California International Arbitration Week!

March 13-17, 2023

Join California Arbitration (CalArb), the California Lawyers Association (CLA) and leading arbitration institutions and organizations from around the world in a week-long series of complimentary in-person/hybrid and virtual programs celebrating international arbitration in California. The theme for CIAW 2023 is Innovation in International Arbitration.

Presenting Institutions/Organizations for CIAW 2023:

American Arbitration Association / International Center for Dispute Resolution (AAA/ICDR) West Coast Conference:

California Arbitration (

California Lawyers Association (CLA)

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – North America Branch (CIArb NAB)

College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA)

CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR)

Equal Representation in Arbitration (ERA) and Arbitral Women


Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)

Institute for Transnational Arbitration – Young ITA (Young ITA)

International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitration & ADR Forum (ICC YAAF) and White & Case

International Council for Commercial Arbitration – Young ICCA and California Arbitration – Young CalArb


Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA)

Korea Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB International) and Lim Nexus

Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC) and White & Case:

Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)

University of California College of Law at San Francisco (UC Law SF)

University of Southern California (USC)

Thank you to everyone who submitted proposals!  CalArb will be hosting additional programming with other institutions and organizations throughout the year.

Registration Information

The official CIAW 2023 event and registration site is live!

Earn More Than 24 Hours of MCLE; Includes at least 1.25 Hours of Legal Ethics,1.25 Hours Elimination of Bias, 1.25 Hours of Competence Issues

Registration for CIAW 2023 is free thanks to the generous support of our sponsors.

Information for Presenting Institutions/Organizations:

Please submit speaker bios, contact details and photos promptly for inclusion on the official CIAW 2023 site.

All programs are required to include at least one California speaker who is a California Lawyers Assn or member. To provide opportunities to as many individuals as possible we ask that speakers limit themselves to one program during the Week unless other arrangements have been approved by the CIAW Planning Committee.

In-person programs: Several in-person programs and events are being planned. Presentation sites must be fitted to provide high quality streaming to the Zoom platform. A number of major firms have offered space for in-person programs. If you are presenting a in-person program and require assistance with space, please contact Giorgio Sassine. All in-person programs will be accompanied with a hybrid web option on the CIAW 2023 Platform. CLA staff will coordinate with the site on Zoom streaming.

Live and recorded webinar programs:  CLA staff will handle the Zoom streaming of live/recorded webinar programs.

For logistical assistance please contact the 2023 CIAW Joint Planning Committee c/o Kristina Robledo – Senior Section Manager – California Lawyers Association at

Information for Potential Sponsoring Organizations:

Sponsorship opportunities are now available!: Click here for details.

Opportunities for non-profit cooperating organizations are also available.

For questions on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jeff Daar. For questions on sponsorship logistics, please contact Kristina Robledo at the CLA (

Information for California Arbitration Members:

Programming: Speaker selection is being managed by presenting organizations. Please contact the presenting organizations on any questions regarding speaking opportunitieis.

Volunteer: Join the Joint Planning Committee and volunteer to assist with program support, marketing, sponsorships or other key tasks. Contact Jeff Daar for more information.

In 2022, California welcomed over 1250 registrants from 80 countries to celebrate international arbitration in California! California International Arbitration Week 2023 welcomes registrants from around the world to an even more impressive lineup of online and in-person programming.

California – the fourth largest economy in the world – the entertainment capital of the world – the focal point for Pacific Rim international arbitration – Join us for CIAW 2023!

*** In celebration of CIAW 2023, California Arbitration is offering CIAW 2023 attendees a discount on California Arbitration general membership. Click here for details and the discount code.***

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