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The 11th Annual ACMHE Conference

Event Details

November 7—November 10, 2019

Campus Center

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Pre-conference rates: $50 student / $125 standard Main conference rates: $50 student / $375 reduced / $475 standard / $600 sustainer Access grants can lower the reduced rate by up to 50% and all ACMHE members receive a $50 discount.
Van Kehler

The 11th Annual ACMHE Conference - Radical Well-Being in Higher Education: Approaches for Renewal, Justice, and Sustainability 

The ACMHE conference is an annual interdisciplinary forum for all aspects of scholarship and research on contemplative approaches in higher education. For 2019, the ACMHE conference will share how contemplative practices, including mindfulness practices, can support and sustain learning communities that engage multiple ways of knowing and foster a more just, inclusive, sustainable, and compassionate world. In academia, this can function as a form of radical well-being, as contemplative approaches offer means of sustaining ourselves through institutional and societal challenges. In this way, the goals of the 2019 ACMHE conference are to explore the importance of self-care, to emphasize the importance of expanding our sense of care itself, and to learn how this is demonstrated in the field of higher education in ways that lead to more caring, compassionate campuses and communities.

The conference schedule emphasizes presentations led by scholars, researchers, and practitioners across campus departments, including students and student groups. Shorter sessions (60 minutes) will offer research presentations, and longer sessions (75 minutes) are available for experiential workshops, contemplative practice sessions, performances, roundtable conversations, or other creative modes of sharing. These sessions are referred to as “parallel sessions,” as several are run concurrently in the schedule. 

With support from co-sponsors UMass Amherst Center for Teaching & Learning and the Fetzer Institute.


The Campus Center is located in the middle of campus at 1 Campus Center Way. Parking is available in the Campus Center Garage.

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