Submit a Proposal for the ARIAS-U.S. 2020 Spring Conference!

Proposal Submission Deadline: 5:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 21, 2020

For questions or comments, contact Lauren Harley at ARIAS·U.S. at or 703.260.7515

Click here to download the submission application.

ARIAS·U.S. is seeking dynamic, relevant, and interesting content for the 2020 Spring Conference to be held May 6-8 at the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, Florida. The planning committee is seeking submissions for interactive presentations in a General or Breakout session formats, including Conversations that Matter Roundtable Discussions, Rapid Fire Case Presentations, and Interactive Panel Sessions.  Please consider the list of suggestions when submitting:

Guidelines for Submission

  • Proposals may be submitted for targeted member audiences (i.e. Arbitrators/Umpires, Company Representatives, and Counsel).
  • 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, moderating the session and leading 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 at a time.
  • ARIAS·U.S. may request a submission be revised to better fit the conference agenda or combined with another presentation where appropriate.
  • Submissions 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.
  • All individuals accepted to present in any of the presentation types must be registered by the presenter registration deadline. Please note: no registration or payment is necessary to submit a proposal. Only those accepted will be required to register.
  • Speakers are responsible for their own travel, room, board, incidental, and registration costs.
  • Completed proposal application must be submitted electronically by 5:00pm ET on January 21, 2020 to Lauren Harley at

Proposal Timeline

Proposal Submission Opens:                         December 23, 2019

Proposal Submission Closes:                         January 21, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. ET

Submission Status Notification:                   Early February 2020

Proposals must be submitted using the application form electronically by 5:00 pm ET on January 21, 2020 to Lauren Harley at To view as a Word Document, click here.