A Mindful Society Timeline: 2012-Present

  • 2012
    A Mindful Society Founded

    A Mindful Society forms its Founding Advisory Council comprising of leaders from the field of mindfulness.

    October 1, 2019 1pm
  • 2015
    A Mindful Society 2015:
    Integrating Mindfulness Into Society

    Inaugural conference held at the University of Toronto’s Multi-Faith Centre.

    October 2, 2019
  • 2016
    A Mindful Society 2016:
    Change from Within

    Second annual conference held at the Royal Conservatory of Music and the Medical Sciences Building at the University of Toronto.

    Other Events in 2016

    • A Mindful Leader Forum
    • Discovering Mindful Living

    October 3, 2019
  • 2017
    A Mindful Society 2017:
    Finding Common Ground

    Held at the Medical Sciences Building and Convocation Hall the third annual conference brought together leaders from around the world.

    Other Events in 2017

    • Discovering Mindful Living
    • Masterclass with Dan Siegel M.D.

  • 2018
    A Mindful Society 2018:
    From Curiosity to Compassion

    The fourth annual conference was held in partnership with SickKids Hospital at the SickKids Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning and University of Toronto’s Chestnut Conference Centre.

    Other Events in 2018

    • Day of Mindfulness with Thich Nhat Hanh
    • Masterclass Workshop with Zindel Segal Ph.D.
    • Masterclass Workshop with Chris Germer Ph.D.
    • Masterclass Workshop with Shauna Shapiro Ph.D.

  • 2019
    A Mindful Society 2019:
    Be. Act. Belong.

    Attracting a global community to University of Toronto's Chestnut Conference Centre, the fourth annual A Mindful Society attracted over 800 people from around the world to explore pressing questions.

    Other Events in 2019

    • Masterclass Workshop with Dan Siegel M.D.
    • Masterclass Workshop with Thupten Jinpa Ph.D.
    • Masterclass Workshop with Patricia Rockman
    M.D. and Evan Collins M.D.

  • 2020
    Our Present Future

    We took AMS 2020: Our Present Future virtual in response to the worldwide pandemic. We had an incredible turnout of attendees, and we learned that we can provide authentic community experiences via online breakout sessions and keynotes.

  • 2021

    A Mindful Society 2021: Revolve was a unique version of our annual summit where we hosted a 1-day virtual festival of uplifting, engaging, and thoughtful mindfulness experiences for international practitioners, leaders, and change-makers. We revolved across 11 different time zones, attendees practiced, learned, and enjoyed a sense of belonging and directly interacted with the leaders in the mindfulness field.

Daniel J. Siegel M.D.
Bestselling Author, Mindsight Institute
Dr. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine. He has lectured for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, and London’s Royal Society of Arts (RSA).
Valerie Brown JD, MA, PCC
International retreat leader, writer, speaker, accredited leadership coach
Valerie Brown JD, MA, PCC, is an international retreat leader, writer, speaker, accredited leadership coach, and Principal of Lead Smart Coaching, LLC, specializing in application and integration of mindfulness and leadership.
Event Details
  • Start Date
    October 1, 2019 12:00 pm
  • End Date
    October 3, 2019 12:00 pm
  • Status