Week 2023


Dr. Shimi Kang

Award-Winning Harvard-Trained Physician | Bestselling Author | Global Social Entrepreneur

November 23, 2023 | 9:00 am - 10:15 am

Keynote: Our Brains, Bodies, Behaviours, and Tech: How to Maximize the Benefits and Minimize the Risks

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An award-winning medical doctor, researcher, and expert on the neuroscience of adaptability, leadership, and motivation, Dr. Shimi Kang provides science-based solutions for health, happiness, and achievement in the workplace, classroom, and at home. With 20 years of clinical experience and extensive research in the science that lies behind optimizing human intelligence, Kang applies contemporary concepts in neuroscience and brain health to show audiences how to cultivate key 21st century skills such as resilience, connection, creativity, and more.

Kang is a practicing psychiatrist and clinical associate professor at the University of British Columbia. As a thought leader, she has been featured in major media outlets around the world, including BBC World News, NPR, Al Jazeera, South China Morning Post, CBC, and The Washington Post. Her featured blogs can be found in The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, US News & World Report, and TIME magazine.

Kang is the author of The Tech Solution: Creating Healthy Habits for a Digital World, which provides neuroscience-based strategies to optimize technology’s incredible benefits while minimizing its many drawbacks. She is also the author of The Self-Motivated Kid and the critically acclaimed The Dolphin Parent: A Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy, and Self-Motivated Kids, which is a #1 bestseller and winner of the US News International Book Award.

In addition, Kang is the founder of Dolphin KIDS: Future-ready Minds; CEO of the Get Sparky digital platform, and host of the YouTube series, Mental Wealth with Dr. Shimi Kang. Kang has made promoting practical tools for mental wellness, connection, and adaptability a priority. Through these mediums, she provides positive mindset, social, emotional, and mental health skills for children, youths, and adults around the world.

An entertaining and experienced speaker, Kang has presented at events ranging from the world’s largest conferences to customized workshops for small groups. She has shared the stage with cutting edge scientists, movie stars, CEOs, professional athletes, and global leaders. Her 2016 TEDx presentation on the power of adaptability has been viewed millions of times.

Dr. Shimi Kang