November 2-3: Southern California Mediation Association 2018 30th Annual Fall Conference
The overall theme of this year’s conference is "Striving for Excellence: The Emergence of the Modern Mediator". The program offers a diversity of workshops and programming that provide the latest and most cutting-edge thinking on how you can grow, develop, and achieve excellence as a professional mediator. Attendees will leave with the practical knowledge, tools, and resources that are vital for today’s modern mediator. We will provide a variety of workshops and programming that focuses on different forums, career opportunities, and emerging markets for mediators.
In addition, the conference’s Advanced Track Workshops will be led by
Harold Coleman, Jr., Esq., Senior Vice President, Mediator/Executive Director
AAA Mediation.org, and Neil Carmichael, the Vice President of Education & Training
for the AAA and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution.
November 14: Smarter, Faster, Cheaper Technology Dispute Resolution Conference
Join leading corporate counsel, litigators and dispute resolution experts from across the technology field for this interactive open forum.
During the conference sessions, the panels will feature thought leaders – in the fields of technology litigation and alternative dispute resolution – who will cover the following discussion topics:
- Creative Business Strategies for Avoiding and Resolving Technology Disputes
- Strategic Planning for Technology Development, Licensing, Distribution, Outsourcing and Copyright, Trade Secret, and Patent Disputes
- Key Strategies for International Technology Disputes
- Spotlight on the EU GDPR, Privacy Shield, Data Security, and Data Breach
Attendees will leave the conference with valuable insight and applicable practices to help resolve technology disputes smarter, faster, and cheaper.
If you are an AAA Panelist please note this conference will satisfy your annual Arbitrator Continuing Education requirement.
December 4: Cybersecurity and Arbitration: Arbitrating B2B Data Breaches and Protecting the Arbitral Process
Data breaches are now a fact of life. Almost everyone is familiar with breaches that occur when someone gains unauthorized access to consumer data held by a business – the “business-to-consumer” or “B2C” breach. Far less publicized are the “business-to-business (“B2B”) breaches. These breaches often occur quietly and don’t often appear on the front page of the newspaper but are not less important and can have disastrous effects on business. This program will discuss how to arbitrate B2B data breaches. In addition, there will also be a focus on cybersecurity protocols and initiatives by arbitral institutions.
If you are an AAA Panelist please note this program does not satisfy your annual Arbitrator Continuing Education requirement.