This is information for 2019 left up for reference. Once we develop the information for 2020, we will update it accordingly.
We are looking forward to another great conference! The schedule at a glance is below, and other useful links include:

Schedule at a Glance

Time Title Speaker(s) Location Learn More
Friday, November 1, 2019
6:00p-9:00p Friday Awards Dinner & Reception Professor Carrie Menkel-Meadow Grand Ballroom - Salon 3 Learn More
Saturday, November 2, 2019
7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast N/A Grand Ballroom N/A
8:45a-10:00a Opening Plenary Professor Leonard Riskin
Kenneth Cloke
Grand Ballroom Learn More
Morning Sessions 1
10:15am-11:30am WS1: Establishing Trust – The Cornerstone for Mediation Success Terri Breer, Esq.
Carina Tautu, MSc
Angelino Learn More
10:15am-11:30am WS2: Educating the Peacemakers of Tomorrow: The Benefits of Peer Mediation in K-12 Education Moderator: Marvin Whistler

Panelists: Sally Patchen
Cynthia Sanchez
Heather Schon
Sarai Benitez, Esq.
Bunker Hill Learn More
10:15am-11:30am WS3: Becoming A Certified Professional Mediator Jason Harper Pacific Salon 1 Learn More
10:15am-11:30am WS4: Credibility Determinations For Mediators in the #MeToo Era Sue Ann Van Dermyden, Esq. Pacific Salon 3 Learn More
10:15am-11:30am AT1: Applied Behaviors/Techniques in Resolving Family Disputes Susan Guthrie Olympic Room Learn More
11:30am-12:45pm Lunch N/A Grand Ballroom N/A
Afternoon Sessions 2
12:45pm - 2:00 pm WS5: 21st Century Mediation: Today's Tests, Tradition's Tools, Tomorrow's Triumphs Jeff Kichaven, Esq.
Mitch Tarighati, Esq.
Angelino Learn More
12:45pm - 2:00 pm WS6: Exploration of Niche Markets in Mediation Moderator: Richard Erhard

Panelists: Liz Paris, Esq.
Kimberly Schulist, Esq.
Kristin Rizzo, Esq.
Rodney Collins
Bunker Hill Learn More
12:45pm - 2:00 pm WS7: What Makes a Great Mediator? Wendy Kramer, Esq. Pacific Salon 1 Learn More
12:45pm - 2:00 pm WS8: Reality Testing Around the Grid Professor Stephanie Bell Blondell Pacific Salon 3 Learn More
12:45pm - 2:00 pm AT2: Applied Behaviors/Techniques in Resolving Employment Disputes Dr. Debra Dupree, Psy. D., LMFT Olympic Room Learn More
Break / Afternoon Sessions 3
2:15pm-3:30pm WS9: Using Dispute Resolution Skills to Improve Leadership Moderator: Dr. Brian Jarrett

Panelists: Professor Kara Dellacioppa
Professor Elika Dadsetan
Jameson Lingl
Angel Roman
Angelino Learn More
2:15pm-3:30pm WS10: A Framework for Effective Mediator Management of Strong Negative Emotions Encountered in the Process Professor Richard Peterson Bunker Hill Learn More
2:15pm-3:30pm WS11: The Future is Online and You Can Be Too! Susan Guthrie, Esq. Pacific Salon 1 Learn More
2:15pm-3:30pm WS12: Operational Side of Running a Mediation Practice - Tips and Lessons Learned Mark Lemke, Esq. Pacific Salon 3 Learn More
2:15pm-3:30pm AT3: Applied Behaviors/Techniques in resolving Commercial Disputes Harold Coleman, Jr., Esq. Olympic Room Learn More
3:45pm - 5:00pm Closing Plenary Moderator: Harold Coleman, Jr., Esq.

Panelists: Michael R. Powell
Kenneth Cloke
Professor Carrie Menkel-Meadow
Professor Leonard Riskin
Ana Sambold, Esq.
Grand Ballroom Learn More