IIRP World Conference

A 3-day gathering of practitioners, scholars & advocates

WHEN Oct 23-25, 2017
WHERE Bethlehem, PA, USA Hotel Bethlehem/IIRP Campus

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Connect with a diverse community working to strengthen civil society.


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Learning in the 21st Century: A Restorative Vision

Today’s world is more connected and interdependent than at any other time in human history. Global communications, migration and technology are bringing an ever-greater diversity of people into direct contact. How we learn and teach must adapt to this changing landscape to positively shape the civil society of the future. This conference will bring a special focus on emerging ideas, leaders and visions for the future of learning.

Whether you are familiar with restorative practices or new to the field, you will find sessions to interest you and knowledgeable and enthusiastic colleagues to connect with. Choose from nearly 70 breakout sessions on topics related to restorative practices and learning, as well as restorative practices in justice, community and organizational settings.

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Session Topics

  • the neuroscience of learning
  • supporting educational equity, inclusivity and diversity
  • self-directed and self-regulated learning
  • adult learning
  • improving school climate and culture
  • social-emotional learning
  • ending the school-to-prison pipeline
  • teaching and implementing RP in higher education settings
  • online and blended learning modalities
  • empowering students as change agents
  • involving families in education
  • trauma-informed care
  • running effective restorative circles
  • and more …

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Special Events

All attendees are invited to attend:

  • Monday evening's Welcome Reception
  • Tuesday evening's Special Topics Conversations

Pre-register for:

  • the Pre-Conference Dinner on Sunday evening
  • the Historic Haunts of Downtown Bethlehem Ghost Tour on Tuesday evening
  • Pre- and post-conference professional development

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Who Should Attend

  • Educators
  • School administrators
  • Academicians
  • Researchers
  • Social workers
  • Probation officers
  • Police
  • Community volunteers
  • Counselors
  • Peacemakers
  • Judges
  • Public planners
  • Corrections officers
  • and anyone interested in restorative practices or learning in any setting

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Connect with Others

Catherine Stanton

“I gained new resources and ideas while connecting with a variety of professionals.”

Catherine Stanton, Pennsylvania, USA

Gain New Ideas

Shahed Chowdhury

“Every year I take away more ideas: about building relationships, empowering families and giving them responsibilities.”

Shahed Chowdhury, Ph.D., U.K.

Get Support

Charris Torrence

“I experienced an environment of support and felt a sense of freedom and liberation amongst a group of diverse people.”

Charris Torrence, North Carolina, USA