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Schedule of Events

 Thursday, April 27, 2017

 7:30 - 8:30AM

Registration & Breakfast 

 8:30 - 8:45AM

Welcome to Memphis

Gene Moscovitch, President, IAM, Distinguished Fellow, Los Angeles, CA
 8:45 - 9:45AM

Working Toward Peace at the Front Lines of Social Change

Michael Cody and Walter Bailey, Jr., two important figures of the United States Civil Rights  Movement, share experiences and insight that bear upon the issues facing the world today.
Moderator: George Brown, Distinguished Fellow, Memphis,TN
 9:45 - 10:00AM

 Presentation of Awards

 10:00 - 10:30AM


 10:30 - Noon

Mediating: A State of the Art Toolbox on Economic Damages

An interactive program examining some of the quantitative aspects of mediation.
Howard Vogel, Distinguished Fellow, Knoxville, TN
Michael L. Brookshire, Ph.D., South Charleston, West Virginia
 Noon - 12:15PM

PEPP TALK: Co-mediating Alongside Extraordinary Vision: Mediating in the Midst of the Ultimate Challenge

Steven Paul, Fellow, Los Angeles, CA
 12:15 - 1:15PM


 1:15 - 2:15PM

But They Do It Differently From Here....

Mediators from several jurisdictions compare and contrast their diverse approaches to
opening a mediation, conducting party meetings, helping parties to negotiate a deal and closing rituals, in an inclusive, interactive format.
John Sturrock, Distinguished Fellow, Edinburgh, Scotland
Jeff Jury, Distinguished Fellow and President-Elect, Austin, TX
 2:15 - 2:20PM

Introduction of Juntos

Robert Daisley, Fellow, Tampa, FL
 2:20 -2:45PM

Afternoon Break

 2:45 - 4:30PM


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 4:30 - 4:45PM

Mediation Developments Outside of North America

IAM members and guests report on the “state of the art” outside North America
 4:45 - 5:30PM

New member inductions

Lee Jacobson, Distinguished Fellow, IAM Membership, Committee Chair, Fresno, CA
 5:30 - 7:00PM



Buffet Dinner

Join us at classic Memphis restaurant Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous.
Preregistration required.

 Friday, April 28, 2017

 8:00 - 9:00AM


 9:00 - 9:15AM

Announcements & Introductions

John Cannon, Distinguished Fellow, Memphis, TN
 9:15 - 9:35AM

One Park, Many Controversies; A Brief Overview of Controversies Involving Overton Park, Past and Present

Steven J. Mulroy, Associate Dean and Professor of Law, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law,
University of Memphis
Charles Newman, Burch, Porter and Johnson, Memphis, TN
 9:35 - 10:30AM

A Complex Public Policy Problem, A Success Story: Mediating the Most Recent Overton Park Dispute

The Honorable Janice M. Holder, Supreme Court of Tennessee (Ret.), Memphis, TN
The Honorable Jim Strickland, Mayor, Memphis, TN
David Wade, Memphis TN
Martin Tate, Memphis TN
Moderator: John Cannon
 10:30 - 10:45AM


 10:45 - 11:45AM

A Continued Discussion......on how mediators can contribute to public discussion, engagement, and resolution of divisive issues.

Moderator: John Cannon
 11:45 -12:00PM

PEPP TALK: My IAM Friends Helped My Soul Survive

Jeff Jury, Distinguished Fellow and President-Elect, Austin, TX

 12:00- 1:00PM


1:00 - 2:15PM

Working Through Workplace Problems: A Facilitated Discussion of Approaches to Mediating Employment Cases

Representatives from Memphis’ largest employers have committed to attend.
Larry Bridgesmith, Honorary Fellow, Nashville, TN
Mark Travis, Distinguished Fellow, Cookeville, TN
  2:15 - 2:45PM

Afternoon  Break

 2:45 - 3:00PM

Announcements and Edinburgh Update

Gene Moscovitch, President, IAM, Distinguished Fellow, Los Angeles, CA
John Sturrock, Distinguished Fellow, Edinburgh, Scotland
 3:00 - 4:15PM



Reception and Banquet

National Civil Rights Museum
450 Mulberry Street, Memphis, TN 38103

 Saturday, April 29, 2017

 8:30 - 9:30AM


 9:30 - 10:45AM

Mediation in a High-Stakes Conflict: Hon. Dennis Ross, Washington, D.C.

Sponsored by Michael Silver, Toronto, ON; John Phillips, Kansas
City, MO; Hon. John Leo Wagner, Santa Ana, CA
Moderator: James H. London, Distinguished Fellow, Knoxville, TN
10:45 - 11:00AM


11:00 - 11:30AM Update: IAM’s Scholar-in-Residence Program
11:30 - 11:45AM

Wrap-up and Close Conference Preview of Austin

 1:00 - 5:00PM Saturday Afternoon

Optional Tour: Graceland

The most famous home in America after the White House,
Elvis Presley’s Graceland Mansion welcomes over 500,000 guests a year. Join us for an optional tour.
First come first served. Preregistration required.
 6:30PM Saturday Night

Memphis Redbirds Game vs. Round Rock Express

Limited number of tickets available to see the Memphis Redbirds (Triple A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals) play the Round Rock Express (Texas Rangers affiliate).
First come first served. Preregistration required.


Note: Schedule is subject to change

Thanks to our Conference CommittEE

George Brown (Co-Chair), John Cannon (Co-Chair), Larry Bridgesmith, Jim London, Mark Travis, Howard Vogel, Jack Waddey, Jeff Jury

Thanks to our Sponsors

George Brown, John Cannon, Eric Galton, Jeff Jury, John Phillips, Mike Silver,
Mark Travis, Howard Vogel, Jack Waddey, John Wagner