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Early Call for DR Section Proposals

The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution has announced that proposals for programming for the 2017 Spring Meeting (scheduled for San Francisco April 20-23 2017) are due by Wednesday, August 3, 2016.

This annual event is one of the wonderful ADR-related events of the year, and San Francisco of course among the most delightful cities in the world.  Gina Brown of the ABA notes: “A PDF of the proposal form is available on the Conference RFP web site, http://www.americanbar.org/groups/dispute_resolution/events_cle/annual/conf_rfp.html for preparation and planning purposes. All proposals must be submitted through the online proposal form.”

Screw on your thinking caps, colleagues.  I can’t wait to ttend your programs in San Francisco.

 

ABA Dispute Resolution Conference April 7-9, 2016

The ABA Dispute Resolution Section Spring Conference is always a highlight.  For 2016 it’s being held in New York City, making it real easy for me.  The breadth and scope of the topics are, as usual, phenomenal, making this event consistently the Class Act of the ADR year.

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IMI Survey Solicitation

The International Mediation Institute seeks participants in a brief survey (they claim it takes 7 minutes but heck, I’ll even give them eight!).  The Institute explains:

IMI launches initiatives to promote worldwide growth of practical and sustainable conflict resolution systems. By completing the survey we can:

  • Find out what matters most to you about resolving conflicts,

  • Tell others what you are up against when it comes to conflict management,

  • Grow mediation by building awareness and support, and

  • Enhance the IMI organization to make it fit for YOUR needs.

The survey can be linked by clicking here.

New AAA Foundation

The American Arbitration Association has announced the establishment of the AAA-ICDR Foundation.  This development is a welcome enlargement of the already pervasive and salutary role and influence of this esteemed institution and its international affiliate, the ICDR.

In a recent press release, the AAA explains that the Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, and is able to solicit donations and provide grants to fund a range of worthy causes that promote the Foundation’s wide-reaching mission, which is to support the use and improvement of dispute resolution processes in the USA and internationally. Read more »

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