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Welcome to the International Academy of Mediators

This website is the Internet hub of the most successful and highly trained professional mediators in the world. The IAM is an invitation only organization that adheres to the highest practice and ethical qualifications. IAM is highly respected for its education programs, which include internationally acclaimed speakers and cutting edge mediation techniques.

Upcoming Events & News

April 27-29, 2017

2017 Spring Conference Memphis, Tennessee

IAM’s Tennessee members invite you to Memphis, Home of the Blues and Birthplace of Rock and Roll, for a few days of springtime soul searching. We welcome our colleagues to share and learn from each other.

Upcoming Conferences

Mark the Date!

Fall 2017 - Austin, Texas on November 2-4, 2017

Spring 2018 - Edinburgh, Scotland on May 10-12, 2018 (* by invitation ONLY)

Fall 2018 - Cleveland, Ohio on October 11-13, 2018


May 11, 2017

Mediation Advocacy in the Age of Diversity

Advanced Tools and Techniques for Lawyers and Mediators. Learn from an international faculty of mediation experts how to navigate the complex and nuanced issues arising in today’s mediations.

February 2017

Justice Frank Evans Award

Eric Galton received the Justice Frank Evans Award from the Texas State Bar ADR Section in recognition of his excellence and life long contributions to the field of ADR. It was presented with Frank in attendance - Eric’s mentor at the annual State Bar meeting in Austin. It is the highest Award given and long overdue.

Latest IAM Blog

Reflections on a Mediation: Blood, Sweat & Tears

By: Floyd Siegal, IAM Distinguished Fellow


A closing workshop at an International Academy of Mediators conference was titled Transformative Moments in Mediation. Colleagues shared “war stories,” reminding all of us that every mediation.

Mediation Kindness in 2017?

By: John Sturrock, IAM Distinguished Fellow

Email: John.Sturrock@core-solutions.com

I often draw strength from meeting ordinary people doing extraordinary things . . . their lives frequently embody a truth expressed by Mother Teresa, . . . [who] once said: “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”


2017 Spring Conference
April 27-29, 2017
Memphis, Tennessee


2017 Fall Conference
November 1-4, 2017
Austin, Texas

2018 Spring Conference

May 10-12, 2018
Edinburgh, Scotland

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