May 2018

ICC West Coast Conference
May 1, 2018

San Francisco, USA

This program, presented by the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce and SVAMC as a co-sponsoring partner, will address hot topics and recent developments in international arbitration of interest to practitioners on the West Coast.

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ABA Section of Litigation Annual Conference
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.

ADR Choices for Silicon Valley Companies in International Dispute Resolution
May 2, 2018

Palo Alto, USA

SVAMC-ICC PROGRAM–May 2, “ADR Choices for Silicon Valley Companies in International Arbitration.” Complimentary Luncheon Program at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto. Program features Alexander Fessas, the Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration–Les Schiefelbein will be program moderator.

6th ICC Mena Conference on International Arbitration
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.

HKIAC-SVAMC in Silicon Valley
May 31, 2018

San Francisco, USA

Sarah Grimmer Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre Secretary General will meet with SVAMC members. Save the Date-More Information Coming Soon.

June 2018

IPBC Global
June 10-12, 2018

San Francisco, USA

IAM presents IPBC Global, 2018, supported by SVAMC. This place at the Palace Hotel, San Francisco. Across three action-packed days, attendees will be presented with a range of keynote addresses, topical debates, deep-dive industry focuses, masterclasses and boot camps, as well as any number of formal and informal networking opportunities.

3rd ICC Africa Conference on International Arbitration
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.

Dispute Resolution Commercial Arbitration Training 2018
June 18-20, 2018

New York, USA

The Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law present: Commercial Arbitration Training a 3 day comprehensive arbitration training for neutrals and advocates as to the Best Practices in conducting commercial arbitrations.

The Role of ADR in Dispute Resolution
A Special Program for Law Firm Associates, Counsel and Newly-Admitted Partners
June 19, 2018

Palo Alto, USA

Presented by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the Silicon Valley Arbitration Mediation & Arbitration Center (SVAMC)
With support from ICDR Young & International, SVAMC-Young Professionals and The Alliance for Equality in Arbitration

Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7: 30 p.m.
Place: Arnold & Porter LLP, 1801 Page Mill Rd, Palo Alto, CA
Registration available shortly

Join AAA and SVAMC for a discussion of the role of ADR in dispute resolution and opportunities for law firm associates, counsel and new partners as ADR counsel and neutrals.

This one-hour early evening session will address arbitration and mediation practice, ways to get involved with ADR young professional groups, strategies for serving as counsel on AAA/ICDR cases and qualifying for the AAA Neutrals Panel. CLE credit will be provided. A complimentary wine & cheese mixer will follow.

AAA and SVAMC are particularly interested in encouraging recently admitted attorneys, female attorneys and diverse attorneys to include ADR in their practice focuses.

4th ICC Asia Conference in International Arbitration
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.

SVAMC & WIPO Tech Patent ADR
September 21, 2018

San Francisco, USA

Program Chairs and Tech List members, Rod Thompson and David Allgeyer, are excited to announce an upcoming program: Advanced Issues in Tech and Patent ADR – Mediating and Arbitrating the Disputes. The program will feature discussions with panels of mediators, arbitrators, and users of their services to explore:

– Making mediation work in the tech/patent case
– Arbitrating domestic tech/patent cases: from planning to advocacy at the hearing
– Effective use of international tech and patent arbitration
– Enforcing tech and patent arbitration awards

The program is sponsored by WIPO and SVAMC and will be held on September 21 at Wilson Sonsini’s Silicon Valley offices.

Save the date, registration details coming soon!

November 2018

November 14, 2018

ACC/SVAMC/AAA-ICDR/iTech Law’s Smarter, Faster, Cheaper Technology Dispute Resolution Conference
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 co-hosts Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), American Arbitration Association/International Centre for Dispute Resolution (AAA/ICDR) and iTechLaw