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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2023 Fall Conference: Come Grow With Us
Registration for the 2023 Fall Conference is now closed. Please contact Christy at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Oct. 6-7 In Person
Oct. 9-13 Virtual
The Virginia Mediation Network is hosting its 2023 Fall Conference on October 6-7 (in-person at the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, GMU Arlington Campus) & 9-13 (virtual). Our theme this year is “Come Grow With Us.”
We will utilize the event management platform, Whova, for the conference.
The in-person conference will kickoff on Friday, Oct. 6, with dinner and a Keynote presentation from Jacqueline N. Font-Guzmán, co-author with Bernard S. Mayer, of The Neutrality Trap: Disrupting and Connecting for Social Change. A ticket for this event, which includes dinner and a drink ticket, can be added at registration.
On Saturday, Oct. 7, we will offer a full day of conference presentations. Our Annual Meeting will take place during lunch on Oct. 7. In addition to lunch, we will provide a continental breakfast prior to the first sessions.
The remainder of the conference, from Oct. 9-13, will be virtual, and we will offer 3 virtual sessions per day.
Please note that our in-person conference is happening during the same week and at the same location as the annual NAFCM and ACR conferences, which begin on Monday, Oct. 2. NAFCM and ACR members are eligible for the VMN member rate for our conference. If you are interested, please contact Christy at email@example.com.
All sessions are approved for CMEs, and a couple are also approved for MCLEs.
All conference sessions count toward MC3 certification and recertification. Visit MC3 Mediator Certification for more information.
The deadline to register is Friday, Sept. 29.
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.
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"Thank You" to our 2023 Fall Conference Sponsors!
Scroll down to see all our sponsorship options and contact Christy at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested!
Andrew Pizzi — I & I Resolution
John C. Cook, Esq., Cook Craig & Francuzenko PLLC
Davis Law Practice PLLC
Joseph W. Boisineau
Sarah P. "Sally" Campbell
Attorney and VA Certified Mediator
P.O. Box 1227, Ashland, VA 23005
George Mason University Ombuds Office
MC3 Mediator Certification
Pamela K Struss, PhD
Waugh Law & Mediation
Lisa Brook - Good Counsel Group
Dale Robinson Conflict Management Services Professional
Frank Dukes of UVA’s Institute for Engagement & Negotiation
Karen Richards Training & Mediation LLC
Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center
University of Virginia
The Virginia Tech University Ombuds Office
We are now seeking sponsors for this year's Fall Conference!
Below is a list of this year's opportunities, available to both individuals and businesses. We hope you will become a sponsor and join us in making the conference a success! Please email email@example.com 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.
We offered a networking and cocktail hour 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.
Our 2021 Fall Conference was entirely virtual, and our theme was "Building Bridges." 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.