International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

We Convene Annually In New York
We engage in respectful and honest conversations on controversial public issues.
A Center Of Excellence
Known for ethnic, racial and religious conflict resolution and peacebuilding
We Are Concerned Global Citizens
We come together every year to address emerging issues of our time.
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We welcome you to our annual conflict resolution conference in New York. Together, let’s end ethnic, racial, and religious violent conflicts around the world. 

We recognize this century to be a crucial moment in history, a time to ensure that our children and grandchildren do not have to suffer through the horrors of tribal, ethnic, racial, cultural, religious, sectarian or caste-based violence, as well as hate crime, war, terrorism, ethnic cleansing, and genocide.

It falls upon all of us to open the doors to dialogue (especially academic conversations on emerging controversial issues, public policies, and various practices of conflict resolution and peacebuilding), to come to truly know one another, and to take the first steps toward achieving Sustainable Development Goal 16: peace, inclusion, sustainable development, and justice.

In the Fall of every year, we convene our conflict resolution conference popularly known as Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in New York, United States of America.

Through this conference, we bridge theory, research, practice and policy. We build partnerships for inclusion, justice, sustainable development, and peace.

Who Can Attend?

Our conflict resolution conference presenters and participants include, but not limited to, experts, researchers, academics, and graduate students from multidisciplinary fields; practitioners and policy makers; delegates from the councils of indigenous leaders; delegates from local and national governments; delegates from international organizations or inter-governmental agencies; delegates from civil society or nonprofit organizations and foundations; representatives from businesses or for-profit organizations; and religious leaders from many countries.

 Register for the upcoming conference in September 2024. Join us in New York.

Upcoming Conference


Revitalizing Indigenous Languages, Cultures, Cuisines, Histories, and Religions


September 24-26, 2024


Westchester Business Center

75 S Broadway, White Plains, NY 10601

This is a hybrid conference. The conference will host both in-person and virtual presentations. 

Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution

Presentation Guidelines

1) Each presenter will be given 15 minutes to present their accepted paper. If you are presenting with a co-author, you have to distribute the 15 minutes as you wish.

2) You are encouraged to prepare a PowerPoint and include visuals (images, graphs, or other types of illustrations) on your presentation slides if you can. If you are not into PowerPoints, there is no problem. You must speak fluently and eloquently and find ways to keep the audience engaged. The conference rooms will be equipped with AV, computer, projector, and screen. We will also provide a clicker to move from one slide to the next. Below are our conflict resolution conference presentation examples to help you prepare:

A) Fundamentals of Jewish Conflict Resolution—Some Key Elements by Howard Kaminsky (2018 Conference)

B) The Mediation of Ethnic and Religious Conflicts by Peter T. Coleman, Ph.D. (2015 Conference)

C) Grassroots Initiatives Toward Peace in Rural America by Becky Benes (2018 Conference)

3) At the end of the presentations by the panel, there will be a 20 minute Question and Answer session. Participants will ask you questions and you will have to respond to their questions. 

Virtual Presentation Guidelines

This is a hybrid conference that includes both in-person and virtual presenters and attendees from all over the world. 

If you are planning to do a virtual presentation, you must read the following guidelines:

1) Notify us immediately by email that you will present virtually.

2) Prepare a 15 minute presentation.

3) Video-record your presentation. 

4) Send your video recording to us. You can upload it to your ICERMediation profile page video album and share it with us. Alternatively, you can upload your video recording to Google Drive or WeTransfer and share it to this email: [email protected]

5) The deadline to send your video recording is September 1, 2024. 

6) Once we receive your video recording, we will send you a Zoom or Google Meet link with which to join the conference on the day and time of your conference presentation. We will play your video recording when it is time for you to present. During the Q&A, you will be able to answer questions from the audience via Zoom or Google Meet. 


It is your responsibility to book your hotel room or make alternative arrangements to find accommodation while you are in New York for this conflict resolution conference. ICERMediation does not and will not provide accommodation for conference participants. However, we can recommend a few hotels in the area to assist conference participants.


