The Professor's Office Hours

The Professor's Office Hours

Questions for the Dalai Lama from the Emory Community


Despite the printing on the ticket, you no longer need to show Emory ID at the door to get in.  All ticket holders are welcome.

If you are attending the International Conference on Tibetan Buddhism (at the conference center), the opening session of that event conflicts with the Office Hours start time and so therefore you could not attend both. 

Parking for this event will be on-campus for those with Emory permits (faculty, staff, student) and off-site (park-n-ride) for all others. Details and park-n-ride permit info.

Event Description:

Emory students, faculty, and staff gather for a town-hall style conversation with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Questions representing the breadth and depth of Emory’s academic community will be posed to the Dalai Lama, Emory University’s Presidential Distinguished Professor. Emory’s President James W. Wagner will moderate the conversation.

UPDATE:  This event will now end at 11:30 a.m. (not noon as previously listed).

More about the participants

His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama

James W. Wagner
His Holiness the
XIV Dalai Lama

James W. Wagner
Emory University
With questions from the Emory community


View inside Woodruff PE Center

This event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the Woodruff Physical Education Center (capacity: 4,000) on the campus of Emory University. Parking for this event will be on-campus for those with Emory permits (faculty, staff, student) and off-site (park-n-ride) for all others. Details and permit info.

Doors will open at 8:30 a.m., and all guests must arrive at the venue no later than 9:00 a.m. to allow time for security clearance.


See seating chart and ticket-price grid below.  All prices are before handling and convenience fees but include all applicable sales tax.  Event date, time, and participants (except for His Holiness the Dalai Lama) are subject to change.  All ticket sales are final. Net proceeds from all The Visit 2010 events benefit the Emory-Tibet Partnership and the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative.

Have you considered a sponsorship package? Sponsor benefits vary depending on level, but can include premium seats, reserved on-site parking, VIP entrance, and exclusive event opportunities not available to the general public. Click here to learn more.

Important notes (Please read before purchasing):

Bleacher seats are padded, wooden, bench-type seats with no backs.  Personal  “stadium chair seat-backs” are not permitted through security. Please select a floor seat if you require a chair with a back. Wheelchair seating is available in all zones. Large video screens are provided for enhanced viewing.  The facility is wheelchair accessible. Spaces for wheelchairs will be made available at the base of the bleachers. Space limitations allow for only one companion seat next to each wheelchair. Events at the Woodruff Physical Education Center will feature American Sign Language interpreting. Please see an usher for directions to the appropriate seating area. Again, space limitations allow for only one  companion seat next to the guest requesting American Sign Language interpretation services. If you have a hearing impairment, and do not utilize American Sign Language interpreting (a signer will be present at all public events), we recommend that you bring a personal audio amplification device.  There are not any seats or zones that are "closer to the audio speakers" since the speakers are flown well above the audience and project evenly throughout the venue.  No cameras, recording devices, laptop computers, large purses, bags, backpacks, or other prohibited items posted at the venue will be allowed into venues.  There will be no place to check those items, so please lock all bags and prohibited items securely in your car or leave them at home.  All attendees are required to clear security and are subject to search.  All purses and containers will be inspected.  Please approach the security screening as if you were planning to travel through airport security.  Do not wear or carry metal items, and be prepared with government-issued photo identification). Cell phones are permitted, but must be turned off during the program. One clear plastic bottle of water per guest is permitted. Please help our campus recycling efforts by using the appropriate trash containers.

Seating Chart (click to view full size)

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THE PROFESSOR'S OFFICE HOURS: Questions for the Dalai Lama from the Emory Community



Bleacher Seating
General Admission
Blue Zone
 Reserved Seating


Red Zone

Reserved Seating

Gold Circle

Reserved Seating

Sponsor Seating
and additional benefits

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All ticket prices above are before ticketing and handling fees
(approximately $3-$4 per ticket except for the free tickets).
Ticket prices include applicable sales tax.

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