The Emotion Revolution Summit with Lady Gaga in Collaboration with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

Event Type: 
One Day Event
Event Description: 
The Emotion Revolution Summit engaged high school students, their parents, educators, policymakers, and advocates in panel discussions, workshops, and remarks from the Life is Good Company Co-Founder, Bert Jacobs; Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, Carmen Farina; and Lady Gaga. The day aimed to start conversations about how young people can lead happier, healthier, productive lives as well as how to create more positive school and academic climates.
Date: 
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Location: 
Yale School of Management
Organization: 
Born This Way Foundation, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
Point of Contact: 
Marc Brackett, Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Kate Vieillard connected about YC&E assisting in logistical support of the Emotion Revolution. Shannon LeGault and Megan Palluzzi started handling registration but then became more
YC&E Project Lead: 
Shannon LeGault and Megan Palluzzi
Scope of Work: 
  • Organized online registration with different levels of access for nearly 400 attendees who were able to participate in different workshops and panels, thus customizing their experience
  • Booked travel and transportation for attendees, including organizing hotel blocks 
  • Arranged food and beverage through School of Management catering, including a VIP lunch that took place for Lady Gaga, her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, board members, and others
  • Coordinated with Yale Police Department and Security to arrange the proper amount of supervision for the high profile event
  • Partnered with vendors and sponsors such as Facebook, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Microsoft, Mattel, Life is Good, HopeLab, WWE, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Flawless Foundation, and the Faas Foundation to organize gift bags for guests
  • Onsite coordination, including set up/breakdown
  • Worked alongside School of Management and the Emotion Revolution staff throughout

“The Emotion Revolution Summit would not have been possible without the team at YC&E. Their professionalism and support exceeded all expectations – from planning to catering, to design logistics to every possible detail. I will be forever grateful for their contributions to making our special day with 400 educators and students a tremendous success.”

 -        Marc Brackett, Ph. D. Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence