Daily Schedule

On this page you'll find all the daily events of the Congress 2011. Start by clicking a day below and you'll be shown the entire schedule of that particular day. Be sure to also visit our Congress Programme Overview page for a more detailed description of every programme item.

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Congress Schedule for Sunday, 7 August 2011

14:00 Congress Check-In   19:00 Opening Ceremony   Meet&Mix

Congress Check-In

14:00 to 18:30

The Congress Doors at the Lugano Congress Center open at 14:00 Sunday, 7 August for check-in
to receive your packets and badges.

See our detailed Congress Venues page for directions and maps of the Congress Center.

Opening Ceremony

19:00

LuganoWelcome to the
9th International Congress of the Alexander-Technique, 2011 in Lugano!

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Meet & Mix

After Opening Ceremony

After the Opening Ceremony at 19:00, there will be a reception in the Congress Center Foyer (with a glass of sparkling prosecco) and a chance to circulate among friends old and new. Then upstairs for Country Dancing led by Erik Bendix.

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Congress Schedule for Monday, 8 August 2011

09:00 Continuous Learning   11:00 Plenary Session   14:00 Workshops   
17:00 Science of Human Functioning  20:00 Entertainment All Day Meditation

Continuous Learning Sessions

09:00 to 10:30

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10:30 to 11:00

Plenary Session

11:00 to 12:15 // CC A

Jack Stern DetailsCollapse DetailsJack Stern // CC A // Help patients to get better faster and stay better longer

Jack SternJack Stern

Help patients to get better faster and stay better longer ( 1¼ hr )
Mon, 8 Aug - 11:00 to 12:15 - Congress Center, CC A

Jack Stern is a respected New York neurosurgeon with a long career spent helping people, repairing the nerve tissue of the body's motor system. Jack is an advocate for the Alexander Technique as a component of full recovery and in his talk he will explain why the Alexander Technique helps patients to get better faster and stay better longer. Jack Stern MD PhD Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, Yale University School of Medicine.

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Lunch

12:15 to 14:00

The Mensa Cafeteria is at the University for those who booked the Lunch Special Offer during registration. The Mensa may also offer some ad hoc meals for cash.
On our Foods & Drinks page you'll find a map with a selection of great alternative locations...

Workshops

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16:45 to 17:15

Science of Human Functioning - Special Lecture

17:15 to 18:15 // CC A

Amy LikarDetailsCollapse DetailsAmy Likar // CC A // Body Mapping and the Alexander Technique

Amy LikarAmy Likar

Body Mapping and the Alexander Technique ( 1 hr )
Mon, 8 Aug - 17:15 to 18:15 - Congress Center, CC A

Body Mapping and the practical application of anatomy to functional movement has brought many people to the study of Alexander Technique. This lecture will present practical information about weight delivery and balance and how inquiry into structure, function and size can aid and assist us as teachers of the Alexander Technique when working with students.

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Dinner

18:15 to 20:00

Again, visit our Foods & Drinks page where you will be finding a map with a selection of great locations...

Social Programme and Entertainment

20:00 to 21:30

DetailsCollapse DetailsShort Stories from the Heart // CC A

Short Stories from the Heart ( 1½ hr )
Mon, 8 Aug - 20:00 to 21:30 - Congress Center, CC A

Being masters of Inhibition, Alexander teachers are always storytelling in their professional lives. Tonight we hear stories from a handful of teachers, which may have nothing to do with their teaching lives, but everything to do with what made them the people they are.

These stories may be funny, sad, ordinary or extraordinary. The only quality that defines them is that they are absolutely true.

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All Day

Work-Exchange

8:00 to 21:30

We hope that you will have the opportunity to make new acquaintances and the Working Together space will be open upstairs in the CC room B .

Meet & Mix

8:00 to 23:00

The foyer of the CC will be great social gathering place.
There will be a cafe for coffee and tea in the Congress Hall Foyer as well.

And: The Congress Hall is in a large park on the shore of Lake Lugano! A great place to relax and discuss with colleagues!

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Meditation

07:45 to 08:45 // CC E

Otto E. Vogt

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Congress Schedule for Tuesday, 9 August 2011

09:00 Continuous Learning   11:00 Plenary Session   14:00 Workshops   
17:00 Science of Human Functioning  20:00 Entertainment All Day Meditation

Continuous Learning Sessions

09:00 to 10:30

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10:30 to 11:00

Plenary Session

11:00 to 12:15 // CC A

Max Velmans DetailsCollapse DetailsMax Velmans // CC A // How to understand mind/body causal interactions

Max VelmansMax Velmans

How to understand mind/body causal interactions ( 1¼ hr )
Tue, 9 Aug - 11:00 to 12:15 - Congress Center, CC A

Max Velmans has written an outstanding review of theories of consciousness, 'Understanding Consciousness' and in his talk he will explore some ways of understanding the causal links between consciousness and the embodied brain, viewed as a psychophysical unity.

