Building Stronger Communities
Through Peace, Justice, & Security
June 8-13, 2016, Columbus, Ohio.Schedule Locations Bonus Items
June 8-13, 2016, Columbus, Ohio.Schedule Locations Bonus Items
Jennifer Batton - Conference Coordinator
Through June 5th
216-952-5609 (Monday - Friday 7:30AM - 6:30PM EST)
After June 5th - please contact the Mershon Center, OSU
Call 1-614-292-1681 (8:30 - 5PM Monday - Friday)
While not really designed for mobile devices, you can still get all the conference details at CREducation.org, a conference co-sponsor for more than 10 years! Here's the shortlink you want: http://creducation.org/cre/goto/creconf
An Ohio Peace Festival is occurring during the conference! Check ohiopeace.com for a schedule of all the great events occurring before the conference begins and in the evenings. There are films, karaoke, fair trade events, and even dances of universal peace. Pre-registration is required for some events.
Special thanks to the following individuals who donated funds for student scholarships
Connect with partner organizations, sponsors, and presenters now! Reminder that you can engage with the presenters and partner and sponsor organizations on the CRE Conference Facebook Page. If you have not already "liked" the page, please do! Just search for "International Conference on Conflict Resolution Education" on Facebook and you will find it.
This conference support app was developed pro bono by Bill Warters, faculty member and Director of the MA in Dispute Resolution program at Wayne State University in Detroit. It was coded using the jQuery Mobile framework, using an Icon font generated by flaticon.com with images under CC. Thanks to Daniel Bruce, Freepik, Madebyoliver.
A series of one- and/or two-day training sessions are provided to pre-registered participants.
College and University Seminar: Developing and Enhancing Peace and Conflict Studies Program
The Ohio State University – The Mershon Center for International Security Studies 1501 Neil Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
The conference is providing a shuttle to and from the main hotel (the Hampton Inn) and other key locations such as the OSU Ohio Union or the Statehouse (for our evening reception and art exhibit). Those of you staying at the main conference hotel, The Hampton Inn, the shuttle times will be posted in the hotel lobby when you register. There will be a large sign with additional information. The shuttle will board approximately every 25 minutes between the start and end times listed below.
|Date||Event||Departing Hotel||Departing Campus|
|Wed, June 8||Pre-Conference Day 1||8:00 a.m. (first shuttle) thru 8:50 a.m. (last shuttle)||5:00 p.m. (first shuttle) thru 5:50 p.m. (last shuttle)|
|Thurs, June 9||Pre-Conference Day 2||8:00 a.m. (first shuttle) thru 8:50 a.m. (last shuttle)||5:00 p.m. (first shuttle) thru 5:50 p.m. (last shuttle)|
|Thurs, June 9||Evening Reception at State House||6:00 p.m. & 6:15p.m. (from Hampton Inn)||8:45pm & 9:10p.m. (from Statehouse)|
|Fri, June 10||Main Conference Day 1||7:35 a.m. (first shuttle) thru 8:50 a.m. (last shuttle)||4:20 p.m. (first shuttle) thru 5:10 p.m. (last shuttle)|
|Sat, June 11||Main Conference Day 2||7:35 a.m. (first shuttle) thru 8:50 a.m. (last shuttle)||4:20 p.m. (first shuttle) thru 5:10 p.m. (last shuttle)|
If conference participants prefer to drive to the conference and park on campus, they can park in the Ohio Union South Visitor Garage (1759 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43210). This garage is connected to the Ohio Union and is located within a short walk of the conference workshop locations. Additional parking information is available on the CampusParc website.
The Ohio Union South Garage is equipped with pay-on-foot machines. Customers receive a white entry ticket and keep it with them to make payment prior to returning to their vehicle, reducing backups at the exit gate. Once payment is made, customers receive a returned paid/validated ticket for use at the exit gate. Pay-on-foot machines accept cash, credit, and vouchers.
Presented by Grande Lum, Nancy Rogers, Robert Solomon, Carter M. Stewart, Joseph Stulberg
Hagerty Hall Room 180
This keynote draws upon Mr. Grande Lum's experience mediating community conflicts including recent experiences with community conflicts over tragedies in Sanford, Florida; Ferguson, Missour; and Baltimore, Maryland. The focus of the speech will be best practices in conflict resolution in polarizing conflicts, especially in terms of preparation, first response and follow through. Approaches to be discussed include mediation, facilitation of dialogue, training, convening and consultation. Grande will also speak broadly to what various stakeholders can do to insure peace and justice, followed by a panel on how to prevent polarization in divided communities.
Following the keynote by Mr. Lum will be a panel on how to prevent polarization in divided communities. Communities are becoming increasingly polarized over a variety of issues from race to religion to economics. Panelists will provide their perspective on the challenges all communities face and what can be done to transform potential civil unrest into productive collaborative action. The panel will focus on the value and benefits of dispute resolution in dealing with community conflict. Special focus will be on the benefits of convening stakeholders, conflict assessment, and preparation. The roles of mediation, facilitation and education in reducing tension, building trust and resolving conflict will be discussed.
Presented by Alex Leslie, Ann Brandon, Shannon Greybar-Milliken, Laura Stoll
Mendenhall Lab Room 100
The majority of colleges and universities in the United States (and around the world) have recognized the national pressure to better address violence, especially sexual and intimate partner violence, on their campuses. During this keynote and panel, the speakers will seek to help local activists, college and university staff and faculty, students, and everyone in between understand some of these demands and how to best harness the growing wave of change before any backlash or change in momentum. The panel will consist of a panel discussion of campus representatives, statewide stakeholders, and local program advocates to help give tangible recommendations about how they have implemented positive change initiatives on their campuses and in their regions.