Thanks to everybody who helped make the 2018 Conference a success!
By the numbers, this year we had 166 participants, including 57 students or volunteer mediators, and 55 participants for whom this was their first conference, and 24 scholarship recipients! We hope everyone got a chance to learn, meet new people, and of course, have a good time.
In case you missed it, you can find materials from workshops here. Want to help make the conference even better next year? We value your feedback. You can give feedback for workshops on Google Forms here (one workshop per form, please) and for the entire conference here. And, of course, planning is already underway for the 2019 conference at the Eliot Center in Portland, OR. The Fall Conference is put on by a volunteer committee — if you are interested in helping out next year, contact John Inglish (email@example.com) or Tera Cleland (firstname.lastname@example.org), the conference committee co-chairs.
Thanks again for a great year!
Thank you to all who submitted workshop proposals for the 2018 Fall Conference! We had 30% more proposals than last year, covering a wide variety of topics from Diversity Equity & Inclusion to Conflict in the Workplace to the Business of Mediation, and more! Stay tuned this month for more information, including sneak-peaks of select workshops.
And don’t forget to save the date to join us in Eugene November 9 and 10th!
The Fall Conference is a time to recognize individuals or organizations who have demonstrated exemplary service to the field of mediation and to OMA. Do you know a mediator or organization that you’d like to see recognized? Nominations are now open for the Sid Lezak Award of Excellence, the Bryan Johnston Award of Excellence, and the Shannon Stewart Award of Excellence.
Are you interested in presenting a workshop at the 2018 Fall Conference? The Conference Committee is now accepting proposals. This year’s conference, Navigating Conflict, seeks to take a broad view of mediation and conflict resolution, with similarly- themed workshops grouped into tracks. Whether your expertise is in community mediation, HR, peacebuilding, family, or many other topics, we want to hear from you. In addition to full workshops, this year we are planning on hosting a thesis panel for students. Students who are interested in presenting work should email the presentation coordinator directly.
Questions? Contact the OMA office at OMA@ORmediation.org.
The primary submission period is now closed. If you have an workshop you would like to be considered, please contact the presenter coordinator, John Inglish (email@example.com) directly.