ECR2012: Working Across Boundaries
Seventh National Conference on
Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution
May 22-24, 2012 – Tucson, AZ

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The U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution invites you to the seventh national conference, ECR2012: "Working Across Boundaries," to be held on May 22-24, 2012, at the JW Marriott Starr Pass in Tucson, Arizona. ECR2012 will be a three-day event filled with training workshops, plenary discussions, technology exhibits, panel sessions and presentations across four proposed conference tracks:

TRACK I: Tribal Consultation, Collaboration and ECR

TRACK II: Collaborating at New and Larger Scales

TRACK III: Building Institutional and Practitioner Capacity for ECR and Collaboration

TRACK IV: ECR in Administrative and Litigation Contexts

Half-day Training Workshops will be offered on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Training workshops provide an opportunity for participants to brush up on their skills and learn new techniques and approaches to collaborative problem solving and environmental conflict resolution.

Up to 40 concurrent 90-minute breakout sessions will be offered on both Wednesday, May 23, 2012, and Thursday, May 24, 2012.

ACR-EPP Mid-Year Conference 2012

In conjunction with the ECR2012 Conference, the Association for Conflict Resolution Environment and Public Policy Section (ACR EPP) will hold its annual mid-year conference on Monday, May 21, 2012 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass. This conference is open to all and a separate registration fee will apply. Registration information will be posted on the EPP Section website once available. The ACR EPP Section aims to support and enhance the public policy and environmental conflict resolution (ECR) field as a whole and to create opportunities to improve the skills of its members who are intervenors and trainers. ACR EPP Section members are active in environmental and public policy dispute resolution in the U.S. and Canada. ACR EPP mid-year conferences provide opportunities for participants to engage in action planning for the future of the ECR field, enhance their practical skills, and build their professional network. Highlights from these conferences as well as other Section activities are reported to EPP members throughout the year. Learn more about the EPP Section at

Reserve Your Room Now!

Book your hotel reservations early at the JW Marriott Starr Pass to secure the prevailing U.S. government per diem room rate of $103.00 single/double occupancy (plus 13.05% tax + $2.00 per room per night). This special offer applies to hotel room reservations made on or before Friday, April 27, 2012. To make reservations online, go to Or you can call 1-506-474-2009 or toll free at 1-800-266-9432 to make your hotel reservations. (Please reference the "ECR2012 Conference".)

For questions or additional information about the ECR2012 Conference, please contact Conference Coordinators Pam Carlson at or Tina Gargus at