2024 Spring Conference

2024 Spring Conference

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The 2024 Spring Conference will be held at a new location, the famous Fairmont El San Juan Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. There is no virtual option. Do not miss this opportunity to connect with old and new colleagues by taking full advantage of our networking opportunities and our 30th Anniversary Gala celebration. Our Conference Co-Chairs have planned a stellar program to maximize your time.  We will have plenty of networking opportunities with industry colleagues lined up so secure your spot now! We look forward to seeing you all in attendance.

Member Services Events:

ARIAS Ambassador Program

Interested in expanding your network? But don’t know where to begin or go next? 

The ARIAS Member Services Committee (MSC) is excited to sponsor the Ambassadors Program at the Spring Conference.   At its core, the program is about creating networking opportunities at the Conference between members – new and old – of the ARIAS community.  It seeks to enhance conference participants’ networking opportunities by matching recently certified arbitrators with MSC Ambassadors – client representatives, outside counsel, and other arbitrators involved in the arbitrator and umpire selection process who want to meet new arbitrators.

At various times throughout the conference, including the Opening Lunch and at the Wednesday Cocktail Reception as part of the 30th Anniversary Gala, the MSC Ambassadors will introduce the new arbitrators to their networks of friends and colleagues.  This program is also open to any attendees who are on the path to arbitrator certification and would like the opportunity to be connected with an MSC Ambassador.  We will extend invitations to recently certified arbitrators who have registered for the conference, but we also encourage arbitrators (or those on the path to certification) to reach out to ARIAS if interested in participating. We are depending on the ARIAS Membership to contribute to the success of this Program by volunteering as an MSC Ambassador at the Spring Conference!

Hotel Accommodations:

Fairmont El San Juan Hotel, Puerto Rico

May 1-3, 2024

ARIAS·U.S. has secured a block of rooms at a reduced rate at the Fairmont El San Juan Hotel.  You must register for the conference first, then you will be provided the housing link to secure your hotel accommodations. 

Rooms under the ARIAS block are on a first-come, first served basis, ending on April 3, 2024. Early registration is encouraged because the hotel block will sell out fast.  Standard room rate is $300, plus taxes and fees. A limited number of additional rooms have been added for Monday and Tuesday.

Conference Registration Fees:

Registrant Type

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*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.

The Enhanced Membership Fee discounts for Corporate member employees and Certified Arbitrators do NOT apply to the Spring Conference. 

Early Bird Registration Deadline: To qualify for an Early Bird registration fee, both the registration and payment must be received by ARIAS•U.S. by the Early Bird deadline of March 18, 2024. 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  8th, 2024. The registration payment must be received in full before an attendee may participate in the conference.

Sponsorship Brochures

Conference Sponsorship Brochure

30th Anniversary Sponsorship Brochure

For more information about ARIAS•U.S. Sponsorship Opportunities for the Spring Conference and for the 30th Anniversary, please contact Angela Smith Ford at asmithford@arias-us.org 

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

For questions about the 2024 ARIAS•U.S. Spring Conference, contact info@arias-us.org or call 773-913-2004.

Cancellation and Substitution Policy:

Cancellation Policy: The cutoff date for a full refund of the Conference Registration fee is April 8th 2024. Anyone who cancels before April 8th, 2024, will receive a refund less a $100 administrative fee. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing by email to info@arias-us.org. Refunds will be issued by credit card or check. Failure to cancel by April  8th, 2024, will result in forfeiture of the entire registration fee. please contact Larry Schiffer at lschiffer@arias-us.org if you have any questions.

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. The application will would be held in strict confidence.