IIRP Latinoamérica Conference

Restoring Connections: Justice, Education, Community

WHEN June 6-7, 2016
WHERE San José, Costa Rica Crowne Plaza San Jose Corobici

About the conference

IIRP Latinoamérica is proud to host the 20th World Conference of the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP), Restoring Connections: Justice, Education, Community, June 6-7, 2016 in San José, Costa Rica.

Registration is $350. Accepted presenters must register by March 8, 2016, at the special reduced rate of $250 USD.

The IIRP chose Costa Rica as the host country to bring international attention to the pioneering work of its justice system, where restorative conferences are being facilitated by judges for both adult and juvenile offenses. In addition, San José provides a central location for highlighting other innovative work being done by governments, schools, foundations and community-based organizations throughout Latin America.

Dozens of scholars and practitioners from around the world will converge in San José to enjoy the city and culture and to cultivate restorative practices as a blossoming international social movement and social science.

The conference will include sessions in Spanish and English, and some bilingual sessions with live translation.

Conference declared of Educational Interest by Costa Rican Ministry of Public Education

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Participate in related conference events including:

  • Introduction to Restorative Practices/Using Circles Effectively (in Spanish)
  • Pre-conference dinner
  • Welcome reception

Expanded my knowledge

Terrence Winston

“I’ve expanded my knowledge base and heard from practitioners across the globe on how to integrate and support institutional change. Now I can impart that information back to my own organization.”

Terrence Winston
New York, NY

Motivation to keep going


“It's been very good seeing people doing this all over the world and hearing others' experiences and stories. It's given me motivation to keep going with restorative practices.”

Natalie Medina
Panama City, Panama