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. 

Scroll down for more information about our 2022 Fall Conference. 

2022 Fall Conference Sponsors


We'd also like to thank the following sponsors for helping to make this year's conference a success:

Sponsor Level
Joseph W. Boisineau
joeboisineau@verizon.net
(804) 814-6066

Mary G. Commander - Commander Law
www.commanderlaw.com
commander@commanderlaw.com 
(757) 533-5400

Mediation Center of Charlottesville
www.mediationcville.org
mcc@mediationcville.org
(434) 977-2926

Pax Napier Consultancy and Mediation
www.paxnapier.com 
corrie@paxnapier.com

MC3 Mediator Certification, Inc.
https://www.mc3certified.org
assistantdirector@mc3certified.org

If you are interested in sponsoring our 2023 conference, please reach out VMN Administrator, Christy Brimmer, at virginiamediationnetwork@gmail.com.


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

The Virginia Mediation Network hosted its 2022 Fall Conference on September 17 & 19-23. Our theme this year was “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, was in-person, at Hotel 24 South, in Staunton, Virginia, and we offered six sessions that day. In addition to lunch, we provided 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, was also in-person on Sept. 17. 

We offered a
 networking and cocktail hour at 5:30p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, at Hotel 24 South, to celebrate VMN's 30th Anniversary. 

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

All sessions are approved for CME credits, and several were approved for MCLE credits, as well.

Click here to review the 2022 Conference Agenda. 

Click here for information about our 2022 presenters.

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.

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. 


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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