2018 Annual Meeting

Date: 8 - 10 March 2018
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA

Perspectives on ADR: Dispute Resolution in an Increasingly Fractured World

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.

CPR’s Annual Meeting is known for combining an exceptional learning opportunity that addresses cutting-edge issues with the practicality necessary to enable business solutions and high-level networking opportunities that are unmatched in the industry. Join attendees from around the world, including senior executives at major corporations, expert counsel from leading law firms, leading neutrals, and esteemed judges and academics.


Day 1 — 8 March, 2018

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:05 AM Welcome Remarks

8:05 AM - 8:15 AM President & CEO Address

8:15 AM - 10:00 AM Keynote

Mediating Conflict Set in Stone with Hon. Layn Phillips: Stone Mountain and the Confederate Monuments Debate

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM Session 1: Prevention is the New Resolution: Next - Generation Practices, Solutions and Tools

11:15 AM - 11:25 AM Coffee Break

Stretch your legs, refill your mugs and take a moment to meet meeting attendees.

11:25 AM - 12:25 PM Session 2: Tracked Sessions

  • Tracked Session 2A: Resolutions in the Wake of Disaster
  • Tracked Session 2B: Bots, Drones, Machine Learning & AI: How is New Technology Impacting Dispute Resolution
  • Tracked Session 2C: ADR in the Wake of the #MeToo Movement: What is the future of mandatory arbitration clauses in employment contracts

12:25 PM - 1:40 PM Lunch: CPR Diversity Task Force Luncheon

1:45 PM - 2:40 PM Session 3: Regulatory Upheaval: Nafta, Brexit & Renegotiations

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Session 4: Why Don't Arbitrations Settle?

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Session 5: Master Mediators: Virtuosos in Action

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Cocktail Reception

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Inspiring Innovation Award Dinner

Day 2 — 9 March, 2018

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Networking Breakfast

8:10 AM - 9:05 AM Keynote

9:10 AM - 10:30 AM Session 6: Business Roundtable: General Counsels' Perspectives on ADR in an Increasingly Fractured World

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Coffee Break

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Session 7: Cybersecurity & Dispute Resolution

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Lunch - CPR Awards Ceremony

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Session 8: Innovative Construction Projects: Lessons From Atlanta's Biggest Buildings

2:20 PM - 3:20 PM Session 9: Ethics and ADR

3:20 PM - 3:40 PM Coffee Break

3:40 PM - 4:55 PM Session 10: Effective Dispute Resolution Clauses: Perspectives on Drafting Do's & Don'ts

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Cocktail Rwception & Presentation of the Y - ADR Award

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Offsite Dinner

Day 3 — 10 March, 2018

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Brunch & Conversation: Perspectives on Improving Dispute Resolution

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