2021 Spring Conference Request for Proposals

Request for Proposals Guidelines and Submission  

Deadline to SubmitFebruary 8, 2021
Contact Info: csamuels@arias-us.org  
Submission Form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ARIAS_2021SC
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ARIASU.S. is seeking to find a range of multidisciplinary topics that’s dynamic, interesting, and relevant for the 2021 Spring Conference to be held May 5-7, 2021. The planning committee is looking for presentations on substantive insurance and reinsurance matters with great interest to companies, law firms, arbitrators, and professionals within the insurance/reinsurance industry. Submissioncan include Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, and Ethics topics 

We invite submissions that fit within the listed conference formats below that explore specific challenges, topics, and relevant issues in-depth. Please review the guidelines of this RFP process before proceeding.  

Presentation Formats  

Submissions should be interactive, well organized, encourages audience engagementand provides actionable activities. Possible formats include: 

  • Industry Talks (1-3 Speakers • 60 mins) – An informal sixty-minute presentation highlighting key insights and industry trends influencing businessesand including an audience Q&A. 
  • Debates (2-4 Speakers • 60 mins) – A constructive moderated discussion between opposing viewpoints, followed by audience Q&A. 
  • General Conversations (1-2 Speakers • 60 mins) – A speaker(s) lead informal and open conversation with attendees around a particular topic.  
  • Case Studies (1-3 Speakers • 60 mins) – An opportunity for individuals or organizations to present their research and analyses of projects, policies, institutions, or other systems followed by an audience Q&A. 
  • Workshops (1-3 Speakers • 60 mins) – An in-depth, instructional program with hands-on learning and specific takeaways. 
  • ARI Talk (1 Speaker • 15 -18 mins) One main topic idea limited to 15-18 mins. Provide attendees with discussion topics for post-presentation.
  • Optional Presentation Format – Do you have another idea to share? We encourage creativity, so share your ideas with us.  

Guidelines for Submission 

  • Proposals may be submitted for a targeted audience (i.e. Arbitrators/Umpires, Company Representatives, and Counsels).  
  • Presentations will be considered based on quality of topic, introduction of new and innovative concepts, importance of the subject-matter to insurance/reinsurance arbitration, and appeal to the target audience(s). 
  • The lead presenter organizes the presentation and is responsible for submitting the proposal application, organizing the group session, and moderating the discussion. 
  • This request for proposals is open to subject-matter experts. Interested parties may submit more than one proposal. 
  • Speakers accepted must agree to adhere to a timeline provided by ARIASU.S. to submit conference materials, including PowerPoint presentations, and supplementary materials in advance of the conference.  
  • Speakers are responsible for their own travel, hotel room, incidentals, and registration costs. 
  • The deadline to submit is February 8, 2021.