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       Mary Gordon


Mary Gordon is recognized internationally as an

award-winning social entrepreneur, educator,

author, child advocate and parenting expert who

has  created programs informed by the power of empathy.

You can follow Mary on Twitter @MaryGordonROE and on LinkedIn. And Roots of Empathy on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn – @RootsofEmpathy

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If you would like to book Mary for a virtual presentation now, or an in-person presentation at a later date, contact Ivonne Guerra, President’s Office, iguerra@rootsofempathy.org

Here are Mary Gordon’s most recent speaking engagements:


Collision Conference Panel: “Decode Empathy Education” Live Stream – June 24, 2020

Law and Justice Podcast – “How to talk policy and influence people”: a Law and Justice interview with Mary Gordon – Cork, Ireland – June 17, 2020

Third Space Thoughts to Policy Podcast – “Episode 30 – How Empathy Can Break Cycles of Violence with Ms. Mary Gordon, President and Founder of Roots of Empathy.” – Virginia, USA – June 16, 2020

Ashoka Romania Online Panel – “Empathy to tackle the New Inequality” May 18, 2020

Empathy Museum Panel: “A Mile in My Shoes” Live Stream – Cologne, Germany – May 14, 2020

ECEBC‘s (Early Childhood Educators of BC) 49th Annual Conference – Richmond, BC – CANCELLED
May 1 – Mary Gordon delivers a keynote presentation

Cambridge University Leadership Dinner – Cambridge, UK – CANCELLED
April 16 – 
Mary Gordon will speak followed by college dinner

2020 Discovery Museum Speaker Series – Ottoson Middle School – Arlington, Massachusetts
February 27 – Mary Gordon presented her talk “Childhood is the springtime of humanity”

Leadership Committee for English Education in Québec (LCEEQ) conference – Montreal, QC
February 11 – Mary Gordon presented a keynote titled “Teaching is Reaching” as well as a workshop and closing plenary

Digital-Life-Design Conference – Munich, Germany
January 18
– Mary Gordon joined a panel discussion at the (Invitation only) technology conference called “Is Human Touch at Risk in the Digital Age?”

Responding to Canada’s Urgent Challenges – Toronto, ON
January 15th – 
Mary Gordon was invited to join a panel of social entrepreneurs, moderated by Anna Maria Tremonti – Mars Discovery District


Time to Open the Future 9th Forum “Education to Save People” conferenceKorean Teachers’ Credit Union – Seoul, Republic of Korea
November 28th – Mary Gordon shares research on the success of her international bullying prevention program

Samuel Center for Social Connectedness 2019 Global Symposium – Re-imagining Community in the 21st CenturyEvergreen Brickworks – Toronto, ON
October 27th-30th – Mary Gordon joins a panel discussion at 8:00 am on October 29th called: What do we value? Towards Human-Centered Policy Making

Nurturing Empathy in Young Children – Parent & Professional Resource Centre, Lambton College
October 24 –
Mary Gordon speaks 6:30-8:30 at the Quality Inn, 751 Christina Street South, Sarnia, ON

Nourishing the Roots of Empathy: Towards a Non-Violent Aotearoa/New Zealand Art For Change Fundraising Exhibition – Auckland, New Zealand
September 21 – an event in support of Roots of Empathy, Mary Gordon will be there

Viewing the classroom climate through the lens of attachment-aware and trauma-informed teaching
August 29 –
Mary Gordon presents 10:30 am – 12:00 pm at Prairie Mountain School, 5305 Royal Ave, Eugene, Oregon

Science of Human Connection – Project for the Advancement of our Common Humanity (PACH)
June 19 – 
Mary, who contributed a chapter to the book by PACH called “The Crisis of Connection” – joins a panel discussion at the Carey Institute for Global Good – Rensselaerville, NY

Spirit of Humanity Forum – Discovering Harmony in a World of Difference – Spiritual Resilience in Practice – Reykjavik, Iceland
May 31 – Mary participates in a panel discussion “Harmony in Ourselves and in Our Communities”

2019 Roots of Empathy Symposium
May 16 – 17 
– Mary hosts the 8th annual Roots of Empathy Symposium at the Globe and Mail Centre – with thanks to our sponsor Nivea and our media sponsor The Globe and Mail – Toronto, Canada

2019 Spring Inspiration Breakfast
Apr. 25
 – Mary was the keynote speaker at the MetroWest Foundation’s Spring Inspiration Breakfast: a celebration of youth and family philanthropy – Wellesley, MA

Inspiring Early Learning Conference
April 13
– Mary was the keynote speaker on “Slowing down to connect” at Fleming College – Peterborough, ON

Vanier Institute Families in Canada Conference
March 28 – Mary joined a panel titled “Little Data Through a Family Lens” and discusses the ways in which we measure empathy and love and their impact on our understanding of families – Ottawa, ON

What About the Children Conference 
March 20 – Mary provided a keynote on infant mental health – London, UK

Beyond Boundaries and Borders: Expanding Possibilities for the Future of Higher Education
February 21-23
– San Diego, CA

Educating with Empathy Conference, Learning & the Brain
February 15-17 – San Francisco, CA

Learnit – The World’s Event for Learning
January 24-25 – London, UK