A day before the opening of the 3rd International Brain HSP Olympiad and Brain Education Conference, Ellenville, NY, August 10-12, 2007, Ilchi Lee announced that the New York State Senate had issued a proclamation declaring Brain Education Week in the State to be August 6-12, 2007.
Leading this proclamation through the New York State Senate was Senator John J. Bonacic. Ilchi Lee extended his gratitude to Senator Bonacic for this special recognition on behalf of the Olympiad and Conference sponsors — International Brain Education Association (Sedona, AZ), and Korea Institute of Brain Science (Seoul), both of which he heads.
The official proclamation congratulated the sponsors of the Olympiad Conference on the merits of Brain Education, and on holding these events in New York State, which has a proud history of innovating and adopting advances in educational philosophy and programs. In the proclamation document, Brain Education was depicted as a new educational approach firmly based on the latest scientific findings of brain research, and compatible with the imperatives of education children in schools and young adults in colleges for the challenges of a changing, globalizing and digitizing world.
Understanding the human brain in terms of the development of positive human behavior is critically important to the quality of life of the individual people. Building educational programs and methods to enhance the power and potential of the human brain is the cutting edge of fostering the development of children as healthy, happy, peaceful and high-performing learners and future contributors to society’s institutions. Brain Education was recognized as a significant field of study and application. The Olympiad and Conference were considered to be timely and important events in the spreading of awareness of Brain Education and the benefits that can result from it.