2nd Annual Mindfulness in Society Conference Schedule

Friday, September 13th — Conference Schedule

Friday Activity
1-1:30pm Registration, Raffle, and Bookstore 
1:30-1:45pm Welcome - Dan Huston, NHTI Professor of Communication and Writing

"A Mindful Nation in the Making" - Congressman Tim Ryan

Congressman Tim Ryan will address his personal and professional experiences with mindfulness and ways he believes its expansion can benefit society.


"How Mindfulness Helps Us Work with Our Craving Minds" -
Judson Brewer

Dr. Brewer will explain ways mindfulness meditation impacts the brain and how mindfulness can be an effective intervention for behavior change that includes reducing anxiety, modifying habits, and overcoming addiction.

3:15-3:30pm Break

"The Inner Work of Racial Justice" - Rhonda Magee

Professor Magee will draw on research, practice, and traditional teachings to explore how mindfulness and compassion practices can support us in working with ourselves and with others to address issues of race, racism, and other forms of bias as they arise in our lives and in our communities.

4:15-5:15pm Q&A with Moderator
5:15-5:30pm Wrap-up & Thank You - Dan Huston
5:30-7pm Reception - Enjoy sips and samples from local breweries, wineries, and restaurants


Saturday, September 14th — Conference Schedule

Saturday Track A - Mindfulness in Health Care Track B - Mindfulness in Education Track C - Mindfulness in Society Track D - Mindfulness in Business
8-9am Registration
Continental Breakfast
8:15-8:45am Mindful Movement
8:15-8:45am Meditation
Session 1:
Beyond the Hype: Understanding What Mindfulness Really Is & What It Can Do for You and the Health of Your Community  Social, Emotional, and Mindful Learning (SEML) Introduction to Mindfulness: How the Science and Practice of Awareness Supports Well-Being & Performance The Mindful Practice of Conscious Leadership
10:15-10:30am Break
Session 2:

Mindfulness Basics: Self-Consciousness Redefined  Yoga & Mindfulness in the Classroom: Tools to Support Social & Emotional Learning, Student Success, & Positive Climate Relational Mindfulness: Authentic Communication, Attuned Listening, & Games

Mindfulness: The Path to Inner Freedom (new-old stories)

11:45am-1:15pm Lunch
12:15-12:45pm Meditation
12:15-12:45pm Mindful Movement
Session 3:

The Mindful Provider The Journey of Bringing Mindfulness into a K-12 Public School Setting Where the Rubber Hits the Road, Health & Illness Mindfulness & Meditation for the Busy Professional
2:30-2:45pm Break
Raffle Prizes Pick-up
Session 4:

The Wheel of Awareness:  Healing and Coming to your Senses Mindfulness Director Initiative (MDI) Mindful Communication: Impacting Academics, Workplaces, & Personal Lives Communicating Mindfully in the Workplace: Improving Performance & Increasing Happiness
Bonus Session: 4:15-5pm Conference Wrap-Up (Optional): Share your takeaways, both personally and professionally, from the conference and discuss how we can apply what we learned in our own communities.


Mindfulness in Society Conference main page
Register online
Register by mail (PDF)
Conference Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
Conference Sponsorship Opportunities (PDF)

Sponsorship Levels

Saturday Session Sponsor

Mindfulness in Healthcare Sponsor

Northeast Delta Dental Logo

Mindful Sponsor

Center for Health Promotion

Gibson's Bookstore

Friday Night Reception Partners

Area 23

Concord Food Co-op

DeeLuxe Bartending & Special Events

Lithermans Limited Brewery

Mermaid Hill Vineyard


NHTI Business Training Center Mindfulness Seminars (non-credit)

Mindful Communication Certificate (for academic credit)

NHTI Professor Dan Huston Mindfulness Articles (2018 and 2019)


For more information contact
Laura Scott
(603) 271-6484 x 4239