2019 Spring Conference

The Breakers Palm Beach, Florida
May 8 – 10, 2019


RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES: Legalization of Cannabis, Catastrophic Losses, Artificial Intelligence, Hacking, the Reviver Statute, and more!

Join us for an eventful ARIAS Spring Conference in West Palm Beach.  With so many events impacting the insurance and reinsurance markets, you won’t want to miss this conference. This last year presented the insurance and reinsurance industry with new and controversial events that made us question how we should deal with many coverage related issues.  Is there a business opportunity for reinsurers for cannabis related business, and if so, what are the risks? What are the legal and regulatory implications of Artificial Intelligence and how will they impact arbitration disputes? How does Hacking effect our business? How does the Reviver Statute impact coverage and what are the implications for reinsurance? Is there an unforeseen bias in arbitrations?  Join us for these and other insightful sessions presented by a group of experienced arbitrators, company representatives and attorneys.

For a complete list of speakers click here.

For a complete and final list of registrants click here.

Brochure Now Available!

The 2019 ARIAS Spring Conference Brochure is now available! Click here to access it online.

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For an updated list and information about conference recreational activities, please click here.


Conference Fees

Conference fees for member and non-member registration includes meeting costs, program materials, two breakfasts, two luncheons, three refreshment breaks, and two cocktail receptions.

Registrant Type Early  (March 15)       Regular (by April 25) Late (April 26
to Onsite)
Member* $1,055.00 $1,105.00 $1,205.00
Non-member** $1,405.00 $1,455.00 $1,555.00
Guest/Spouse All Meals $250.00 $250.00 $250.00
Guest/Spouse Wednesday Lunch $50.00 $50.00 $50.00
Guest/Spouse Wednesday Reception $60.00 $60.00 $60.00
Guest/Spouse Thursday Breakfast $40.00 $40.00 $40.00
Guest/Spouse Thursday Lunch $50.00 $50.00 $50.00
Guest/Spouse Thursday Reception $60.00 $60.00 $60.00
Guest/Spouse Friday Breakfast $40.00 $40.00 $40.00

*Members include designated corporate representatives and individual members. **Non-members may apply for membership and receive member rates. 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 receptions.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Cancellation and Substitution Policy

Cancellation Policy: The cutoff date for a full refund of the Conference Registration fee is March 15th. Anyone who cancels between March 15th and April 26th 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 April 26th will result in forfeiture of the entire registration fee.

Substitution Policy: Substitutions are permitted with written notice by April 26th. Notification must be received in writing by email, fax, or postal mail. Failure to substitute a registrant by April 26th 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.

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 March 15, 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: April 26, 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.


Hotel Accommodations and Reservations

The ARIAS-U.S. room block at The Breakers hotel is currently full. You may add yourself to the hotel waitlist by calling 888-273-2537.

The Brazilian Court is offering $329 for Luxury Studio accommodations over the ARIAS-US conference dates (May 7 – May 10), but they are willing to extend this rate 2 days prior and 2 days post event if needed. More details are provided below:

The Brazilian Court, Palm Beach

301 Australian Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561-655-7740 (direct to hotel for reservations)
Website: http://www.thebraziliancourt.com/
Picture Gallery: http://www.thebraziliancourt.com/gallery-en.html

Here are a few details regarding the property:

  • Small, luxury boutique hotel property (80 rooms total)
  • Located less than 1-mile from The Breakers
  • Walking distance from the beach (2 blocks)
  • Walking distance to alternative dining with several options (1 block)
  • In-House Restaurant is Café Boulud
  • Complimentary Valet Parking

If you would like to reserve a room at this hotel, you should call:

  • 561-655-7740 (direct to hotel)
  • Reference ARIAS-US 2019 Spring Conference

Please click here to access a list of other recommended hotels near The Breakers.

Interested in being a sponsor for the 2019 Spring Conference? Download the Sponsorship Prospectus here.

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.

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Guest Registration

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Anti-Trust Statement: This conference will be conducted in accordance with the ARIAS•U.S. Policy Statement and Guidelines Concerning Anti-trust Compliance, which is available in the About ARIAS section of this website.

ARIAS•U.S. Certification Program: This conference applies toward ARIAS certification and recertification requirements.

NYS CLE Credit: ARIAS•U.S. is accredited by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as a provider of CLE training. Ten hours of Continuing Legal Education credits are available to those who attend this conference, which breaks down as follows: 1.0 CLE credits for Ethics, 1.0 CLE credits for Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias, and 8.0 CLE credits for Areas of Professional Practice.

Financial Hardship Policy Statement: As required by the New York and Illinois CLE Boards, if a member of the state’s bar would like to attend an ARIAS•U.S. conference, but finds that he or she would incur a financial hardship by doing so, an application for waiver of the attendance fee may be made to the Board of Directors of ARIAS•U.S. Such application would be held in strict confidence.