The full schedule with session and speaker details will be available via the PheedLoop event app in early March.

We are excited to be using the PheedLoop event app for this conference. The app will enable conference attendees to personalise their schedules, communicate with one another, receive updates about the conference, offer feedback to speakers, share photos, participate in discussions and more. PheedLoop requires no download and will run in the web browser of any mobile device or computer.

Breakout Sessions

The following are titles of accepted breakout sessions. The list is subject to change.

  • A Restorative Trail: Opening up Hearts and Minds in School Communities and Beyond!
  • Are We Victims of Something or Is That Just Life?
  • Beyond the Bitterness: Engaging With The Enemy to Find Answers and Inner Peace
  • Breaking with Tradition: Re-imagining the Traditional Family Group Conference (FGC)
  • Building a Restorative Foundation for a New Citizenship
  • Building the Restorative City
  • Creating a Culture of Conflict Resolution
  • Crime, Conflict and Culture in the University: Proactive and Reactive Restorative Approaches
  • Cultivating Hope for Brighter Futures: Restorative Engagement in a Divided Community – Dublin
  • Experiencing and Addressing Power/Oppression in Restorative Justice Processes: A Story Circle
  • Exploring Principles and Linguistics of ‘Restorative Interactions’ in the Workplace
  • Faith in Our city: Opportunities for Community Policing, Interfaith Dialogue and Applied Restorative Practices
  • False Assumptions?: Rethinking Restorative Practices in the Wake of 2016
  • Family Group Conferences: Widening The Circle As A Response To Serious Issues
  • From Bystander to Activist: An Exploration of How RecoRa’s Principles of Self-Help and Activism to Tackle Extremism and Injustice Equate to Restorative Practice
  • From Dating to Marriage to Babies: Our Journey with Restorative Practices
  • Highway to Understanding: A Researcher’s and a Practitioner’s Work Towards Dialogue in a Silenced Society
  • How Empathy Can Enable a Young Person to Process Shame Positively
  • Implementing Restorative Practice To Create Environments That Foster Inclusivity In The Urban Setting
  • Looking Inward, Outward and Forward: How Glasgow Psychology Services Deliver Restorative Approaches in Schools
  • Making Peace with the Enemy
  • Meeting Needs and Facing the Complexities of Sexual Abuse Through Restorative Justice
  • Now That We Are Being Noticed: Where To From Here? – Importance Of Explicit Restorative Practice
  • Preventing or Repairing the Rupture: A Restorative Justice Approach to Individual Radicalisation
  • Reflections on Blending Multiple Cultures in a Colorado School: What Worked and What Didn’t Work
  • Relationship Detoxification: A Restorative Practice and Interactive Relationship Workshop
  • Reorientating Organisations: New Management Ideas Supported by Restorative Practices
  • Responding with Hope Through Compassionate Witnessing
  • Restorative Interventions/Desistance Strategies: An Evolving Synergy to Reduce Offending
  • Restorative Justice and Sexual Violence: Healing the Harm
  • Restorative Justice Approaches in Intercultural Conflict Settings
  • Restorative Justice in the Catholic Church In Ireland: 21 Years of Listening and Learning
  • Restorative Justice in the Second Language Classroom
  • Restorative Practices, Relationships and Child Development
  • Restoring Healing Without Policy: Restorative Practices in Healthcare Requires Commitment to Practice and Policy
  • School-based Bullying Prevention: NOW More Than Ever We Need To Do It Right!
  • Society’s Personal Whipping Boy: PTSD and the Costs of Individualizing Grief in the West
  • The Aftermath of Racial Violence: Impact on a School, a School District and a City
  • The Recurring Shortcomings Experienced in the Practical Application of Restorative Justice in the UK
  • The Restorative Approach in Psychotherapy
  • The Terrorist Within and Restorative Justice
  • To ‘Script’ or Not to ‘Script’? That Is the Question
  • University as Kindergarten for Restorative Practitioners
  • Using Restorative Practices to Fix Democracy
  • Violence and Bullying in a Hungarian Secondary School: Taboos, Trust and Power Dynamics

Day 1
Tuesday, 9th May 2017

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Welcome & Announcements

9:50 AM – 10:40 AM
50-minute Breakout Sessions

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Coffee/Tea Break

11:10 AM – 12:50 PM
100-minute Breakout Sessions

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

2:10 PM – 3:50 PM
100-minute Breakout Sessions

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Coffee/Tea Break

4:20 PM – 5:10 PM
50-minute Breakout Sessions

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Welcome Reception

Day 2
Wednesday, 10th May 2017

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
Coffee w/ the IIRP Faculty

9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
50-minute Breakout Sessions

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Coffee/Tea Break

10:30 AM – 12:10 PM
100-minute Breakout Sessions

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

1:40 PM – 3:20 PM
100-minute Breakout Sessions

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Coffee/Tea Break

3:50 PM – 4:30 PM
Closing Session