Columbia Arbitration Day (CAD), the Columbia International Arbitration Association's (CIAA) largest annual event, is one of the premier international arbitration and CLE-accredited conferences in the country, bringing together scholars, practitioners, and students from all over the world for an annual discussion on the challenges that drive the international arbitration community. CAD 2018 will be an all-day conference focusing on cutting-edge issues in both commercial and investment arbitration. This year’s conference theme is "The Way Forward: International Arbitration Meets a New Global Reality." The 2018 program is available here.
Please direct any questions or requests for information to: [email protected].
Friday, March 2, 2018
Tickets may be purchased for the conference through the Columbia Ticket and Information Center, here. Practitioner and Academic/Nonprofit tickets cover breakfast, coffee breaks throughout the day, lunch, all four panels, the evening cocktail reception, and all offered New York CLE credits. Due to limited space at the luncheon, however, student tickets do not include lunch. Any available space at the lunch will be distributed to student ticket holders on a first-come, first-serve basis. Student tickets are available for full-time students in any undergraduate or graduate program.
In accordance with NYS CLE Board policies, we offer financial hardship scholarships to attorneys seeking CLE credit upon request and demonstration of need. Persons seeking a hardship scholarship should register using the form and then separately complete their registration by submitting a scholarship request, no later than Friday, February 23, 2018, to Michael T. Lemanski at [email protected]. Requests, which will be answered, should detail in a few sentences the basis of the applicant's need and the background to his or her interest. Please understand that without a complete scholarship request, the applicant may be notified that the scholarship registration has been cancelled.
8:30 a.m.–8:55 a.m. Registration/Breakfast
8:55 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Conference Welcome by CAD Committee
9:00 a.m.–10:20 a.m. Panel 1—The New York Convention: Unresolved Issues 60 Years On
10:20 a.m.–10:40 a.m. Coffee Break
10:40 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Panel 2—Reforming ISDS: Between Pragmatism and Utopia
12:10 p.m.–1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m.–1:50 p.m. Keynote Address
2:00 p.m.–3:20 p.m. Panel 3—Disputes With States: Interstate Arbitration, International Courts, and Investment Arbitration
3:20 p.m.–3:40 p.m. Coffee Break
3:40 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Panel 4—Third Party Funding: Previewing the Queen Mary Report
5:00 p.m.–5:05 p.m. Concluding Remarks by CAD Committee
5:05 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
Columbia Law School, Jerome L. Greene Hall
Founder and Executive Advisor
Matthias Pitkowitz, Equilibrium Stock Exchange
All working sessions and conference materials will be in English.
List of Participants
In order for your name to appear in the list of participants, which will be distributed at the conference, your registration form must be received by March 2, 2018.
Travel Arrangements and Visas
Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. It is recommended that you check your visa requirements with your local embassy or consulate. We are unable to dispatch visa invitation letters to support your visa application prior to receipt of your registration form and full registration fees.
For further information on accommodation please consult the Columbia Visitor Center.
Information Regarding NYS CLE Credits
Columbia Law School has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board as an Accredited Provider of CLE programs. Under New York State CLE regulations, this live non-transitional CLE program will provide 7 credit hours that can be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice requirement. This CLE credit is awarded only to New York attorneys for full attendance of the program in its entirety. Attorneys attending only part of the program are not eligible for partial credit for it, although they are most welcome to attend it. Attendance is determined by an attorney's sign-in and sign-out, as shown in the Conference registers. On sign-out, attorneys should also submit their completed Evaluation Form, provided at the Conference. Please note the NYS Certificates of Attendance will be sent to the email address as it appears in the register unless otherwise noted there.