Friday 20 to Sunday 22 July 2018
Venue: ACU, Melbourne
A platform for an interdisciplinary collaboration of like-minded people and organisations to share knowledge and advance understanding of meditation, mindfulness, contemplative and reflective practices that enhance our lives.
Presented by the Meditation Association of Australia (MA) this event is the first of its kind in Australia. This forum will offer an opportunity for shared learning and networking for meditation teachers, psychologists, neuroscientists, educators, health professionals, business leaders, academics and researchers, all of whom specialise in, practise or are fascinated by meditation. The Australian Meditation Conference is supported by the University of Divinity.
About the Conference
The primary aim of the 2018 Australian Meditation Conference is to provide a platform for a collaborative dialogue involving a wide range of speakers, representing a rich diversity of philosophies and applications of meditation, mindfulness, contemplation and reflection.
Delivered across the weekend the main conference program will feature keynote addresses and panel discussions. These dialogues will be supplemented by a variety of practical workshops, the delivery of academic papers, a quiet room for contemplation, an exhibition marketplace, live music and a ‘netwalking’ session though the local gardens.
Satellite events on Friday 20 July include an Education Forum, Masterclasses for practitioners and professionals, an early evening dinner in the exhibition area, a free public meditation gathering and an evening presentation by psychologist and New York Times best-selling author Dr Rick Hanson.