Join us for launch of new book: Star Wars and Conflict Resolution to be held Tues Feb 21 @ noon EST

Register to join:

https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYoceiorzMqHden1F10GKlePMSF6-7UTd2B

The National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution is pleased to present Star Wars and Conflict Resolution, a new book from DRI Press. In this webinar, co-editors Jennifer Reynolds and Noam Ebner, together with DRI director Sharon Press, join us to talk about the genesis of this project and the benefits of thinking about conflict and Star Wars together, highlighting some Star Wars moments specifically merging technology, conflict, and resolution. Finally, they’ll discuss the future of the project and answer questions of all types: academic, professional, and/or nerdy.  (Recording will be archived @ https://odr.info/video-archive/)

The First Metaverse Trial Opened in a Local Court in China

The Siming Court is a basic-level people’s court located in Xiamen, a coast city in southeastern Fujian province beside the Taiwan Strait. It held a “metaverse” trial in which two traffic accident-related cases were heard. The graduate students of Xiamen University Law School observed the entire trial process. On September 23, www.people.com.cn published a news article titled, “Metaverse + Court Trial + Classroom Teaching— the Siming Court in Xiamen promotes Digitalization and Intelligentization” of  the Court System.” The news is available in English and in Chinese. Info on the metaverse technology provision can be found here.

ODR Cyberweek ’22 hosted presenters from 20+ countries

ODR Cyberweek 2022 (Oct. 31-Nov 4) showcased online dispute resolution innovations and projects by presenters from over 20 countries including: Angola, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, England, European Union, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, United States, and Wales. All presentations are permanently archived, including Spanish and Portuguese language tracks.

NCTDR hosts its 21st Annual ODR Cyberweek Conference 2022!

October 31-November 4, 2022 Join us for this free, online conference with experts from around the world

Access the Program agenda & participation here.

Highlights include:

Series on ODR Beyond Monetary Disputes

  • ODR and Healthcare
  • ODR and Canadian Immigration/Refugee Cases
  • EU Digital Privacy Act and ODR
  • ODR and Relationship Repair: Arbitration of Labor Grievances
  • Tech and Multiparty Public Dispute Resolution Post-Covid

ODR Platform Demos

A Spanish language track 

Additional topics on ODR include: women’s empowerment, leveraging technology in mediation, AI, blockchain, data protection, ODR Standards, the metaverse, medical disputes, Oarb, and more!

Join us for five days of ODR exploration and engagement! #ODRCyberweek2022

Recordings will be archived here.

Innovation & Development of Online Arbitration in the Era of Digital Economy

On August 26, 2022 an International Online Arbitration Summit was held in China. A list of presenters in English can be found here.

NCTDR Fellow Michael FANG gave a presentation on “Meta verse Arbitration” (Meta-Arb).

As a sample of the quality of presenters, here are the panelists in one of the sessions entitled “Innovation and Development of Online Arbitration in the Era of Digital Economy”

Moderator: Zhiqiang Li, the 30th President of Inter-Pacific Bar Association
Presenter 1:Jian Tan, Principal of the Secretariat, China Academy of Arbitration Law
Presenter 2:Manqi Chen, HKSAR Deputy to National People’s Congress,Founding President of the Small and Medium Law Firms Association of Hong Kong
Presenter 3:Natalia Petrik, Deputy Secretary General, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC)
Presenter 4:Donna Huang, Director, ICC Arbitration and ADR, North Asia
Presenter 5:Rintaro Tanaka, Head of the Department of Japan External Trade Organization in Guangzhou Representative Office, Head of the Department of the Economic Analysis and Enterprise Aid
Presenter 6:Jun Fu, Professor, School of Law, Director of the Faculty of International Law, University of International Business and Economics
Presenter 7:Jian Chen, Deputy Secretary General, Shanghai Arbitration Commission

For the full agenda, just visit http://odr.info/files/summitagenda.pdf

Full information about the event (in Chinese) is available here: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/oTGlwIf-52Rh3IG1m_uyKw

(Zeng Yating at HUT Law School)