Request for Proposals – Guidelines for Submission
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 all ARIAS·U.S. members and non-members. Interested parties may submit more than one proposal.
- ARIAS·U.S. may request a submission be revised to better fit the conference agenda or combined with another presentation where
- Speakers accepted must agree to adhere to a timeline provided by ARIAS•U.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.
- Speakers are strongly encouraged to submit an article for the Quarterly Journal based on their presentation or related to the topic’s focus area.
- Please email all completed applications to Jonathan Gilad at ARIAS·U.S. at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m. ET on June 30, 2021.
Submissions should be interactive, well organized, encourages audience engagement, and provides actionable activities. Possible formats include:
- Industry Talks (2-4 Speakers • 60 mins) – An informal sixty-minute presentation highlighting key insights and industry trends influencing businesses, and 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 (2-4 Speakers • 60 mins) – A speaker(s) lead informal and open conversation with attendees around a particular topic.
- Case Studies (2-4 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 (2-4 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.
- Other Presentation Format – Do you have another idea to share? We encourage creativity, so share your ideas with us.