We are looking forward to another great conference! The schedule at a glance is below, and other useful links include:
This year’s conference offers up to 6.25 hours of CLE Credits including 1 hour of Competence!

Schedule at a Glance

TimeTitleSpeaker(s)LocationLearn More
Friday, November 2, 2018
6:00p-9:00p Friday Awards Dinner & Reception N/A TBD Learn More
Saturday, November 3, 2018
8:00a-8:45a Breakfast N/A Grand Ballroom N/A
8:45a-10:00a Opening Plenary Ken Cloke Grand Ballroom Learn More
Morning Sessions 1
10:30am-11:45am WS1: Mediators Effecting Systems Change Step by Step Avis Ridley-Thomas Bunker Hill Learn More
10:30am-11:45am WS2: More than a Messenger: Advanced Communication Skills for the Modern Mediator Jan Schau
Stacie Hausner
Pacific Salon 1 Learn More
10:30am-11:45am WS3: Mediation Awareness Starts in the Schools: The Training, Practice, and Benefits of Peer Mediation Programs in Middle and High Schools Maria Simpson
Karen Crowley-Marks
Karen DeVoogd
Clayton Scott
Angelino Learn More
10:30am-11:45am WS4: Understanding How the Neurobiological Differences Between Men and Women Affects Communication and Collaboration Michel Zelnick Pacific Salon 3 Learn More
10:30am-11:45am AT1: The Modern Mediator: Interplay of Psychology and Mediation Strategy / The Modern Mediator: 6 Universal Principles of Ethical Persuasion (Cialdini) Harold Coleman, Jr., Esq. Mediator;
Debra Dupree, MFT, Psy.D., Mediator;
Matt Argue, Esq., Mediator
Olympic Room Learn More
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch N/A Grand Ballroom N/A
Afternoon Sessions 2
1:00pm - 2:15 pm WS5: Facilitating Apologies and Forgiveness in Mediation Forrest "Woody" Mosten Pacific Salon 1 Learn More
1:00pm - 2:15 pm WS6: Online Defamation & Strategies for Settlement Mark Lemke
Renata L. Hoddinott
Martin E. Sullivan
Bunker Hill Learn More
1:00pm - 2:15 pm WS7: No Limits - Expand Your Practice by Adding Online Mediation Susan Guthrie
Maritza Gutierrez
Adya Riss
Pacific Salon 3 Learn More
1:00pm - 2:15 pm WS8: Becoming a Certified Professional Mediator - Information and Q&A with the MC3 Board Victoria Gray
Jack Goetz, Esq.
Chris Welch
Barbara Brown
Jason Harper
Angelino Learn More
1:00pm - 2:15 pm AT2: The Modern Mediator: Managing High-Conflict Personalities at Mediation Harold Coleman, Jr., Esq., Mediator
Debra Dupree, MFT, Psy.D., Mediator
Neil Carmichael, M.A., Mediator
Olympic Room Learn More
Break / Afternoon Sessions 3
2:30pm-3:45pm WS9: Show Me(diators) the Money: Strategies for Success Wendy Kramer
Mitch Tarighati
Douglas Schiffer
Pacific Salon 1 Learn More
2:30pm-3:45pm WS10: Dirty Deeds Done At Mediation: Exploring Tactics and Responses. Michael Diliberto
Jeffrey G. Huron, Esq.
Nicholas P. Connon, Esq.
Hon. Enrique Romero (Ret.)
Bunker Hill Learn More
2:30pm-3:45pm WS11: Eldercaring Coordination: A New Court-Connected ADR Process for California Probate Courts. Sarah Gross
Judge Kim Hubbard
Angelino Learn More
2:30pm-3:45pm WS12: Healing thru the Law: Using the Law & ADR as Tools for Healing & Transformation Hass Sadeghi, Esq, MDR Pacific Salon 3 Learn More
2:30pm-3:45pm AT3: The Modern Mediator: Bringing Value to the Mediation Process Neil Carmichael, M.A., Mediator
Rebecca Callahan, LLM., Esq., Mediator
Harold Coleman, Jr., Esq., Mediator
Olympic Room Learn More
4:00pm - 5:15pm Closing Plenary India Johnson, President of AAA
Jack Goetz, SCMA President
Michael R. Powell
Dr. Brian Jarrett
Sukhsimranjit Singh
Richard Peterson
Grand Ballroom Learn More

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