ACMHE Conferences

The Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE) has convened conferences annually since 2009. These gatherings explore the many ways that contemplative practices support teaching, learning, and knowing in higher education.

Our 7th conference, Building Just Communities, will be held at Howard University in Washington, D.C., October 8-11, 2015. The proposal submission period has now closed.  Conference registration, a scholarship application, and further information is available at


The 7th Annual ACMHE Conference:

Building Just Communities

October 8 – 11, 2015
Howard University, Washington, DC
Proposals were accepted through Monday, May 18, 2015. Thank you to all those who submitted proposals!
Conference registration, a scholarship application, and further information is available at

Visit the Conference Website



Past Conference Programs


2014 Conference Program

2014 Conference:
Intention, Method, and Evaluation (.pdf)


2013 ACMHE Conference Program

2013 Conference:
Integrity of Practice: A Contemplative Vision for Higher Education (.pdf)


2012 Conference:
Contemplative Approaches in the Diverse Academic Community: Inquiry, Connection, Creativity, and Insight (.pdf)


2011 Conference Program

2011 Conference:
The Contemplative Campus (.pdf)


2010 Conference Program

2010 Conference:
The Contemplative Academy (.pdf)


2009 Conference Program

2009 Conference:
The Contemplative Heart of Higher Education (.pdf)


2012 ACMHE Conference Keynote

Contemplating Race, Law, and Justice: Some Notes on Pedagogy for Changing the World

Rhonda V. Magee, Chair of the Board of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, Professor of Law and Co-Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of San Francisco