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Welcome to the International Academy of Mediators

This website is the Internet hub of the most successful and highly trained professional mediators in the world. The IAM is an invitation only organization that adheres to the highest practice and ethical qualifications. IAM is highly respected for its education programs, which include internationally acclaimed speakers and cutting edge mediation techniques.

Upcoming Events & News

May 10 - 12, 2018

2018 Spring Conference Edinburgh, Scotland

Our theme will be “Looking Outward – Mediation: A New Enlightenment?”. We'll seek to capture the essence of the Edinburgh enlightenment and harness the creativity of new thinking.


Douglas E. Noll, IAM Distinguised Fellow

On November 2nd, Doug was presented with the Sid Lezak Award of Excellence. For his steadfast dedication and extraordinary accomplishments in bringing mediation to places in desperate need. It honors us all.


Joint Mediation Partnership

Annual Joint Winkler Institute/IAM/OsgoodePD Conference on Mediation

Winkler Institute partners with the IAM and Osgoode Professional Development to host a continuing legal education conference on mediation. Save the Date: 5th Annual Conference April 23, 2018.

New Members Inducted


The following new members inducted at our 2017 Fall conference in Austin. Charles Atwell, Kansas City, MO; Douglas Cunningham, Toronto, ON; Joe Eischens, Parkville, MO; Tat Lim, Singapore and James Mangerere, Nairobi, Kenya.

Latest IAM Blog

Mediator as Ombuds

By: Chuck Doran, IAM Distinguished Fellow

The word “ombudsman” comes from a Swedish term that dates back to 1809, when the Swedish parliament decided to protect citizens’ rights by establishing a supervisory agency independent of the government...

Knowing our Neighbours - a Mediator's Reflection

By: John Sturrock, IAM Distinguished Fellow

A few months ago, I spent a couple of days in and around Dublin, discussing an initiative on respectful political dialogue with politicians, academics and conflict resolution professionals. It was a privilege to spend time at...


2017 Spring Conference
April 27-29, 2017
Memphis, Tennessee


2017 Fall Conference
November 1-4, 2017
Austin, Texas

2018 Spring Conference

May 10-12, 2018
Edinburgh, Scotland

International Academy of Mediators