2023 world conference

Online Conference: January 25-27, 2023

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The IIRP World Conference – Inviting Collective Energy will be held online for the second time in the IIRP’s two decades of world events. Bringing together thought leaders and restorative practitioners from around the globe, the virtual world offers us incredible opportunities for more international, inclusive, and accessible participation.

This year’s conference will focus on restorative approaches to:

  • Intergenerational cooperation
  • Environmental justice
  • Systemic adversity
  • Collective impact in workplaces, education, and communities

We will provide a rich collection of:

  • On-demand videos from a diverse array of restorative practices experts
  • Engagement breakout sessions
  • Music and art
  • Exciting live panels to explore how to ignite social change in communities, education, and workplaces

Be Part of the Conference!

Reserve your place to hear our keynote speaker, Canadian Inuk Environmental, Cultural and Human Rights Advocate, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Author, and Speaker, Sheila Watt-Cloutier. Other panelists and presenters will include: 

  • Audrea Lim, Writer, Journalist, and Editor,
  • Kathleen McGooey, Author, Consultant, and Conflict Resolution Trainer
  • Claudine Miles, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer - Restore More™,
  • Malik Muhammad, Ed.D., Founder and Chief Executive Officer – Akoben LLC & Transforming Lives, Inc., Author, and Educator,
  • Kenyatta Stephens, Chief Executive Officer of Black Family Development, Inc.,
  • John Pourdehnad, Ph.D., Systems and Design Thinking Doctoral Faculty at Thomas Jefferson University

…Just to name a few! Learn more about this year’s exciting event, session topics, and registration information at:

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Each year, the IIRP convenes scholars and practitioners to share ideas, learn from one another, and push us forward in our thinking and understanding. In addition to collecting and sharing presentations, the collaboration and relationships developed at these events fuel the restorative movement.

Apply your Conference Experience Toward Graduate Coursework

Following the IIRP World Conference, we offer the opportunity to enhance your experience by adding online coursework. Participation may be applied toward blended graduate course RP 541 IIRP World Conference, which may be the first graduate course you take. The course incorporates related readings, writing assignments and online discussion with fellow participants and IIRP faculty. Students actively evaluate, discuss and critique presentations using restorative practices principles. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or schedule a time to talk.


Past World Conferences and Symposia

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Medina Natalie

"It's been very good seeing people doing this all over the world and hearing others' experiences and stories. It's given me motivation to keep going with restorative practices."

Natalie Medina
Panama City, Panama