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ACGM 2019

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Mission Statement of ACGM 2019:  

To provide a conference that inspires, educates and supports exploration and action through skill-building workshops, opportunities for networking, socializing and initiatives to increase AmSAT membership and build membership participation.

To support the theme of this year’s conference,  the 2019 ACGM Planning Committee will  inspire our members’ outreach to new populations, particularly into under-served and/or historically disadvantaged communities. Our goal is to consciously increase diversity of all forms within the AmSAT community with the aim to foster vibrancy and uphold our commitment to ensure the Technique benefits all people.


Call for Proposals

Have a great idea for a workshop or an activity to start the day?

The 2019 ACGM Programming Committee is now accepting workshop and sunrise activity proposals! Workshop scheduling details and guidelines can be found on the ACGM Information tab at the bottom of this page.

NEW DEADLINE:  The workshop submission deadline has been extended to Tuesday December 11th. 

Submit your proposals HERE.


Need a Topic Idea for a Workshop? Take one of these!
We are encouraging workshops in areas that foster diversity and inclusion

  • Creating Brave Space in your studio, in your workshops, in your training course
  • Maintaining non-judgment space and how to give constructive feedback
  • Non-Violent Communication / Microaggressions
  • Implicit Bias
  • Working with a particular minority population, such as in ability, gender identity, race and other specific communities or under-served communities
  • Teaching the elderly in nursing homes
  • Working in inner city schools such as music programs, sports programs, children who are bullied
  • Working with youth such as in martial arts schools, dance schools, sports teams, religious groups
  • Working in prisons
  • Identity and use
  • Historical trauma
  • Inhibition, acceptance and non-judgment


Need some feedback before submitting your proposal? 
Attend a Zoom video conference call with ACGM Committee members:

Thursday December 6th, 8-10 PM EST

Proposal ideas at any stage of development are welcome! Get help with finishing touches or get new inspiration to complete it. 

Click on the Zoom link from your computer:

Or call in from your phone:

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Questions? Contact 2019 ACGM Chair Renee Schneider at



Attendees' Convocation - ACGM 2019

At the 2018 AGM, the Attendees' Convocation was established to provide positive direction to AmSAT through 2-hour sessions for discussion and action, attendees only, each year at the ACGM. 

Discussion topics and procedural information are available through the Community Forum under the tab "AmSAT Business General".

ACGM Information

2019 Proposal Guidelines


Lodging and Transportation

None at this time.


Things to do in New York City

None at this time.


Committee Contacts

Renee Schneider, Chair            

Lisa First                                

Kecia Chen                            

Ian Jorgensen                        

Constance Clare-Newman       


Board Liaisons:

Josephine Gray                     

Rick Carbaugh                     


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