The website describes the focus of the conference this way:
Today, in addition to the role they play helping to resolve legal disputes, mediators regularly serve as educators, executive coaches, facilitators, leadership trainers, ombudsmen, therapists, business consultants, and architects of dispute resolution programs at all levels. In today’s inter-connected world, there are numerous opportunities for mediators to support societal change through peaceful dialogue.
This year's conference will include workshops on LGBT rights, race relations, urban projects, health care, and corporate governance, in addition to more nuts and bolts offerings on mediating family law, real estate, employment and other kinds of legal disputes. It promises to be a very exciting event.