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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

November 2-4, 2017

2017 Fall Conference Austin, Texas

"THE FUTURE IS HERE" The Music Capital of the World" is waiting to welcome you! Let’s share our fresh ideas, stimulating conversations, and great company. See you Austin and bring your jeans!

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 April 23, 2018.

New Members Inducted


We are pleased to announce and welcome the following new members inducted in Memphis at our 2017 Spring conference. As well, Dwight Golann and Lela Love as IAM’s new Scholars In Residence, carrying on the fine example set by Hal Abramson.

Latest IAM Blog

Seven Questions to Engage the Politically Polarized

By: Doug Noll, IAM Distinguished Fellow

What do you do if you are in a conversation – which may include a mediation – with someone who is adamant and strident about his or her values and beliefs? In today's polarized society, this is more likely to happen than ever before. How can you keep the exchange from spiraling out of control?...


What "The Blind Men and the Elephant" Can Teach Us About Mediation

By: Sheldon J. Stark, IAM Distinguished Fellow

Frequently, disputes arise out of the different perspectives of the parties. Parties may observe the same facts but their perceptions of what happened and why may turn on where they stood, what role they were playing or what they were thinking at the time of the occurrence or event in controversy...


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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