04/01/08 a global campaign takes seed in seattle & inspires corporate volunteerism

April 1, 2008

Media Contact
Rachael Hutchins Granata
206-957-5449 rachaelhg@tpnevents.com


SEATTLE, WA: The Production Network (TPN) [tpnevents.com], the Seattle based experience marketing company, is proud to announce its producing partnership with the unprecedented Seeds of Compassion [seedsofcompassion.org] gathering in Seattle April 11-15, 2008.

The five-day event will bring the science and tools of compassion, highlighted by the teachings of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, to an
estimated audience of 153,000 children and adults.

Led by the desire to contribute to the betterment of children’s lives everywhere; TPN has been an integral part of planning and donated over a quarter-million dollars in management hours. TPN and Seeds of Compassion staff and volunteers overflow the offices and conference rooms at the TPN building, feverishly working out the logistics. When asked why he would undertake such a commitment, John Vadino, TPN President and CEO, had this to say;

“The best way for me to fulfill my responsibility as a father, CEO and steward to our global community is by example. What better example than through a personal and professional commitment to Seeds of Compassion?” said John “We are so honored at the invitation to produce these events.”

The staff at TPN recognize and value that their efforts are part of a greater whole. The seed that has been planted though this example of active corporate volunteerism has confirmed the beliefs held strong in the conscious of and expressed clearly in the TPN culture.

“Compassion is contagious. We firmly believe in the events ability to spark a movement. One small child who turns fear to hope or shows only one act of compassion could be the catalyst to change the world.”

Seeds of Compassion is an initiative of the Kirlin Charitable Foundation and the Venerable Lama Tenzin Dhonden. The purpose of the initiative is to nurture kindness and compassion in the world, starting with children and all those who touch their lives. Seeds of Compassion is partnering with early-childhood development advocates and organizations, foundations, educators, scientists, business leaders and the greater community to highlights and promote the evidence-based programs, tools, and strategies that greatly assist with the healthy development of children as happy, compassionate members of society. For more information visit www.seedsofcompassion.org.

TPN has long enjoyed a people-centric corporate culture; reared in philanthropy and a love of the Arts. TPNCares™ was formed in 2007, by TPN co-founder Richard Moore, to organize and acknowledge the company’s on-going efforts in areas of the Arts, Green Initiatives and Philanthropy. To learn more about TPNCares™ call Richard at 206-545-8760 or write richardm@tpnevents.com.

Established in 1989, The Production Network is a global leader in experience marketing. At home and around the world, using an unparalleled collaborative approach; we design-build multi-dimensional exhibits, environments, digital spaces and live events to engage and motivate audiences. For more about TPN and to view our portfolio please visit www.tpnevents.com or call 1.800.545.8760 The Production Network is based in Seattle, Washington USA.

Media Contact: Rachael Hutchins Granata Director of Marketing TPN 206-957-5449

John Vadino President & CEO & Seeds of Compassion Producer
The Production Network 206-545-8760 vadino@tpnevents.com

The Kirlin Foundation http://www.kirlinfoundation.org/

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