Max is interested in further discussion with Alexander Teachers following his talk. Professor Max Velmans BSc PhD CPsycol FBPsS, Emeritus Professor, Dept of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London.

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Lunch

12:15 to 14:00

The Mensa Cafeteria is at the University for those who booked the Lunch Special Offer during registration. The Mensa may also offer some ad hoc meals for cash.
On our Foods & Drinks page you'll find a map with a selection of great alternative locations...

Workshops

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16:45 to 17:15

Science of Human Functioning - Special Lecture

17:15 to 18:15 // CC A

Gitte FjordboDetailsCollapse DetailsGitte Fjordbo // CC A // When conscious control is NOT an option... & the "right thing" does NOT do itself.

Gitte FjordboGitte D. Fjordbo

When conscious control is NOT an option.. & the "right thing" does NOT do itself. ( 1 hr )
Tue, 9 Aug - 17:15 to 18:15 - Congress Center, CC A

How does a compromised nervous-system influence the development of our habitual patterns of use of ourselves. How will it impact our possibility of learning the Alexander technique and vice versa: How will the Alexander technique impact our compromised nervous-system?!

Gitte will also be giving an afternoon workshop to further explore, and experience through practical work, the contents of the above lecture. There will be time for questions and comments coming out of the Lecture.
That workshop is titled “Essential Presence in Touch(TM) – allowing a Space of De-rotation”.
Click here to see details

About Gitte D. Fjordbo

Gitte D. Fjordbo's interdisciplinary background and training is traditional as well as complimentary. She began her personal and professional journey in the field of Rehabilitation at the age of 18 following a serious car accident. She received her MA degree from the University of Copenhagen (1982-94) with a double major in Audiologopedics and the Alexander Technique, the first of its kind in the world. She wrote two theses for this: "On the Development of Habit – from the viewpoint of the Alexander Technique and early neuromotor patterns of development" and "Why w e have to Crawl... - On Human Development; motor and communicative skills – aberrations and inter-connections". She was certified as a teacher of the Technique from the Constructive Teaching Centre, London, in 1992. She has worked in the field of Transpersonal Psychology since 1989, extensively with transpersonal psychologist, Ruth White, with whom she is currently writing a book. The field of Energy Medicine has been an interest and a part of her work for many years. Gitte is a trained and well-practised Neuro-developmental Therapist (ad modum INPP, Chester, the U.K.) and a practitioner of Johansen Individualized Auditory Stimulation (JIAS). She is certified as a Philosophical Counsellor from the Philosophical Counselling Institute, B.C., Canada and a certified Practitioner of Somatic Experiencing (shock-trauma-therapy).

Gifted with many insights into the field of human potential, Gitte's work is expansive. In true transpersonal style hers is an approach of 'and-and-and...' – rather than 'and-or..'. She currently lives in Denmark with her lovely companion and playmate, the yellow Labrador, Molly. 

http://www.more-dimensions.dk/

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Dinner

18:15 to 20:00

Again, visit our Foods & Drinks page where you will be finding a map with a selection of great locations...

Social Programme and Entertainment

20:00 to 21:30

DetailsCollapse DetailsAn Evening of Cabaret! // CC A

An Evening of Cabaret! ( 1½ hr )
Tue, 9 Aug - 20:00 to 21:30 - Congress Center, CC A

Ranging from Performance Art to Jazz via anyplace at all, we show off the diversity of talent embedded in our Alexander world.

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All Day

Work-Exchange

8:00 to 21:30

We hope that you will have the opportunity to make new acquaintances and the Working Together space will be open upstairs in the CC room B .

Meet & Mix

8:00 to 23:00

The foyer of the CC will be great social gathering place.
There will be a cafe for coffee and tea in the Congress Hall Foyer as well.

And: The Congress Hall is in a large park on the shore of Lake Lugano! A great place to relax and discuss with colleagues!

