Call For Facilitators, Presenters and Posters

 

Proposal submission for A Mindful Society Conference 2019  is now open!

We are inviting practitioners and scholars from the mindfulness community to submit proposals for workshops, case studies, panels with Q&A, mindfulness practices, and poster presentations for the upcoming A Mindful Society 2019, taking place at the University of Toronto, May 25-26, 2019 (with pre-and post-conference events to be announced shortly). This is your opportunity for knowledge translation of your efforts and for you to  network with the national and international mindfulness community. We are seeking submissions from those professionally or academically employed in the field of mindfulness and from any sector or discipline. We encourage all people of colour and those people working within underserved communities to apply.

For scheduling considerations, please see last year’s conference agenda.  Everyone who applies will have an opportunity to purchase their registration ticket at a discounted rate.  Selected presenters are responsible for their own transportation, accommodation and other out of pocket expenses including the cost of a discounted conference registration ticket.

Prior to submitting your application, please thoroughly review all of the application processing instructions.

Please indicate the type of presentation you’re proposing, what key topic(s) your presentation will speak to, and to which of our Motivation Factors your submission will align.

Type of Presentation

  • Workshop 60-minute presentation that engages participants with hands-on activities, evidence-based information, and practical application.
  • Case Study 60-minute session presenting on a specific research study, project or initiative. These sessions should include a clear overview of the hypothesis/aims, the significance of the study/project/initiative, approaches/methods, results and conclusions.
  • Panel with Q&A 60-minute panel presentation from an organization, research study or initiative. Panels are asked to leave 10-15 minutes at the end of their presentation to engage with the audience through Q&A.
  • Mindfulness Practice 30-minute session offering/guiding participants through a specific mindfulness practice. We are looking for submissions from academic (i.e. MBSR) and wisdom traditions (i.e. Goenka Vipassana).
  • Poster share and highlight research, initiatives and activities taking place in the field of mindfulness. Submissions may focus on conceptual, practical, theoretical, empirical and/or methodological approaches.  Poster presentations will be “hubbed” together to create inspiration, collaboration and discussion.

 

Key topics

Based on participant feedback from A Mindful Society 2018, we have identified the following list of key topics that our community wants to hear more about. Please consider these topics before submitting your application. In your application, there will be a section to share with us how your offering addresses any these topics. If you wish to submit an offering that covers a topic other than these there is an option to do so. We are interested in knowing this information so we can understand how you plan to engage participants and where you might best fit within our program.

  • Diversity & Accessibility: advancing inclusion, accessing people of colour, integrating First Nations, and belonging
  • Engaged Practice: supporting underserved populations, addressing social, cultural and political change, Dharma in action
  • Mental Health: practical applications, therapies, and approaches to address well-being
  • Workplace Adoption: successes, challenges, and how to gain the support of key stakeholders and decision makers
  • Research: what connections to mindfulness (intrapersonal, interpersonal, group,
  • organizational, and/or societal) are emerging from scientific research?
  • Compassion: programs, integrations, and applications for self-regulation, self-exploration, and self-liberation.
  • Wisdom Tradition: sharing a conceptual and experiential understanding of a specific spiritual and/or secular tradition and its relation to mindfulness.
  • Practical Application: programs, protocols, and/or practices that have integrated mindfulness and that have been applied successfully in the field.
  • Other: contribute a topic that your presentation will speak to.

 

Motivational Factors

We have come to understand specific motivating factors that individuals in our community engage with along their path in mindfulness. In your application, you will have the opportunity to tag your presentation with any combination of the motivational factors below. This will help us match you up with like-minded presenters and gather an engaged audience, so it’s worth taking the time to consider them carefully:

  • Conceptual Understanding: theory, frameworks, philosophies, science, dharma
  • Inspiring the Next Generation: education, parenting, youth groups, teen camps
  • Serving the Vulnerable: health, wellness, inclusion/diversity, inequality, intervention
  • Personal Suffering: trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, grief, injury, pain, death
  • Personal/Professional Communities: org culture, local groups, friends, family
  • Committing to Practice: courses, solo practice, residential practice, technology/apps

 

Presenter Integrity of Intention and Conference Content Adherence Requirements

Overt solicitation, unauthorized recruitment, and/or selling of any unauthorized materials by a presenter is prohibited. We stipulate this to protect the integrity of our conference and to ensure professionalism.  However, presenters are encouraged to provide participants with materials relevant to your specific presentation.

In the unlikely event, your presentation is deemed to be advancing an agenda other than those recognized by A Mindful Society, you may be asked to provide us with a further statement and/or declaration of financial bias and/or conflict of interest as part of the final selection process.

 

Submit Your Application

Click the respective link below to submit your applications

Submit a Case Study

 

Submit a Mindfulness Practice

 

Submit a Panel with Q&A

 

Submit a Poster

 

Submit a Workshop

 

If you have any questions please email us at info@amindfulsociety.org

Register for the conference


Knowledge Translation is defined as a dynamic and iterative process that includes synthesis, dissemination, exchange and ethically-sound application of knowledge to improve…health…”

– Canadian Institute of Health Research

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