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IMEC International Meaning Conference 2019: The Social Power of Meaning

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Birkbeck, University of London

Malet Street

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WC1E 7HX

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Join us at the IMEC International Meaning Conference!

London 12-14 July 2019

’No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of a continent, a part of the main.’ (John Donne)

Our relationships with others are changing. We face political crises, socio-economic change, globalisation and an increasing workforce of robots and automation. With the change of our relationships, we change. Our social and personal meanings transform. Our personal values are moving under pressure from commercials and social media. How can we live a meaningful life in this dynamic context? How can we realise our personal dreams? What does research tell about these social and personal changes? How can therapists, coaches and other practitioners empower clients and help them make sense? How can the relationship with a practitioner help clients discover what is meaningful? How can research socially empower individuals? How can social theory direct us towards positive transformation? How do mental health advocates, political activists and artists strive for social justice?

One aim of this conference is connecting people. We want to connect and learn from each other’s theoretical and practical wisdom. We come from many different disciplines: existential philosophy and therapy, coaching, positive and phenomenological psychology, sociology, politics, theology, anthropology, business, HR, and art. We are researchers, practitioners in mental health care, philosophers, activists and artists. We have many interactive and creative forms of connecting, via lectures, workshops, debates, experiential exercises, live client demonstrations, social events… Anyone can propose a presentation, workshop or symposium, and contribute in the open spaces in the program. In the social program, there is opportunity to show your creative talent with music, poetry, art and other forms!

Another aim is exploring the social changes. Researchers will share their findings on social development. Psychologists, sociologists and activists will describe their understanding and vision how we can live a meaningful life.

An additional aim is learning meaningful practices. The pre-conference program offers hands-on skill workshops for therapists, researchers and activists.


Strands

Strands

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

around the following strands:

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


Practicalities

Registration

www.meaningonline.org


Contact

IMEC2019@yahoo.com


Dates:

Friday 12 July 2019 pre-conference worshops

Saturday 13 July 2019 day with lectures and parallel sessions

Sunday 14 July 2019 day with lectures and parallel sessions


Venue: .

Birkbeck College, London, UK


Social program:

Friday evening: conference welcome drink

Saturday evening: buffet & creative program

Friday, Saturday, Sunday morning: mindfulness session as start of the day


Interaction & creativity during the conference:

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 (via post-its)

Joint conference statement

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

Collective art project

Social connection exercises

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