October 29, 2020
8:45 AM - 5 PM




This is an online event.


Heverton Oliveira
Mediate BC 
1-877-656-1300 x100


Mediate BC Unconference

An Online and Interactive Experience

Watch our 1-minute Promo Video

We are excited to announcement the full line-up for Mediate BC’s first Unconference! We received some exciting proposals from participants and anticipate a lively and interactive event. We are also excited to invite all registrants to two special sessions sponsored by our partner, CLEBC – Stella Sabiiti’s Wednesday night talk and Alice Nderitu’s Thursday morning keynote. (Details in the agenda below).

Expect to meet collaborative conflict resolution minded people who will challenge your standard way of doing things. Come to discuss and build creative experiences with your fellow practitioners! 

Continuing Professional Development: 8 Hours



Wednesday, October 28 

8:00 - 9:30 pm 

Incorporating African Indigenous Values in Preventing Violence, Resolving Conflicts and Sustaining Peace

Stella Sabiiti

 To Watch:


Webinar ID: 834 9892 0091

Passcode: PEACE

Thursday, October 29

8:45 - 9:45 am 

 CLEBC Virtual Conflict Resolution Conference Keynote Address. Link and password provided upon registration 

Opportunities and Challenges of Peace Building in the Pandemic 

Alice Wairimu Nderitu 

9:45 - 10:10 am  Mediate BC Unconference. Link and password provided upon registration 

Welcome and land acknowledgements  

Ann Lee and Julie Daum 

10:10 - 10:40 am 

Hummingbirds, Hemlocks, and Horizons: Sensory Delight in Nature and Art. 

Items needed for this session: unlined paper (e.g. printer paper); pens & colors (crayon, pencils, markers); an object from nature like a pinecone, pebble, flour or leaf); candle, matches; something scented; pleasant noisemaker; tasty tidbit.

Dr. Jennifer J. Wilhoit. 

10:40 - 10:55 am 


Julie Daum 

Short Stretch Break 

11 - 11:15 am 

Ethical Framework as the Foundation for Mediation Success for a Pluralistic Society 

CAB - The Aga Khan Conciliation and Arbitration Board 

11:15 - 11:45 am 

Transforming the Stewardship and Operations of Public, Affordable and Supportive Rental Housing with the Integration of Conflict Management and Mediation Interventions, Coaching and Training 

Mary Hennessy 

11:45 - 11:50 am 

Some Grateful News 

Karen Levine 

Short Stretch Break 

Noon - 1 pm - Zoom Mingle 

1 - 1:05 pm

  Ann Lee Welcome Back  

1:05 - 1:50 pm

When Critical Thinking Goes Too Far: the Problem with Logic 

Roger Moss, Lauren Florko and Jereme Brooks 

1:50 - 2:05 pm 

When does Truth Matter? 

Amanda Semenoff 

Short Stretch Break 

2:15 - 2:45 pm 

Canine-Assisted Mediation 

David Paul 

2:45 - 3:15 pm

The Importance of Play during a Pandemic

Emily Martin 

Short Stretch Break 

3:25 - 3:55 pm 

Lessons from the Theatre World 

Alice Shikina 

3:55 - 4 pm 

Ann Lee Closing Remarks 

4:00 pm onwards 

House Party at High Fidelity 

Reminders: A headshot ready to upload so everyone can see you at the party;

Feel free to have your beverage and snacks handy!

Accessing High Fidelity for the House Party

You've been invited to join a High Fidelity space for the Mediate BC 2020 Unconference 

The event starts at 4 pm

To join, click here: https://map.highfidelity.com/5IQo9Ol8o2kUT2da/?map=HQ 

High Fidelity offers online audio spaces for virtual gatherings. There, you will be a dot avatar. Like an in-person party, you can move freely, introduce yourself and join conversations. The space can be accessed on nearly any device, including mobile phones. No download required.

Prior to joining the event, please check High Fidelity's minimum requirements to ensure you can connect:

  • It is currently designed for Chrome browsers only. Exception: iOS devices require a Safari browser.
  • Internet speed must be at least 1.5mbps up and down.
  • For the best experience, wired headphones are recommended. Note: Bluetooth causes audio delay
If you have any other questions, take a look at this page here: Get Started