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Flourishing and Wellbeing: Measurement, Meaning and Mindfulness in Health, Education and Work

A symposium held at the Australian Catholic University's Melbourne Campus


Image: Détail d'une enluminure du Canon medicinae d’Avicenne (Besançon - BM - ms. 0457 - f. 051). Wikimedia Commons

Date: 17–19 September 2020
Venue: Australian Catholic University (Melbourne Campus) and the Catholic Theological College
Enquiries: Jonathan Zecher (Jonathan.Zecher@acu.edu.au)
Call for Papers: The deadline has been extended until 15 April 2020. Proposals can be submitted online on the Symposium website.
Note: The Symposium will begin with a public lecture by Professor Tyler VanderWeele (Harvard University Human Flourishing Program). The lecture will take place at 5:30pm on 17 September 2020, in the Christ Lecture Theatre at ACU’s Melbourne Campus. The lecture will be free and open to the public.

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Elizabeth Anscombe’s term ‘human flourishing’, describes the quest and desire for ‘the good life,’ well-being or life in its fullness and wholeness. It has a sense of humans operating on all cylinders, on good relational terms with God, humanity and the earth. This conference seeks to facilitate that quest in an increasingly fragmented contemporary context. We will address the occasional blurriness of the concept with the best science (measurement), philosophy and theology (meaning) and spiritual and psychological habits (mindfulness).

The conference aims to connect academics and reflective practitioners from fields of health, education and workplace well-being. The balanced program offers outstanding keynotes, panels and opportunities for academics and professionals to present papers.

It is intended that the conference will give rise to an international peer-reviewed publication. It is also applicable for those seeking professional development credit.