June 5-10, 2018
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Main Conference:
June 6-9, 2018

June 5/6: Deborah Hay

Post Conference:
June 9/10: Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen

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Conference Committee:
Toni Smith, Chair

Programming sub Committee:
Teri Anderson
Kim Sargent-Wishart
Naomi Sparrow
Cynthia Stevens

Host: Teri Anderson


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photos: Rosie Dienhart

2018 BMCA Conference

The 33rd annual BMCA conference will take place at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts and will be a 'homecoming' for many BMC graduates.  We hope to see you there! In the meantime, please email Ellen, BMCA Director of Operations or Toni Smith, Conference Chair, with questions.


Resilience is the ability to respond, adapt, transform, and interact with the environment in a positive way that promotes well-being and is nurtured through experiential inquiry.

June 5/6
Pre-Conference Presenter: Deborah Hay,
Using the Sky
Tuesday, June 5 (2-5:00 PM) and Wednesday, June 6 (9:00 AM-12:00 PM)

June 6 through 9
Main Conference:
Wednesday, June 6 (2-5:30 PM) through Saturday, June 9 (9 AM - 12:00 PM)

June 9/10
Post Conference Presenter: Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen,
Flight, Fight, Freeze, and Ease
Saturday, June 9 (2-5:00 PM) and Sunday, June 10 (9:00 AM-12:00 PM)


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Info for Presenters






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Check-in Info

Conference Info PDF

What to bring 

Fun in Northampton

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Return to our Circle: SBMC Graduates Reunion Party

Saturday, June 9, 20187:30-10pm
Current and past students also invited
Carroll Hall, Smith College
Dessert and cash wine bar
$20 per person
A portion of the proceeds will benefit BMCA

Silent Auction closes Friday night, June 8

If you would like to make a donation to our annual Silent Auction, please contact Ellen. The Silent Auction is our only fundraiser outside of our Annual Appeal and helps us continue our mission. Some past donations have been: vacations in Germany and Costa Rica, handmade jewelry, original artwork, session certificates, books, handmade clothing and sweaters, hats, scarves, and much, much more! Please consider a donation and contact Ellen with any questions. You can bring your item or mail it ahead -whatever works best for you!