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The ACR 2018 Annual Conference - October 3-6 - Registration is Open

Welcome to the 18th Annual Association for Conflict Resolution Conference!  This year we will celebrate each other from the City of Bridges: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  I look forward to exploring our theme of ACR Next Gen:  Boldly Leading Conflict Engagement into the Future.  We will honor our past as we look ahead to what we want our field to look like in the future; to be the change we envision.  The annual conference brings together the diversity of our Association as we stretch ourselves to share, learn and explore with each other what conflict engagement means.  This year we will continue the tradition of high quality workshops and sessions, award presentations to honor our peers, an interactive General Session on Friday afternoon as well as our annual Raffle, and a group adventure in our host city.  We are excited to announce our keynote speaker from the Global Negotiation Initiative, Joshua Weiss, PhD. 

Unable to attend in person and don’t want to be left behind?  You can register for the virtual track and not miss out!   Our program will offer something for everyone, from novices to advanced practitioners. There are full and half-day intensive workshops to sharpen your skills, mini-plenary sessions on overarching issues in the field, and over 75 workshops on a wide variety of timely topics.

The 3 ½ days together are sure to generate lively discussion and meaningful exploration on the challenges we face.  Be sure to sign up for the Sunset Dinner Cruise on Friday.   I look forward to celebrating with you.  To learn more about the conference and to register, click here

See you in Pittsburgh!


Sunny E. Sassaman (Gutierrez)

ACR President 2018


Welcome to the New Digital Face of ACR

The digital face of ACR has changed! Our new digital home is part of a broad effort to update ACR's membership platform to better meet the needs of the ACR community. ACR members and those coming to this website will experience a new and more responsive way to register for events, engage the community, update profiles, manage your membership settings, and more.

What does this mean for you?

In the next week, every ACR member will receive an email inviting them to complete their new account setup by signing in to the new membership platform (hosted by our new vendor, Your Membership.) The email will include specific instructions on what you’ll need to do to complete your membership setup in the new platform – like resetting your password! This is also a great opportunity to update your information, and explore the new ACR website.

If you have questions or need support

Our migration and membership support team are here to help in any way we can! If you have any questions throughout this migration, or difficulty completing your new account setup, please do not hesitate to contact Cheryl Jamison at or 202-780-5999. During the migration process, we ask for your patience as the move may cause broken links and functionality. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

We hope that once we have completed the initial migration, YOU, our ACR community, will join us in unlocking the benefits of our new website and membership platform together as we roll out new features. While we understand any account migration is an inconvenience, we appreciate your support and hope we will this step as one enhancing the future of ACR. We are excited about this new website and how it will improve the quality of the services we provide, as well as your experience.

With much anticipation,

Cheryl and the ACR Membership Support Team

Cheryl L. Jamison

Executive Director

Association for Conflict Resolution


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