Mindfulness, Self-Compassion and Family Well-Being Conference Details

Conference Dates

Pre-Conference Research Meeting: October 18, 2023

Conference: October 19-20, 2023

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Pre-Conference Location

UW Center for Child & Family Well-Being
Kincaid Hall Room 202
3751 W. Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA 98195


Parking: There are no parking lots directly adjacent to Kincaid Hall. If you are driving, please allow yourself an extra 15-20 minutes to locate parking and walk to Kincaid Hall. The University of Washington offers pay-lots and parking garages. Metered street parking is also available but very limited. Parking fees around campus range from $1.00 to $4.00 an hour. Learn more about parking options here

By bus or light rail: More than 60 bus routes serve the University District and a Link Light Rail Station is located 1/2 mile away.

By bike: Kincaid Hall is located directly off the Burke Gilman Trail between 15th Ave NE and the NE Pacific Street overpass. Bike racks are conveniently located at Kincaid and throughout campus.

Conference Location

UW Center for Urban Horticulture
NHS Hall & Merrill Commons  
3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105 

Distance to Downtown Seattle, 6 miles or about a 15-30 minute drive. 

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Ample free parking is available in the upper parking lot. The lower lot is reserved for staff. 



Pre-Conference Research Meeting and Happy Hour:  Snacks & beverages will be provided.  

2-day Conference: Breakfast, a buffet lunch or box lunches, and an afternoon snack will be provided 


Registration Fees

**Important Note: Presenters, please contact CCFW prior to registration to receive your registration code. 

Registration Type 


Note: All registrations include breakfast, lunch, and snacks.  

Earlybird Discount  


Earlybird registration closes July 31, 2023. 

Regular after July 31, 2023 


Regular registration applies after July 31, 2023 

UW Discount 


This rate is available to UW faculty or staff. Payment by UW Budget # available. 

Student Discount 


This rate is available to registered undergrad and graduate students. Please register using a valid school email address (.edu) 


Continuing Education Credits

During registration, select if you will need a certificate of completion. Continuing education unit credit hours will be awarded based on your hours of attendance. We offer the following options:

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Continuing Education Unit credit hours are available for licensed psychologists, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, and social workers in Washington State. We cannot guarantee that these CEUs will be accepted in other states.


MERIT/STARS credits are available to early learning and school-age professionals in Washington State. 




Discounted rates have been arranged at the Silver Cloud Hotel. This is the closest hotel available to the conference location.

Silver Cloud Hotel University District »

Special Conference discount available.

King Room starting at $195.00 + Tax 
Double Queen Room starting at $215.00 + Tax 

  • .8 Miles from UW Center for Urban Horticulture/Conference Location
  • 1.2 Miles from UW Center for Child & Family Well-Being, Kincaid Hall
  • 1.5 Miles from University Link Rail Station (Stops in Downtown Seattle and goes to SEATAC airport.)
  • .1 Mile from University Village, a high-end shopping mall with many retail stores & restaurants
  • 5.5 Miles to downtown Seattle, about a 15-minute drive. 

There are many other lodging options available from popular hotel chains, discount travel websites, and vacation rental companies. We recommend making your lodging reservations early because the UW has a home football game on Saturday.  

Book discounted rates online

OR call 206.526.5200 and ask for the “UW Center for Child & Family Well-Being”.


Getting Around

Seattle has many popular transportation options available 

  • Ride shares including Lyft and Uber 
  • Public Transit including light rail 
  • Car shares including Zipcar, Turo  
  • E-bike and E-Scooter rentals from Lime/Uber and Bird 
  • Rental cars available from many popular car rental services. 
    • If you’re planning to drive, most street parking and many parking lots use the Pay By Phone app which makes paying for parking easy with just a few clicks. You can also use credit/debit cards and coins at many pay stations.  

Covid-19 Safety Protocol

We will establish and follow a covid safety protocol that is responsive to the current public health conditions at the time of the conference in October 2023. While there are no public health restrictions currently in effect in King County, the planning committee will continue to monitor conditions and provide updates as needed.  

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