On May 7, 2016, Brain Education conference was held in Queens, New York. Several sessions were presented discussing how to use Brain Education to increase motivation, creativity, confidence, Superintendent of Bronx, New York presenting the results of Brain Education Project and happiness and relieve stress and anxiety. They applied Brain Education to the needs of students, teachers, and parents. The superintendent of the Bronx, Elisa Alvarez made a presentation about the effects Brain Education has had on schools in her district. She said that "in the fall of last year 2015, we conducted Brain Education with 180 students who were struggling in school. By balancing the student's emotions, we saw surprising results in emotional management, social relationships and focus. Through these findings, my District was selected as the most innovative in New York City. District 7 is now a Power Brain district and is at the forefront of spreading Brain Education to all schools."
“My District was selected as the most innovative in New York City.”
Next Ilchi Lee, as a key-note speaker, spoke on the importance of giving young people opportunities to develop their character and integrity. He introduced the Benjamin School for Character Education, which he began for high school students in his native South Korea. At this one-year program students choose and complete a "dream project" that ignites their creativity and their passion. Last to speak was Dave Beal, Program Director for Power Brain Education. He addressed applying Brain Education to the classroom and the positive results that Power Brain Education has seen in New York City schools so far. Dave introduced the Power Brain 10, which helps to develop such as team building, focus, physical health, emotional wellness, and citizenship. The event drew 160 people in the field of education and 230 parents. It was broadcast live on Facebook on Ilchi Lee's page(Ilchi Lee@facebook), which has more than 80,000 followers. “My District was selected as the most innovative in New York City.”