Save the Date for 2023! California International Arbitration Week! March 13-17, 2023. More information coming soon!_________________________________California International Arbitration WeekMarch 14-18, 2022

Over 1250 registrants from 80 countries around the world attending 28 programs celebrating international arbitration in California! Programs are available online for registrants for 30 days!

Stay tuned for announcements on California International Arbitration Week 2023!

Join California Arbitration and leading arbitration institutions and organizations from around
the world in a week-long series of complimentary virtual/hybrid programs celebrating international arbitration in California.

The Week is hosted by the California Lawyers Association.

Presenters include:
American Arbitration Association/International Centre for Dispute Resolution (AAA/ICDR)
Arbitral Women
Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC)
California Arbitration (CalArb)
California Lawyers Association (CLA)
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – North American Branch (
College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA)
CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR)
Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)
ICC International Court of Arbitration (ICC)
Korea Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB INTERNATIONAL)
London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA)
Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC)
Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution / Pepperdine University
University of Southern California (USC)


2022 Programs will soon be available on the CLA site


Pre-Event Program: February 22, 2022

  • CLA/CalArb – An International Arbitration Primer: Why Arbitrate International Disputes? (web)

California International Arbitration Week: March 14-18, 2022

Monday March 14, 2022

  • Opening Ceremony – Co-Chairs Gary Benton and Jeffery Daar
  • AAA-ICDRTrends, Developments, and Innovations in the World of International Dispute Resolution (web)
    • Film, Television and Entertainment Disputes – Developments and Trends
    • The 2021 ICDR International Mediation Rule Amendments and Other International Mediation Developments
    • Analyzing the ICDR’s Forthcoming Tribunal Secretary Guidelines
  • KCAB INTERNATiONAL – Bridging Cultural Differences in Mediating and Settling International Disputes (web)
  • CLANetworking (web)

Tuesday March 15, 2022

  • CLANetworking (web)
  • LCIA The London Court of International Arbitration’s Tylney-on-Zoom (web)
  • CLA/CalArbPart 1: Advantages of a California Seat (web)
  • CLA/CalArbPart 2: Re-imagining international commercial arbitration over the next 20 years: A California perspective (web)
  • CLA/CalArbCorporate Counsel webinar: Re-imagining international commercial arbitration over the next 20 years: A California perspective (web)
  • HKIAC Protecting Your Interest through Interim Relief from Mainland Chinese Courts (web)
  • SIAC Looking Across the Pacific – California International Arbitration and Asia (web)

Wednesday March 16, 2022

  • SVAMC The Pacific Shift: has international arbitration’s center of gravity moved? (web)
  • Arbitral Women Women in Arbitration:  California Stories (web)
  • CIArbNecessary Symbiosis:  Strong Judicial Systems and Evolving Case Precedent Strengthen International Arbitration and Define a Desirable Seat (web)
  • CCA Getting it Right – Arbitrating in California – the View of International Arbitrators (web)
  • SCIA – The New York Convention and the Development of International Arbitration in China (web)
  • ICC – Top 10 Tips On How To Better Match The Arbitration Process With Businesses’ Expectations (in-person/hybrid)

Thursday March 17, 2022

  • USC Gould/JAMS Conference (in-person)
    • Adapting to a World Forever Changed
    • Key Note Speaker
    • The latest in North American Energy Disputes: Focus on the Transition to Net Zero   
    • Disruptors in the Global Entertainment Industry 
    • Lunch Speaker : Dispute Resolution  from the Viewpoint of the General Counsel  
    • Rise & Fly Discussions – Small group roundtable discussions for those present
    • Oxford style debate covering two issues relevant to the modern practice of arbitration.

Friday March 18, 2022

  • AIAC – Islamic Finance and Banking and Arbitration (web)
  • CPR – 28 U.S.C. Section 1782: Why Have the Circuits Split and What Do Practitioners Need to Know? (in-person/hybrid)
  • JAMS Harnessing Global Change to Propel Diversity in International Arbitration: New Initiatives and Opportunities (in-person/hybrid)
  • STRAUS INSTITUTE/PEPPERDINE – Saving Costs and Time in International Arbitration through Innovative Process Design (web)
  • FEDARB – Arbitration of Intellectual Property & Cyber Disputes in California
  •  Closing Ceremonies

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