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Each year, we have new renowned and top-in-the-field keynote speakers who have done amazing work in the field of Mindfulness. During the conference, you also have the chance to break up into small groups for a more focused and intimate experience, to learn about topics that you are specifically interested. These topics range anywhere from mindfulness in government to practical Yoga Nidra sessions to workshops on self-compassion. People that attend come from all walks of life, from the business world to healthcare to theatre & arts and the list goes on, and their experience ranges from newly practitioners of mindfulness to experts in the field bringing mindfulness into daily life and teaching and sharing the practice to the world.

Pre-conference Workshop: May 1st, 2020 with Dr. Rick Hanson at 1 King's College Cir, Toronto, ON M5S 3K1 (Exact location TBA)

2-Day Conference: May 2nd-3rd, 2020 A Mindful Society 2019 Our Present Future. Two-Day Conference at the University of Toronto, Medical Sciences Building, 1 King's College Cir, Toronto, ON M5S 3K1

Post-conference Workshop: May 4th, 2020 TBA

Plenty of street and Green P parking on the University of Toronto campus. Along King's College Circle, prices are: $4.00/half hour. $20.00 max until 10pm. $10.00 Weekends.

For information regarding suggested nearby and/or onsite hotels and transportation please click here

A Mindful Society is recognized by some of the leading accredited organizations such as the Canadian Psychological Association and Ontario Psychological Association. Every conference participant will receive a Certificate of Participation. To view more details about CE credits please click here.

Once you have purchased your ticket, you may write us at to request your Visa letter.

Get Involved

A Mindful Society is fortunate to have all of the helping hands coming from the community and people like you who offer your time and effort at the conference! If you are interested to volunteer please complete our Volunteer application form by clicking here.

If you have volunteered with us in the past and wish to volunteer with us again this year, we would appreciate if you submit a new application to reflect your new aspirations and intentions for this year’s conference. Click here to complete the Volunteer form.

Rest assured all applications will be reviewed and responded to within a reasonable time-frame so that you can make arrangements as needed. You should receive a response within 3-6 weeks of your application and if not, yes, please give us a nudge at

You can learn more and find our Sponsor & Community Partner application here.

Those requiring financial assistance, students, people of colour/racialized groups and Indigenous Peoples, please apply by clicking here. Please note that the application form will open and close on certain dates.

The application deadline to apply to be a presenter at the A Mindful Society Conference for 2020 has passed. Please be sure you are signed up to our email list to receive our next call for presenters at an upcoming conference.

Cancellation Policy and Ticket Transfers

Registration ticket cancellations prior to January 31st, 2020 receive a refund less 25% of the registration price. Cancellations between January 31st and March 31st, 2020 receive a refund less 50% of the registration price. After April 1st, 2020, tickets are non-refundable.
One (1) attendee name change is permitted on a registration ticket up to 30-days before the conference start date. To transfer a ticket, please email us directly at with all new attendee details and we will update his/her information to the registration. No changes are permitted after that date.
In the unlikely event the conference is cancelled, we will refund all tickets limited to the amount paid. No other refunds or compensation will be provided. Speakers are confirmed. However, sometimes life events may prevent them from attending as expected. Speaker cancellation does not alter the cancellation policy.
Purchase of A Mindful Society registration ticket confirms you have read and agree to comply with the cancellation policy. This policy is subject to change. Ticket holders are to be notified of any changes.

Stay Informed

We have in the past and are open to the possibility as long as there is a calling. We understand the impact and real, meaningful relationships that can be made at such an event. If you are interested in hosting one in your city, please email us at

  • Friday May 1st - Pre-Conference Workshop with Dr. Rick Hanson
  • May 2nd-3rd - 2-Day Conference, A Mindful Society 2020 Our Present Future.
  • Monday May 4th - Post-conference workshop with Facilitators (to be announced)

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