About the 2015 Conference

Building Just Communities: The 7th Annual ACMHE Conference

October 8-10, 2015
Howard University, Washington, D.C.
Fees TBD. (ACMHE members pay a lower rate)

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Conference Theme | Keynote Speaker | Networking at the Conference | Conference Committee & Organizers

Conference Theme


Keynote Address


Networking and Connecting at the Conference

ACMHE conferences are more than an opportunity to present relevant work and gain insights into current contemplative pedagogy methods and practices–they provide a space for higher education professionals from different regions, disciplines, and offices to meet and connect with one another. The conference aims to nurture a supportive and lively environment for exchanging ideas through interactive presentations, experiential contemplative practice sessions, panel and plenary presentations, and open, unstructured time for conversation.


2015 Conference Committee

Kakali Bhattacharya
Kansas State University

Beth Berila
St. Cloud State University

Stephanie Briggs
Community College of Baltimore County

Jennifer Cannon
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Michelle Chatman
University of the District of Columbia

Bradford Grant
Howard University

Mary Dolores Guerra
Arizona State University

Renee Harrison
Howard University

Paul Wapner
American University

Conference Organizer

Jennifer Palmer
Program Associate & Events Coordinator, The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society

Conference Coordinator

Bradford Grant
Professor, Architecture and Design, Howard University

Conference Director

Daniel Barbezat
Professor, Economics, Amherst College
Director, The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society