Virginia Tech - Invent the Future
Contemplative Practices for a Technological Society - Cultivating Mind Body Practices to Invent Our Future - April 11-13, 2013 - The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center - Blacksburg, Virginia

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This conference is a grassroots effort to have a focused conversation about the inclusion of contemplative practice into our everyday lives and our institutions. Financially, the goal of the conference is to be revenue neutral. A second financial goal is to provide access to the conference for anyone who has an interest in this discussion. Therefore, the registration fee was set low to allow access to all. Virginia Tech has been generous in their sponsorship and we are seeking additional sponsors. We would be grateful if you would support this conference and help bring contemplative practice into the cultural mainstream.

All sponsors will receive acknowledgement on the sponsorship page. Sponsors providing $500 and above will receive one free registration (while registration is open).

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Refund and Cancellation Policy: Requests for refunds will be honored when received seven calendar days prior to the program. However, another person may be substituted at any time for this program. In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the university will fully refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

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Sponsoring Organizations

Office of the Provost

Radford University
Center of Appreciative Practice at the University of Virginia
The Center of Appreciative Practice
at the University of Virginia

Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education
The Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE) is an initiative of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. Promoting the emergence of a broad culture of contemplation in the academy by connecting a network of leading institutions and academics committed to the recovery and development of the contemplative dimension of teaching, learning and knowing.

Dharmakaya- Teaching the Skills of Awareness

Learning Technologies, a division of Information Technology
Learning Technologies, a division of Information Technology

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Virginia Tech Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT)

Institute for Creativity, Arts and Technology (ICAT) IMPACT Studio

VIrginia Tech Institute for Society, Culture and Environment

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business

Bradley Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Department of Human Development

Center for 21st Century Studies at Virginia Tech

Center for Peace Studies & Violence Prevention at Virginia Tech

Diggs Teaching  Scholar Association

Applied Mindfulness Training
Fostering Inner Development and Enriching Everyday Activities through Mindfulness Meditation and Contemplative Disciplines.

iBme - Mindfulness Education

The Hawn Foundation

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Student Organizations at Virginia Tech
Teach for America

Students for Non-Violence
in affiliation with the Center for Peace Studies & Violence Prevention

Actively Caring for People (AC4P)
in affiliation with the Center for Applied Behavior Systems

Living Buddhism Club at Virginia Tech

Nepalese Student Association at Virginia Tech

Reiki Club

Contact: Prof Douglas K Lindner -


Continuing and Professional Education @ Virginia Tech