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10th NATIONAL MEDIATION CONFERENCE 2010
ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA


TUESDAY 7th, WEDNESDAY 8th and THURSDAY 9th SEPTEMBER 2010

At

THE ADELAIDE CONVENTION CENTRE
CELEBRATING THE PAST EMBRACING THE PRESENT CREATING THE FUTURE

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS:
Pre-conference workshops will be held on Sunday 5th September and Monday 6th September 2010 at the Hawke Institute at the University of South Australia’s City West Campus.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES:
To assist organisations to budget for the conference it is anticipated that the fees will be similar to that of the Perth Conference and will include a generous early bird discount and concessions.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:
The committee will call for abstracts in October 2009 with a closing date in February 2010. The committee seeks to encourage abstracts that explore:
Novel, innovative and challenging concepts and theories that broaden the practice of mediation
Practical mediation and facilitation skills particularly those drawn from alternative methods, theories and disciplines
The nexus between theory and practice
Mediation in the international arena- knowledge and skill sets drawn from mediating geo political and high conflict international disputes
Mediation and its connection to peace building and peace making
Drawing lessons from traditional conflict resolution models within indigenous communities
Designing architecture for managing and facilitating conflict resolution within organisations, alliances and workplaces using a dispute systems design, conflict systems management or project allianceing perspective
The social sciences and their impact on mediation practice, theory and culture
Social sciences and the law – strengthening the relationship through collaboration within the profession of mediation
The retired judge and senior counsel mediation culture
High dollar value and complex commercial mediations and the place of the generalist mediator with high level expertise in mediation skills
Judges and tribunal members and the dual roles of mediating and determining the matter
Mediation as a compulsory step in the pre-litigation process
The Family Court of Australia and the Federal Magistrates Court. The challenges of embracing mediation and less adversarial litigation
The role and relevance of mediators in the practice of collaborative law
Creative approaches to dispute resolution research, including qualitative research, action research and reflective observations of practice

Mediation has expanded into many fields beyond the traditional family law, community, industrial and commercial areas. The committee is seeking abstracts from a wide range of professionals that critically examine the challenges and opportunities and the theoretical implications for mediation in their fields and in all fields of practice both traditional and emerging, including but not limited to:


international
peace-building and peace-making
human rights
courts and tribunals
environmental
workplace
human resource management
commerce
industry
health
mental health
education
criminal justice
victim offender
restorative justice
family
family law
ageing
youth
children’s rights
child protection
community
cultural, cross-cultural and intercultural
sport and recreation
alliancing and partnering
religion and interfaith
on-line dispute resolution
construction and building
defence and defence procurement
dispute systems design


CONSULTATION
The original thrust of the first two National Mediation Conferences in 1992 and 1994 was to provide a venue for dialogue and debate from the widest range of interest groups as a way of fostering the development of mediation as an evolving profession. The conference was designed to become an authoritative voice for the wider mediation profession as has been demonstrated in its central role in the accreditation debates.

To further this aim the committee seeks input from the mediation community on topics and areas of interest for consideration by the committee for the conference – please email suggestions to the Conference Organisers at mediation2010@plevin.com.au Further updates on the conference will be provided on the conference web site –www.mediationconference.com.au

NATIONAL MEDIATION CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP 2010
The purpose of the National Mediation Conference Scholarship is to encourage original research and study at a postgraduate level that will assist the community to understand dispute resolution processes and/or enhance the body of knowledge of dispute resolution practitioners through research.

An amount of up to $10,000 will be awarded and up to $1,000 to assist with payment of the costs associated with travel and accommodation to enable the successful candidate to present a paper at the conference. To be eligible the candidate must be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia and be currently enrolled in a higher degree by coursework or research and study at an Australian University. The candidates must be willing and able to present their paper at the Adelaide 2010 National Mediation Conference.

ALL CONTACT DETAILS AND CONFERENCE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION CAN BE FOUND AT: www.mediationconference.com.au

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North Terrace
Adelaide
South Australia
Australia
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