Welcome, everyone, to IACP's 19th Annual Networking and Education Forum: Collaborative Creativity!
Our community is unique and extraordinary, and our annual Forum is a special opportunity for us to come together and learn from one another by sharing our experiences and perspectives. Whether we identify most deeply as Collaborative professionals, consensual dispute resolution professionals, or peacebuilders, the Forum is a celebration of our common interests, our distinctive points of view, and our deep and thoughtful engagement with one another for the benefit of our clients and this movement. We will come together to explore our theme of Collaborative Creativity with colleagues from around the globe through 8 day-long Pre-Forum Institutes, over 40 workshops, exciting Plenary sessions, Special Gatherings, and more, highlighting some of the most well-known trainers in the field as well as exciting new voices.
We work hard, but we also know how to party, and you'll want to bring a mask or costume for this year's Saturday night dance party, the Masquerade! I look forward to many opportunities to learn, laugh, and dance together as we work to transform the way family disputes are resolved around the globe.
I wish each of you a tremendous Forum experience. May you forge new relationships with other members of our Collaborative community, reconnect with your creativity, and be inspired!
Anne Tamar-Mattis, J.D.
Seattle, WA 98101