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Contemplative Practices for the 21st Century University  - March 10-12, 2016 - The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center - Blacksburg, Virginia


Virginia Tech
Sponsoring Organizations

Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Division of Student Affairs

Graduate School

Institute for Creativity, Arts and Technology (ICAT)

Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research (CIDER)

Contemplative Sciences Center

George Mason University

Virginia State University Research Foundation

UMBC Management of Aging Services - The Erickson School

Atlantic University
Atlantic University

Maryland University of Integrative Health


Sponsor this Conference

This conference is a grassroots effort to have a focused conversation about the inclusion of contemplative practices into the university community. We are interested in expanding and enriching the student educational experience to better prepare them for professional, community and personal life in the 21st century.

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 provide scholarships. We would be grateful if you would support this conference and help to provide access for more individuals, especially students, to this conversation about the future of higher education.

Your contribution will be acknowledged by your logo on the website (sponsors page), on all printed material, in particular the conference program, and during the Welcoming talk at the opening of the conference.

Sponsors may specify how their donation is used. Sponsors providing $1000 and above will receive one free registration (while registration is open). Contact the conference chair with additional questions.

NOTE: for those sponsors donating less that $1000 who would like to also attend the conference, please register individually after submitting your sponsorship.

Sponsors Levels:

$250     $500     $750     $1000

Sponsorships received after April 4 will not have their logo featured in the printed conference materials.

Exhibitor Tables
We have a limited number of exhibitor tables for Friday, March 11, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Exhibit fee is $150 plus the conference registration fee of $325 ($375 after February 14, 1016). Please see the registration page to register as an exhibitor.

The sponsorship registration deadline is: March 3, 2016

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