Join ADEC in Baltimore, April 23-26, 2014 – registration is now open
ADEC 36th Annual Conference
April 23–26, 2014
Riding the Dragon: End of Life and Grief as a Path to Resilience, Transformation and Compassion
Pre-Conference Institute: April 22–23, 2014
Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, MD
Register now for the 2014 annual conference — act by January 28, 2014 to secure the lowest rate!
About our theme
Death and bereavement are profoundly life-altering and may be likened to a great and mysterious hero’s journey. The path of grief is often dark and ominous, when suddenly, in the words of author Julia Cameron, “rising from the mists and rolling fog of our not knowing,” the hero (griever) comes face to face with a dragon. According to a Chinese proverb, “If he ignores the dragon, it will eat him. If he tries to confront the dragon it will overpower him. But if he rides the dragon, he will take advantage of its might and power.” Therein lies the potential for resilience, transformation and compassion. At this year’s conference, participants will deepen their appreciation for the dark night of the soul and the great gifts that can emerge when, rather than being defeated, the bereaved find the strength and courage to ride the dragon.
Students! ADEC is currently offering two scholarship programs to help you attend the annual conference without a significant financial strain.
Read more about:
Student Paper Awards (Deadline: December 3)
Student Initiative Conference Scholarships (Deadline: December 17)
Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract to be part of the 2014 conference program. Submitters will be notified of proposal acceptance via e-mail no later than November 29, 2013. ADEC headquarters is unable to respond to inquiries regarding the outcome before this date.
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