Two days ago University of Alabama had a very interesting symposium. They invited Dalai Lama to discuss brain plasticity with Michael Merzenich - who can well be called a father of the whole discipline. To top it up, the symposium was moderated by Dr Norman Doige, the author of the book The Brain that Changes Itself. This is celebrity cast on steroids. I'm looking forward to watching it tonight.
The video of the symposium can be found on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJlmRISL-QA&list=UUOMZCCUBnjdhjhtNAUfkGqg
A warning - the video appears to be almost 3 hours long, although the comment on the front suggests that the event starts at the 26 minute mark.