Frequently Asked Questions

Questions concerning conference content, including presentations, the call for proposals, financial aid, CMind/ACMHE, or ACMHE membership should be directed to Maya Elinevsky at CMind, the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society:

For questions regarding registration and cancellation, accommodations and meals, directions, and travel, please contact 1440 Multiversity: see

What is the ACMHE?

This conference is the annual gathering of the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE). Founded in 2008, the ACMHE is an international membership association of academic professionals committed to the transformation of education through the integration of contemplative dimensions of teaching, learning, and knowing. The ACMHE is an initiative of The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society (CMind), a 501-c (3) non-profit organization which works to integrate contemplative awareness and contemporary life in order to help create a more just, compassionate, reflective, and sustainable society. For the last 20 years, the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society has played a leading role in supporting contemplative practice and inquiry as a method of personal and social change for all; we’ve worked with colleges and universities since our founding, and we’ve focused our efforts within higher education since 2010. Become an ACMHE member today! All ACMHE members receive a $50 discount on event registration.

What's the conference location?

The conference will take place at the new 1440 Multiversity in Scotts Valley, near Santa Cruz, California.

When does the conference begin and end?

The conference begins on Friday morning, October 27, and ends mid-day Sunday, October 29th. Participants traveling from afar are encouraged to arrive on Thursday night. The schedule is available here.

Where can I download the conference program?

It has not yet been created. Please check back later!

Are meals provided?

Meals are provided with accommodations, starting with breakfast on Friday and ending with lunch on Sunday. Cafés are also available on campus with beverages and snacks to purchase. Learn more here: Questions about meals should be directed to 1440 Multiversity.

Is lodging provided?

Lodging is available through 1440. Visit their website or contact 1440 Multiversity to learn more about rooming options, and rates. In the event that we reach campus accommodations capacity, area hotels and shuttle buses will be coordinated by the Multiversity.

What is included in my registration/accommodations fee?

When you register with 1440, your payment will cover your program tuition, plus accommodations and meals. The per-person accommodation rates also cover daily meditation and yoga classes, non-ticketed evening events, and use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, whirlpool, and more. Healing arts treatments, café and retail items, and ticketed events are an additional cost. See or contact 1440 Multiversity for more information.

Is there financial aid?

Yes. If your institution cannot contribute to your fees and travel expenses, we encourage you to apply for an access grant. Access grants will cover 50% ($200) of the early bird registration fee. Priority will be given to applications from part-time faculty and staff, and participants from community colleges, HBCUs, TCUs, HSIs, and state schools who would otherwise not be able to attend the conference. Please apply prior to registering for the conference.  We will continue to accept applications and award access grants until the access grant fund is depleted.  If we are able to award a grant, we will supply you with a unique coupon code to apply to your fee during online registration at

When will I find out if my proposal has been accepted?

All notifications have been sent. Please refer to for more information on the proposal process. If you have further questions, please contact Maya Elinevsky at