What is the ACMHE?

This conference is the annual gathering of the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE). Founded in 2008, the ACMHE is a membership association of academic professionals committed to the transformation of education through the integration of contemplative dimensions of teaching, learning, and knowing.

The ACMHE is an initiative of The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society (CMind), a 501-c (3) non-profit organization which works to integrate contemplative awareness and contemporary life in order to help create a more just, compassionate, reflective, and sustainable society. Since 1997, the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society has played a leading role in supporting contemplative practice and inquiry as a method of personal and social change for all; we’ve worked with colleges and universities since our founding, and we’ve focused our efforts within higher education since 2010.

What's the conference location?

The conference will take place in Mary Gates Hall (registration, meals & receptions, parallel sessions) and Kane Hall (plenary sessions and keynote address) at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. For more information and maps, see our Directions & Lodging page.

When does the conference begin and end?

Check-in will begin at 5:00pm on Friday, October 10th, and the conference will conclude by 1:00pm on Sunday, October 12th.

Where can I download the conference program?

Are meals provided?

Meal tickets to lunch and dinner on Saturday only are available as an option at registration for an additional $48. Snacks will be provided at snack breaks. Participants must provide for additional meals. For a guide to dining on campus, please visit the UW Dining website.

What are the suggested hotels?

For hotel listings and reviews, travelers are encouraged to visit Yelp.com and TripAdvisor.com. You can also visit our Directions & Lodging page for more information. (As of October 1st, the Watertown Hotel and University Inn are fully booked!)

Is there financial aid?

The financial aid application is now closed, though we offer a reduced registration option for students and retired and part-time faculty, staff, and administrators.

When will I find out if my proposal has been accepted?

As of August 14, 2014, all who submitted a presentation proposal have been notified. Presentation proposals were accepted through June 30, 2014. All proposals were scored by the conference selection committee.

Can I volunteer at the conference?

Possibly — please contact Jennifer Palmer at jennifer@contemplativemind.org for more information.