International Symposium for Contemplative Research 2018

The Intersection of Contemplation, Research, and Daily Life
We're excited to be a sponsor and participate in the Mind & Life Institute's International Symposium for Contemplative Research 2018 (ISCR). Visit us at the Conference on Friday, November 9th from 5:30-7pm at the Community Resource Fair & Reception.

Event Details

Date: November 8th - November 11th, 2018
Time: Multi-day Event
Location: Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass
Notes: Conference will be in Phoenix, AZ at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass. Ticket prices vary.
Thursday the 8th November | 1:00pm - 8:00 pm
Friday the 9th November | 6:00am - 9:30 pm
Saturday the 10th November | 6:00am - 6:30 pm
Sunday the 11th November | 6:00am - 12:15 pm

The Mind & Life International Symposium for Contemplative Research (ISCR) is the flagship conference for interdisciplinary investigations of the mind, meditation, and other contemplative practices. We are teachers, researchers, scientists and scholars. We are activists, politicians and business leaders. We are parents, students, social workers and first responders. We are instructors, writers, filmmakers and philosophers. We are all change-makers.

Come explore the many facets of mindfulness, compassion and contemplative practice with leading researchers, renowned teachers and diverse practitioners from around the world. Experience deep learning from different disciplines, immerse yourself in rich conversation, and explore this unique intersection of academic research and heartfelt wisdom that will help to inform your work, your practice, and your daily life.

In addition to more than one hundred presenters accepted through our call for abstracts, we will feature over 20 distinguished, invited speakers.

What You’ll Find at ISCR:

  • Lectures from Keynote and Master Faculty
  • Panel Discussions
  • Contemplative Artists
  • Contemplative Practice Sessions
  • Paper and Poster Presentations
  • Opportunities to Share and Connect
  • Social Events
  • Learn from leading researchers in the field
  • Share your experiences in a welcoming environment
  • Connect with others in this growing community

The Academy at ISCR:
Visit us at the Community Resource Fair & Reception sponsored by the Fetzer Institute on Friday, November 9th from 5:30-7pm. The Community Resource Fair & Reception is a connecting and networking event where representatives from more than a dozen academic programs, labs, funders, and contemplative organizations share information on their programs. Light fare and a cash bar will be available.

Conference Schedule:

Detailed schedule of events: 

Thursday, November 8th, 1pm – 8pm
Friday, November 9th, 6am – 9:30pm
Saturday, November 10th, 6am – 6:30pm
Sunday, November 11th, 6am – 12:15pm

Registration page here: 

General Registration
Full Conference – $595

Single Day
Thursday, November 8th – unavailable
Friday, November 9th – $250
Saturday, November 10th – $250
Sunday, November 11th – $150

Student Registration
Full Conference – $350
Students with a valid ID are eligible for reduced-rate conference registration.

Monastic & Clerical
Full Conference – $175
Full-­time monastics or members of the clergy who are either ordained or currently in full­-time training are eligible for a reduced-rate conference registration.



Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass

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