Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts presents OUC SPEAKERS AT DR. PHILLIPS CENTER SERIES DEEPAK CHOPRA THE FUTURE OF WELLBEING
October 24, 2016 – The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts continues the OUC Speakers at Dr. Phillips Center Series with the announcement of Deepak Chopra. The prolific author and speaker that Time Magazine described as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century” and “the poet-prophet of alternative medicine” will speak on The Future of Wellbeing in the Walt Disney Theater on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the performance will be on sale to the public Friday, October 28, 2016 at 10 a.m. Tickets start at $45.00 and may be purchased online at drphillipscenter.org, by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Online and phone ticket purchases are subject to handling fees.
Guests are invited to join Deepak Chopra as he creates a roadmap for “higher health,” based on the latest findings in both mainstream and alternative medicine. Topics for the speaking engagement will include:
Chopra will address these questions, as well as practical ways to experience higher consciousness, transformation and healing. He will also share new insights from his latest book, “You are the Universe.” A book-signing will take place following the lecture.
“We were thrilled with the overwhelmingly positive response we received upon announcing the OUC Speaker Series earlier this year,” said Kathy Ramsberger, president and CEO of Dr. Phillips Center. “The goal for the arts center has always been to present interesting, diversified programming, and we are excited that Deepak Chopra will be another unique offering to the community that will surely engage, educate and inspire our guests.”
“We are excited to have Deepak Chopra as part of the OUC Speaker Series. OUC is committed to growing interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM). These areas fuel our business as well as provide our community opportunities to learn and grow,” said Roseann Harrington, Vice President Marketing, Communications & Community Relations of OUC – The Reliable One. “Deepak Chopra is a powerful force in the health and wellness field, and his positive energy has helped millions reach their potential to find success and happiness.”
The OUC Speakers at Dr. Phillips Center Series officially begins next month with An Evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson on November 15, 2016.
About Deepak Chopra
Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, founder of The Chopra Foundation and co-founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.
Chopra is the author of more than 80 books with 22 New York Times best sellers in both fiction and nonfiction. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra’s books have been published in more than 43 languages. His ground breaking book, “Super Genes,” co-authored with Dr. Rudolph Tanzi (“Harmony,” November 2015) focuses on the new genetics and is revolutionizing how we understand ourselves with the health of those around us. His New York Times best seller “Peace is the Way” received the Religion and Spirituality Quill Award in 2005, and “The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life” was awarded the Grand Prize in the 2005 Nautilus Awards. His latest New York Times best sellers include “What Are You Hungry For: The Chopra Solution to Permanent Weight Loss, Wellbeing and Lightness of the Soul,” “Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness and Spiritual Wellbeing,” “War of the Worldviews,” “Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul” and “Spiritual Solutions – Answers to Life’s Greatest Problems.” The Wall Street Journal characterized the “The Soul of Leadership” as one of five best business books to read for your career. Released on Mother’s Day 2010, the new multi-media project, “The Mother-Infant Bond: The Biology of Love,” produced by TheVisualMD.com with a consortium of partners, reveals never-before-seen scientific visuals depicting the extraordinary biological bond between mother and baby.
Deepak Chopra’s popularity as an international presenter and keynote speaker is exemplified in an impressive list of honorariums. For the last three years, Greatist.com has recognized Dr. Chopra as one of “The 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness.” The World Post and The Huffington Post global internet survey ranked Chopra #17 in influential thinkers in the world and #1 in Medicine. Chopra is the recipient of the 2010 GOI Peace Award, the 2006 Ellis Island Medal of Honor presented by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations Foundation, the 2006 Trailblazer Award by the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, the 2002 Einstein Humanitarian Award through Albert Einstein College of Medicine in collaboration with the American Journal of Psychotherapy. He serves as an adjunct professor at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and Columbia Business School, Columbia University, clinical professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego, Health Sciences, faculty at Walt Disney Imagineering and senior scientist with The Gallup Organization.
About Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC)
Established in 1923 by a special act of the Florida Legislature, OUC – The ReliableOne – is the second largest municipal utility in Florida and the 14th largest municipal in the country. OUC provides electric, water, chilled water and/or lighting services to 240,000 customers in Orlando, St. Cloud and parts of unincorporated Orange and Osceola counties. According to data provided by the Florida Public Service Commission, OUC has been more reliable than the state’s investor-owned utilities for 18 years running.
OUC is focused not just on reliability and affordability, but weaves sustainability into everything it does. This includes opening the area’s first community solar farm; implementing an innovative solar aggregation program which will lower the cost of home solar installation; building more than 150 electric vehicle charging stations; and committing to help prepare the next generation of scientists and engineers by supporting educational programs.
About the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization operating the state-of-the-art performing arts center in downtown Orlando, Florida. With its opening in November 2014, the performing arts center launched its vision of Arts for Every Life by being a gathering place for creativity and discovery; a vibrant urban destination where artists, audiences and students come to experience, explore and learn. The two-block community destination features the 2,700-seat Walt Disney Theater, 300-seat Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, Seneff Arts Plaza, Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts, the DeVos Family Room, and other event rental spaces. Future expansion includes Steinmetz Hall, a 1,700-seat acoustical theater, along with rehearsal, classroom, office space and commercial development spaces. Dr. Phillips Center is a private non-profit collaborating with the City of Orlando, Orange County, the State of Florida and generous donors.