The VMN Fall Conference

Virginia Mediation Network's annual Fall Conference offers a variety of professional development sessions focused on alternative dispute and conflict resolution. The conference is Virginia's premiere networking event for ADR professionals. We provide both Continuing Mediator Education credits and Mandatory Continuing Legal Education credits for various sessions. 

Not a VMN Member?  Join us to receive discounted conference rates. 

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2024 Fall Conference: Peacebuilding Perspectives

Early registration is now open!!! Click here to register.

We are also seeking conference sponsors.  Click here for more information.

The Virginia Mediation Network is hosting its 2024 Fall Conference on September 13-14 (in-person, both pre-conference and regular conference) at the Colonial Williamsburg Woodlands Conference Center in Williamsburg, Virginia) & 16-20 (virtual). Our theme this year is “Peacebuilding Perspectives: Pursuing Paths to Cultivating Harmony.”

Conference Details

Sept. 13-14 In Person

Sept. 16-20 Virtual

On Friday, Sept. 13, we are offering our first-ever in-person pre-conference, "Starting & Managing an ADR Practice," from 9-3:00 p.m. The pre-conference will include 5 1-hr sessions focusing on business plans, marketing, business law, networking, and finances.  Registration for the pre-conference can be included as an add-on to your regular conference registration, or purchased separately.

On the evening of Friday, Sept. 13, we will have a Dinner and Keynote presentation by Chief Justice Emeritus Robert Yazzie of the Navajo Nation.  A ticket for this event can be added to your conference ticket at registration, or purchased separately if you do not plan to attend any other portion of the conference.

On Saturday, Sept. 14, we will offer a full day of conference presentations. Our Annual Meeting will take place during lunch on Sept. 14. In addition to lunch, we will provide a continental breakfast prior to the first sessions. 

The remainder of the conference, from Sept. 16-20, will be virtual, and we will offer 2-4 virtual sessions per day. 


We will apply for CMEs for all conference sessions, and are offering some MCLEs for Virginia attorneys. 

All conference sessions count toward MC3 certification and recertification. Visit MC3 Mediator Certification for more information. 

The 10% early registration discount deadline is Thursday, August 1, 2024 (pre-conference not included).

The regular registration deadline (for pre-conference and conference) is Friday, September 6, 2024

Click here to review the Conference Agenda. (Please note that the schedule is still subject to change, and will be regularly updated as the conference approaches with more information regarding CME/MCLE credits, session handouts, recordings, etc.)

Click here for information about our presenters.

Click here for information regarding lodging.

Please note:

  • The registration fee covers both the in-person and virtual portions of the conference.
  • The Keynote, Annual Meeting, and in-person presentations will NOT be livestreamed or recorded.  For most virtual sessions, we plan to offer recordings for viewing post-conference. 
  • We will NOT offer printed hardcopies of conference handouts for the in-person portion of the conference.  All handouts will be provided via Whova, and registrants will be able to download and print handouts for the in-person sessions from Whova in advance to bring with them the day of the conference.
"Thank You" to our 2023 Fall Conference Sponsors!

Scroll down to see all our sponsorship options and contact Christy at if you are interested!


Andrew Pizzi — I & I Resolution



ADR Notable

(614) 695-3795


John C. Cook, Esq., Cook Craig & Francuzenko PLLC

(703) 865-7480

Davis Law Practice PLLC


Sponsorship Opportunities

Please stay tuned for our 2024 Fall Conference sponsorship opportunities.   

Below is a list of last year's opportunities, available to both individuals and businesses.  We hope you will become a 2024 sponsor and join us in making the conference a success!  Please email if you are interested.

Disclaimer as to Presentations and Materials at VMN Conference: While the Virginia Mediation Network strives to make the information presented at our conference as informative, neutral, accurate and timely as possible, VMN makes no endorsement of, promises about, guarantees or opinions related to the accuracy, adequacy or protected ownership of the contents of the presentations.  Any opinions expressed by a presenter, whether or not a member of VMN, shall not be considered the opinion of the organization itself. Reference to any specific commercial product, process or service, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the attendees, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Virginia Mediation Network.

The Virginia Mediation Network is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

Disclaimer of Liability and Endorsement: While the Virginia Mediation Network strives to make the information on this website as informative, neutral, accurate and timely as possible, VMN makes no endorsement of, promises about, guarantees or opinions related to the accuracy or adequacy of the contents of the third-party seminars.  VMN expressly disclaims any liability for the content of said presentations.  Any opinions expressed by third-party presenters, whether members of VMN or not, are not expressed as the opinion of the organization itself. Reference on this website to any specific commercial product, process or service, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the Virginia Mediation Network.

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