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26th NORTHWEST

DISPUTE RESOLUTION CONFERENCE

MARCH 21-22, 2024 | University of Washington School of Law | Seattle, WA


Presented by

Dispute Resolution Section of the Washington State Bar Association


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About the Program

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 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 questions or suggestions for the planning committee, please e-mail: info@nwdrconference.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.

Registration for the 26th NW Dispute Resolution Conference is Now Live!


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Schedule

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Registration Opens 8:30 a.m.

Reception 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.


Friday, March 22, 2024

Registration Opens 8:30 a.m.

Closing Session 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Please Welcome our Keynote Speaker

Thursday, March 21, 9:30 a.m.

Chantel Prat, author of The Neuroscience of You, is a Professor at the University of Washington with appointments in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Linguistics, and at the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences. Her interdisciplinary research investigates how variable brain designs combine with our lifetime of experiences to shape the unique way each person understands the world and operates in it. She is the recipient of a Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institute of Health, and speaks internationally, and has appeared on a number of media outlets including PBS, Scientific American, Rolling Stone, Popular Mechanics, and Travel + Leisure.


General Sessions

Afternoon Plenary, Thursday, March 21, 2023, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Nina Meierding

Closing Plenary and Peer Recognition, Friday, March 22, 2024, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Professor Alan Kirtley

Workshops Schedule

This is the preliminary conference schedule, subject to change in the final weeks as circumstances may require.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will there be options for remote, or virtual, conference attendance?

A: No. We are excited to welcome our colleagues in person for the first time since 2019.

Q: Where can I stay?

A: These accommodations are convenient to the University of Washington law school:

Q: Tell me about CLE credits for conference sessions, please.

A: As the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) approves credits for session, the information will be updated, so please bookmark the website and check again closer to the conference dates. If you are seeking CLE for another state, or require Continuing Education units for another professional accreditation, please EMAIL US with your request.

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Sponsorships

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.





SPONSORSHIP LEVELS


PLATINUM LEVEL - $2,000 +


Includes:

  • 3 complimentary conference registrations
  • Exhibitor booth space
  • Thanks and recognition on website


GOLD LEVEL - $1,500


Includes:

  • 2 complimentary conference registrations
  • Exhibitor booth space
  • Thanks and recognition on website


SILVER LEVEL - $1,000


Includes:

  • 2 complimentary conference registrations
  • Exhibitor booth space
  • Thanks and recognition on website


BENEFACTORS LEVEL - $500


Includes:

  • 1 complimentary conference registration
  • Thanks and recognition on website


SUPPORTER LEVEL - $50 - $499


Includes:

  • Thanks and recognition on website