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2017 Fall Conference
THE FUTURE IS HERE
2017 SPRING CONFERENCE NOVEMBER 2-4, 2017 | AUSTIN, TX
PRE-CONFERENCE:  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1

 2:00-5:00PM Board of Governors Meeting
Winstead, PC
401 Congress Avenue, Suite 2100
*Pre-registration is required MEMBERS ONLY
6:00PM







Welcome Reception
Lakeside Mediation Center
3825 Lake Austin Blvd # 403
* Pre-registration is required -  bring your guitar or fiddle!
DAY ONE: Thursday, November 2, 2017

    7:00AM Yoga Session
 7:45-8:45AM Registration and Breakfast 
 8:45-9:00AM Welcome and Conference Overview
President Jeff Jury, IAM Distinguished Fellow, Austin, TX
Greg Bourgeois, IAM Distinguished Fellow, Austin, TX
Paul J. Van Osselaer, IAM Distinguished Fellow, Austin, TX

 9:00-10:00AM “WHAT IS MEDIATION DOING FOR CLIENTS? IS IT TIME TO REFOCUS?”
Tracy W. McCormack, Senior Lecturer, Director of Trial Advocacy Programs, University of Texas School of Law
10:00–11:30AM “INNOVATIONS IN OPENING AND CLOSING A MEDIATION; HARNESSING OUR COLLECTIVE WISDOM”
Professors and IAM Scholars-in-Residence Lela P. Love, IAM Honorary Fellow, New York, NY and Dwight Golann, Auburndale, MA
 11:30-1:00PM Lunch
1:00-1:10PM
Announcements
1:00-1:30PM Austin’s Famous Bar & Grill Singers
1:30-3:30PM “GIVING THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT: MEDIATING IN AN ON-LINE, BIG DATA, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE WORLD”
Karl Bayer, IAM Distinguished Fellow, Austin, TX
Bryan Kuhn, IBM Watson Legal Team
Colin Rule, Tyler Technologies
Don Philbin, IAM Distinguished Fellow, San Antonio, TX

 3:30–3:45PM NETWORKING BREAK
PEPP TALKS are modeled on world-renowned “TED Talks” and designed to build a powerful speaker program and to seek out extraordinary voices from our community who have a unique story to tell or an unusual perspective.
3:45–4:00PM
PEPP TALK:
“MEDITATIONS ON MEDIATION AND APIS MILLIFERA (OR COMMON GROUND WITH THE COMMON HONEY BEE)”
Greg Bourgeois, IAM Distinguished Fellow, Austin, TX
 4:00-5:30PM YOUR CHOICE OF A WORKSHOP - CLICK HERE
Join a Workshop for a participatory session, led by a thought leader on the topic
 5:45PM




COCKTAIL RECEPTION:
sponsored by Burns Anderson Jury & Brenner LLP
 7:00PM SIGN & DINE AUSTIN STYLE
 DAY TWO: Friday, November 3, 2017

 8:00-9:00AM
Registration &  Breakfast
 9:00-10:30AM
YOUR CHOICE OF A WORKSHOP - CLICK HERE
Join a Workshop for a participatory session, led by a thought leader on the topic
 10:3-11:00AM NETWORKING BREAK
 11:30-11:45AM


PEPP TALK:
“PAYING IT BACK (AND FORWARD) IN THE NEXT THIRD OF LIFE”
Susan Hammer, IAM Distinguished Fellow, Portland, OR
 11:45–1:15PM
Lunch or relaxation on your own in Austin
 1:15– 2:45PM



“MEDIATION AT GENERAL MOTORS: A CLOSE LOOK AT GM’S ADR PROGRAM AND HOW IT RELATES TO YOUR PRACTICE”
Chuck Doran, IAM Distinguished Fellow, Boston, MA
Eleanor Barr, IAM Distinguished Fellow, Los Angeles, CA
Robert Daisley, IAM Distinguished Fellow, Tampa, FL

 2:45-3:00PM


PEPP TALK:
“YOU’RE TOO YOUNG . . . MEDIATION IS TOO FOREIGN: A TALE OF AN OBSTACLE RACE FROM SOUTH OF THE BORDER”
Fernando Navarro Sanchez, IAM Mentee, Mexico City, Mexico
 3:00-4:30PM YOUR CHOICE OF A WORKSHOP - CLICK HERE
Join a Workshop for a participatory session, led by a thought leader on the topic
 6:00-7:00PM RECEPTION
 7:00PM






IAM BANQUET * pre-registration is required
The Driskill Hotel (a legendary Austin landmark)
DAY THREE:  Saturday, November 4, 2017

 8:00-9:00AM


Breakfast with the Board – Open MicTime!
Jeff Jury (IAM President), IAM Board of Governors, IAM Fellows and All Conference Delegates
 9:00-10:30AM
INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER!
 10:30-10:40AM  NETWORKING BREAK
 10:40-11:00AM
“IN PURSUIT OF PERFECTION: LESSONS FROM THE BARD”
Douglas Murphy, IAM Distinguished Fellow, Brisbane, Australia

 11:00-12:00PM
“WOULD MEDIATION HAVE SAVED THE BEATLES?: AN INTERACTIVE EXLORATION OF THE BREAK-UP OF THE GREATEST BAND OF ALL TIME”
Eric Galton, Distinguished Fellow, Austin TX
Phillip Howell Richardson, Distinguished Fellow, London, England
Tracy Allen, Distinguished Fellow, Mount Clemens, MI
Lee Jacobson, Distinguished Fellow, Fresno, CA

 12:00-12:30PM  Preview of Edinburgh and Cleveland Conferences

THANK YOU TO OUR COMMITTEE!

CO-CHAIRS
Greg Bourgeois, Distinguished Fellow, Austin, TX and Paul J. Van Osselaer, Distinguished Fellow, Austin, TX

COMMITTEE
Karl Bayer, Distinguished Fellow, Austin, TX; Robert Daisley, Distinguished Fellow, Tampa, FL; Eric Galton, Distinguished Fellow, Austin, TX; IAM President Jeff Jury, Distinguished Fellow, Austin, TX; Steve Nelson, Distinguished Fellow, Plano, TX and Donald R. Philbin, Distinguished Fellow, San Antonio, TX

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!