Alternative Dispute Resolution Professionals Set to Gather for ADRIC Conference 2016 in Toronto

26th annual national event to host leaders in international arbitration, commercial mediation, family law dispute resolution and indigenous matters under the theme of "ADR: Reflections and Innovations"

TORONTO, Oct. 4, 2016 /CNW/ - ADRIC Conference (, Canada's largest, most prestigious and most important ADR event, has announced the agenda for ADRIC 2016 Toronto, which includes a broad spectrum of captivating sessions and thought-provoking workshops.  The conference will be held from October 13-14, 2016 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, in conjunction with the Canadian edition of the IMI Global Pound Conference on October 15, 2016 (

With highly qualified alternative dispute resolution professionals from across the country expected to attend, ADRIC 2016 Toronto aims to provide a platform for ADR professionals and users to discuss current hot topics in dispute resolution, and develop best practices in the areas of domestic and international arbitration, mediation, family dispute resolution and various specialty topics. 

The event, with its theme of "ADR: Reflections and Innovations", will feature seven tracks, two keynote sessions and a half-day Community Mediation Workshop that will involve in-depth conversations across a range of topics and industries.  The tracks are international arbitration, commercial arbitration, commercial mediation, ADR processes, Family, Workplace, and Special Interest.  The two keynote addresses will be delivered by Howard Sapers, Correctional Investigator, Office of the Correctional Investigator, Government of Canada, and Ann Cavoukian, Ph.D., Privacy and Big Data Institute, Ryerson University. 

"In its twenty-sixth year, the ADRIC national conference has become the leading event for alternative dispute resolution professionals across the country.  It is the premier conference for anyone looking to connect with highly respected figures in the industry, and draw insights which will empower ADR professionals and users alike to apply dispute resolution in the most effective ways possible. The value of the ADRIC national conference not only lies in its credibility, but also in the integral role it plays in shining a spotlight on the most significant developments that have occurred in ADR over the past year," said Scott Siemens, President of ADRIC.

This year's conference features a lineup of sponsors and exhibitors from leading edge companies, law firms and associations. Some renowned speakers include Hon. Robert P. Armstrong, QC, Hon. William Ian Corneil Binnie, and Martha E. Simmons, JD, LL.M(ADR), Ph.D.

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ADRIC is Canada's national leader in the development and promotion of dispute resolution services. ADRIC sets the benchmarks for best ADR practices in Canada, and, in concert with its regional affiliates from coast to coast, promotes conflict resolution through arbitration, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. With over 2000 member practitioners drawn from every corner of the country, ADRIC sets the highest quality assurance for industry-leading arbitration and mediation rules, codes of ethics and conduct, and discipline and complaint procedures.

SOURCE ADR Institute of Canada

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For further information: Janet McKay, Executive Director, ADR Institute of Canada (ADRIC), 416-487-4733 x 105,

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