In the past, some of our conference participants stayed in these hotels:

Hyatt House White Plains

Address: 101 Corporate Park Drive, White Plains, NY 10604

Phone: +1 914-251-9700

Sonesta White Plains Downtown

Address: 66 Hale Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601

Phone: +1 914-682-0050

Residence Inn White Plains/Westchester County

Address: 5 Barker Avenue, White Plains, New York, USA, 10601

Phone: +1 914-761-7700

Cambria Hotel White Plains – Downtown

Address: 250 Main Street, White Plains, NY, 10601

Phone: +1 914-681-0500

Alternatively, you can search on Google with these keywords: Hotels in White Plains, New York.

Before you book, verify the distance from the hotel to the conference location at the ICERMediation Office, 75 S Broadway, White Plains, NY 10601.  



Depending on your departing airport and airline, there are four airports to arrive at: Westchester County Airport, JFK, LaGuardia, Newark Airport. While LaGuardia is near,  international participants usually arrive the United States through JFK. Newark Airport is in New Jersey. Conference participants from other US states can fly in through Westchester County Airport which is located at about 4 miles (7 minutes drive) from the conference location at 75 S Broadway, White Plains, NY 10601.

Ground Transportation: Airport Shuttle including GO Airport Shuttle & more. is offering a $5 discount off airport shuttle transportation to and from Airport and your Hotel with Uber, Lyft and GO Airport Shuttle.

To Book Reservation Click Airport Link:

Shuttlefare in New York John F. Kennedy Airport

Shuttlefare in New York La Guardia Airport

Shuttlefare in Newark Airport

Shuttlefare in Westchester Airport

Coupon Code = ICERM22

(Enter code on ride reward box at bottom of the checkout page before submitting payment)

Once you complete your reservation an email confirmation will be sent to you and this will be your travel voucher for your airport transportation. It will also include instructions on where to meet your shuttle when you arrive at the airport as well as any important phone numbers for the day of travel.

SHUTTLEFARE CUSTOMER SERVICE: For reservation changes or questions contact customer service:

Phone: 860-821-5320, Email: [email protected]

Monday – Friday 10am ­- 7pm EST, Saturday and Sunday 11am – 6pm EST

Parking Access Airport Parking Reservations Nationwide

International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation has negotiated a special rate with, a national provider of airport parking reservations, for airport parking at your departure airport. Enjoy a $10 Parking Rewards Credit when you book your airport parking reservation using the code ” ICERM22” at checkout (or when you Register)


Visit and enter ” ICERM22” at checkout (or when you Register) and follow the instructions on the screen to complete your reservation. The code is valid in any U.S. airports served by Parking Access.

Parking access offers high quality, low cost airport parking operators with the convenience of reserving and pre-paying ahead of time guaranteeing you a perfect spot. Additionally, you can easily expense your parking with either your Concur or Tripit account or simply by printing out a receipt.

Book your airport parking online on! or by phone 800-851-5863.


Use Google Direction to find direction to 75 S Broadway, White Plains, NY 10601.

Parking Garage 

Lyon Place Garage

5 Lyon Place White Plains, NY 10601

Weather – the Week of the Conference

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If requested, the ICERMediation Office will provide a letter of invitation if doing so will help participants gain permission from their professional bodies, procure travel funds, or obtain a visa. Consulates and embassies often need a lot of time to process a visa request; therefore, we suggest participants request a letter of invitation at the earliest convenience. To request a letter of invitation, e-mail the ICERMediation Conference Office at [email protected] with the following information:

1) Your full names as they appear in your passport
2) Your date of birth
3) Your current address
4) The name of your current organization or university and your current position.
Letters of invitation will be e-mailed to the requesting individuals or groups who have fully completed the conference registration, and NOT to the embassy or consulate.
Please note that you will be asked to pay $110 USD Invitation Letter Processing Fee. This fee will be used to cover the cost of processing your official letter of invitation to attend the in-person conference in New York, USA.
Allow up to ten business days for processing your request.

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