The April 21st deadline for breakout session proposals has passed, and we have received an outstanding number of submissions. However, you may still submit a proposal to be put on a waiting list. We may accept additional proposals as openings arise in the schedule over the next couple of months.
The conference is open to all topics related to the emerging social science of restorative practices. However, we strongly encourage session proposals that explore the relational and social aspects of:
No formal papers are required, but you may opt to share your slides and handouts on our website. Accepted presenters receive a reduced registration rate.
We are seeking proposals for sessions in three formats.
Inform (50 minutes): Present information about an important project, study, program or story through lecture, presentation slides and/or video. An "Inform" session may include a brief amount of time for audience participation and questions, but if you would like to run circles or other interactive processes, consider presenting a longer "Teach" or "Engage" session.
Teach (100 minutes): Teach participants about a specific skill or process, or explore theory and concepts at a level deeper than the introductory. A "Teach" session should focus on meeting two or three learning objectives and may include a brief introductory and/or closing circle and a question and answer period.
Engage (100 minutes): Lead a discussion or facilitate a group process around a topic of interest related to restorative practices. An "Engage" session should explore the collective experience of participants as it relates to this topic, with no skill building or instructional elements.
We recommend that you record your answers in a text document before you complete the actual form.
You will need the following information:
Award-winning graphic journalist Dan Archer is exploring the intersection of immersive technology and journalism through Empathetic Media, a new multimedia agency focusing on virtual, augmented reality and graphic journalism. Archer is a 2016 Tow Center and IVOH Fellow, 2014 Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellow and a 2011 Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, where he also taught nonfiction graphic novel writing 2008-14. His work has been published by the BBC, CBC, Vice magazine, Fusion, San Francisco Public Press, American Public Media, Truthout and PBS, among others, and was featured in the BBC’s 2015 Future of News Report.
Borbála Fellegi, Ph.D., did her studies in social policy (ELTE, Budapest) and criminology (Cambridge, UK) and works as researcher, mediator, conference/peacemaking circle and family group conference (FGC) facilitator, trainer and university lecturer. Since 2015, Borbála has been a member of the faculty at the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) Graduate School. She is also the founder and executive director of the Foresee Research Group, established in 2008. She is the author of the book Towards Restoration and Peace, one of the first comprehensive studies on the implementation of restorative justice in Hungary.
Deirdre Kenny has 15 years experience working in Ireland and Africa with victims of sexual violence, covering the areas of HIV/AIDS, prostitution and trafficking, and clerical and familial sexual abuse. She is currently the advocacy director with One in Four, a non-governmental organization that professionally supports men and women who have experienced sexual violence, many of them during childhood. The aim is to reduce the incidence of sexual abuse by intervening in key areas of the cycle of abuse through psychotherapy, advocacy and prevention services.