 1014 S. Main Street, Lombard

This series engages top experts in helping our communities to become proactive and informed, as we strengthen  home and community partnerships in pursuit of our mutual goals. GPS programs are free, open to the community and require no registration.


April 24, 2012                            Partially Sponsored by Reebok

   Philadelphia Campaign For Healthier Schools, Pennsylvania

The Philadelphia Campaign for Healthier Schools provides an unprecedented opportunity to create schools where every student is "fit, healthy and ready to learn."

April 27, 2012
                            Partially Sponsored by Reebok

    Delaware Investments, Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, California

"Spark -- How Exercise Helps the Brain"

Guest Speaker for Annual offsite Investment Team Meeting


May 5, 2012                                Partially Sponsored by Reebok

    Learning & the Brain, Arlington, Virginia

Web-Connected Minds: How Technology Transforms Brains, Teaching, and Attention

"Co-opting the Gaming Environment to Improve Learning"

Neuroscience is finding that today's multitasking digital media environment is changing students' brains, in positive and negative ways, and will transform teaching, education, and learning. Explore how the Internet affects students' brains, focus and behavior; how apps, video games and social networks are being used to rethink learning, teaching and interventions.


June 14, 2012

    Keynote, Charleston, West Virginia, Civic Center

"KidStrong:  Joining Forces for Healthy Kids"

The conference will address the health and safety of students.   The audience will include: school administrators, teachers, school nurses, school counselors, school-based health center staff, pupil services personnel and public health specialists working with youth.


June 16-26, 2012


        Lecture - Keio University
        Lecture - Ichikawa Gakuen
        Xibio (Utsunomiya, Takasaki)
        Lecture - Tokyo Anti-Aging Academy
        Second Lecture - Keio University
        Media Interviews
        President's Gala Dinner
        Luncheon Seminar


June 26-28, 2012

  Korea - Reebok

                                              Minister of education and Science Technology
                                              Korean Olympic Committee  
                                              Korea Institute of Sport Science


July 19, 2012

   Washington, DC

 Children Uniting Nations 7th Annual DC Conference


July 30 - August 3, 2012

  Harvard University Summer Seminar, North Falmouth, Cape Cod, MA

New Innovations for the Treatment of ADHD and Psychological Brain Health

The seminar will focus on specific approaches and interventions to patients with ADHD, Aggression and Mood, Addictions, and Social disorders. Treatment  issues will be emphasized and participants will explore new medications and alternative strategies that are shown to be effective in these psychiatric problems


August 22, 2012

       Baltimore, MD

Office of Health, Physical Education and Dance


September 1-8, 2012

  Rancho La Puerta Tecate, CA

                                                 Keynote and multiple talks

September 28 - October 7, 2012

     Taiwan - Taipei

 Conference on Physical Education


September 30, 2012

 Canton, MA
                          Reebok General Management Meeting

October 11 - 12, 2012

    Keswick, VA
         Little Keswick Foundation for Special Education


October 13, 2012

      Manhattan Beach, CA
                       TEDx Manhattan Beach


October 26, 2012

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Teachers of Exceptional Children


October 27, 2012

  Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

   Teachers Association of Physical and Health Educators


October 28, 2012

 Toronto, Canada
   Canadian Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation Symposium

October 30, 2012


       Anchorage, AK
                                               State of Alaska Health and Social Servi
                                           Division of Public Health

November 5, 2012

    Nashville, TN
   Tennessee Association of Independent Schools

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