The 2020 Conference has been canceled
March 21 and 22, 2020 at Haverford College, Haverford PA.
March 10, 2020
Dear MiEN Conference Registrant and those hoping to attend,
After careful consideration and discussion, the MiEN Board has made the decision to cancel our 2020 Conference, scheduled for March 21-22 at Haverford College, in light of growing concerns and restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. All ticket purchases will be refunded. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
We all feel nourished by opportunities to connect and practice in person, and so are saddened at the need to cancel our gathering, but also are aware of the importance of caring for ourselves and our community at large in times of stress and uncertainty.
So that we may still gather in a joint practice, we invite you to join us at 12 noon (EST) on Saturday, March 21 for a one-hour group practice via Zoom. If you would be interested in participating in this Zoom call, please e-mail us, indicating your interest and we will send you sign-in information.
Thank you for your support of MiEN and for your work practicing mindfulness in education.
Wishing you peace and ease,
The MiEN Board
Elizabeth Kriynovich, Michelle Chatman, Morris Ervin, Tim Iverson, Julie Kim, Andrew Jordan Nance, Dzung Vo, Chris Willard
Our plan for the conference had been this:
Each day of the conference, you will be guided through a variety of mindful awareness practices including sitting and walking meditations, mindful eating, and mindful movement. Workshop sessions will address mindful arts practices and mindful communication in educational settings. There will also be time to engage in group dialog with others having shared interests.
Workshop sessions will each be offered twice, so participants may choose between all four over the two days. Sessions offered include:
Communicating from a Place of Awareness, Richard Brady. This workshop will provide attendees time to practice compassionate speech and deep listening, skills that can be used in both professional and personal life.
Mindfulness and Storytelling, Morris Ervin. Providing a pathway through cultivating inner awareness, creating strong connections and embracing creativity for revitalization of the spirit and healing of the soul
Enso, Art of the Circle, Tim Iverson. Circles can be found in many spiritual traditions, as well as being a fundamental shape in the language of art. Enso is the Japanese version of this dynamic art form . In this workshop, participants will create their own enso brush paintings, and explore the many meanings they may hold.
Mindful Arts in the Classroom, Andrew Jordan Nance. Learn to use theatre games, storytelling, and art activities to bring the principles of mindfulness to your students.
ACT-48 credits will be available for educators. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Lunch will be provided with an option to eat in silence.
A block of rooms is being held at the Radnor Hotel in Wayne, PA. Costs range from $129 – $139/nt. Make a reservation by phone at 610-688-5800 or Toll Free at 800-537-3000, and mention “Mindfulness Conference” for the group rate.
Electronic tickets are available through March 19, 2020. After that they must be purchased at the door (cash, check, and credit card accepted).
You may enjoy reading Julie Kim’s reflections on the 2019 Conference here.