We foster the highest standards of integrity and competence in the mediation of commercial disputes.

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

November 2-4, 2017

2017 Fall Conference Austin, Texas

"The Live Music Capital of the World" is waiting to welcome your! 2017 Fall Conference will take place in the capital city of Texas-where an independent, “we will get it done” spirit thrives in all of life’s endeavors.

Walter Bailey, Jr. presented with the

Sid Lezak Award of Excellence

Honoring Walter Bailey, Jr., for his decades of work using his formidable personal and professional powers and persuasion to advance the causes of justice and peacemaking in his community.


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 mediation.


Scholar in Residence Hal Abramson

Hal received the prestigious Best Professional Article Award from the CPR Institute (International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution) during CPR’s Annual Meeting on March 3 in Miami.

Latest IAM Blog

Resolving Sports Disputes by Mediation

By: Paul Godin

Email: paul@adr.ca

Conflicts in high-performance sports (HPS) – those involving athletes competing at the national, international or professional levels – are typically tense and emotionally charged experiences for...

Mediation v. Court Truth

By: Bennett Picker, IAM Distinguished Fellow

Email: bpicker@stradley.com

Experienced mediators know that the resolution of disputes involves the people and the problem as much as the positions. At the same time, most parties will use as a benchmark for settlement decisions...


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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