Welcome to ICM2020

MARCH 19 UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, we are working on postponing the International Conference on Mindfulness to 2021. We will post the new dates as soon as possible. 


The Danish Center for Mindfulness, Aarhus University, welcomes participants to the 4th bi-annual International Conference on Mindfulness.


As a mindfulness teacher, practitioner, or researcher, you will:


  • gain insights into the latest research in the field of mindfulness-based applications
  • learn from colleagues and experts on mindfulness and compassion
  • strengthen your international network
  • have access to symposia, talks, workshops and cultural events
  • experience the bright Danish midsummer nights. 

The theme of ICM 2020 is "Diversity and equality - leaving no one behind." Through three days of talks, workshops and symposia, we will bring attention to the many areas of society, where mindfulness and compassion is making a difference - or has the potential to do so. In addition to presentations of the latest research, you can join our full-day pre-conference or half-day in-conference workshops and investigate mindfulness and compassion in the context of race, gender, education, war-zones and more. 


Today, mental health is everybody’s business. And we intend to explore our individual and collective responsibility for creating a world, where mind-training cultivates ‘kindness over fear’ and leaves no one behind.


Please download and share the conference invitation here (PDF)   Remember to use the hashtag #ICM2020


You will find registration and practical information in the left menu. We sincerily hope to see you in June, when our city and country is at its most lovely. Please note that the programme is developing, but most keynotes are announced. If you are an MBSR teacher, please also note that a retreat is being planned immediately following the conference. 


On behalf of the organizing committee, 




Lone O. Fjorback

Director, MD, PhD, Danish Center for Mindfulness, Aarhus University

Scientific Chair, ICM 2020