NMC CONFERENCE 2023
NMC2023 will be held at Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Aotearoa (Wellington, New Zealand)
We look forward to offering a program that will provide a unique opportunity for attendees to be immersed and engaged in the conference experience offering learning, knowledge sharing and networking opportunities and other unique activities.
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The National Mediation Conferences Limited (NMC Ltd) has become an established feature of the Australian dispute resolution landscape since it first convened in Adelaide in 1992
Successive conferences over the decades have grown in attendance, breadth of subject-matter and intellectual depth.
Since at least 2000, NMC Ltd has been overseen by a company, NMC Ltd, a company constitution, and a company Board of Directors.
Whether in person or virtually; we look forward to seeing you at NMC2023.
The Board of NMC Ltd is saddened by the passing of Mr Furber in Alice Springs.
Mr Furber worked with us in designing NMC2021 Mparntwe, and was a convincing and passionate advocate for locating the conference at the Desert Knowledge Precinct. After Covid-19 curtailed any possibility of a face-to-face event, as a member of the Conference Design Committee and as a Hosting Elder, Mr Furber helped put together the immersive online event that so many delegates have experienced. It was he who suggested that the Hosting Elders devise a collective Welcome to Country that encompassed the whole region of Central Australia.
Early in 2021, Mr Furber proposed that the conference include a Talking Circle for discussion of the Stolen Generations, of which he was a member. Ultimately, despite some health concerns, he insisted on leading that Talking Circle, giving delegates a moving, personal insight into how that experience had shaped his life.
We knew Mr Furber as a strong and articulate advocate for his people, and as a kind and compassionate friend who was keen for us to understand the complexities of his culture.
We will miss his wisdom, his insights, his humour, and his generosity. It has been a privilege to know him.
We pay our respects to his family.
NMC Board November 2021