We foster the highest standards of integrity and competence in the mediation of commercial disputes.

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

November 2-4, 2017

2017 Fall Conference Austin, Texas

"The Live Music Capital of the World" is waiting to welcome your! 2017 Fall Conference will take place in the capital city of Texas-where an independent, “we will get it done” spirit thrives in all of life’s endeavors.

Walter Bailey, Jr. presented with the

Sid Lezak Award of Excellence

Honoring Walter Bailey, Jr., for his decades of work using his formidable personal and professional powers and persuasion to advance the causes of justice and peacemaking in his community.


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 May 3, 2018.

New Members Inducted


The International Academy of Mediators is pleased to announce and welcome the following new members inducted in Memphis, TN at our Spring conference on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Greeting Dwight Golann and Lela Love as IAM’s new Scholars In Residence.

Latest IAM Blog

Resolving Sports Disputes by Mediation

By: Paul Godin

Email: paul@adr.ca

Conflicts in high-performance sports (HPS) – those involving athletes competing at the national, international or professional levels – are typically tense and emotionally charged experiences for...

Mediation v. Court Truth

By: Bennett Picker, IAM Distinguished Fellow

Email: bpicker@stradley.com

Experienced mediators know that the resolution of disputes involves the people and the problem as much as the positions. At the same time, most parties will use as a benchmark for settlement decisions...


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

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