A MINDFUL SOCIETY CONFERENCE 2020

OUR PRESENT FUTURE

TORONTO, CANADAMAY 1 – 4, 2020

FEATURING BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND NEUROSCIENTIST DR. RICK HANSON

This year’s theme ‘Our Present Future’ speaks to the inseparable nature of our present awareness and our global future. We are at a crossroads. Every action counts. The creation of a more mindful, compassionate, sustainable future is within reach – perhaps now more than ever – and it is up to us.

Our keynote speaker
Rick Hanson Ph.D.
Best-selling Author & Psychologist
Rick Hanson Ph.D., is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books are available in 28 languages and include Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture.
Choose from 55 presenters and 28 breakouts
Dr. Cheryl Fraser
Mindful Loving, Ph.D Clinical Psychologist, Sex Therapist, Buddhist teacher
Dr. Cheryl Fraser is a Psychologist, Sex Therapist, and Author of Buddha's Bedroom -The Mindful Loving Path to Sexual Passion & Lifelong Intimacy. A Fulbright scholar & Buddhist teacher, she studies what causes love relationships to succeed or fail. She writes for Mindful magazine. She has been studying and practicing in both the Tibetan Vajrayana and Theravada traditions for over 25 years.
Barry Boyce
Founding Editor, Mindful magazine and mindful.org
Barry Boyce is founding editor of Mindful, a print and digital magazine focusing on applying mindfulness to everyday life and a mindfulness practitioner and teacher for more than 40 years. He is editor of The Mindfulness Revolution; coauthor of The Rules of Victory, a commentary on Sun Tzu’s Art of War; and development editor for U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan’s book A Mindful Nation.
Samin Khan
Animo Ventures Inc. Founder, Artificial Intelligence Researcher at The Vector Institute
Samin is an internationally recognized artificial intelligence developer and mental health researcher. He was the 2018 world champion of Microsoft’s 'Olympics of Technology' - Imagine Cup - with over 40 000 competing teams worldwide. Samin is the founder of Animo, which quantifies and predicts psychological wellbeing to facilitate human flourishing through the predictive capacities of AI.
Plan your experience

Friday

May 1st

Day 1

Pre-Conference Workshop with Dr. Rick Hanson

‘A Neuropsychology of Awakening: Healing and Practicing with the Brain in Mind’

Discover the recent neuroscience and ancient wisdom of developing spacious awareness, deep contentment, boundless love, and inner peace. Rick Hanson PhD offers practical tools for an openhearted, joyful, and generous life.

Saturday

May 2nd

Day 2

Keynote, breakouts and practices

Gather together in our opening practice, then hear from Dr. Rick Hanson keynote presentation speaking on ‘Courage and Compassion: Living with a Strong Heart in Challenging Times’. Meet others living and working with mindfulness and choose from a variety of breakout and practice sessions.

Sunday

May 3rd

Day 3

Speakers, breakouts and practices

Bring knowledge to action as you engage in the second day of breakouts and practice sessions. Hear from our mainstage speaker, select from eight breakout sessions and practices led by 21 leaders in the field of mindfulness.

Monday

May 4th

Day 4

Post-Conference Workshop

A full-day immersive experience with guided practices and hands-on participation to integrate our knowledge and put it into action.

What are guests saying?

In 2019, A Mindful Society hosted its fifth annual conference and attracted over 800 people from around the world. Have a look at the highlights video and see what our guests are saying about their experience.

A MINDFUL SOCIETY 2019 HIGHLIGHT REEL
Ticket packages
4 DAY FULL ACCESS PASS
(MAY 1-4, 2020)

Full-day in-depth training with Dr. Rick Hanson on the Friday

Full access to 2-day weekend conference on Sat-Sun

A full-day workshop with guided practices for work and life held on the beautiful University of Toronto campus

Access to 24 workshops / presentations

Access to 55 presenters

Access to 7 hours of guided practice

Certificate of Attendance / CE Credits

Be part of a thriving, like-minded community

Access to bookstore, gallery and performances

Balanced breakfast / healthy snacks / refreshments

$895

Where does the ticket money go?

 

As a profit-neutral initiative, 100% of ticket prices go directly back into the planning and execution of our yearly conference and workshops, and to our partner organizations.

Can’t join us for the full event? Individual ticket options below:

FRIDAY PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
(MAY 1, 2020)

Full-day in-depth training with Dr. Rick Hanson

Certificate of Attendance / CE Credits

Healthy snacks / refreshments

Access to the mindful bookstore

$275
2-DAY WEEKEND CONFERENCE
(MAY 2-3, 2020)

Access to 24 workshops / presentations

Access to 55 presenters

Access to 7 hours of guided practice

Certificate of Attendance / CE Credits

Be part of a thriving, like-minded community

Access to bookstore, gallery and performances

Balanced breakfast / healthy snacks / refreshments

$449
MONDAY POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
(MAY 4, 2020)

A full-day workshop with guided practices for work and life held on the beautiful University of Toronto campus

Certificate of Attendance / CE Credits

Healthy snacks / refreshments

$275

All A Mindful Society events and conferences will provide CE credits and Letters of Participation.

Other ways to attend
SCHOLARSHIPS

A Mindful Society runs a scholarship program to help make the conference accessible to everyone.

GROUPS

Bring mindfulness and compassion training to your organization. A Mindful Society provides group rates and customized training opportunities at scale.

SPONSORS

Become a sponsor and reach our community of thousands of professionals in-person and online.

VOLUNTEER

Get involved with A Mindful Society to make an impact and build up your transferable skills.

VENDORS

Showcase your organization, recruit for your programs, or sell your wares in the Mindful Marketplace at AMS 2020!

MEDIA / PRESS

Get the inside scoop on events and report on the experience for your blog, vlog, journal etc.

The venue
University of Toronto

ST. GEORGE CAMPUS

The University of Toronto is a globally top-ranked public research university in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Toronto is a dynamic metropolis with a core of soaring skyscrapers, all dwarfed by the iconic, free-standing CN tower. Toronto also has many green spaces, 400-acre High Park and its trails, sports facilities and zoo.

Our sponsors

We are very grateful for the support of our sponsors whose contributions make this event a reality

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Supporting sponsors

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Community Partners

Sponsorship is an excellent opportunity for organizations to connect with leaders in the field of mindfulness and compassion, receive training from world leaders and support the advancement of the field of contemplative science and mindfulness and compassion training.

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