ACMHE Conferences

at the 2012 ACMHE Conference


The Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE), a multidisciplinary professional academic association of academic scholars and administrators, has convened conferences annually since 2009. These gatherings explore the many ways that contemplative practices serve teaching, learning and knowing in higher education.

Save the date!  The 6th Annual ACMHE Conference will be held at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, October 10-12, 2014. More information and the call for presentations will be posted in April.


Past Conference Programs


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


Learn more about the 2013 conference at

2013 Conference Steering Committee

Dorothe Bach

Associate Professor and Associate Director, Teaching Resource Center, University of Virginia

Daniel Barbezat

Professor of Economics, Amherst College

Anne Beffel

Associate Professor of Art, Design, and Transmedia, Syracuse University

Michelle Francl

Professor of Chemistry, Bryn Mawr College

Alfred Kaszniak

Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Neurology, University of Arizona

David Levy

Professor, The Information School, University of Washington

Sharan Strange

Senior Lecturer, English, Spelman College