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2021 ACMHE Conference:
November 5, 2021 - November 7, 2021
The 2021 Conference of the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education
Resourcing, Reconnection, and Reemergence:
Centering Contemplative Practices in our Work and in our Healing
Main Conference: Friday, November 5 – Saturday, November 6, 2021
Contemplative Workshop: Sunday, November 7, 2021
Learn More at the Conference Website
Registration is now open for the 2021 ACMHE Conference! Two full days of concurrent presentations, two keynote talks, a live musical performance, and an online poster session, plus a Sunday workshop and more to be announced.
The conference is a biennial interdisciplinary forum for all aspects of scholarship and research on contemplative approaches in higher education.
For 2021, the ACMHE conference will focus on how contemplative practices can support and sustain learning communities that resource and enhance resilience, connection, and healthy reemergence back into a more equitable and inclusive society. Acknowledging the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the inequities and disparities created by systemic oppression, we are now faced with an even greater urgency to collectively move the societal needle of engaging with one another and the environment from health-compromising to health-enhancing, from unsustainable to sustainable, from unjust to just. This movement will be facilitated by a more compassionate understanding of the loss and grief we have experienced as individuals and communities, illumination of the resilience and wisdom that we have drawn upon, and the application of the diverse learning, healing, and transformative strategies that have emerged.
The ACMHE conference schedule emphasizes presentations led by scholars, researchers, and practitioners in educational settings across campus departments, including students and student groups.