March 2018

March 8–10, 2018

Atlanta, GA, USA

From natural disasters to cyber-attacks to crumbling political accords, risk is on the rise. As a result, the challenges facing global business are increasingly sophisticated, fast-moving and multifaceted. Creating harmony amongst the growing cacophony of unstable fragments is no easy task. For the field of dispute resolution, however, the worst of times can be the best of times.

March 14, 2018

Los Angeles, CA, USA

California is on the cusp of significant legislative changes regarding admission of out-of-state and foreign lawyers to participate in California-seated arbitrations. This legislation is intended to make California an increasingly more attractive venue for international arbitration disputes. Join us for a discussion on these important changes and their practical impacts on international arbitration practitioners in California. Featuring Tech List Appointees Maria Chedid and Gary Benton and SVAMC-YP Steering Committee Member Amy Endicott, as panelists.

March 15, 2018

Los Angeles, CA, USA

USC/JAMS Arbitration Institute, Judge Judith O. Hollinger ADR Program's Third Annual Symposium: Current Issues in International Arbitration. Featuring Tech List Appointees Maria ChedidDavid Huebner, and Grant Kim as panelists.

March 20, 2018

Webinar | 12pm Eastern, 9am Pacific

Patent Mediation and Innovative Paths to Patent Peace. A well-crafted mediation or innovative private process can achieve resolution even in complex, lengthy, and polarized patent disputes. Learn how to tailor the process to your dispute to achieve results not available through litigation or arbitration. Featuring Tech List Appointee Vicki Veenker.

Advance RSVPs are required by March 16th. To register, please email:

March 22, 2018

Webinar | 9:30am PST

Join SVAMC's Young Professionals for a one hour interactive webinar as we explore this question and others that may arise as artificial intelligence becomes integrated in the practice of international arbitration. With the assistance of specialists in the field, we will investigate how AI may assist and shape decision making and advocacy and the rules that will guide this transformation. Moderated by SVAMC-YP Steering Committee Members Aaron Libbey &  Amy Endicott.

CLE Credit Pending CA/NY | To join us, register via Zoom

April 2018

April 4-7, 2018

Washington DC

Dispute Resolution in Complex Times: Develop your skills and learn from leading experts in the field. The conference agenda includes excellent programming on mediation, arbitration, negotiation, and specialty practice areas all geared toward making you a better Dispute Resolution professional.

April 9, 2018

Paris, France

The 2nd ICC European conference (9 April) and the ICC Institute advanced level training on “Drafting enforceable awards” (11 April) are official events of the Paris Arbitration Week.

April 15-18, 2018

Sydney, Australia

The ICCA Congress is the premier biennial International Arbitration conference, offering the highest calibre programming and attracting delegates from around the globe. In 2018, this conference will be hosted in beautiful, dynamic Sydney.

April 26, 2018

Washington DC

The American Arbitration Association (AAA®) and its international division the International Centre for Dispute
Resolution (ICDR®) are organizing a morning conference focusing on topics related to the arbitration of aerospace, aviation and national security (AANS) disputes. Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center Tech List Appointee Les Schiefelbein will be one of the event's featured speakers.

April 26, 2018

Metropol, Zürich

Global Arbitration Review's 1st inaugural "GAR Live" event will discuss arbitration & the digital world at their Zurich conference in April. Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center Tech List Appointee Thomas Legler will be one of the event's featured speakers.

May 2018

May 1, 2018

San Francisco, USA

This program presented by the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce will address hot topics and recent developments in international arbitration of interest to practitioners on the West Coast. The program will be generously hosted by DLA Piper LLP.

May 1-4, 2018

San Diego, USA

The Section Annual Conference is THE premier event for litigators and in-house counsel who oversee litigation. It brings together lawyers and judges from across the U.S. for the best in trial advocacy, litigation strategy and top practices for case management and a number of CLE programs.

Featuring Tech List Appointee Conna Weiner, who will serve as a Panelist on the Your Next (First) Arbitration: 25 Practical Tips Panel.

May 2, 2018

Palo Alto, USA

SVAMC-ICC PROGRAM--May 2, "ADR Choices for Silicon Valley Companies in International Arbitration." No Cost Luncheon Program at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto. Program features Ales Fessas, the Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration--Les Schiefelbein will be program moderator.

May 6-8, 2018

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

This annual conference is a “must attend” for arbitration professionals who want to keep up to date on the latest arbitration developments in the MENA region.

June 2018

June 18, 2018

Lagos, Nigeria

This conference is a “must attend” for arbitration professionals who wish to keep up to date with the latest institutional developments and the evolution of arbitration in Africa.

June 26, 2018

Hong Kong, China

Attend ICC’s annual Asia conference on international arbitration and keep up to date with the latest regional and institutional developments.

November 2018

SVAMC's Annual Faster, Smarter, Cheaper Event

November 14, 2018

Smarter, Faster, Cheaper Technology Dispute Resolution Conference Open Forum with New York
Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus, New York, NY | 9:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Join leading corporate counsel, litigators and dispute experts from across the tech field on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 for this interactive open forum. Panels will feature thought leaders in the fields of tech litigation and ADR covering the following discussion topics:

- Smarter, Faster and Cheaper Litigation and Arbitration for Tech Company Disputes

- ACC Corporate Counsel Roundtable: Creative Business Strategies for Avoiding and Resolving Tech Disputes

- Strategic Planning for Tech Development, Licensing, Distribution, Outsourcing and Copyright, Trade Secret and Patent Disputes

- Key Strategies for International Tech Disputes

- Spotlight on the Privacy Shield, GDPR, Data Security and Data Breach

Thanks to our sponsors ACC, AAA/ICDR, Fordham University, and ITechLaw