National Mediation Conference 2023

NMC Conference 2023

National Mediation
Conference 2023 (NMC Conference 2023) will take place on the 3 – 6 September 2023

The theme for this year is:

“Connecting, Disrupting, Courageous Conversations”

The conference will be held outside Australia for the first time in Wellington, New Zealand (Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Aotearoa) 


NMC2023 provides an opportunity for future leaders, existing practitioners, scholars and leaders to share knowledge, skills and ideas, and the program for the event is designed to showcase mediation, restorative justice and other conflict resolution approaches through a variety of presentations, discussions, workshops, and other extended activities.  

The conference program will maximise contact among delegates, between delegates and presenters, and between delegates and our conference partners. 

 The conference will include events that appeal to newcomers to the DR sector, as well as to those with extensive DR knowledge and experience.

Key Dates

The Conference Design Committee invites submissions of proposals for presentation at NMC2023 in Wellington September 3-6, 2023.

The conference streams are:

  • First Nations approaches to conflict, dispute management and decision-making processes
  • Workplace and employment
  • Commercial dispute resolution
  • Community-focused mediation, and other community-focused processes
  • Conciliation, including public and private advisory processes, and statutory programs
  • Court-connected DR, mediation & restorative services including services associated with courts and tribunals
  • Dispute System Design, online mediation, restorative, DR, and technological innovations
  • Family mediation, restorative approaches and dispute resolution, including FDR and FGC
  • Peace-building, transitional justice, reconciliation, and civil society
  • Research, training, and education: building a rigorous evidence base for mediation, restorative & DR
  • Restorative justice, restorative practice and innovative approaches to conflict
  • Mediation, restorative & DR theory, history, ethics

The Conference Committee is fully conscious of the contributions made by intercultural and multicultural considerations to the enrichment of all DR sectors.

Read more and submit your proposal here

Notification of those selected to present at the conference. 


The program will be released once the presenters are selected.  Register your interest and receive an update when it is finalised. 

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NMC Conference 2023

by Joanne Law time to read: 2 min