We are excited for the 2019 SCMA 31st Annual Fall Conference, taking place on November 1-2, 2019 at the L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown. Our conference theme this year is, “The Twenty-first Century Mediator: Take Your Practice to the Next Level!”

Friday, November 1, 2019 – Welcome Reception/Installation & Awards Dinner
Saturday, November 2, 2019 – Full-Day Conference

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2019 Award Winners

Cloke-Millen Peacemaker Award

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.

Leonard L. Riskin

L. Randolph Lowry

Each year the 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.

Carrie Menkel-Meadow

Inaugural Young Peacemaker Award

Presented by Kids Managing Conflict, SCMA Education Foundation, The Young Peacemakers Award recognizes an outstanding Peer Mediator from a Southern California School for their contribution to their fellow students and school.

Sarai Benitez

Learn More About These Recipients

Lead Sponsor

Educational Sponsors

California State University, Dominguez Hills
Pepperdine University
University of Southern California, Gould School of Law

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Collaborating Organizations

We are excited to collaborate with the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Dispute Resolution, Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM), and Mediate.com for the convening of our 2019 Annual Mediation Conference. As a part of this collaboration, members of the AAA panel of mediators and arbitrators and members of the ABA, APFM, and Mediate.com receive a 10% discount on the conference registration. To register, click here.

2018 Conference Highlight Videos

On November 2-3, 2018, SCMA hosted its 30th Annual Fall Conference in Downtown Los Angeles. The theme of the conference was “Striving for Excellence: The Emergence of the Modern Mediator.” Almost 300 mediators, peacekeepers, educators, students and more attended the event. We brought together over 40 speakers to educate attendees on a wide variety of topics. Our conference continues to have broad reach drawing attendees from all over the U.S. and abroad.

2018 Highlight Reel

2018 Keynote Speaker – Ken Cloke

Sights from 2018 Conference

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