Welcome to the International Conference on Mindfulness

The Danish Center for Mindfulness, Aarhus University, is pleased to welcome participants to the International Conference on Mindfulness (ICM) 2020 to be held in Aarhus, Denmark, from June 24-26, 2020.


ICM2020 is the fourth bi-annual scientific conference on mindfulness being held in Europe. 


Please note that the deadline for abstract submission has been extended to January 5, 2020! 



The overall theme for 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 is making a difference - or has a potential to do so. In addition to presentations of the latest scientific advances in compassion- and mindfulness-based applications, we offer participants a unique opportunity to participate in full-day pre-conference or half-day in-conference workshops to learn about mindfulness and compassion in areas such as race, gender, and education. 


The scientific tracks are:

  • Mechanisms of mindfulness and compassion
  • Mindfulness and compassion in healthcare
  • Mindfulness and compassion in education
  • Mindfulness and compassion in business and politics

The conference program is being planned by an international organizing committee, as well as a scientific committee, chaired by Lone Overby Fjorback, Director, Cheif Physician, PhD, at the Danish Center for Mindfulness. On our website, you can read a Q & A with Lone as well as find a list of keynote speakers. 


You will find prices and practical information in the left menu, where you will also find the guidelines for abstract submission.


We sincerily hope to see you in June, when our city and country is at its most lovely.


On behalf of the organizing committee, 




Lone O. Fjorback

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

Scientific Chair, ICM 2020