The presentation proposal deadline for the 2021 ACMHE Conference, Resourcing, Reconnection, and Reemergence: Centering Contemplative Practices in our Work and in our Healing, has been extended to Tuesday, September 7th.
The ACMHE 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. Students are especially encouraged to submit presentation proposals.
Proposals will be accepted for the following types of sessions:
Live 60-minute interactive or experiential sessions are available for experiential workshops, contemplative practice sessions, performances and other creative modes of sharing, and community conversations. Community conversations are roundtable discussions for connecting with one another about shared concerns and experiences. Live sessions should not include extensive presentation of content.
Pre-recorded video presentations with 30-minute live discussions: These 30-minute live discussion sessions may reference your pre-recorded presentation (20 minutes or less) which will be available for viewing prior to the conference. Research studies, descriptions of practices, case studies and similar presentations are appropriate for pre-recorded sessions.
Poster Presentations will be shared as PDFs prior to the conference. Posters will be grouped together based on related topics into 45-minute live panel discussions with the authors.