2021 Fall Conference Agenda

In the Room Where It Happens

The Conference Co-Chairs are working hard to determine the final session agenda for the 2021 Fall Conference. The agenda is still being finalized, but please check back here for updates.

**Virtual Schedule will be emailed to those registered for online attendance**


 Monday, November 1, 2021

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.      Arbitrator & Umpire Seminar Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.        Arbitrator & Umpire Seminar  


Tuesday, November 2, 2021

7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.          Registration

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.          Breakfast

8:40 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.          General Session: Welcome from the Conference Co-chairs

9:00 a.m. –  10:00 a.m.   Keynote Address from Judge Jed S. Rakoff, U.S. District Court Judge, Southern District of New York

10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.         Morning Refreshment & Networking Break

10:20 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.    General Session | Gaining Deliberation Insight – Understanding What Really Goes On Behind the Curtain, and Why It Matters Part I      

11:10 a.m. –  12:00 p.m.    General Session | Visual Argument

12:00 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.     Announcements from the Executive Director

12:10 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.      Luncheon

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.        Networking Lounge – Open networking

2:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.   Breakout Sessions

2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.        Breakout Sessions Round 1

3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.        Breakout Sessions Round 2

  • Breakout Option 1: New Arbitrator Forum: Marketing Tips, Practical Strategies, and Projecting Core Skills, Competencies, and Relevant Experience. 
  • Breakout Option 2:  A Direct Discussion with Direct Insurance Dispute Arbitrators
  • Breakout Option 3:  Have the Time of Your Life!  Hot Topics from the Life and Health Reinsurance Industry
  • More coming soon!

3:50 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.        Afternoon Refreshment Break

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.       ARI Talk – The Explosion in Ransomware Cyber Attacks and Its Impact on the Industry

5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.        Annual Meeting & Elections

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.         Networking Reception


Wednesday, November 3, 2021

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.        Breakfast

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.        Committee Meetings

8:30 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.        General Session | May It Please The Panel: Thoughts on Enhancing Submissions by Counsel In Connection with Arbitration Hearings

9:20 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.      General Session | Gaining Deliberation Insight – Understanding What Really Goes On Behind the Curtain, and Why It Matters Part II

10:10 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.     Morning Refreshment Break

10:35 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.    General Session | To Ask or not to Ask, To Exclude or Admit, Expert or No Expert: Actions that Bolster (or Hinder) the Deliberative Process.

11:25 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.    Ethics Session

12:15 p.m. – 12:20 p.m.     Closing Remarks