The second INPM Meaning
Conference, on Freedom, Responsibility and Justice, was held
in Vancouver. With the INPM growing quickly in membership
and influence, the 2002 conference promised to be a hot-spot
for knowledge sharing in the feild of meaning, and it did
not disappoint. With addresses from some of the biggest names
including Dr Arun Ghandi, the conference proved that the INPM
was capable of repeating it's success in organizing an international
event for professionals, researchers, students.
Speakers at the 2002 conference included:
Arun Gandhi, Ph.D., James Garbarino, Ph.D., Howard Gardner,
Ph.D., Harold G. Koenig, M.D., Alfried Längle, M.D.,
Ph.D., Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D., Ernesto Spinelli, Ph.D.,
Mary Pipher, Ph.D., Jeffrey Zeig, Ph.D., Adam Blatner, M.D.,
Al Dueck, Ph.D., Robert Emmons, Ph.D., Silvia Längle,
Ph.D., Drew Leder, M.D., Ph.D., Dmitriy Leontiev, Ph.D., Daniel
Helminiak, Ph.D., Lois Holzman Ph.D., Salvatore Maddi, Ph.D,
Paul B. Pedersen, Ph.D., Jordan Peterson, Ph.D., Kirk Schneider,
Ph.D., Dick Vittitow, Bernard Weiner, Ph.D.
To see photos from the 2002 conference,
Here are some comments about the 2002
From Dick Vittitow
"I found the 2nd INPM Conference
both inspiring, and increasing of my motivations to increase
levels and qualities of support available to individuals
committing to lives of personal meaning. We are in the midst
of developing a pilot project that works to increase support
of personal meaning at community levels. More later. Thanks
to you and Lillian for your unselfish dedication."
From a conference volunteer
"It is with much gratitude
that I express my thanks for the opportunity to volunteer
some time for the Meaning Conference. The experience was
for me the pinacle of my academic experience thus far.
Entering into the event, I sometimes
worried that as an undergraduate student I would be intimidated
by the level of knowledge and academic maturity that I would
interact with in my capacity as an assistant. This feeling
disappated quickly,in fact, by the second day.
I found myself in conversation
with many different scholars who were not only passionate
and enthusiastic about their areas of expertise, but also,
open and genuine in conversation with me. At no time were
my questions or comments treated as invalid or trivial and
these interactions will remain with me as the finest parts
of the conference.
The process by which we all must
endure to attain a degree is sometimes arduous and tiring.
The Meaning conference, through the workshops I was able
to participate in, to the lectures that I have already been
able to incorporate into term papers, has rekindled my passion
to pursue a career in the field of counselling psychology.
Pencil me in for the next
conference, I want to do it again!!"
"Congratulations on a terrific
conference !! Well done !! It, and the talks that I had
with many of the speakers, has left this brain of mine spinning
with expansion and new approaches -- about which I am excited
and very grateful"
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