A year into the unprecedented halt of global human and commercial traffic due to COVID-19, IBREA convened its 2020 Brain Education International Forum. This December gathering examined “A New Approach to Capacity Building in a COVID-Transformed World.”

  • Date: December 15, 2020
  • Mode: Live-streamed via YouTube
  • Hosted by: IBREA
  • Sponsored by: Global Cyber University, University of Brain Education, Brain Trainer Association

Over 10,000 viewers worldwide tuned in as 12 expert speakers from Korea, the US, China, and Japan deliberated on the evolution of Brain Education.


Session 1: Meditation and the Pursuit of Wellbeing

  • Future value of Brain Education
    – Ilchi Lee ▶Watch on YouTube
  • What is the value of Brain Education in workplaces?
    – Ericka Crawford ▶Watch on YouTube
  • Prospects for Brain Education in China in the post-pandemic world
    – Julie Miao ▶Watch on YouTube)
  • The future of integrative health care utilizing meditation
    – Hyun-Jung Yang ▶Watch on YouTube
  • Status of Brain Education in Japan prospects in the contactless era
    – Tanaka Yukari ▶Watch on YouTube
  • Breaking the silence on youth mental health with Brain Education TV
    – Gabi Petrylaite and Linda Yoonjin ▶Watch on YouTube
  • Meditation training and personal coaching in an untact world
    – Jong-Chan Park ▶Watch on YouTube

Sesson 2: Envisioning the Future of Education

  • Expanding education beyond classrooms
    – Dave Beal ▶Watch on YouTube
  • A leap forward of Global Cyber University in the era of remote learning
    – Chang-Young Oh ▶Watch on YouTube
  • The school that will thrive in an untact world
    – Nah-Ok Kim ▶Watch on YouTube
  • Self-motivation is a crucial learner competency
    – Yoon-Lee Choi ▶Watch on YouTube
  • Effectiveness of play-centered Brain Education for preschoolers
    – So-Young An ▶Watch on YouTube
  • Trends and prospects of the brain training market
    – Hyung-Chul Roh▶Watch on YouTube

Session 1: Meditation and the Pursuit of Wellbeing

In his keynote speech titled ‘Future value of Brain Education,’ IBREA President Ilchi Lee said, “Brain Education is to love yourself, take charge of your mind and body, and feel and express joy and happiness to small things. A good person is a person with a good brain, and it is Brain Education that helps to have a good brain.”

The session commenced with Dr. Ericka Crawford, a Brandon University Brain Education Ph.D. and Vice President of a biotech firm. Crawford delved into the tangible value of Brain Education in professional settings, elucidating its positive impact on employee wellness amid these trying times.

Shanghai-based Julie Miao, CEO of UDAP China, shed light on the burgeoning interest in Brain Education in China. As physical health concerns give way to mental well-being, Miao highlighted a research project gauging the influence of Brain Education on adolescents’ emotional health.

Hyun-Jung Yang from the University of Brain Education extolled the virtues of meditation, drawing upon numerous studies highlighting its efficacy in counteracting aging, dementia, and diabetes.

President Tanaka Yukari of IBREA-Japan delved into the ‘Status and Prospects for Brain Education in a Contactless-era Japanese Society.’ Highlighting IBREA-Japan’s significant initiatives since 1997, she touched upon their accomplishments: issuing Brain Trainer certificates, offering educational and workplace support, and launching the ‘Happy Brain City’ project. Yukari emphasized the increasing influence and momentum of Brain Education training in contemporary Japanese society.

YouTube content creators, Gabi Petrylaite and Linda Yoonjin, captivated audiences with their talk on addressing youth mental health via their ‘Brain Education’ TV channel.

The session rounded off with Jong-Chan Park of DahnWorld, one of Korea’s leading meditation companies. In his presentation on ‘Meditation training and personal coaching in an untact world,’ he introduced newly launched online live classes on Brain Meditation and breathing training amid COVID-19. In addition, he provided the viewers with hands-on experience of some techniques from the class.

Session II: Envisioning the Future of Education

Dave Beal of Brain Power Wellness elucidated on the incorporation of Brain Education within public schools, emphasizing adaptive strategies in light of pandemic-induced challenges.

Chang-Young Oh, representing Global Cyber University, spoke of the institution’s seamless transition to remote learning, a foresight stemming from their two-decade-long commitment to distance education.

Additionally, he delved into the major tracks of the Brain Education Convergence Department. These tracks encompassed topics such as brain development for preschoolers, brain training for children and adolescents, essential competency building for adults, approaches to brain health and beauty care, and strategies for the prevention of dementia in middle-aged and older adults.

Nah-Ok Kim, Principal of Benjamin School for Character Education, drew parallels between Benjamin School and the renowned Minerva School. Both institutions, devoid of physical campuses, champion proactive, experiential learning.

Yoon-Lee Choi of BR Brain Education Inc. emphasized self-awareness as the cornerstone of student motivation.

So-Young An, Director at Kids Brain Education Inc., underscored the significance of a play-centered approach for preschoolers. Given the challenges posed by COVID-19’s face-to-face interaction restrictions, she stressed the need to create a balanced environment that supports the physical, emotional, and cognitive growth of young children.

Concluding the presentations, Secretary Hyung-Chul Roh of the Brain Trainer Association discussed ‘Trends and Prospects in the Brain Training Market.’ He stated, “The rise in popularity of Brain Education marks a pivotal moment for the brain training industry. Emphasizing our ability to harness and cultivate our brains beyond just scientific and medical paradigms signifies a foundational shift in brain training.”