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ABA Dispute Resolution Section Annual Spring Conference
Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 8:00 AM to Saturday, April 17, 2021, 5:00 PM EDT
Category: Industry Events

About This Event

The largest gathering of the dispute resolution professional community is back in virtual form. Participate in “ADR in a New World”-themed educational programs. Socialize and network with colleagues and earn CLE credit both live and on-demand, all from the convenience of your home. This is an excellent chance to update your ADR skillset at a fraction of the cost of the in-person event.

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The 2021 conference theme is “Agility, Disruption and Reinvention: ADR in a New World.”

Our world faced many extreme challenges in 2020, including a deadly global pandemic requiring seismic shifts in our personal and professional lives. We have witnessed incidents of police killing black people and heightened awareness and denial of racial bias and injustice. We also have witnessed both non-violent and violent confrontations, all in a highly contentious political environment. This year’s conference will examine how these and other recent events have disrupted the field of dispute resolution, how the field has adapted, and what additional reinvention may be necessary or beneficial.

Each day of the conference will include live educational webinars and opportunities to network and socialize real-time with your colleagues. We will have CLE and non-CLE programs on mediation, technology, advocacy, diversity, practice development, arbitration, legal education, ombuds, court ADR, and more. A great advantage of the virtual conference is that you can also experience every session on-demand.

Join us to connect with the entire dispute resolution community and recharge your professional batteries from the convenience of your home and at a fraction of the normal cost.

Before You Pay Full Price

IOA Members receive a discount on membership, and conference registration! 

Join ABA Dispute Resolution Section

To receive the special conference discount:

  1. During registration indicate that you are a "member of a cooperating entity"
  2. Enter International Ombudsman Association


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