Program

Strands

Amongst other strands, during the conference, there will be events (lectures, workshops, etc) around the following strands:

  • Existential therapy, coaching & counselling
    • E.g. client-therapist relationship, grief therapy, meaning in HRM and pastoral care
  • Meaning & positive psychology
    • E.g. research on the impact of the economical and political climate on our lives
  • Empirical experiential qualitative research
    • E.g Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, phenomenology, hermeneutics, narrative
  • Political & social theory
    • E.g. identity in social context, city life, economics, meaning at work, sociology, anthropology, education
  • The practice of social justice & activism
    • E.g. empowerment via therapy, political groups, mental health lobbyists, diversity in care
  • Creative connections
    • E.g. art, poetry, music, social, mindfulness, nature

Creative & social opportunities

Open space meetings (to be filled in on the spot by conference participants)

Panel discussions

Live online broadcast of plenary sessions via www.meaningonline.org.uk

Interactive summary with audience (write on post-it)

Joint conference statement

Central social meeting space with a ‘meeting wall’ for announcements

Collective art project

Social connection exercises

 And more… (suggestions welcome!)

Preliminary program

Day 1     Pre-conference workshops (half-day and full-day)

10:00 – 12:30                    Workshops 1                                   

12:30 – 13:30                    Lunch                                                

13:30 – 16:00                    Workshops 2                                   

16:00 – 16:30                    Coffee                                               

16:30 – 17:00                    Panel Discussion                             

19:00 –                                Conference Opening Drinks in a restaurant          

 

Day 2     Main day 1: plenary lectures, parallel sessions, workshops, etc.

08:15 – 09:15                 Mindfulness Session                       

09:30 – 09:50                    Opening                                            

09:50 – 10:30                    Plenary lecture                

10:30 – 10:45                    Coffee                                               

10:45 – 11:30                    Plenary lecture                

11:30 – 12:15                    Plenary lecture                

12:15 – 13:00                    Lunch/Posters                                                

13:00 – 13:45                    Parallel Sessions                             

13:45 – 14:30                    Parallel Sessions              

14:30 – 15:45                    Parallel Sessions              

15:45 – 16:00                    Coffee                                               

16:00 – 17:15                    Parallel Sessions              

17:15 – 17:45                    Panel Discussion                             

19:00                                   Dinner & creative social evening                                                            

 

Day 3     Main day 2: plenary lectures, parallel sessions, workshops, etc.

08:15 – 09:15                   Mindfulness Session                     

09:30 – 09:45                    Opening                                           

09:45 – 10:45                    Plenary lecture                

10:45: – 11:00                    Coffee                                               

11:00 – 11:45                    Plenary lecture                

11:45 – 12:30                    Plenary lecture                

12:30 – 13:15                    Lunch/Posters                                 

13:15 – 14:00                    Parallel Sessions                                            

14:00 – 14:45                    Parallel Sessions                             

14:45 – 16:00                    Parallel Sessions

16:00 – 16:15                    Coffee                                

16:15 – 17:30                    Parallel Sessions

17:30 – 17:55                    Panel Discussion             

17:55 – 18:00                    Close                                                 

19:00 –                                Ad-hoc drinks in local pub

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