2015 Annual Conference

“Cultivating the Just and Peaceable Self: Understanding Transformation and Transforming Understanding in Research and Practice”

October 15-17, 2015, in Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA

James Madison University

Taking place in the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley during its fall foliage season, the 2015 PJSA conference is part of a three-year initiative entitled Cultivating the Globally Sustainable Self: Summit Series on Transformative Teaching, Training, and Learning in Research and Practice.

Highly consistent with the mission and values of PJSA, as well as the overarching goals of the summit series, Cultivating the Just and Peaceable Self will bring together key stakeholders in pursuit of two interrelated goals: (1) Understanding the Content and Process of Transformation; (2) Transforming Understanding into Research and Practice. To date, we’ve received a large number of high quality proposals, and also are delighted to announce a stellar line-up of keynote speakers, which thus far includes: Catherine BarnesDavid CortrightJohn Dirkxand Emily Welty.

(for more details about this year's theme, please read the full call for proposals HERE)

Register for the 2015 PJSA conference now! (reduced priority rates now extended through 8/31!)

(for details about a special registration option this year for Shenandoah Valley residents, go HERE)

We have a number of PRE-CONFERENCE SESSIONS available this year, including a special opportunity in Washington, DC on Oct 13-14, as well as two local options on Oct 15.  Also this year we will have a Halloween Party & PJSA Fundraiser on Oct 16 at 8pm — prizes for best costumes and plenty of socializing for a good cause!


More information will be provided soon. If you are an attendee with a disability who anticipates a need for accommodations, please let us know.


We thank those who have sponsored this year's conference!

Sponsors will be listed on this page shortly.