2019 Fall Conference

Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, NY
October 3 – 4, 2019

Pre-conference Opportunity

Arbitrator & Umpire Seminar
Wednesday, October 2 |  1:00 – 5:00 pm

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Fall Conference

Thursday, October 3 |  7:00 am – 7:30 pm
Friday, October 4 |  7:15 am – 12:15 pm

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Welcome back to Brooklyn! This conference marks an important milestone, the 25th anniversary of ARIAS•U.S.! In connection with this, the ARIAS•U.S. Board of Directors has spent part of the last year thinking about and developing a strategic plan for the next twenty-five years. Please join us to discuss the future of ARIAS•U.S. and to hear the strategic plan, which involves making ARIAS a center of expertise for all insurance and reinsurance disputes. In a break with the usual format, the conference will not kick off with a keynote speaker but with a session by the entire ARIAS•U.S. Board of Directors who will discuss the strategic plan and their vision for the next 25 years of ARIAS•U.S.; later in the day, conference attendees will be invited to provide feedback in smaller group sessions.

Consistent with our goal of expanding the footprint of ARIAS•U.S. we will also present panels on:
•Insurance arbitration, including the development of ARIAS•U.S. rules for insurance disputes as well as the views of policyholders’ counsel;
• Life reinsurance disputes, which appear to be occurring with increasing frequency;
• Mediation, which is an area where ARIAS•U.S. members could play a far greater role given its growing acceptance and use in re/insurance disputes; and
• U.S. regulations and their impact on transactional and legacy deals.

While enlarging our footprint is a critical goal for the vibrancy of our organization, a core focus will continue to be reinsurance arbitrations, and we will present panels on issues that come into play in almost every reinsurance arbitration including:
• The role of confidentiality in arbitration, especially given recent court decisions;
• What we can learn from other arbitral and judicial forums, including in bench and jury trials; and
• What’s Your Reinsurance IQ?

Finally, a key takeaway from the Board’s strategic planning sessions is that relationship building is pivotal to the ARIAS•U.S. experience. As well as providing a breakout session on building a brand and developing business, we are also customizing a networking session where company representatives will meet arbitrators and outside counsel on an individual basis to learn more about their practice and expertise. Please note that because arranging these meetings will take some time on our part, this part of the program is only open to attendees who complete their registrations prior to the end of the regular registration period (i.e., on or before September 16th).

Click here for a the list of speakers.

Click here for a current list of registrants as of 9/17/19.

Brochure Now Available!

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Breakout Session Information:

During Round 1, all attendees will attend Breakout Option 5, “ARIAS-U.S.: The Next 25 Years – Engagement & Discussion.”

During Rounds 2 and 3, attendees will attend 2 of their chosen  breakout sessions. Please note that that Breakout Option 1, “Bespoke Networking Session” will only be offered during Round 3.

If you were unable to select your preferred breakout sessions upon registration, please email info@arias-us.org with your choices and they will be added to your registration.


Registrant Type Early (due August 20) Regular (due September 16) Late (September 16 to Onsite)
Member $1,125 $1,175 $1,275
Non-Member $1,475 $1,525 $1,625


Conference fees for member and non-member registration includes meeting costs, program materials, two breakfasts, one luncheon, one cocktail reception, and coat check.

*Members include designated corporate representatives and individual members.

**Non-members may apply for membership and receive member rates. The membership application is available online through the Membership section of the website. Not included in registration fee: Travel, and lodging.

Only conference attendees and guests registered in advance may attend the reception.

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Click here to download the registration form as a PDF

Early Bird Registration Deadline: In order to qualify for an Early Bird registration fee, both the registration and payment must be received at the ARIAS•U.S. office by the Early Bird deadline of August 14, 2019. If the payment is not received by the Early Bird deadline, the registration will be subject to the Regular registration fee.

Registration Payment Policy and Deadline: Final Conference Registration Deadline: September 16, 2019. The registration payment must be received in full before an attendee may participate in the conference; otherwise, the individual must pay the late fee and register onsite.

Registration Fee Includes: Meeting costs, program materials, coat check, two breakfasts, one luncheon, and one cocktail reception. All registrants will be provided a name badge to wear during the conference. For security purposes, you will be required to wear your name badge at all times during conference activities. Not included in registration fee: travel and lodging.

Cancellation and Substitution Policy:

Cancellation Policy: The cutoff date for a full refund of the Conference Registration fee is August 14th. Anyone who cancels between August 14th and September 16th will receive a refund, less a $100 administrative fee. Notification must be received in writing by email, fax, or postal mail. Refund will be issued by check. Failure to cancel by September 16th will result in forfeiture of the entire registration fee.

Substitution Policy: Substitutions are permitted with written notice by September 16th. Notification must be received in writing by email, fax, or postal mail. Failure to substitute a registrant by September 16th will result in forfeiture of the entire registration fee. If the registration fee for the person substituting is higher than the range for the person for whom payment has already been substituted, payment will need to be provided to cover the difference before the substitution is complete.


New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
333 Adams St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

ARIAS·U.S. has secured a block of rooms at a reduced rate at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge.  To make your room reservation, click here or call 1-877-303-0104. Reduced rate guest rooms start at $299. They are on a first-come, first served basis, ending on Monday, September 9, 2019. Be sure to reference the ARIAS∙U.S. Fall Conference to receive the reduced rate.

NYS CLE Credit:

NYS CLE Credit: ARIAS•U.S. is accredited by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as a provider of CLE training. CLE Credit will be given to those who request it by signing in and out of sessions at the conference.

Interested in being a sponsor for the 2019 Fall Conference? 

Click here to view the Sponsorship Prospectus

For more information about ARIAS•U.S. Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact Sara Meier, Executive Director, ARIAS•U.S., at 703-506-3282 or smeier@arias-us.org.

ARIAS•U.S. is a 501(c)6 organization. Tax Identification Number: 13-3804860.

For questions about the 2019 ARIAS•U.S. Fall Conference, contact info@arias-us.org or call 703-574-4087.