Compassion Symposium

This cross-disciplinary symposium is designed to bring together academics, clinicians, researchers, and students from different disciplines within The University of Queensland and from the community, to present on how compassion is or could be a part of their research, studies, or practice.

The compassion symposium consists of the free keynote address, and the full-day conference.

Call for Presenters

The UQ School of Psychology's Compassionate Mind Research Group is pleased to invite submissions for paper and/or poster presentations for the 2022 UQ Compassion Symposium conference on Saturday 17 September.

We are interested in research and practical applications of compassion across the lifespan (children, teens, adults, older adults) and in multiple contexts (therapy, workplace, school). Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): 

  • Compassion
  • Self-compassion
  • Mindfulness
  • Empathy
  • Altruism
  • Morality
  • Positive Psychology
  • Forgiveness
  • Emotions (e.g. shame, anger)
  • Intervention research
  • Assessment research

Application requirements

Applications to present should include the following information:
Personal information 

  • Full Name
  • Organisation/affiliation
  • Email address
  • Contact number
  • Brief professional bio (250 words max). To be included in the conference program.

Presentation/poster information 

  • Presentation or poster title
  • Abstract/summary (250 words max)
  • Focus (research, practice, philosophy, etc.)
  • Format (lecture, workshop, demonstration)

Submission and Review

Please submit your completed application to Allanah Yu, School Manager below. Submissions close Friday 19 August 2022.

All submissions will be notified via email of the status of their application.
All accepted speakers will receive free admission to the symposium.

Submit application

Compassion Conference 2022

17 September 2022 9:00am4:00pm

Compassion Keynote 2022

16 September 2022 6:00pm8:00pm
hands holding

Compassion Conference 2019

7 September 2019 9:00am4:30pm
Dr Gerner

Compassion Keynote 2019

6 September 2019 6:00pm8:00pm

Compassion Conference 2018

8 September 2018 9:00am4:30pm
The 5th Annual UQ Compassion Symposium

Compassion Keynote 2018

7 September 2018 6:00pm8:00pm
'Developing Compassionate Resilience' presented by Dr Deborah Lee
trees in a forest

Compassion Conference 2017

23 September 2017 9:00am5:00pm
Full-day conference on compassion
Professor Roy F Baumeister

Compassion Keynote 2017

22 September 2017 6:00pm8:00pm
'Toward a Scientific Theory of Free Will' presented by Professor Roy F Baumeister