Resonance, Repatterning, and Revolution

June 23-28, 2020
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, NY

Main Conference:
June 24-27, 2020
Pleanary with Christal Brown

June 23/24: Bebe Miller

Post Conference:
June 27/28: TBD

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Deadline for submissions:
September 30, 2019

More info on the 2020 Conference coming soon!

Conference Committee:
Toni Smith, Chair
Pat Ethridge
Wendy Hambidge
Kim Sargent-Wishart
Gill Wright Miller

Host: Cynthia Williams

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35th Annual BMCA Conference

BMCA is seeking proposals from somatic movement practitioners and researchers for experiential workshops, presentations, panels, and performances. BMCA invites proposals that respond to the theme of “Resonance, Repatterning, and Revolution” and are open to other topics.


Resonance, Repatterning, and Revolution

  • Resonance: the quality in a sound or relationship that is deep, full, and reverberating; a quality of richness and variety; a quality of evoking response.
  • Repatterning: a process of experiencing and understanding the innate patterns within and around us and embracing an experience to reorganize those which are impeding us in some way or have lost their usefulness.
  • Revolution: an invitation to change; the resolve of the current order to initiate change.
  • What resonates when somatic knowledge and ideas cross bodies and boundaries?
  • How do various somatic approaches explore the formation of patterns and encourage identification, shifts, and/or change?
  • What role does repatterning play in somatic movement education and/or healing?
  • In what ways might somatic approaches/practices be revolutionary in their emphasis on body-mind integration, listening within, and inviting change?

Photo: Michael Belenski; 2018 BMCA Conference, Smith College

Seeking Proposals for (but not limited to): Experiential workshops (90 mins), research presentations (papers, case studies, film, etc.), panel discussions, performances (up to 8 minutes), somatic writing. Content may address diverse somatic traditions and need not be exclusive to Body-Mind Centering. If you are not familiar with the BMCA conference format, please see our past conference programs.

The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2019.
Presenters will be notified of decisions by November 15, 2019.

Unlike most professional organizations, BMCA does not require presenters to be members to submit a proposal. However, to offset costs, BMCA requires non-members to pay a $25 processing fee. Please consider joining BMCA at this time, in which case there is no additional submission fee. Members also receive a $50 discount upon conference registration.