Join us for the 2023 IIRP World Conference, Building Thriving Communities: A Radical Approach Through Restorative Practices!
Presented in partnership with Black Family Development, Inc., the conference will be held at the Fort Pontchartrain Hotel in Detroit, Michigan from October 2-4, 2023.
Call for Presenter Proposals NOW OPEN!
Submitting a Presenter Proposal to Present
Submit a Break-Out Session Proposal
Submission Deadline: June 15, 2023, 11:59 PM ET
Call for Posters
Submitting a Proposal for a Poster
Submission Deadline: July 15, 2023, 11:59 PM ET
This year’s conference is centered around what it takes to create thriving communities with a focus on three key areas:
- Family matters – Families are the core of every thriving community! A community is at its best when its families and citizens have access to physically and environmentally safe neighborhoods, emotional tools and support to nurture healthy relationships, affordable housing, healthy food, and opportunities to help sustain the community by giving back. We will discuss how the use of restorative practices can help make these things possible.
- Collaboration matters – Healthy communities are places where families, residents, and visitors actively engage with governmental, policing, justice, human services, healthcare, non-profit, philanthropic, corporate, and faith-based agencies. We will examine how a restorative practices framework can aid in aligning agency leaders and resources to create synergies that enhance the quality of life in the communities they serve.
- Faith matters – 84% of the world’s population identifies with a faith system according to the Pew Research Center. We will explore how different faith systems view the impact restorative practices have on promoting thriving communities and responding to harm when it occurs.
You will join leaders in human-services, education, criminal justice, healthcare, community-based organizations, business, faith systems and philanthropy from around the globe to explore how restorative approaches are positively and proactively enriching communities by connecting and aligning people and resources.
With intentional relationship building, thought provoking plenary reports, small group reflection time, and receiving inspiring workshop presentations, we will revel in the accomplishments of thriving communities!
Registration and Lodging Information
Early Registration: Now through September 8
- Cost per person: $475
- Cost for IIRP Alumni: $445
- Cost for Presenters: $445
- Package rate for teams of four: $1680
Registration: Sep 9th - Oct 1, 2023
- Cost per person: $525
- Single day pass: $365
- Package rate for teams of four: $1680
A limited block of hotel rooms are available to conference attendees at a discounted rate of $179.00 per night plus tax at the Fort Pontchartrain Hotel, 2 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226. The rooms will be reserved on a first come first serve basis through September 4th or until the room block is filled.
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.
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Past World Conferences and Symposia
Click a link below to view information and papers from past conferences:
- 2023: Online World Conference: Inviting Collective Energy. Igniting Social Change.
- 2022: Pathways to Social Change (virtual conference)
- 2020: Mexico City, Mexico
- 2019: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
- 2019: Symposium: Advancing Community Well-Being Through Restorative Practices
- 2019: Kortrijk, Belgium
- 2018: Detroit, Michigan, USA
- 2018: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- 2017: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
- 2017: Symposium: A Restorative Journey: Transforming Relational Harm
- 2017: Dublin, Ireland
- 2016: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
- 2016: San José, Costa Rica
- 2015: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
- 2015: Symposium: Integrating School Climate Reform Efforts
- 2015: Budapest, Hungary
- 2014: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
- 2013: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
- 2012: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
- 2011: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
- 2010: Hull, England, UK
- 2009: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
- 2008: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- 2007: Budapest, Hungary
- 2006: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
- 2005: Manchester, England, UK
- 2005: Sydney, New South Wales Australia
- 2004: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
- 2003: Veldhoven, Netherlands
- 2002: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
- 2000: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- 1999: Burlington, Vermont, USA
- 1998: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA