NYSCDM Annual Conference 
40th Anniversary!
April 27-29, 2023

Courtyard By Marriott
Excelsior Springs Event Center
Saratoga Springs, NY

30+ Speakers

15 Sessions Offering Choice of 22.5 CLEs and Mediator CEs, and 3 Social Worker Observation Hours*


Pre-conference with Susan Guthrie, Esq., Mosten Guthrie Academy 

Educational sessions on leading-edge topics

Founder's Panel

Judge's Panel

Town Hall on Council's Long-range Plans

Live Mediators Got Talent

40th Anniversary Movie

Al Frankel's Dance Party and more! 

Check out our brochure for full details.

*Applicable continuing education credits depend on attendee choices and are available for attendance at live sessions only. 


Conference Location is Walking Distance to Downtown Saratoga Springs:

Courtyard Saratoga Springs
Excelsior Springs Conference Center
11 Excelsior Ave, Saratoga Springs, New York, 12866
Tel: +1 518-226-0538

Click here to reserve your room at our special rate $169 per night.


Additional Details

NYSDRA members and MEMBERS OF OTHER STATE ORGANIZATIONS THAT DO NOT PRACTICE IN NEW YORK, are eligible for NYSCDM member rates. Government and court employees are eligible for member rates as well. Please email [email protected]

We offer a $25 discount for presenters; for details, contact [email protected].

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION: “New York State Council on Divorce Mediation has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York through December 31, 2024. CLE credits will be earned depending on sessions attended. All sessions are suitable for newly appointed and experienced attorneys. Continuing Education credits are provided for beginning and advanced mediators." [email protected]

CONTACT HOURS for Social Workers will be provided for specific sessions (identified in brochure) in partnership with FamilyKind at NO additional cost.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS for other professionals will be provided for all sessions by NYSCDM at NO additional cost.

FINANCIAL HARDSHIP: NYSCDM’s Financial hardship policy is available upon written request. To apply, write Connie Fraser at Crossbridge Office Park, 2000 S. Winton Road, Bldg. 4, Suite 305, Rochester, New York 14618 [email protected]

REFUNDS: For requests received via email by April 15, refunds will be granted as follows: amount paid, less a $75 administrative fee. Thereafter, no refunds will be granted. In the case of Covid-19, refunds or credits will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

ACCESSIBILITY: If you have any requirements for accessibility or other needs, please let us know on the event registration form or contact [email protected]

Schedule is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Currently, there are no plans to record or simulcast any sessions from this conference.

Health & Safety - The Council encourages all attendees to use their best judgment and appropriate precautions while attending this event. Currently there are no restrictions on gatherings in New York State. Should anything change, we will notify you. If you feel more comfortable wearing masks, practicing safe distancing or taking other precautions while attending the event, please feel free to do so. The Council will work with the hotel provide reasonable accommodations and use best health and safety practices for all attendees.

By registering for this event, you hereby acknowledge and agree to the following:

1) The NYSCDM will follow New York State laws regulating events. At this time, there are no requirements for proof of vaccinations for Covid-19;

2) If you are not feeling well during the time of the event, due to any illness, you will use appropriate precautions to protect the health of other event attendees, which might include wearing a mask, safe distancing, not attending event sessions, etc.;

3) You are aware that there are inherent risks and hazards connected with attending in-person events that cannot be eliminated regardless of the care taken and you assume the risk of such risks, including, but not limited to, the potential of being infected with COVID-19;

4) Undertanding the inherent risks, you are electing to voluntarily attend the event; and

5) You release the Council from any and all liability arising out of or relating to any injury or illnesses (including COVID-19) sustained by you while participating in or attending the event, including while in, on, or upon the premises where the event is being conducted, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.

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1732 1st Ave #21294, New York NY 10128
(516) 227-2595 - [email protected]