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Edmonton, Alberta
May 15 & 16, 2018
Pre & Post Training May 14 & 17
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Shaping the Future of ADR in Alberta

May 15 & 16, 2018

A Government of Alberta Dispute Resolution Network partnership with Alberta's Non-Profit ADR community

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has enjoyed great success in Alberta.

Over the past 35 years ADR has left its mark on the courts, regulators, government, businesses, work places, families, and civic society.

In 2018, we will celebrate this success and ensure ADR achieves its potential as the prefered means by which Albertans resolve conflict. 

Join us at the 2018 Alberta ADR Symposium to learn about advances in ADR practices and programs. Delegates will be invited to harness their collective wisdom to shape the future of ADR in Alberta. Our goal is to see ADR widely recognized as the preferred option for resolving disputes. The Symposium will also celebrate key milestones in Alberta's ADR community. Our successes speak to the tenacity of the ADR community and its dedicated practitioners. 

Why a “Symposium”? What makes this different from a traditional conference?

What is the expected outcome of the Symposium?

Why should you attend the Symposium?

We sat down with the Symposium Co-Chairs, Gilbert Van Nes (Alberta Environmental Appeal Board) and Gordon Andreiuk (Collaborative Divorce Edmonton) to chat about the opportunities provided by the Symposium.

Q&A with Symposium Co-Chairs 
Opening Keynote Session

The opening keynote session will focus on celebrating what we have achieved in the ADR community, recognizing how far we have come, and recognizing new opportunities for the future. 

Break out sessions will include keynote speakers, panel discussions and workshops and will move from:

  1. Who we are? Practitioner development
  2. Where are we? Environmental scan; Visioning the future of ADR in Alberta.
  3. What keeps us up at night? Scenarios for reflection
  4. Where are we going? Innovations in dispute resolution.
  5. How are we doing it? Breaking barriers; Strategies to raise the profile of ADR

The Closing Plenary will be a half-day participatory session to create a Common Agenda for ADR in Alberta.

Additional, in-depth training will be available in our Pre and Post Symposium Training workshops May 14 and May 17. 

Explore the details, sessions and speakers below. 

Premier Symposium Sponsorship



The 2018 Alberta ADR Symposium has been developed and organized by the Government of Alberta Dispute Resolution Network and the broader ADR community including the following non-profit and educational organizations that support and promote the use of ADR:  

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