The 26th Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference will be held on March 21-22, 2024, at the University of Washington School of Law. It will feature a wide variety of dispute resolution topics in more than 50 sessions covering current issues, communication, negotiation, advocacy, and interpersonal skills applicable to both work and personal life.
The NW Dispute Resolution Planning Committee is proud of the conference programming which draws a wide array of speakers and attendees to the conference. If you have suggestions for session themes or particular speakers, please e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Who Should Attend
Attorneys, mediators, ombudspeople, advocates in mediation and arbitration, human resources professionals, students, and anyone involved or interested in conflict resolution who has a commitment to helping others resolve disputes with dignity.
Are you interested in presenting at the
26th Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference?
Submit your proposal now!
You’ll find details on submitting a proposal for the conference here.
Deadline: To be considered for the conference, you must submit your proposal by 11:59:59 Pacific time on Thursday, November 30, 2023.
The conference will be held on a Thursday and Friday. We are continuing prior year's successful format of two three-quarter days to accommodate travel to and from Seattle.
We expect more than 300 attendees from a diverse array of professional backgrounds, including dispute resolution professionals, lawyers of all practice levels, law students, HR management professionals, and insurance claims representatives. We welcome all proposals, and encourage you to think outside the box!
If you have any questions about your proposal, please contact the planning committee at Info@NWDRConference.org.
If you need inspiration to create your workshop proposal, please take a look at our previous year's workshops. Examples of past workshops are available here.
The Conference Workshop Proposal Process
The Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference Program Committee requests proposals for conference workshops in the fall before the conference. Presenters are advised of the status of their proposals during December 2023.
For the earliest news regarding the RFP process, please follow the conference on Facebook.
Past Programs Have Included:
The Art of Asking Questions
Civility-Based Conduct in the Workplace
The Changing Mediation Table
Beyond “I Win and You Lose”
Why Do We Lie?
How Conflict Professionals Can Use Self-Reflection
Sponsorships support speakers’ travel expenses through honoraria, defray conference costs to help us keep registration affordable to advance broad participation and equity goals.
For more information and to sponsor the conference, please send email to Info@NWDRConference.org and put “SPONSORSHIP” in the subject line.