Arbitration Reform in Practice – What Changes?

17th ITA-ASIL Conference

in Washington, D.C., USA

Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009

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Credits:MCLE Credit will be available

*Program Update*

With the world turned upside down, ITA and ASIL have determined not to proceed with an online presentation of this conference on April 1. Too many people are dealing with too real problems now and in the coming weeks.

With an eye towards the summer when ASIL aims to present its annual meeting virtually, we will be back in touch soon regarding the rescheduling of this joint conference when our options and opportunities become clearer. Click here for details about the 2020 ASIL Annual Meeting.

Reminders:

  • If you have already registered, we will refund your full registration, without any cancellation fee.
  • If you booked a room at the hotel, please remember to cancel the reservation to avoid room charges if you are not going to be traveling to Washington, DC. The rooms will not be automatically cancelled. Please cancel in accordance with your reservation terms and no later than 72 hours before your scheduled arrival. 
  • If you made plane reservations to Washington, we have had success getting American Airlines to grant full-price vouchers for cancelations due to COVID-19. You can view their policy for COVID-19-related cancellations at https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/travel-alerts.jsp. Hopefully, other airlines are being accommodating as well. 

We very much regret that this cancellation of the in-person events has become necessary, but it is necessary, for the safety of all. At this challenging time for all, we very much appreciate your support of ITA and ASIL and our common mission to promote justice and the rule of law in the US and around the world. 

Overview

The ½-day ITA-ASIL Conference is presented annually in Washington, D.C. by the ITA Academic Council with the American Society for International Law (ASIL) immediately preceding the ASIL Annual Meeting. Scholarship is a hallmark of this conference. The conference concludes with a networking luncheon.

The conference is a unique opportunity to hear from reformers and practitioners in dialogue with one another on the future of international arbitration.  The panelists will approach this much discussed topic in a format of debate and engagement with one another.  We will appraise the many reform processes currently underway in both commercial and investment arbitration from the diverse perspectives of those reforming the system and those who act within it as counsel and users.  What are the main trends and what will be the consequences of these reform efforts on actual practice?  What do stakeholders and practitioners think about these reform efforts?  Have we reached ‘reform fatigue’ and will the reforms already in place satisfy the critics?

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For more details, download the online brochure.

Conference Co-Chairs

Laurence Boisson de Chazournes
Professor of Law
Co-Director of the Geneva Center for International Dispute Settlement (CIDS)
Law Faculty, University of Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland

Patrick W. Pearsall
Partner, Co-Chair of International Arbitration and Chair of Public International Law
Jenner & Block LLP

Washington, D.C.

Hotel Information

The cost of housing is not included in tuition. However, rooms (in limited number) have been reserved at the Washington Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009. You may book, modify, or cancel hotel reservations online. The reduced conference room rate is $169 + applicable taxes/night. We anticipate the room block will sell out, so we encourage you to make your reservation early. 

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CLE Credit

This program is approved by the State Bar of Texas for a total of 2.75 hours, no ethics. Course ID Number: 174079586. Credit hours for other states will vary and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

For this conference, ITA will directly apply (if requested) for course accreditation in the following states: California, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. Some of these states may not approve a program for credit hours before the program occurs. Attorneys may be eligible to receive CLE credit through reciprocity or attorney self-submission in other states. Attorneys filing by self-submission in certain states may be required to pay an additional fee. ITA conferences are typically accredited by all mandatory CLE states.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Lanyard Sponsorship (Exclusive) - $3,500

  • Exposure to thousands of ITA and ASIL constituents
  • Recognition as a Sponsor on the conference websites, in the conference brochure, in e-marketing and at the conference
  • Name/logo on the conference name badge lanyard
  • Name/logo on the conference website with link to firm/company page
  • 2 complimentary registrants at the conference
  • An opportunity to display company/firm materials at the conference
  • Post-conference recognition at ITA’s website and in its quarterly News & Notes

Conference Luncheon - $2,500 each

  • Exposure to thousands of ITA and ASIL constituents
  • Recognition as a Sponsor on the conference websites, in the conference brochure, in e-marketing and at the conference
  • Name/logo on the conference website with link to firm/company page
  • Recognition at the Luncheon
  • 2 complimentary registrants at the conference
  • Up to 3 complimentary guests at the Luncheon
  • Space for promotional materials at the conference
  • Post-conference recognition at ITA’s website and in its quarterly News & Notes

Conference Breakfast and Coffee Breaks - $2,000 each

  • Exposure to thousands of ITA and ASIL constituents
  • Recognition as a Sponsor on the conference websites, in the conference brochure, in e-marketing and at the conference
  • Name/logo on the conference website with link to firm/company page
  • 1 complimentary registrant at the conference
  • Space for promotional materials at the conference
  • Post-conference recognition at ITA’s website and in its quarterly News & Notes

Exhibitor - $1,500 each

  • Space to display company/firm materials at the conference.
  • Name/logo on Conference website with link to company page.
  • Post-conference recognition on the ITA website and in its newsletter, News and Notes

For further information, please contact Lilly Hogarth (+1.972.244.3424).

Other Information

Nondiscriminatory Policy

The Center for American and International Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status in educational activities, scholarship programs or admissions.

Coronavirus Alert

We are monitoring the coronavirus very carefully, with paramount concern for the health and safety of our conference registrants, speakers and staff. We are monitoring in particular the guidance provided by U.S. and local government authorities, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The current CDC guidance does not recommend cancelling or postponing conferences. However, travelers to the United States from specific High Risk Countries, including China, Iran, Italy and South Korea are asked to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days after returning to the United States and, in some cases, are prohibited entry into the U.S. We encourage all attendees to consult the CDC’s guidance, including its frequently asked questions related to COVID-19, its prevention guidance, and its updated travel notices.

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ITA: +1.972.244.3414
Fax: +1.972.244.3401
E-Mail: ita@cailaw.org

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