International Conference on Mindfulness (ICM) Asia Pacific 2022
Southern Synergy is part of the team involved in hosting the second International Conference on Mindfulness (ICM) Asia Pacific in 2022 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 15-18 November 2022. We are also planning to offer a one or two day retreat over the weekend of 19-20 November.
By way of background, the very first ICM conference was held in Rome in 2013 and since 2016 has been running biennially in Europe. The 2020 conference was due to be held in Denmark in July 2020 but, due to the COVID pandemic, was rescheduled to July 2021 and delivered in a live online format. The inaugural ICM Asia Pacific conference, the first “local” version of this conference, was held in Auckland, New Zealand in February 2019 and the third ICM Asia Pacific conference will be held in Hong Kong in 2024.
The theme for ICM Asia Pacific 2022 is: “Contemplative practice for the 21st Century”.
At this stage, we have come up with five strands:
1. Social, Political & Environmental
2. Intrapersonal, Interpersonal & Investigative
3. Spiritual, Cultural & Philosophical
4. Technology, Communication & Media
5. Conversation, Challenge & Reconceptualization (weaving strands together)
We think the theme will provide an appropriate signpost and the strands a useful vehicle for achieving our aspirations for the conference. These are: to further the understanding and practice of mindfulness in contemporary times; engage diverse perspectives and work with controversy; bring together traditional discipline silos; and consider global challenges.
To keep abreast of developments, please visit the conference website at www.icmmelbourne2022.org