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Media Advisory: Dalai Lama credentials

February 29, 2016

Members of the media can apply for credentials to cover the event “The World We Make” featuring His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Madison, Wisconsin, at the Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St., Madison, on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 from 1:30 until 3 p.m. Media space will be limited.

Interested parties should fill out the form at the link below by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 4. Requests after the deadline and on the day of the event will not be granted.

After submitting, organizations will be asked to confirm attendance on organizational letterhead. The form requires the names of those who will be assigned to the event, their cellphone numbers, email addresses and positions (i.e. reporter, photographer, etc.).

With the security setup for the event, we are unable to accommodate requests for one-on-one interviews with the Dalai Lama or to bring camera/video equipment inside Capitol Theater during the event. Filming and photography in the Overture Center outside of the Capitol Theater are permitted.

Credentialed media receive:

Access to the Media Room at the Overture Center with live stream feed of the event, seating, and photo/video opportunities outside of Capitol Theater. Space will not be offered inside the theater.

High quality photos and audio-visual footage from the event by 4 p.m. on March 9 (within one hour of the event ending).

Opportunities to schedule interviews before the event and live, in-person interview opportunities immediately after the event with panelists:

—Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds, who is best known for his groundbreaking work studying emotion and the brain.

—Sona Dimidjian, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder, whose research addresses the treatment and prevention of depression, with a particular focus on the mental health of women during pregnancy and postpartum.

—Soma Stout, executive external lead for health improvement for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and executive lead of 100 Million Healthier Lives, which brings together hundreds of partners across global communities to support 100 million people living healthier lives by 2020.

—Dan Harris, correspondent for ABC News, co-anchor for the weekend edition of “Good Morning America,” and regular contributor for such shows as “Nightline,” “20/20” and “World News Tonight.”

Exclusive media kit with information on other experts available for a variety of related story angles.

Credentials will be distributed at the Overture Center to members of the media with a photo ID, preferably a driver’s license or media identification card. Organizations bringing camera or video equipment should allow for one hour to go through security.

Information on when to arrive, where to enter the Overture Center and where to park will be sent after credential requests have been received and confirmed.