Association for Conflict Resolution
1959 South Power Road
Suite 103-279
Mesa, AZ 85206
Phone: 8014198786

 

WANT TO ATTEND A TRAINING ON OPEN SPACE?

Attend the preconference training on June 6th and join your friends and colleagues for a one day workshop on using the Open Space Technology process.

Open Space Technology is a simple way to run productive meetings, for five to 2000+ people, and a powerful approach to leadership in any kind of organization, in everyday practice and times of change.  This workshop will be run as an Open Space so that participants can learn experientially, while learning how to design, prepare and facilitate an Open Space event, including tips and tricks, likely issues that may be encountered, follow up and incorporating an event within a wider context or strategy. This will help anyone looking for a method for encouraging participation, engagement, equality and inclusion.

Open Space is the process we will use in this year’s EPPC conference beginning on June 7th.

This workshop will be taught by Lori Lewis, US EPA.

WANT TO BE A SPONSOR?

We’d like to use the conference as an opportunity to seek your donation to EPP for 2016. Your donation would be used first to keep the costs of the conference as low as possible for its attendees, and to sponsor student and diversity attendance at and travel to the conference. Once we’ve balanced the conference budget, your sponsorship would support other EPP activities, such as advancing diversity in our field, looking at the future of our field, and supporting other professional development activities such as webinars.

EPP is accepting sponsorship at the following levels.  Please contact us soon if you or your organization is interested!  

 

Amount
Sponsorship
Recognition
$100
General             
Name & sponsorship level in program, on website, at registration table, space to display information about your organization at a common table near event registration.
$200 – 250   
Bronze
General  level +inclusion of logo in listings
$300 – 350   
Silver   
Bronze level + 1/8 page ad in program
$400 – 450   
Gold
Silver level +1/4 page ad in program
$500 +
Platinum
Gold level + 1/2 page ad in program + separate display table
$600+ 
Rob Williams Award  
Platinum level +  acknowledged in publicity about award
$100+
Diversity & Equity Scholarships
Funds will be used to offset conference registration and travel costs for participants of diverse and traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. Acknowledgements will correspond with the General/Bronze/Silver/Gold/Platinum levels and will include mention of the use of the funds.

Please contact Amanda Murphy, amanda.g.murphy@wsu.edu, (206) 219-2409, with your willingness to help sponsor this exciting event. 

TENTATIVE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Monday June 6th – Preconference Training Session(s)

·       Open Space Technology workshop (link)

·       Other workshops

Tuesday June 7th – Conference Day 1

8:15am Breakfast

8:45am Opening Plenary – Welcome, Announcements, Logistics

Open Space Sessions Agenda Setting

Lunch

Concurrent Open Space Sessions – round #1

Concurrent Open Space Sessions – round #2

Concurrent Open Space Sessions – round #3

Evening News - Short plenary Day 1 closing

5:00pm Reception, Poster Session and Entertainment

Wednesday June 8th – Conference Day 2

8:30am Breakfast

Short Opening Plenary

Concurrent Open Space Sessions – round #4

Concurrent Open Space Sessions – round #5

Lunch

Concurrent Open Space Sessions – round #6

4:00pm Conference Closing and Evaluation

EPP Business Meeting 

If you have general questions about the conference, registration, travel, or other logistical matters, please contact: Suzanne Schwartz (sschwartz@law.utexas.edu) or Amanda Murphy (amanda.g.murphy@wsu.edu

FAQ

Who can create an Open Space session?

Anyone attending the conference may create a session.

What topics are suitable for an Open Space session?

Any topic related to the conference theme is appropriate.

What equipment is provided for the sessions?

All the rooms will have easels, flip-charts, markers, and some sticky notes.

Will there be Internet access?

Yes, wireless Internet access will be available.

Are meals provided?

The conference will include a Tuesday night reception, as well as breakfast, lunch and snacks both days. Preconference workshops will include snacks and a boxed lunch.

Is my registration refundable?

Refunds will be made through May 20, subject to a $25 processing charge.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Directions to the Thompson Conference Center and parking information  http://www.utexas.edu/ce/tcc/files/forms/TCC_Parking_Map.pdf

Free parking is available on a first-come basis in Lot 40.  Overflow parking may use the Manor or San Jacinto garages (per day fee applies) or metered street parking.  Do not park in spaces requiring a UT permit, or you may be ticketed.  

 

What about lodging?

We have not blocked rooms, but there is plentiful lodging nearby.

 

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, you may update your registration information online, including changing your preconference workshop choice.

 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Suzanne Schwartz at sschwartz@law.utexas.edu or 512.232.1194 or Amanda Murphy at amanda.g.murphy@wsu.edu.

 

 

Materials from the Annual ACR Environment and Public Policy Section Conference 

THE INSPIRATION OF ADAPTATION: GROUNDING OUR PRACTICE IN AN AGE OF DIZZYING CHANGE

(Available materials linked to titles or listed as sub-titles)

Tuesday, June 2, 2014

EPP Workshop

Where the Wild Things Are (Field &Tonkin) 

EPP Plenary Session

Conversations with Our Earlier Selves (Amadei & Tonkin) 

Concurrent Sessions

Evolving Federal Client (Fenton, Tonkin, Apostolico, Daniels, Field)

Sharing Leadership (Murphy, Kern, Nichols, Page)

When Science and Public Opinion Conflict (Bryan and Moore)

Conflicts Over Sacred Lands (Podziba and Moore)

Meeting of SRA Roster Members: (Mary Apostolico) 

Wednesday June 3, 2015

Concurrent Sessions (morning)

Economic Benefits of EDR (Hall)

The Challenges of Landscape Scale Conservation (Brennan)

Plenary Session

Facilitating Institutional Change (Raimond & Portner)

Concurrent Sessions (afternoon)

Coproduced Science (Pratt-Miles, BeCraft, Beier)

        Managers + Scientists + Collaboration = Actionable Science for Adaptation

        Guiding Principles and Recommended Practices for Co-Producing Actionable Science

        ACCCNRS 2015 Report to the Secretary of the Interior

Home Field Advantage (Kern, Nichols, Cobb, Jost)

        Agenda

        Examples

        Flipcharts

Developing the First Paint Partnership (Cassell, Zarrepharvar)

Role Play Simulations as Adaptation for Capacity Building (Rumore & Straube)

        Presentation Slides

        Handout

What Do You Do When Your Process No Longer Meets Needs (Cobb, Piscolish)

Collaborative Conundrums and Professional Predicaments (Poncelet, Bartsch, Celico) 

 

FULL AGENDA AND SCHEDULE HERE