Daniel Rainey was an integral part of the instruction team that designed and led the world's first online dispute resolution (ODR) course. Since then, he has developed and delivered numerous graduate-level ODR courses as well as skill-based ODR training for dispute resolution centers and professionals. He is a member of the Virginia Supreme Court's Access to Justice Commission, Self-Represented Litigants Committee, and the co-chair of the International Mediation Institute Task Force on E-Mediator Competencies. In October 2017, at the Association of Conflict Resolution annual conference, he received the Mary Parker Follett Award for innovation in dispute resolution. Affiliations: Fellow of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution. Member of the Board of Directors for the InternetBar.org. Founding member and founding Board Member of the International Council for Online Dispute Resolution. Member of the Board of Directors for NVMS Conflict Resolution Center. Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Online Dispute Resolution.
Julia Morelli, MA has over twenty-five years of experience as a mediator, facilitator, manager, and consultant. Mrs. Morelli provides facilitation and organizational development services, and training in dispute resolution, cultural issues and diversity, the use of technology in conflict management, and stress management. Her client list includes government agencies, schools, corporations, associations, and nonprofit organizations. Her training includes work with the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, she teaches yoga and qigong, and whenever it is appropriate, she incorporates these techniques into her practice. She is co-author of “Culture and Breaking Impasse in Dispute Resolution,” published in Definitive Creative Impasse-Breaking Techniques in Mediation, (New York A.B.A., 2011); and “Developing Embodied Awareness and Action in Conflict Resolution,” in Faith and Practice in Conflict Resolution: Toward a Multidimensional Approach (2016, edited by Rachel Goldberg).