DRC Conference Overview
"Honoring Our Past...Celebrating Our Future"
Kimberly Ann Kosch
Resolution Center (DRC) will be hosting our 15th Annual Conference
for Mediators and Arbitrators: Honoring Our Past… Celebrating
Our Future on August 24-26, 2006 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in
The Conference will begin with a pre-Conference Arbitration Training
on Thursday, August 24th from 10 am – 5 pm followed by a
reception from 5 – 7 pm along with an opportunity for early
Conference registration. Educational programming begins
on Friday, August 25th at 8:30 am and the Conference concludes
on Saturday, August 26th at noon. The Conference features
three plenary sessions, 36 workshops, facilitated small group
break out sessions, an evening reception, two breakfasts and a
luncheon. The early bird registration fee is $125 and registration
brochures will be mailed to all certified mediators in June.
The Friday morning keynote features distinguished mediator and
Dr. Joseph “Josh” Stulberg, Associate Dean and Professor
of Law at Ohio State University. Dr. Stulberg was instrumental
in Florida’s development of mediation programs and created
the educational format for the first Supreme Court of Florida
certified mediation training programs in 1988. Former DRC
Director of Education and Research and Conference favorite, James
Alfini will be with us once again as our ethics plenary session
moderator on Saturday morning. The Friday afternoon plenary
will feature Nancy Welsh, Professor at the Dickinson School of
Law. Professor Welsh is a mediator for the Federal Courts
and was a member of the Minnesota Review Board which developed
and implemented rules governing the ADR program in the Minnesota
state courts. She will have just returned from a Fulbright
Scholarship in the Netherlands. And, back by popular,
Dr. Timothy Hedeen, Assistant Professor of Conflict Management
for Kennesaw University, will be offering two workshops on Friday.
The Conference will be co-sponsored by the Florida Academy of
Professional Mediators, the Florida Coalition Against Domestic
Violence and Nova Southeastern University’s Department for
Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Collaborating organizations
include the Association of South Florida Mediators and Arbitrators,
Florida Chapter of AFCC, Mediation Training Group and USF Conflict
Resolution Collaborative. These organizations offer educational
support to our Conference programming.
As a reminder, audiotapes and cd’s of Conference workshops
and plenaries will be available after Conference through Convention
If you have any questions concerning the DRC’s 15TH Annual
Conference for Mediators and Arbitrators: Honoring Our Past…
Celebrating Our Future, please contact me at email@example.com.
I am looking forward to seeing you in August!