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2018 ACR Annual Conference

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.

 Export to Your Calendar 9/30/2018 to 10/6/2018
When: October 3 - 6, 2018
Where: Double Tree by Hilton - Green Tree
500 Mansfield Ave
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15205
United States
Contact: Cheryl Jamison

Online registration is available until: 10/5/2018
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Booking your room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh Green Tree, you support ACR's efforts to receive incentives from the hotel to be used to reduce the overall cost of the conference. The negotiated group rate is $149. To make reservations click here   You can also call the toll free number at 412-922-8400. Be sure to indicate that you are attending the ACR Conference. 


It is Friday evening and it is now is the time to relax, unwind and have some more fun.  Join us aboard the Sunset Dinner cruise which features a fabulous Sunset dinner buffet with Pittsburgh favorites, a DJ planning hits from yesterday and today and the beautiful sights as the sunsets on the Three Rivers.  The cost is $49.00 per person and is not included in the conference registration.  Register today before all the spaces are gone. 


We hope you will partner with us by becoming a sponsor and assist ACR and its members work to create a more peaceful world. ACR is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax deductible in accordance with IRS regulations. Complete your conference registration, and select your sponsorship level with your Attendee Selections. You can also contact us directly to discuss sponsorship at 202.780.5999 or


Dr. Joshua N. Weiss,co-founder, of the Global Negotiation Initiative at Harvard University

Speaking at ACR 2018 Annual Conference October 4, 2018.



Dr. Joshua N. Weiss is the co-founder, with William Ury, of the Global Negotiation Initiative at Harvard University and a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Negotiation Project.  He is also the Director and creator of the Master’s of Science degree in Leadership and Negotiation at Bay Path University.  He received his Ph.D. from the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University in 2002. 

Dr. Weiss has spoken and published on Negotiation, Mediation, and systemic approaches to dealing with conflict.  In his current capacity he conducts research, consults with many different types of organizations, delivers negotiation and mediation trainings and courses, and engages in negotiation and mediation at the organizational, corporate, government, and international levels.

Dr. Weiss’ most recent book, called Trouble at the Watering Hole:  The Adventures of Emo and Chickie, is geared toward children and designed to teach them negotiation skills through a story format.  The book is for 5 to 10 year olds.  The next book in the series will be published in 2018.     

Dr. Weiss is the creator of a number of innovative products that use the power of present day technology to convey negotiation to a broad audience.  In addition to teaching numerous synchronous and asynchronous courses and trainings over the web he has developed two products of note.  The first is the Negotiation Tip of the Week (NTOW) podcast.  The second is the Negotiator In You Audiobook and eBook series.  The NTOW was in the top 100 iTunes Business Podcasts from 2007 to 2010 and was downloaded over 2 million times during that period.  The Negotiator In You series was published in January 2012 and was in the iTunes top audiobook category for two months.  An addition to the series, specifically for salespeople, was published in January of 2013.        

Finally, Dr. Weiss has conducted trainings and consulted with a number of organizations, companies, and governmental entities, including: Microsoft, General Motors, United Auto Workers, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, Novellus, Christies Art Auction House, CDM Smith, Genzyme, Harvard University, Yale Medical School, United Nations (multiple departments), the US Government (State Department and Transportation Security Administration), and various state governments.  

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