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

2018 Fall Conference in Cleveland on October 4 - 6


"Finding Trust in the Rock and Roll World of Conflict: Back to the Basics". Will give us an opportunity to take a deep dive into the topic that is perhaps the single largest determinant of the resolution of disputes and conflict...


William Ury, IAM Honorary Fellow

William was presented with the IAM Life Achievement Award at IAM 2018 Spring Conference in Scotland. In recognition for his unique achievements and for his lifelong commitment in helping people around the world.


2019 Joint Mediation Partnership

Annual Joint Winkler Institute/IAM/OsgoodePD Conference on Mediation

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - Winkler Institute partners with the IAM and Osgoode Professional Development will hold their continuing legal education conference on mediation. More information to follow!


Marvin E. Johnson and Jim Readey

Marvin E. Johnson (IAM President 2015-2016) was honoured by ACR, Greater NY Chapter with their 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award. CBA presented Jim Readey (IAM President 2010-2011) with the Bar Service Medal.

Latest IAM Blog

The Naked Truth about Settling Sexual Harassment Cases in the #MeToo Era: The Public Interest in Disclosure v. the Private Value of Confidentiality

By: Jan Schau, IAM Distinguished Fellow

Times are changing and both employees and employers are taking note: In 2018, sexual harassment is not tolerated...

Can Med-Arb Avoid the Risk that Awards Will Be Annulled?

By: Patrick Van Leynseele, IAM Distinguished Fellow

Mediation followed (if needed) by arbitration – so-called Med-Arb – sounds at first like a good idea: parties know that when they start the process they will end up with a solution...


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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