This conference is a grassroots effort to have a focused conversation about the inclusion of contemplative practices into the higher education community. Research suggests that contemplative practices, such as mindfulness and similar self-reflection, can enhance students' cognitive and academic performance, stress management, emotional intelligence, and development as whole individuals—all attributes that are critical for life and career success.
Students are saying:
"Regular practice reminds me to slow down and remember why I do what I do--and what it is I love. Because it is what I love that gives me joy."
"This class could not have been more relevant. Perfect mix of the science behind mindfulness and practice. Truly a life changer for me!"
Now in its seventh year and serving approximately 100 to 125 attendees annually, the conference provides opportunities for those working in higher education - academic, student services, health and wellness, and administration - to engage with the shared goal of preparing students for professional, community and personal life. We are committed to providing tools for faculty, administrators and students to respond to stress in their jobs.
A financial goal is to provide access to the conference for anyone who has an interest in this discussion. Sponsorship of this conference will allow us to keep registration cost low and to provide scholarships. We would be grateful if you would support this conference and help to provide access for more individuals, especially students, to help expand this conversation about the future of higher education.
Your contribution will be acknowledged in the following ways:
$500 Sponsorship: Individual or company name listed in printed conference materials plus your logo on the website and on the welcome banner at the conference room entrance. This sponsorship comes with two concert tickets (Carrie Newcomer on Thursday night).
$750 Sponsorship: Receives all items listed above, and your sponsorship will be acknowledged in the opening Welcome speech for the conference. This sponsorship comes with two concert tickets (Carrie Newcomer on Thursday night).
$1000 Sponsorship: Receives all items listed above, and one free conference registration (while registration is open). This sponsorship comes with two concert tickets (Carrie Newcomer on Thursday night).
A gift of any amount is welcome as it helps keep registration costs lowespecially for students.
If you wish to contribute a different amount, please contact Juliet Trail: Juliet3190@gmail.com