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Mediation 20/20 Conference – Day 1 Video

Day 1

What Have We Achieved? How Did We Get Where We Are?

Welcome (Celebration) by Jim Melamed (15 minutes)

Panel Participants:

What Has the Mediation Movement Achieved?

  • Peter Adler
  • Crystal Thorpe
  • Marvin Johnson
  • Howard Gadlin

How Has the Mediation Movement Impacted Language and Culture Around Conflict?

  • Ann Gosline
  • Sam Imperati
  • David Hoffman
  • Michael Lang

What Did We Get Wrong and What Did We Get Right? (Strategic choices in the mediation field)

  • Michelle LeBaron
  • Nina Meierding
  • Charles Wiggins
  • Robert Benjamin

Day 1 Video:

Additional Video: The First 25 Years

PDF: Welcome to’s 25th Anniversary Conference


James Melamed, J.D.

Jim Melamed co-founded in 1996 along with John Helie and served as CEO of through June 2020 (25 years).  Jim is currently Board Chair and General Counsel for Resourceful Internet Solutions, Inc. (RIS), home to,, and other leading dispute resolution sites. During Jim's 25-year tenure,… MORE >

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