Conference dates are Feb 27-Mar 1, 2020.
The conference venue is The Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca, IL.
Investment per day for Friday and Saturday is $150 through Feb 1.
Daily ticket price increases to $200 from Feb 2-21.
Thursday and Sunday half and full-day workshop prices vary.
Conference attendees get 50% off our Mindful Learning Center
membership if they purchase at the time of registration. It is our
growing video library and includes recordings of conference sessions.
Register for each day separately. Lunch is included each day.
No onsite registration. No group rates. No refunds, but contact us for ticket transfers.
A special thanks to DuPage Regional Office of Education for partnering with us to get attendees CPDUs and CEUs for each day. Non-IL attendees should check that their state accepts them as a provider. Attendees wanting units must sign in and out each day and also complete an evaluation form each day.
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
School Mindfulness Champion Dinner
We hope you will join us Friday, February 28 for special dinner. It will start with a Resource Fair from 6-6:30, and then after dinner we'll have an action-inspiring program. Please invite parents and other school community members!
Purchase tickets HERE or when you register for the conference. Ticket price is $50 which covers our cost of the hotel dinner; consider making a donation to support our mission as well.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27 PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS AND TRAININGS
Times and costs of each workshop vary.
Lunch is included only for those attending a full-day workshop OR both a morning and afternoon workshop.
Select your workshop choice at the time of registration from these offerings (View details of all HERE):
Thursday morning choices:
Thursday afternoon choices:
Thursday all-day choice:
DAY 1: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28; SESSIONS 8:30-2:30, RESOURCE FAIR 2:30-4:30, DINNER EVENT 6-9
Day 1 of EMCON2020 aligns with a Teacher Institute Day in Kane and DuPage County. It is an experiential day of learning and self-care, with sessions led by experts in mindful education as well as a wide variety of educators who have been integrating mindfulness at their schools in a plethora of ways. We've designed the day (and conference) so that wherever you are in your process of learning about mindfulness, and whatever grades you teach or role you have at your school, you'll have a meaningful learning experience.
"I left this conference feeling energized and inspired to incorporate mindfulness into my life and school buildings;
I was amazed with the amount of resources I was able to bring back to my schools. Highly recommend attending!!"
Our 2019-20 COSEM president, Tovi Scruggs-Hussein, will give our opening talk on A Mindful Approach to Healing Education-Based Trauma and then we have five breakout sessions, some 50 minutes in length and some 100 minutes.
Mindful Schools' Mindful Room will be open all day; this is an amazing exhibit showcasing ideas for creating a mindfulness room or space in your school or classroom. Mindful Schools will present on different mindfulness room-related topics each session.
Lunch is included and will take place at the same time as two of the breakout sessions; you can choose which lunch session you'd like to attend based on which breakout sessions you are most excited to attend.
A Resource Fair will take place from 2:30-4:30 pm with approximately 30 mindfulness resource providers participating, many raffling off books, trainings, and programs. We invite participants to stay after the conference to visit Resource Fair tables and network with each other and the session presenters. Contact Tracy at to reserve a Resource Fair table.
Please also join us on Friday evening for our School Mindfulness Champion dinner. It will start with the Resource Fair from 6-6:30, and then after dinner, we'll have an action-inspiring program. Please invite parents and other school community members!
DAY 2: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29; 8:30-4:00
We are excited to have James Butler, Austin Independent School District's SEL Mindfulness Specialist and author of Mindful Classrooms: Daily 5-Minute Practices to Support Social-Emotional Learning, lead off Day 2 of EMCON2020 with a mentoring workshop. Attendees will be assigned to roundtables for this morning workshop and for the working lunch following it. After lunch, we will have three 50 minute breakout sessions and then end with a plenary Q and A and closing meditation together.
SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2020 POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS 8:30-3:45
View details of all HERE. Lunch is included.
Select your workshop choice at the time of registration from these offerings: