NW Collaborative
Futures Conference

Deconstructing Artificial Borders

OCT 20-22, 2021 - online 

Presentations – Times TBD

Workplace Conflict: The Walls that People Build with Alice Shikina and James Cook

De-construction Ahead: Examining How Technology Can Break Down Boundaries in the Workplace for BIPOC with Commissioner Brenda D. Pryor and Commissioner Stephanie Collier

Opening A Mediation Office in Tharaka Nithi County – Kenya with Christine Ndilo Kakyema

Virtual Pro Bono Mediations: Breaking down financial and geographical barriers with Sarah Levine and Erin Monahan

Don’t Be Another Brick in the Wall… Breaking down borders between Mentors and Mentees with Julie Daum, Georgina Delmari and Vivian A. Kerenyi

Preparing For a Difficult Conversation with Julia Menard and Gordon White

Ecotones: A New Conception of Borderlands with Jennifer J. Wilhoit

Gates for Fences – How I learned to love the differences at the table with Jerome Brooks (aka Your Favourite Uncle Jer esq.)

Kids and Cross-Border Parenting: The importance of meaningful participation and voice with Kari D. Boyle and Lauren Irvine

Barriers and Benefits of Remote Dispute Resolution with Lori Frank and Kellie Tennant

Deconstructing Moral Borders with Lauren Florko

Choosing Peace Over Justice: A Family Schism in the MAGA moment with Lori Charvat

Healing Community Divisions: Using Mediator Tools to Transform Mindsets with Lori Loranger, Ona Lawrence and Debra Pennington

Collaborative Competencies with Michael Kern

Impact of Grief in Conflict Resolution with Patricia Oketch

White Borders: The History of Race and Immigration in the United States from Chinese Exclusion to the Border Wall with Reece Jones

Digital Family Justice: Machine Listening, Improvisation and Access to Justice in British Columbia with Dr.Sara Ramshaw and Kristen Lewis

Ending fisheries conflict: An elusive catch with Sarah Ater

Borders, Barriers and Blinders – Stop Boxing It Up! with Shelina Neallani, Kyra Hudson and Yuki Matsuno

The risks of employment litigation in a world of work without borders with Sherisa Rajah Baird

Decentralised Resolution For Africa: To Reset The UNforgotten DR in The Mediation Service Centres DR Alphabet (A Sneak Peak At The European Commission European ODR Platform). with Wangari Kabiru

Additional Speakers Include:

Judge Abby Abinanti
Alex Nyinigi
Dr. Clare Fowler
Julie Macfarlane
Sellah Jebwambok Ruto (Mrs)
Phyllis E. N. Wangwe
Ms. Pauline Wahinya
Minnie Mang’eli
Sharon Sutherland



Wednesday Opening Night Presentation
Oct 20, 2021
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (PDT) via webinar

Register for opening night Free!


Thursday and Friday
Oct 21 and 22, 2021
Day 1: 9am – 8pm (PDT) via webinar
Day 2: 9am – 4pm (PDT) via webinar