Events & Conferences

Mediation in Action!

The INADR Mediation Tournament lands in Italy

The Mediation Tournament

For the first time ever, the INADR Mediation Tournament will take place in Italy – hosted by the University of Bologna with the support of the Conflict Managers of Tomorrow Project. The event is an excellent opportunity for students to accrue first-hand experience in mediation and will gather mediation professionals from all over the world.

The Tournament will take place from Wednesday, 8 March to Saturday, 11 March 2023 in Bologna.

The competition generally hosts between 30 and 60 teams of law students from all over the world, and great emphasis is placed on the educational aspect of the Tournament.

The first day is usually devoted to training sessions conducted by experienced mediators and academics specializing in responsible conflict management. This year, Day 1 of the tournament (8 March 2023) will be the occasion to celebrate women in mediation with a special conference.

Deadline for applications is 15 December 2022.


The International Academy of Dispute Resolution (INADR), based in Chicago (USA), is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the power of peaceful dispute resolution across the globe through education in consensual conflict resolution.

For more than 20 years, INADR has organized the International Law School Mediation Tournament, the most prestigious of its mediation competitions, which is aimed particularly at law school students.  This tournament is held every second year at Loyola University (Chicago, IL), and at other universities around the world.

Event Information