ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference has been jointly organized and presented by the Washington State Bar Association's Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and the University of Washington School of Law since it was first held in 1993. Every year, the conference features a wide variety of dispute resolution topics in more than 50 sessions covering negotiation, mediation, arbitration, communication, and other skills applicable to dispute resolution and conflict engagement.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Attorneys, mediators, ombudspeople, advocates in mediation and arbitration, human resources professionals, students, and anyone involved or interested in conflict resolution who has a commitment to helping others resolve disputes with dignity.
Since its inception in 1993, the Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference has offered timely and relevant programming to promote the use of dispute resolution and conflict engagement. Every year, it provides compelling presentations and practical skills for attorney advocates, mediators, and other professionals. Attendees of the Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference praise the quality of the presentations and the high level of organization, citing “the wide variety of topics”, “the practical advice from experienced mediators”, and “the great and inspiring speakers.” In addition, the conference has become a much-anticipated and invaluable networking opportunity for speakers and attendees.
Chris Goelz, Mediator, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Sasha S. Philip, Mediator & Arbitrator, Philip Mediation
IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR:
Nancy Highness, Mediator, Mediation First, LLC
Melissa Fuller, Owner, Washington Arbitration & Mediation Service
Kathy Kline, Director, Conferences & Continuing Education, University of Washington School of Law
If you are interested in joining the planning committee or otherwise becoming involved in the conference, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome offers of assistance, especially in the areas of fundraising, marketing, and social media.
Sasha S. Philip
Adrienne Keith Wills