The World Mediation Summit is pleased to announce our 2018 Summit, in conjunction with The Innovations in Conflict Resolution and Mediation (ICRM) International Conference in Tel Aviv, Israel.

The 2018 conference will occur November 7-9 and offers an incredible lineup that will meet the needs of all mediation practitioners.

One of the two tracks on the first day of the conference focuses on conflict resolution and mediation. We are bringing together a range of experts in the field to speak on related issues.

Another central event of the conference and the opening plenary may be of special interest to you as well. It will be a commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement and potential lessons for the Middle East.  We are delighted that the honorable Foreign Minister of Ireland and Deputy Prime Minister, Simon Coveney, has confirmed his attendance as a keynote speaker.  We are also pleased to announce that several of the principal actors that worked tirelessly to reach the agreement in Northern Ireland will be joining us to share their retrospective thoughts and suggestions for our own troubled region.

We believe that the success in Northern Ireland constitutes an encouraging and hopeful story that needs to be told – now more than ever.  This conference provides a rare opportunity for the region’s academic community and civil society to come together to consider a range of issues associated with increasing harmony and resolving conflicts in the area of water and environmental management at the macro- and micro levels.

Beyond the plenary event, there will be numerous academic and practical sessions involving a broad spectrum of topics including conflict resolution, and more. In addition to the academic lectures, workshops and discussions, the conference will include a number of field trips that highlight local success stories in mediation, co-existence and peace-building. Please feel free to contact the conference secretariat at or peruse the website at:

We hope that you might consider joining our conference. Please feel free to contact me directly, at or Professor Alon Tal via the conference e-mail: We would be honored to have your participation and perspective on the latest developments in mediation and conflict resolution.

Affiliates of The World Mediation Summit receive an incredible discount from the listed registration price. Simply indicate that you are an affiliate of the World Mediation Summit (under the tab, Participant type*) and register for less than 40€ for both days of the conference.


Kevin Brown

Conference Chair, World Mediation Summit