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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2022 Fall Conference: Rising to the Challenge in a Changing Environment

The Virginia Mediation Network is hosting its 2022 Fall Conference on September 17 & 19-23. Our theme this year is “Rising to the Challenge in a Changing Environment,” because in the ADR world we are moving forward, facing a new day, and acknowledging evolving communication methods and business models. 

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

Conference Details

Saturday, September 17, will be in-person, at Hotel 24 South, in Staunton, Virginia, and we will offer six sessions that day. In addition to lunch, we will provide a continental breakfast prior to the first sessions.

Our Keynote Luncheon, featuring Dan Wassink, Dispute Resolution Services Manager, followed by our members-only Annual Meeting, will also be in-person on Sept. 17, starting at 12:25p.m.  We hope to livestream the Keynote & Annual Meeting for those who cannot attend in-person.

We are offering a
 networking and cocktail hour at 5:30p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, at Hotel 24 South, to celebrate VMN's 30th Anniversary.  A ticket for this event, which includes hors d'oeuvres and one drink, is $25 and can be added at registration.

The remainder of the conference, from Sept. 19-23, will be virtual, and we will offer 2-3 virtual sessions per day.

We are applying for CME credits for most sessions, and for MCLE credits for several.

Please see below for the Conference Agenda (please note that it is subject to change), as well as information about hotel accommodations for the in-person conference.

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Please note:

  • The registration fee covers both the in-person and virtual portions of the conference.
  • The in-person presentations on Sept. 17 will NOT be recorded and accessible for viewing post-conference.  For most virtual sessions, we do plan to offer recordings for viewing post-conference. 
  • We will NOT offer printed hardcopies of conference handouts for the in-person portion of the conferenced.  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.

2022 Fall Conference Hotel Information

VMN has a discounted block of rooms reserved at Hotel 24 South for the evening of Sept. 16.  Upon registration, you will be emailed the link via which you can make a reservation online. 

The following is a list of additional lodging options in downtown Staunton. Most places are within walking distance to Hotel 24 South:

Blackburn Inn

Blackburn Inn and Conference Center | Official Site (blackburn-inn.com)


Frederick House

Frederick House Hotel Online Booking - Select a Date Range (bookingcenter.com)


Gibson Warehouse

Gibsons Warehouse, Staunton, VA


Howard Johnson by Wyndham Staunton

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Staunton | Staunton, VA Hotels (wyndhamhotels.com)


Montclair Bed & Breakfast

Shenandoah Valley Staunton bed and breakfast inn - Shenandoah Valley lodging located in Staunton Virginia (montclairbnb.com)


Ubon Victoria Inn

Italia (ubonthaivictorian.com)

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.

2022 Fall Conference Sponsors

We are still seeking sponsors for the 2022 Fall Conference!  We hope you will join us in making this year's conference a successful event for Virginia's ADR community!  If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact Christy Brimmer, VMN Administrator, at virginiamediationnetwork@gmail.com.  



2021 Fall Virtual Conference: Building Bridges

Our Fall Conference theme in 2021 was "Building Bridges," and we focused on providing tools and insights to help ADR professionals build bridges between people and communities.  

A big "thank you" to our 2021 Event Sponsor, Holcomb Mediation Centers, and our Platinum Sponsors, ADR Notable, and Mediate.com. 

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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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