The Compassionate Mind Foundation's 9th International Conference

The Compassionate Mind Foundation host an annual international conference each year. This year's conference is the Foundation's 9th International CFT Conference and takes place on 12-15 October 2020 in London at the Leonardo Royal Hotel London City (8-14 Cooper's Row, London, EC3N 2BQ).

The theme of this year's conference is Building Compassionate Relationships.


We will be offering EDIF scholarships this year - more information about this will be added shortly.

Conference Details

Presented By: Various Speakers

Date/Time: 12th October 2020 at 8:00am until 15th October 2020 at 5:00pm

Venue: Leonardo Royal Hotel London City, 8-14 Cooper's Row, London, EC3N 2BQ

Location: London

Keynotes & Symposia
Guidelines for Poster Presentations

Booking workshops & events:

Our workshops and training are available to book through payment by credit/debit card on our website. If you are unable to pay by credit/debit card please contact us to request an invoice. 

All places booked for our event, must be paid for prior to attending the event unless pre-agreed with management. 

Please note that we cannot confirm your place until we have received payment.

Terms and Conditions: 

Please contact us as soon as possible on for any cancellations. Refunds, less a 20% administration fee, will be made if cancellations are received in writing up to six weeks before the event.  Any cancellations received after this time will not be eligible for a refund.  We regret, refunds for failure to attend cannot be made but you can transfer your event fee to a future event within 12 months.

Please note that information about the event and venue are subject to change and cancellation. Occasionally, an event may have to be cancelled or postponed.  We will try and inform of any changes and cancellations as soon as possible via email.  We cannot be held responsible for any resulting costs you may incur for travel, accommodation, any other related goods or service or other compensation.

We will confirm the final details of the event, 7-10 days before the start date.

Lunch provided at the event will be vegetarian and will include eggs, but no meat or fish. However, please advise us of any dietary requirements in the notes section whilst booking online and we will try to accommodate your request. 


Leonardo Royal Hotel London City, 8-14 Cooper's Row, London, EC3N 2BQ, London

Additional Information

Accommodation can be booked at the hotel directly, by calling (+44) 20 7863 3700. We recommend that, if calling, you select option 2 (group reservations) when asked. Please quote our IDcode 24258792 and the Compassionate Mind Foundation for discounted rates. You can also email Alternatively, there are a number of other hotels and guesthouses nearby. For a list via googlemaps, please click here.


Conference Dinner 

Our annual conference dinner will be held on Thursday, 14th October at the Ivory Vaults (Medieval Banquet, Ivory House, St Katherine's Docks, London, E1W 1BP). The theme for this year's dinner will be '1920s Murder at the Manor' and we'll be offering teams the chance to see if you can figure out which alternative version of our staff did the crime!


When booking, please choose from one of the following options:


Roast Butternut Squash soup, truffle oil & Garlic Crouton (v) OR

Grilled courgette, Artichoke hearts & sun blush tomato salad served with flat bread & home-made humus (v)



Supreme of corn Fed Chicken, Mediterranean ratatouille, saffron potatoes with marjoram & Chardonnay jus OR

Roast Beef served with potatoes, Yorkshire pudding & Red wince bourguignonne sauce OR

Wild mushroom ravioli with roast salsify, baby spinach & Guernsey morn dew cheese (v)



Passion Fruit & Coconut Cheesecake OR

Trio of chocolate torte with mango sorbet


If you advise us as to dietary requirements on your booking form, we will share your preferances with the catering team so that you choice of food can be amended to suit you.