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Annual Conference

2017 Conference

June 11-13, 2017 - Salt Lake City, UT - Hosted by the S.J. Quinney College of Law's Environmental Dispute Resolution Program, University of Utah

We’re excited to be co-hosting this year’s UNCG conference with the meeting of the Association of Conflict Resolution Environment and Public Policy chapter (ACR EPP) at the S.J. Quinney College of Law in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

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Photo courtesy of Rose Lab, University of Utah


In 2017, we want to once again give attendees the chance to share what you’re working on – research, teaching, publications, projects.  On Monday, June 12, we’ll set aside some time for a poster session, where we can mingle and chat with each other.  We’ll leave the displays up for the duration of our meeting, including the joint day with ACR-EPP, so we can continue to share our work across networks.  We also hope that the posters and conversations they spark will help generate topics for Open Space time on the afternoon of June 12.

All attendees (including members and non-members) to the UNCG / KTD meeting on Monday June 12 are welcome to participate! 

Complete the submission form by April 17 in order to be considered for participation.

CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS: "Examples of Successful University and Practitioner Collaborations"

As part of our day together with ACR-EPP, we will highlight examples of successful collaborations between universities and practitioners in the field. Panelists/presenters will focus on key lessons learned, transferable models and approaches, and other generalizable take aways from their university-practitioner collaborative efforts.  We seek proposals that demonstrate cases in these areas:

  • fostering civil dialogue in an age of increasing polarization;
  • increasing the diversity of collaborative practitioners;
  • prioritizing equity and inclusion in collaborative processes;
  • generating empirical evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of collaborative approaches;
  • improving teaching and pedagogy for collaboration and conflict resolution;
  • and fostering a culture of collaboration in the regions where we work.

We envision this section of the meeting as a panel of presenters who can provide examples across the areas mentioned above.  Read more about the joint day and complete the proposal form (PDF below) by April 17 in order to be considered for participation.

The tentative agenda for the UNCG / KTD and ACR EPP conferences is:

  • Afternoon of Sunday, June 11 - KTD Board meeting and UNCG Steering Committee meeting
  • Evening of Sunday, June 11 – UNCG / KTD dinner and networking 
  • Monday, June 12 - UNCG / KTD conversation about:
    • Updating our strategic plan;
    • Revisiting and building on the Diversity, Social Equity, and Justice conversation from last year;
    • Peer-to-peer learning;
    • UNCG member business meeting; and
    • Additional topics of interest via open space.
  • Tuesday, June 13 - UNCG and ACR EPP joint conversation about how we can work together to:
    • Support civil discourse and collaborative governance in an age of increasing diversity and polarization;
    • Increase the diversity of collaborative practitioners;
    • Leverage teaching and research to advance the practice of collaboration and conflict resolution; and
    • Generally advance the fields of collaborative governance and public policy conflict resolution.
  • Wednesday, June 14 - ACR EPP begins!



A block of rooms is reserved at the University Guest House for $109 per night (plus tax).  Make your reservation by 5:00pm Wednesday, May 10, 2017 for the group rate. After the cut-off date, all reservations are subject to availability.

To reserve your room by phone call 1-888-416-4075 . Individuals need to mention the group name UNCG / ARC.  

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