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Meditation

17:15 to 18:15 // CC E

Otto E. Vogt

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Congress Schedule for Wednesday, 10 August 2011

09:00 Continuous Learning   11:00 Elisabeth Walker  
12:15 Free Afternoon  20:00 Entertainment   All Day   Meditation

Continuous Learning Sessions

09:00 to 10:30

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10:30 to 11:00

Plenary Session - Special Guest Elisabeth Walker

11:00 to 12:15 // CC A

Elisabeth Walker DetailsCollapse DetailsElisabeth Walker // CC A

Elisabeth Walker

Elisabeth Walker

Wed, 10 Aug - 11:00 to 12:15 - Congress Center, CC A ( 1¼ hr )

We are very pleased to have Elisabeth Walker joining us to share their expertise from their long and illustrious years of teaching the Alexander Technique.
About Elisabeth Walker

Elisabeth Walker born 1914 in Cambridgeshire, trained in 1935 as a radiographer and worked with Graham Hodgson in London with whom she X-rayed Royalty and many celebrities of the day.  She later worked at King’s College Hospital and at the hospital of St. John & St. Elizabeth.

She had her first lesson with F.M.Alexander in 1937 and started training with him in 1938.   That same year she married Dick Walker and together they completed their training with F.M. Alexander in 1947.  In January 1949 Elisabeth and Dick emigrated to South Africa to teach there as Irene Tasker was returning to England.  After eleven years teaching and raising their family, they too returned to England where they taught privately as well as at the New College of Speech and Drama.

In 1985 they started the Alexander Teacher Training Course, Oxford, where they were able to develop even further their understanding of the technique and their attitude of continual curiosity and learning.

Since 1992 Elisabeth has also given workshops and Master Classes in Switzerland, Germany, France, Holland, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the U.S.A.   She has contributed to seven of the International Congresses.

Her years of experience have given Elisabeth a deep confidence in the value of Alexander’s principles and in conveying these principles simply and directly to whoever she is teaching.  Her Autobiography “Forward and Away” was published in 2008.  Central to Elisabeth’s teaching is respect for each person’s individuality and a lively interest in practical and artistic activities. 

Two of Elisabeth’s five children are Alexander teachers.

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Free Afternoon / Sightseeing

12:15 to 20:00

Sightseeing Tours CollageWednesday afternoon will be free time after 12:15. There will be Sightseeing tours available, which you can sign up for when you register, if you wish to see the beautiful local sights.

Visit our Sightseeing page for details...

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Social Programme and Entertainment

20:00 to 21:30

DetailsCollapse DetailsA Performance Potpourri // CC A — Tango Milonga // Hotel Pestalozzi

A Performance Potpourri ( 1½ hr )
Wed, 8 Aug - 20:00 to 21:30 - Congress Center, CC A

Some things are neither Classical nor Cabaret, and the quality of performances offered for our entertainment programme meant we couldn't possibly squeeze them into two nights only, so come this evening expecting an eclectic grouping of fine song, dance, theatre and music. Programme 90 minutes,no interval.

Tango Milonga ( 4 hr )
Wed, 8 Aug - 20:00 to 00:00 - Hotel Pestalozzi Ballroom

Hotel Pestalozzi BallroomFor all Tangueras and Tangueros, we will have a Milonga taking place in the Hotel Pestalozzi's beautiful ballroom. You will find the Hotel Pestalozzi just opposite the Congress Center.

Everybody is welcome to dance, to listen to the music, to enjoy Tango.
But:There will be no Tango Instruction!

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All Day

Work-Exchange

8:00 to 21:30

We hope that you will have the opportunity to make new acquaintances and the Working Together space will be open upstairs in the CC room B .

Meet & Mix

8:00 to 23:00

The foyer of the CC will be great social gathering place.
There will be a cafe for coffee and tea in the Congress Hall Foyer as well.

And: The Congress Hall is in a large park on the shore of Lake Lugano! A great place to relax and discuss with colleagues!

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Meditation

07:45 to 08:45 // CC E

Otto E. Vogt

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Congress Schedule for Thursday, 11 August 2011

09:00 Continuous Learning   11:00 Plenary Session   14:00 Workshops   
17:00 Science of Human Functioning  20:00 Entertainment All Day Meditation

Continuous Learning Sessions

09:00 to 10:30

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10:30 to 11:00

Plenary Session

11:00 to 12:15 // CC A

Alan Wing DetailsCollapse DetailsAlan Wing // CC A // Sensory motor control of togetherness: Ensemble timing and posture and balance

Alan WingAlan Wing

Sensory motor control of togetherness: Ensemble timing
and posture and balance ( 1¼ hr )
Thurs, 9 Aug - 11:00 to 12:15 - Congress Center, CC A

I will describe two lines of current research in my lab. The first is concerned with the high quality of synchronisation in music ensemble performance. I will describe an experiment in which a leading classical string quartet repeatedly played two short Haydn excerpts with intentional, but unrehearsed, expressive variations in timing. Time series analysis revealed temporal adjustments within the various duo combinations in the quartet that differed from pair to pair. Contrasting patterns of timing corrections, between first and second violins, on the one hand, and viola and cello, on the other, were consistent with roles commonly assigned to different instruments in chamber music ensembles. This work suggests time series analysis offers a promising method for objectively characterising timing in music ensemble.

