ADRIC, like many organizations, has been wondering how to move forward with our 2020 conference planning under these circumstances.  It is scheduled for October 20-23 which seems fairly distant, but we cannot predict when social distancing requirements may be lifted or, when they are, whether our members and the public will feel up to meeting in groups the size our conference normally attracts.

So we have decided to take a different approach in providing the essential and leading-edge professional development you have come to expect.  The ADRIC in-person conference will be cancelled this year and replaced with online webinars for many of the sessions we were planning.  This will allow our members and the public to participate in sessions live as they broadcast or anytime on demand!

We will offer the specialized and focused content that develops your knowledge and skills, and as always, we will have CPD accreditation from many organizations including law societies, etc, to support your continued learning objectives.

We will offer flexible registration options with pricing packages allowing you to pre-register for one or a number of sessions. Or you can wait to see what is available as recordings and register at that time. Check this page regularly for the latest updates.

This delivery method also provides an exceptional opportunity for our sponsors, on whom we rely for our conference funding, to participate in a unique way to reach a highly targeted audience for very reasonable rates. Learn more about sponsorship here.

Confirmed Sessions:


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.



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




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