The Future of Mindfulness; our tenth annual conference 10 May 2024

How will mindfulness influence the future? Alongside the big issues of the day, what role will mindfulness play? Technology, the climate emergency and the cost of living crisis are rapidly shaping the world we live in.

Added to this, the increasing polarisation of discourse is undermining social cohesion and our ability to engage with the pressing issues that affect us all. Is mindfulness just a niche, wellbeing intervention? Or does it have the potential to transform our world?

Keynote speakers

We will be exploring this theme in a day-long conference on 10 May 2024, with leaders from the field including Vidyamala Burch OBE, a mindfulness and compassion teacher, speaker, coach and best-selling and award-winning author (her books include: Mindfulness for Health and Mindfulness for Women). Jamie Bristow, an expert on the application of inner development and contemplative practices in public life, and Debbie Abrahams MP, co-chair of All-Party Parliamentary Group Compassionate Politics. Find out more and book here.

We also have an excellent range of workshops lined up and the conference includes an all-day retreat the following day.

Conference workshops

The workshops will explore topics such as:

  • the pitfalls and opportunities of cultivating mindfulness in a digital world
  • the future of secular mindfulness
  • how mindfulness can support recovery after long COVID
  • mindfulness for refugees in a hostile environment.

Find out more about the conference workshops here.

All-day retreat

Your 2024 conference booking ticket also includes free entry to our all-day retreat at the same venue on the following day, 11 May. The retreat is open to anybody attending the conference, who has done an eight-week mindfulness course. We do hope you can join us for both days.

Ticket prices: Early birds and concessions

This year we have had to make the difficult decision to charge people who previously would not have had to pay for the conference. We have made this decision so that we can cover our costs. Speakers are giving their time free, but we do need to pay for venue hire, travel, accommodation, staff time etc. We have a limited number of reduced price Early Bird tickets for those who book first. And we have introduced a reduced concession fee for anybody struggling to pay the new prices.

Find out more about the prices and how to book here.