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Program Summary

 Sunday 14 April 2019 Monday 15 April 2019 Tuesday 16 April 2019 Wednesday 17 April 2019
  • Pre Conference Workshops
  • Welcome Reception
  • Exhibition Bump In
  • Registration
  • Opening and Plenary Sessions
  • Concurrent Sessions
  • Exhibition
  • Poster Display
  • AGS function
  • Plenary Sessions
  • Concurrent Sessions
  • Exhibition
  • Poster Display
  • Conference Dinner
  • Plenary Sessions
  • Concurrent Sessions
  • Exhibition
  • Poster Display
  • Exhibition Bump Out

We will continue to update the program as information becomes available. Program is subject to change.

Poster Presentations

Masters course in Dispute Resolution – a different approach: Pauline Collins and Linda Kochanski
Don’t just make up the numbers in family law mediations: Gary Fleetwood
Mediocre mediations make for mangled outcomes: Ms Elise Margow
Blueprint for Innovative Client Service Delivery with Centre to Centre Mediation: Bonnie Pryor

Dispute Resolution Walkshop

Most disputes are managed indoors around a table. Here the strictures of the environment lead to shallow breathing, constrain creative thinking and constrict neural pathways.

There are better problem-solving environments outdoors – or at least talking about dispute resolution can be done in the open. Please join Laurence Boulle for a leisurely Dispute Resolution Walkshop before conference sessions commence on Tuesday morning. Discover the benefits of conversing on DR matters when choreographed with the sights, smells and sounds of the environment. This will allow different parts of the brain to function jointly, the limbs to be stretched, breathing to deepen and the mind to be liberated. Among topics that could be discussed: Is competition policy making society more conflict-prone? Why shouldn’t mediators advise clients? Are there better venues for DR practice?

Time: meet at 6.50am for a prompt 7.00 am departure from the NCC Main Entrance (Front steps)

Date: Tuesday 16 April

Duration: 45 minutes

Walkshop leader: Laurence Boulle

The National Mediation Slam

Is anyone more creative, and more of a performer, than a mediator?

Just for you, in 2019, we have The National Mediation Slam: TMS.  Slam poetry is written for open-mike performance, so TMS  is a spoken word event of live, original, performance poetry.  Expect the slammer wordsmiths to be raw and wrenching, witty and wise, and downright unexpected.

In a series of preliminary bouts, performers will vie for a place in the Final.  A tournament of lively verse and rhyme, culminating at the Conference Dinner.

The poets

You!  Any conference delegate keen to demonstrate their writing and performance skills can register here

The judges

Us.  Members of the audience judge the poets in each bout and in the Final.

The MC-Moderator

Andrew Galan is an internationally published poet and co-produces renowned poetry event BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! Described by reviewers as ‘riddled with satire’, his poetry is gut, direct, and imagination and reality meeting to eat and fight. Showcased at events including the Woodford, National Folk and Queensland Poetry festivals, and Chicago’s Uptown Poetry Slam, his verse appears in the Best Australian Poems, Otoliths, Nuovi Argomenti, Cordite and more. That Place of Infested Roads (Life During Wartime), KF&S Press, is his first book. His latest collection, For All The Veronicas (The Dog Who Staid), Bareknuckle Books, won a 2017 ACT Writing and Publishing Award.

For some inspiration on how to craft your own performance please see below for some useful websites: [caution: explicit language]