Building Inclusive Connections:

Tools to Become a More Effective Mediator

35th Annual Fall Conference 2023
The Straus Institute at Pepperdine University
Saturday, November 5, 2022

The Southern California Mediation Association is excited to host its 34th Annual Fall Conference at The Straus Institute at Pepperdine University in Malibu on November 5th 2022. This year’s theme centers on the critical and continuing work of equity, diversity, and inclusion to better serve parties in mediation through recognition and respect of differences, including but not limited to, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, language and disability.

This year’s conference festivities will include:

  • A Friday Night Awards Dinner
  • Conference Keynote Speaker, TBD
  • Nine workshop choices
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Exhibitor Hall
  • Community Mediation Fair

You won’t want to miss this opportunity for career development and advancement and to hear and learn from some of the best in the field of alternative dispute resolution.

2023 Award Winners

Cloke-Millen Peacemaker

Each year the SCMA presents the Cloke-Millen Peacemaker Award to an individual or organization in the dispute resolution community who inspires us through their passion and dedication to peacemaking.

L. Randolph Lowry

Each year SCMA presents the L. Randolph Lowry Award to a member of the dispute resolution community who has honored and inspired us through their passion and dedication to education in the field of dispute resolution.

SCMA President Award

It has been a tradition that the SCMA President recognizes an individual who has made a significant impact to the organization and the mediation community during their term in office.

Coming Soon!

Prof. Stephanie Blondell

Coming Soon!

Key Sponsors

Thank you to some of our key sponsors in partnering with us. Interested in sponsoring? Learn more here.

Friday Night Dinner Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

Past Conferences

2021 Keynote

2020 Keynote

2019 Highlight Reel

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