The second line of lab research that I will present is on the contribution of light touch, in which gentle finger tip contact with an environmental fixed surface reduces body sway in standing. Forces at contact are too small to provide direct mechanical support and so are assumed to contribute cues to the control of balance. In light touch assisted balance, the reference surface need not be rigidly fixed to reduce sway. I will describe an experiment in which a moving reference, provided by touching another person reduced sway, even though that person was also swaying. In such interpersonal light touch, information about contact surface movements is used to control tracking of the surface by the hand. At the same time the information is also used to control body sway more efficiently than if there were no contact.

About Alan Wing
Alan Wing studied Physics and Psychology as an undergraduate at Edinburgh University. After completing a PhD (with AB Kristofferson) on timing of movement at McMaster University in Ontario, he continued this research as a postdoctoral research fellow (with S Sternberg) at Bell Labs in New Jersey. He then joined Medical Research Council staff at the Cambridge Applied Psychology Unit (with AD Baddeley) where he commenced studies of anticipatory control of posture in whole body balance and precision grip. Alan is currently Professor of Human Movement in the School of Psychology at The University of Birmingham where he leads the Sensory Motor Neuroscience group in research funded by BBSRC (balance in the elderly), Stroke Association (retraining hemiparetic gait; coordination in reaching), EU FP7 (nano-resolved multi-scale investigations of human tactile sensations and tissue engineered nanobiosensors).

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Lunch

12:15 to 14:00

The Mensa Cafeteria is at the University for those who booked the Lunch Special Offer during registration. The Mensa may also offer some ad hoc meals for cash.
On our Foods & Drinks page you'll find a map with a selection of great alternative locations...

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16:45 to 17:15

Science of Human Functioning - Special Lecture

17:15 to 18:15 // CC A

Rachel ZahnDetailsCollapse DetailsRachel Zahn // CC A // The Embodied Mind

Rachel ZahnRachel Zahn

The Embodied Mind ( 1 hr )
Thurs, 11 Aug - 17:15 to 18:15 - Congress Center, CC A

Rachel will present an innovative model for an experiment consisting of 5-10 AT teachers and a "hand-picked" group of 10 leading edge neuroscientists, philosophers of mind, psychologists, and robotic engineers who explore the "Embodied Mind".

This initial experiment has been sponsored and partially funded by the CREA Laboratory at Ecole Polytechnique (the 'MIT' of France) and is planned for a weekend in late Fall. The goal of this experiment is to introduce the group to the particularly subtle methods of training AT teachers, and to invite them to have the actual hands-on experience. The group will explore the principles underlying the definitions of AT teaching using their own theoretical, methodological, and experiential perspectives. Such an exchange will open the AT to a professional dialogue pivotal to supporting the AT's future in the world at large.

About Rachel Zahn
Rachel Zahn graduated from the American Center for the Alexander Technique (ACAT) in 1969, assisted Judith Leibowitz at the Juilliard School of Music in New York, and joined the ACAT faculty from 1972–1981. During the 1970s she collaborated and trained with psychologists, developing a unique interdisciplinary approach to the psychophysical process of ‘high performance’ in actors, musicians, athletes, and original thinkers. She was mentored by the American anthropologist Margaret Mead who gave her the responsibility to continue applying Mead’s model of global cooperation to practical use. This task motivated her to embark on two doctorates: The relationship between global thinking and intercultural communication (Union Institute, USA) and Psychophysical Congruence and the Mind-Body Problem (Université Paris 1, Sorbonne-Pantheon and CREA, l’École Polytechnique). She is currently introducing the Alexander Technique to cognitive scientists and developing an introductory course in cognitive science for Alexander teachers. She conducts seminars internationally.

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Dinner

18:15 to 20:00

Again, visit our Foods & Drinks page where you will be finding a map with a selection of great locations...

