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2023 Conference


MARCH 2-4, 2023

2023 Conference

The 2023 Contemplative Practices for Higher Education (CPHE) Conference offers an opportunity for higher education professionals, students and others who are using or interested in learning more about contemplative practices to gather to share new work and explore new methods across disciplines and domains. We invite teachers and professors, researchers, students, community members and contemplative practitioners. This gathering is sponsored by the Contemplative Higher Education Alliance for Research, Teaching, and Services (C-HEARTS), Mid-Atlantic.


The 2023 conference welcomes new or experienced practitioners of meditation and other contemplative practices, students, as well as professionals interested in academic pedagogy, research and integrating contemplative practices into their disciplines. Radford University is the host of this gathering, under the leadership of Conference Co-Chairs Gini Weisz, and Alan Forrest, and the 2023 Conference Organizing Committee.


Early Bird rates for Professionals available from January 4-February 10, 2023. Reduced-cost Student Rates are available for all undergraduate, graduate and professional students. The Doug Lindner Scholarship Fund is also available to provide scholarships to attend the conference for students, professionals and/or community members experiencing financial need or hardships.


 At the Conference, Naomi Nye and Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu will deliver keynote talks. Joe Klein and Charisse Minerva will co-lead the daylong Contemplative Practice Retreat. > Learn More About 2023 Keynotes. 

2023 conference locations: We will convene on March 2-3 at the Holiday Inn Roanoke Airport for the two-day academic conference portion of our gathering. Then we will convene at the beautiful Selu Conservancy for a one-day contemplative practice retreat on March 4. A carpool will be organized to take guests from the conference center hotel to the retreat center and back. Free parking will be available at both sites, as well. Learn more about Travel & Lodging for the conference.

Thank You to Our 2023 Sponsors!

Sponsorships support our conference and enable us to offer student rates at a reduced price as well as the Doug Lindner Scholarship Fund


2023 Logistics


Hosted by Radford U.


Held at Holiday Inn Roanoke Airport, March 2-3


Held at Selu Conservancy, March 4 (shuttle provided)

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