Restoring Community

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 at these events fuels our spirit.

Upcoming Conferences & Symposia                                                                                  

Learning in the 21st Century: A Restorative Vision
The IIRP's 23rd World Conference

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October 23-25, 2017 | Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Today’s world is more connected and interdependent than at any other time in human history. Global communications, migration and technology are bringing an ever-greater diversity of people into direct contact. How we learn and teach must adapt to this changing landscape to positively shape the civil society of the future. This conference will bring a special focus on emerging ideas, leaders and visions for the future of learning.

Save the Date!
Leading and Sustaining Change
April 30-May 2, 2018 |  Toronto, Ontario

The 2018 IIRP Canada Conference will focus on fostering restorative communities, organizations and systems. The call for presenters will open in September.

Apply These Events Toward Graduate Coursework

Following any of our conferences or symposia, we offer the opportunity to enhance your experience by adding online coursework. Participation in our symposia may be applied toward graduate credit in the course RP 540 Symposia and Conferences.  Following an IIRP World Conference, students may sign up for RP 541 IIRP World Conference. These courses are 3-credit hybrid courses that supplement your experience with related readings, writing assignments and online discussion with fellow participants and IIRP Faculty. Students actively evaluate, discuss and critique presentations using restorative practices principles. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Director of Student Services, at 610-807-9221 for more info.

Past World Conferences & Symposia

To date there have been 22 IIRP World Conferences in seven countries, which have brought together thousands of professionals in education, criminal justice and social services from dozens of nations.

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