The field of conflict resolution is faced with more challenges and opportunities than ever before. The news these days seems grim with reports of conflict and divisions across all areas of society. Headlines about conflict run daily and the divisions in our society continue to grow, exacerbated by the global economic downturn. Yet, we are also more connected via social media and more interdependent than ever before because of our global economy. The news however, is also good, because our field is full of groups and individuals around the world who are helping people address their differences and nurture connections while dealing with difficult issues.
The conference theme – Creating Connections: Conflict Resolution in Deeply Divided Times – serves to spotlight how we as a field are successfully addressing the multitude of divisions that exist in these tough times: in families, workplaces, communities, and globally.
The ACR Annual Conference takes place in New Orleans, LA , September 12 – 15, 2012. To learn more about the conference, click on the link below: