2022 Spring Conference

May 11-13, 2022
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
& Streaming Only Virtual Option

The 2022 Spring Conference will be held at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island this year, with the option to attend in-person or stream the conference virtually! We highly encourage members  to rejoin and reconnect with their colleagues by attending in person in order to take full advantage of our networking opportunities. However, we will be live streaming the conference for those who are unable to attend in-person.

We look forward to seeing you all in attendance and our Conference Co-Chairs are planning a stellar program to maximize your time. We will have plenty of networking opportunities with industry colleagues lined up so reserve your spot now!

Click here to see the current list of registrants as of 5.4.2022

Health and Safety Notice: ARIAS will continue to keep the membership informed as the COVID-19 situation changes. However, ARIAS-U.S. will be encouraging that attendees of the Spring Conference be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.


Program Agenda:

(Session speakers and descriptions will be forthcoming, please stay tuned).

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.          Women’s Networking Event

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.            REGISTRATION

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.            OPENING LUNCH 

1:00 p.m. – 1:05 p.m.              GENERAL SESSION: Welcome from Cindy Koehler

1:05 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.              GENERAL SESSION: Welcome from the Conference Co-chairs

1:10 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.              Opening Keynote Edmund J. Kelly, President & CEO American Association of Insurance Services (AAIS)

2:05 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.              General Session 1 | Ceding COVID-Related Losses: A Discussion of High-Stakes Issues

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.              REFRESHMENT BREAK

3:30 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.              General Session 2 | What’s Your Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Intelligence Score?  

4:25 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.              General Session 3 | Climate Change – Coming to a Courtroom Near You

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.              COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Thursday, May 12, 2022

6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.              REGISTRATION

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.              BREAKFAST Sponsored by AIG

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.              ARIAS-U.S. Committee Meetings

8:45 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.              General Session 4 | Admit it. You Want to Discuss Rules of Evidence and Process in Arbitration

9:45 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.            Organizational Updates & Committee Reports

10:05 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.          REFRESHMENT BREAK

10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.          Breakout Sessions Round 1

Breakout Options (repeating):

Option 1: COVID Coverage Litigation: Where we are Now and What Variants Lay Ahead

Option 2: “Doubleheader”: PFAs and Litigation Funding – Two Headline Topics in One Session

Option 3: Watch What You Say:  Hot Topics in Reinsurance Contract Wording

Option 4: Political Risk


11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.             Breakout Options (round 2)

        Special Additional Session for Round 2: Targeted Networking Breakout Session for new Company Reps, Arbitrators, and Lawyers

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.            LUNCH

1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.              GOLF TOURNAMENT / OTHER ACTIVITIES / FREE TIME

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.              COCKTAIL RECEPTION


Friday, May 13, 2022

7:15 a.m.  – 8:30 a.m.             BREAKFAST

8:30 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.              General Session 5 | When should arbitration panels award ‘sanctions’ (and why don’t they do so more often)?

9:20 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.            General Session 6 | United Educators

10:10 a.m. – 10:30  a.m.         REFRESHMENT BREAK

10:35 a.m. – 11:25 p.m.          General Session 7 | A Battle in 7 Rounds:  The History and Implications of the Decisions in Global v. Century

11:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.          Ethics Session | To Disclose or Not to Disclose, That is The Question

12:25 p.m. – 12:35 p.m.         Closing Remarks

Hotel Accommodations:

All programs will be held at the Ritz-Carlton, Ameila Island, 4750 Amelia Island Pkwy, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.

At this time our room block and the hotel are completely sold out. Below are several options that are near the hotel: 

Residence Inn by Marriott 

Amelia Island
2301 Sadler Rd
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
904) 277-2440

Hampton Inn Amelia Island at Fernandina Beach
2549 Sadler Road,
Fernandina Beach, Florida, 32034, USA

The Surf Beach Motel
3199 S Fletcher Ave
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904) 261-5711

Omni Amelia Island
39 Beach Lagoon Rd
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034



*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.

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 March 23, 2022. If the payment is not received or postmarked by the Early Bird deadline, the registration will be subject to the Regular registration fee.

Registration Payment Policy and Deadline: Final Conference Registration Deadline May 6th, 2022. The registration payment must be received in full before an attendee may participate in the conference.


  • Exposes your brand to this lucrative target market of key decision-makers before, during, and after the event;
  • Provides the opportunity for your company to interact with ARIAS•U.S. leadership and core supporters; and
  • Creates a win-win scenario for your company, your target audience and ARIAS•U.S

All ARIAS•U.S. Spring Conference Sponsors Receive:

  • Logo placement and recognition in marketing collateral, event signage, and onsite materials as a conference sponsor;
  • Logo placement and recognition on ARIAS•U.S. Spring Conference webpage with link to your corporate website;
  • Logo placement and recognition as a sponsor in ARIAS•U.S. Quarter Spring Conference Recap Section;
  • Opportunity to include an insert in the Spring Conference registration materials; and
  • Recognition from the podium at the opening and closing general sessions.
  • Opportunity to send an e-mail to attendees pre- or post-conference * (Sponsor will provide the content
    for approval by the ARIAS•U.S. Board. Staff will send out on behalf of your company.)

For more information about ARIAS•U.S. Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact Jonathan Gilad at 571-989-4173 or jgilad@arias-us.org.

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

For questions about the 2022 ARIAS•U.S. Spring Conference, contact info@arias-us.org or call 703-574-4087.

Cancellation and Substitution Policy:

Cancellation Policy: The cutoff date for a refund of the Conference Registration fee is March 16, 2022. Anyone who cancels by April 25th, 2022 will receive a refund, less a $100 administrative fee. Notification must be received in writing by email to info@arias-us.org. Refund will be issued by credit card or check. Failure to cancel by April 25th will result in forfeiture of the entire registration fee. 

CLE Credit:

NY & PA CLE Credit: ARIAS•U.S. is accredited by the New York State and Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Boards as a provider of CLE training. 

IL CLE Credit: CLE Credits for IL are pending.

ARIAS·U.S. Certification: This conference counts towards the ARIAS·U.S. Arbitrator Initial Certification Application and certification renewal requirements.

Financial Hardship Policy

As required by the New York, Illinois, and Pennsylvania 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.