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We've built an online portal to enable everyone to participate in the 2012 ACR EPP conference, even if they can't make it to Tucson.
Just visit our conference page to learn more, read live blog posts, see pictures, post tweets, participate in online forums, and more!
See you there!
The Internet Bar Organization is holding a series of webinars this year focused on the intersection of technology and conflict resolution. The first one, taking place tomorrow at 10am, is on "The Future of Justice" -- and the next one is on Government, Public Disputes, and Technology. It's a really great set of panelists, so the discussion should be fascinating. Check out the details here:
For those of you who missed Larry Susskind's excellent keynote address in Portland, we have
an audio file of the address, as well as a live blog of the talk, including reactions from the online audience:
Update: The audio file of Larry Susskind's keynote address is no longer available.
Here's some video from the opening plenary at the Portland conference -- thanks to Peter Harkema for taking it:
Are you dismayed you can't be in Portland next week for the ACR EPP section conference? Never fear -- we've set up a website to enable you to participate remotely. Just visit
There you can trade tweets with attendees, view photos and video, comment on podcasts, and even see live blogging from the keynote.
Please drop by and post a comment to let us know you'll be logging in. We hope to make this the most wired ACR EPP conference ever.
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I’m sitting in a great session at the ABA Dispute Resolution Section conference focused on public participation under the Obama administration. Panelists include Richard Reuben of the University of Missouri-Columbia, John Kamensky of the IBM Center for the Business of Government, James Fishkin of Stanford University, and Lisa Bingham from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Craig Zelizer has posted a great guide on his blog to a variety of online resources that will likely be very helpful to the members of the EPP section.
From his description:
“As I am often working in different contexts (and countries) and across multiple computers, I wanted to share some of the free software/it services that I have found incredibly useful to help me stay connected, up-to-date and informed. This is not specifically an endorsement of any particular product/company (and I only want to list free services here) but other members might find some of these resources useful in your work and research.”
Check it out here.