ACMHE Conferences

Conferences of the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE) are biennial interdisciplinary forums for all aspects of scholarship and research on contemplative approaches in higher education.
Learn more about the online 2021 ACMHE conference, Resourcing, Reconnection, and Reemergence.

As the conference currently runs on a biennial schedule, there is no 2022 conference.

2021 ACMHE Conference

Resourcing, Reconnection, and Reemergence

Centering Contemplative Practices in our Work and in our Healing

The 2021 Conference of the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education

Main Conference: Friday, Nov. 5th- Saturday, Nov. 6th
Contemplative Workshop: Sunday, Nov. 7th, 11am - 2pm EST
All events held online

Main Conference rates:
Standard: $250 / Student: $100 / Community Sustainer: $500
Discounts available. Learn More & Register at the

Two full days of concurrent presentations, two keynote talks, a live musical performance, and an online poster session, plus a Sunday workshop and more to be announced!

The Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE) is a professional academic membership association and an initiative of CMind. Since 2009, ACMHE conferences have been interdisciplinary forums for sharing scholarship, practices, and research on contemplative methods in higher education, with an emphasis on fostering compassionate social change.

Through keynotes, interactive sessions, presentations, and workshops, participants explore how diverse contemplative pedagogies and practices can support transformations on multiple levels: self, classroom, organization, and community.

Attendance at the ACMHE Conference is open to all.
(Parallel session and poster session presenters are members of ACMHE)

Friday Keynote

Dr. Ron Bell

Dr. Ron Bell

Pastor & Author, The Four Promises: Journeying through Past and Present Trauma
Moderated by Dr. Lenwood Hayman (2021 ACMHE Conference Chair & Associate Professor of Behavioral Health Sciences, Morgan State University)

Saturday Keynote

Dr. Angel Acosta

Dr. Angel Acosta

Chief Learning Officer, Acosta Institute & Fellowship Program Director, Garrison Institute
Moderated by Dr. Shelly Harrell (Professor of Psychology, Pepperdine University)

Musical Guest

Allyn Johnson

Allyn Johnson

Pianist and Director of the Jazz Studies Program, University of the District of Columbia
An evening of live music: Friday, Nov. 5th.