Somatic Applications in Global Health, Education and Social Justice
October 22nd – 25th, 2020
Pacifica Graduate Institute
Santa Barbara, California
Opens November 15th
Proposals Due by March 1, 2020
Presenters Notified of Acceptance ~ by April 1, 2020
Letter of Commitment required by ~ April 15, 2020
Early Bird Registration by May 15, 2020
All Presenters Conference Registration Deadline ~ July 15, 2020
ISMETA’s vision is to transform the world and ourselves through conscious movement. Through our organizational partnerships and involvement in international conferences and symposiums, we see the innovative contributions that somatic professionals are making in healthcare, education and social justice. ISMETA is excited to provide an opportunity through this conference for us all to share our experience, strength and wisdom in these three areas.
This conference will focus on ways somatic practitioners use conscious movement to help people enhance their functioning and body-mind integration in healthcare settings, in schools, and in communities. In particular, the conference wishes to highlight innovative strategies, novel applications, and overlooked populations when considering how somatic movement is evolving across boundaries and cultures to deepen our understanding and experience of embodiment.
We invite proposals that highlight practical applications for specific populations in healthcare, education and social justice. Please consider submitting a proposal for an experiential session, panel discussion, current research presentation, and/or curriculum design workshop. Special attention will be given to new somatic approaches, applications and entry points.
Proposal submission will be done online during the submission window of November 15, 2019 through March 1, 2020. Details can be found on our Call for Presentation Proposal page by clicking the button below.
The conference will span four days and include meals (for all but dinner Friday night.) Lodging is not included, but is available onsite at an economical rate. There are also lodging options a short distance from the conference.
Conference Registration Fees:
- $295 Students and Presenters
- $350 Alumni, Seniors and ISMETA Members
- $450 General Rate
A $20 Early Bird Discount is Available Through May 15th.
Conference Registration is now open.
A $20 Early Bird Discount is Available Through May 15th using the Code: EARLYBIRD
The conference will take place at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus in Santa Barbara, California.
Learn more about this location including driving directions, parking, accommodations, accessibility and more at Pacifica’s General Infomation Page.
ISMETA is committed to making this conference accessible to all and to diversify the field. If you are experiencing financial hardship or the cost of the conference is a barrier to your attending, we have created a scholarship fund. This fund will provide support to participants with financial limitations or hardship.
The number of scholarships we can offer is dependent upon the ISMETA Social Equity Scholarship Fund balance.
We encourage you to apply only for the amount of assistance you need, as we seek to spread our scholarship fund to as many participants as possible. If you have any questions or need additional assistance contact email@example.com
Scholarship Applications will be accepted through June 15th. Notification of Awards will be sent by July 15th. (If you are also submitting a proposal to present, we ask that you submit your scholarship application prior to March 1st.)