THE ASSOCIATION FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION
GREATER NEW YORK CHAPTER (“ACR-GNY”)
Tenth Annual Conference - Thursday, June 23, 2011
Co Sponsored by:
BENJAMIN N. CARDOZO LAW SCHOOL
ACR-GNY is soliciting proposals for its Tenth Annual Conference to be held in New York City on Thursday, June 23, 2011. Proposals must be submitted by email no later than March 4, 2011 to email@example.com . Electronic submissions are required.
The 2011 Conference will provide a meeting place for 180-200 dispute resolution professionals, attorneys, academics, volunteers and students involved or interested in the following areas:
· Court-annexed ADR programs
· Community mediation
· Commercial mediation
· Commercial arbitration
· International ADR
· Family/Divorce mediation
· Workplace dispute resolution
· School-based mediation programs
· Ombuds programs
We are looking for a broad range of themes and topics, especially focused on new directions, innovations and ways of expanding the realm of ADR. The following list contains some themes, but is not exclusive:
Current issues in commercial, family, community, school or workplace ADR
Legislative developments affecting mediation or arbitration
Ethical standards for mediators
Cutting-edge developments in dispute resolution
International mediation and arbitration issues
New techniques and new applications for old techniques
Cross-cultural issues in dispute resolution
Career paths for mediators and ADR practitioners
Building an independent mediation or ADR practice
Training methods, developments and innovations
Each proposal must contain:
Name(s) of principal presenter(s) and contact person
Short workshop description for Conference brochure (not to exceed 75 words)
Long session description or outline of workshop (not to exceed 500 words)
Brief biographies of all presenters (not to exceed 75 words)
NOTE THAT THE LENGTH OF WORKSHOPS WILL BE 75 MINUTES.
To improve the quality of the learning experience and to qualify for CLE credits, which will be offered to attorney attendees, all workshop presenters should prepare written materials for distribution to participants. For workshops with more than one presenter, the materials may represent the entire panel. Only workshops with at least one attorney on the panel are eligible for CLE credit.
Proposal Review Process
Each proposal will be reviewed by the Conference Program Committee which will select the final Conference Workshops.
Acceptance of proposals will be made by April 1, 2011.
If your proposal is accepted, you will be entitled to a discounted registration rate as a faculty member. The presence of Conference faculty enriches the entire conference experience and your full participation in the conference is encouraged. ACR-GNY does not pay travel expenses for faculty members.
Acknowledgement of Proposal Submission
We will send a confirmation acknowledgement of your proposal.
The faculty is one of the most important elements of any conference. ACR-GNY recognizes the hard work that goes into preparing a first rate presentation. We appreciate your continued support. If you have any questions, please contact
Mary Jo Eyster, Conference Chair, at 718 768 8432 or at 718 780 7936; or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Jo Eyster
Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor
Consumer Counseling and Bankruptcy Clinic
718 780 7994
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