ADRIC 2020: Clarity in Conflict Resolution

October 20-23, 2020

 Ottawa-Gatineau – National Capitol Region

ADRIC is partnering with St. Paul’s University and the Federal Informal Conflict Management System for a unique event in Ottawa-Gatineau, October 20-23: Four full days of sessions and workshops dedicated to best practices.  In addition to arbitration and other ADR processes for commercial, international, family and Indigenous issues, ADRIC will offer a robust workplace /labour stream while the partnership will support academics and trainers work. Don’t miss the inspiring, innovative and interactive plenary presentations, keynotes, hands-on workshops, comprehensive panel discussions and great networking opportunities.

Confirmed Pre-Conference Workshop:

TUESDAY October 20:
8:00 Registration and Full Hot Breakfast


 Managing High Conflict Personalities in ADR

 with Bill Eddy 

10:30 -11:00 Refreshment Break
12:30 – 1:30 Hot Buffet Lunch
15:00 –  15:30 Refreshment Break


Workshop Concludes
Bill Eddy Book signing

Confirmed Conference Sessions for

October 22-23:


Symposium Discussion on Arbitration
William G. Horton
Jim McCartney

  • The role of arbitrators in promoting Settlement
  • Expert witnesses:  new best practices
  • Dealing with non-compliance in arbitration
  • Re time limits
  • Re disclosure orders


The Uses and Abuses of Arbitration
Chair: Michael Schafler

  • Uber and Mattamy cases
  • Is arbitration becoming a tool to limit access to justice and defeat legal rights
  • What role should the arbitration community play



Mediating a Deal Within a  Tri-Partied Environment
eg PearsonReg Pearson Mediation Services (Retired Associate Deputy Minister Labour Relations Solutions Division, Director and lead Mediator of Dispute Resolution Services at the Ontario Ministry of Labour)


Managing Ethical Dilemmas in Workplace Mediation
Viki Scott
, R.C(c); BSc.; R.R.P; C.H.R.M; M.B.A. ADR(c), President and Principal Consultant, Scott & Associates Inc.


Arbitrating – Workplace Harassment Claims/ Disputes



Hearing the Voice of the Child in Family Law Arbitration
John-Paul E Boyd, MA, LLB, John-Paul Boyd Arbitration Chambers
This session will look at the source of arbitrators’ obligation to hear the voice of the child in family law disputes, discuss the available alternatives and provide an outline of best practices for arbitrators’ interviews of children.



Regulation Roundtable




The Venue

Doubletree by Hilton – Hotel Gatineau
1170 Chemin Aylmer,Gatineau, Quebec, J9H 7L3
The DoubleTree by Hilton Gatineau-Ottawa hotel is ideally located in the heart of Gatineau, near the National Capital Region, and offers a view of the Ottawa River. The elegant, resort-style hotel features a luxury spa and a beautiful 18-hole golf course – voted as the #1 Downtown Golf Resort in Canada by Golf Canada. All of the spacious and elegant guest rooms are equipped with modern amenities including a 42-inch flat screen TV, a coffee maker, complimentary WiFi, and plush beds.
✓Complimentary on-site parking
✓ Complimentary wireless internet in the guestrooms, public spaces and meeting space
✓ Complimentary access to the fitness center
✓ Indoor Pool treated with salt water


Special group rate $159/night!
To make reservations, call, fax or email as follows:
Direct Line 819-778-0000     Toll-free 800-807-1088
Refer to the ADR Institute National Annual Conference or block code 398452
Book before Sunday, September 20th 2020.


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