2018 Conference Agenda

(not finalized and subject to change)

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Monday, June 4

Kick-Off Program and Cocktail Reception 

6:00PM – 7:30PM Dr. Heather Ann Thompson – Author, Attica: Blood in the Water (winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History, 2017) 

Dr. Thompson will also be interviewed by Michael Young of JAMS.

7:30PM – 9:30PM: Cocktail Reception with heavy Hors D’Oeuvres 

Kick-Off Program and Cocktail Reception to take place at JAMS, 620 8th Avenue, 34th Floor, New York, NY

Conference registrants receive complimentary admission to the Kick Off Program & Cocktail Reception.

You can also register for this event individually.

Tuesday, June 5

All conference sessions to take place at

New York Law School 

185 West Broadway 

New York, NY, 10013 

ACR-GNY Award Luncheon

Keynote Address: Senator George Mitchell, Interviewer Brian Lehrer 

ADR Achievement Award: Charlotte Carter 

ADR Achievement Award: Marvin Johnson, Esq.

Half-Day Workshops

Using Restorative Practices in City Government 

Collaborative Co-Mediation: How to Co-Mediate Without Needing a Mediator 


ADR in a Changing Climate: How to Build Resilience through Facilitation and Collaboration 

Ethno-Religious Conflict: Models to Conflict Resolution  

Career Building for ADR Professionals: Leveraging Conferences, Networking Excellence and LinkedIn Essentials 

Working as a Team in the Mediated Divorce Process 

Opening in Awareness: Exploring How Mindfulness and Mediation Can Enhance the Mediation Experience 

A Peek Backstage: An Inside Look at an Entertainment Industry Mediation

Effective Techniques in Mediation Advocacy 

When Conflict Hits Home: How Conflict Resolution Professionals Handle Conflict in Their Own Personal Lives 

The Two-Step Mediation Process: Mutual Understanding, Option Selection and Negotiation 

60 Years Since the New York Convention: How Has Arbitration Changed? 

Restorative Justice in the Workplace and the #MeToo Movement 

Neuroscience in Mediation and Negotiation 

Practicing What We Preach: Tips to Facilitate Diversity, Inclusion and Equity in ADR

Cocktail Hour Reception: 5:30 - 6:30PM 

Speaker: Stephanie Gendell, Esq.

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