Event Detail

What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting it Right When You Have to - FREE for Members (Ended)

Date, Time, and Location:
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 (add this event to your Outlook Calendar)
5:00 pm
The Standard Club, 320 S Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL  60604   (Driving Directions)

Date, Time, and Location:
Wed., July 18, 2012
5:00 - 7:00 pm
The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago IL 60604

Sian Beilock Program Description:
Sian Beilock, one of the foremost experts on the brain science behind performance under stress, explains why we "choke" under pressure as well as how we make the perfect golf swing, difficult math calculation, or business presentation look easy.

Beilock will give an overview of what psychological and brain science says about how we get to be the best and will then detail how and why our performance sometimes go awry when there is the utmost pressure to succeed. She unpacks the science behind why some people excel and others fail to perform at a high level when the stakes are high - whether it's trying to hit the perfect shot, taking a test, or pitching to a room full of clients.

Linking body and mind closer than ever before, Beilock provides counterintuitive revelations about intelligence and performance. She also gives practical advice about ways to not choke in high-pressure situations, and how to succeed brilliantly when it matters most. Her book, CHOKE: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal about Getting It Right When You Have To (Free Press) was published in September, 2010, and will be available for sale at the event.

Members - Free
Student-Members - Free
Non-Members - $45
(payable by cash, check or credit card - NO FUNCTION TICKETS)*

Business Casual

Light Refreshments

For Reservations:
Register online below, or by phone: 312-251-1301

5:00 - 5:45pm: Registration and Networking Reception
5:45 - 7:00pm: Program and Q&A

Hosted by: Career Management Advisory Group

Sian L. Beilock, Ph.D.
Sian Beilock is a psychology professor at The University of Chicago and one of the world's leading experts on the brain science behind "choking under pressure" and the many factors influencing all types of performance: from test-taking to public speaking to your golf swing.

Beilock received a B.S. in Cognitive Science from the University of California, San Diego and PhDs in both Kinesiology (sport science) and Psychology from Michigan State University. Her research is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation.

Sian Beilock's research is routinely covered in the media (e.g., CNN, New York Times, NPR, Wall Street Journal) and she was highlighted as one of four "Rising Stars" across all academic disciplines by the Chronicle of Higher Education in 2005 and chosen as one of twenty-five "Women to Watch" by Crain's Chicago Business Magazine in 2007.

Sian Beilock runs the Human Performance Lab at the University of Chicago

*Special Notes Regarding Fees:
Student rate only available to students approved as a Student-Member of CFA Chicago for 2012-2013. Credit card is required to guarantee ALL reservations. No day-of-event pre-registrations accepted (on-site only, if applicable and space available). There is a $5 surcharge for walk-ins. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners Club are accepted. Cancellations accepted until 5:00 pm, July 12. If members fail to cancel before the deadline and/or fail to attend the event they will be charged a $10 fee. Non-members failing to cancel before the deadline will not receive a refund.

Passport Program
A Passport Event This is a "Passport Program." Members of any local CFA society may attend at the CFA Chicago member rate. If you are only a member of CFA Institute, you do not qualify for the society member rate.

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