Social Programme and Entertainment

20:00 to 21:30

DetailsCollapse DetailsClassical // CC A

Classical ( 1½ hr )
Thurs, 11 Aug - 20:00 to 21:30 - Congress Center, CC A

This evening we showcase the skills and talents of our colleagues who regularly perform in the Classical repertoire. Solo and ensemble pieces for instrument and voice, plus some collaborations which have been invented only in the course of this Congress week.

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All Day

Work-Exchange

8:00 to 21:30

We hope that you will have the opportunity to make new acquaintances and the Working Together space will be open upstairs in the CC room B .

Meet & Mix

8:00 to 23:00

The foyer of the CC will be great social gathering place.
There will be a cafe for coffee and tea in the Congress Hall Foyer as well.

And: The Congress Hall is in a large park on the shore of Lake Lugano! A great place to relax and discuss with colleagues!

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Meditation

17:15 to 18:15 // CC E

Otto E. Vogt

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Congress Schedule for Friday, 12 August 2011

09:00 Continuous Learning   11:00 Plenary Session  14:00 Workshops   
17:00 Science of Human Functioning  20:00 Dance Party  All Day Meditation

Continuous Learning Sessions

09:00 to 10:30

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Short Break

10:30 to 11:00

Plenary Session

11:00 to 12:15 // CC A

Kevan A.C. Martin DetailsCollapse DetailsKevan A.C. Martin // CC A // Lessons from Elisabeth

Kevan A.C. MartinKevan A. C. Martin

Lessons from Elisabeth ( 1¼ hr )
Fri, 12 Aug - 11:00 to 12:15 - Congress Center, CC A

Kevan A.C. Martin is a Director of the Institute of Neuroinformatics and a Double Professor of Systems Neurophysiology at the University of Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). His research is on the structure and function of the cerebral cortex and he works on the physical basis of perception, cognition and action.

One of his long-term interests is the physical basis of thought. He explores many aspects of performance to find an answer to the simple question: what is the relationship between thought and movement? His own performance is as a member of Paracotta, a formation skydiving team that trains in Switzerland.

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Lunch

12:15 to 14:00

The Mensa Cafeteria is at the University for those who booked the Lunch Special Offer during registration. The Mensa may also offer some ad hoc meals for cash.
On our Foods & Drinks page you'll find a map with a selection of great alternative locations...

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Short Break

16:45 to 17:15

Science of Human Functioning - Special Lecture

17:15 to 18:15 // CC A

Mike GleesonDetailsCollapse DetailsMike Gleeson // CC A // Postural Orientation: Getting it and keeping it

Mike GleesonMike Gleeson

Postural Orientation: Getting it and keeping it ( 1 hr )
Fri, 12 Aug - 17:15 to 18:15 - Congress Center, CC A

This presentation will look at the interaction of the inputs from the proprioceptive, vestibular, and visual systems in the development of upright postural orientation. It will also consider how the Alexander Technique can optimize our ability to maintain good orientation as we age. Michael Gleeson has a background in Physiotherapy and the Alexander Technique, and a special interest in the dynamics of postural orientation. He is currently doing a Research Degree through the School of Public Health at Sydney University looking at whether the Alexander Technique can improve balance and mobility in older adults with vision impairments.

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Dinner

18:15 to 20:00

Again, visit our Foods & Drinks page where you will be finding a map with a selection of great locations...

Social Programme and Entertainment

20:00 to open end

DetailsCollapse DetailsDance Party! // CC B

Dance Party!
Fri, 12 Aug - 20:00 to open end - Congress Center, CC B

Dr. Müller's BluesbandDr. Müller's Bluesband from over the mountains (they're from Zurich) comin' to play their high energy RnB down here in the Southern Delta.
Check out the band's website and listen to a few samples from their repertoire!

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All Day

Work-Exchange

8:00 to 19:00

We hope that you will have the opportunity to make new acquaintances and the Working Together space will be open upstairs in the CC room B .

Meet & Mix

8:00 to 19:00

The foyer of the CC will be great social gathering place.
There will be a cafe for coffee and tea in the Congress Hall Foyer as well.

And: The Congress Hall is in a large park on the shore of Lake Lugano! A great place to relax and discuss with colleagues!

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Meditation

07:45 to 08:45 // CC E

Otto E. Vogt

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Congress Schedule for Saturday, 13 August 2011

09:00 Continuous Learning   11:00 Closing Ceremony

Continuous Learning Sessions

09:00 to 10:30

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Closing Ceremony

11:00 to 12:15

LuganoThank you for attending and contributing to
9th International Congress of the Alexander-Technique, 2011 in Lugano!

Goodbye! And have a safe journey home!

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