Special Events

Basic Restorative Practices (Pre/Post-Conference)
Sat-Sun, April 28-29 & Thu-Fri, May 3-4
Register for:
4 days ($700) | Days 1 & 2 ($400) | Days 3 & 4 ($400)

Four days of professional development, exploring the full range of restorative practices. Day 1: Introduction to Restorative Practices. Day 2: Using Circles Effectively. Days 3 & 4: Facilitating Restorative Conferences. Details »

Pre-conference Dinner
Sun, April 29 | 6:30-9 PM
$65 | Register »

An opportunity to meet fellow attendees, featured speakers and IIRP faculty and staff at an informal dinner on the eve of the conference. Come as you are. The buffet dinner includes salads, soup, and a selection of main dishes, sides and desserts. Spouses, friends and significant others are also welcome to register.

Welcome Reception
Mon, April 30 | 5:30-7:00 PM
Open to all conference attendees

A fun tradition at the IIRP conference is this informal gathering, open to all conference attendees. Relax, meet your colleagues and enjoy appetizers and good company, at the end of the first day of the conference. A cash bar will be available.

Coffee with the IIRP Faculty
Tue, May 1 | 7:30-8:30 AM

Enjoy a cup of coffee and meet the faculty members of the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) Graduate School. You will have the opportunity to chat with our experienced professors and discuss how you might expand your passion for learning through graduate courses.

CIRCLES Documentary Screening
Sat, April 28 | 6:30 PM
Sun, April 29 | 12:30 PM

Stay tuned for more information!

A new documentary about restorative justice documentary called CIRCLES – directed by Cassidy Friedman, who will be presenting at the IIRP Canada conference on Tuesday, May 1 – will be making its world premiere at the 2018 Hot Docs Festival in Toronto the weekend before the conference. The premiere will be on Saturday evening (April 28, 6:30 pm), and a Sunday afternoon screening (April 29, 12:30 pm) will feature a panel on restorative justice with IIRP Canada’s Bruce Schenk and Gayle Desmueles.

View the trailer »

Group Dinner Outings
Tue, May 1

We have made reservations for groups of 10-12 people at several area restaurants. Sign up in the conference registration area during the conference. A representative from IIRP Canada will accompany each group. Individuals will be responsible for their own transportation.