Online Collection System
ABA Section of Dispute Resolution 2011 Spring Conference
THIS SITE IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS.
2011 Spring Conference Proposal Submission Site
Materials uploaded after 12:00 pm CDT on March 16, 2011 but before March 31st will be posted online immediately preceding the conference.
Presenters will be able to upload materials during and immediately after the conference. We will post those materials the week following the conference for the attendees to access.
Thank you for your interest in being a presenter at the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution 13th Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado. The Conference is the largest educational gathering of dispute resolution professionals in the world, drawing participants from around the globe.
The 2011 Conference schedule is as follows:
|April 13 –
||Representation in Mediation Competition
Annual Symposium on ADR in the Courts
|April 14 –
||Main Conference Sessions
|April 15 –
||Main Conference Sessions
|April 16 –
||Legal Educators Colloquium
Send staff any time constraints for session scheduling: November 12, 2010
Faculty names, bios and contact information: November 12, 2010
Speaker release: December 3, 2010
Audio/Visual Requests: January 28, 2011
Written session materials: January 28, 2011
Starting on November 8th the Dispute Resolution Section staff will schedule CLE sessions into the concurrent session timeslots on April 14th and 15th. We also have a few timeslots for Section committee meetings and committee-related CLE programs on the morning of the 16th. Scheduling the sessions is a highly complex process aimed to ensure sessions of a similar nature are not scheduled up against each other.
If you have a definite and unavoidable schedule conflict for April 14th or 15th, please communicate with the fellow speakers on your session, to be sure you are all in agreement about the date in question.
The Session Organizer is responsible for resolving schedule conflicts among panelists, and communicating any schedule preference to us no later than November 12, 2010. Please send the information to Theona Salmon Ponder (email email@example.com).
Each CLE Session room will be equipped with the following:
- A head table for 4
- Two wired microphones on the head table (one mic for each 2 panelists)
- LCD Data Projector
- Note – there is no audio capability for laptops.
You only need to submit an audio visual request to Section staff if you are requesting AV different from what is described above.
You are responsible to provide the laptop for any Powerpoint presentations. The session will flow most smoothly if you and your co-presenters load your presentations for the session onto one designated laptop.
You are responsible to:
- coordinate among your fellow panelists to determine who will bring the laptop,
- pre-load your presentations onto one designated laptop
- test your presentations on the designated laptop at least one hour prior to your session.
- if special adapters are required to hook your Mac laptop to the LCD projector you should bring those special adapters with you.
The Section seeks to reduce and eliminate recurring problems with audio-visual that can cause a CLE session to be ruined. An important element is careful advance planning by the session presenters. There will be 12 concurrent sessions running in each timeslot. Due to budgetary constraints we are not able to hire 12 audiovisual technicians to individually service each session room. Therefore, we ask for your cooperation in doing as much advance planning, coordination, and trouble-shooting of your session presentations as possible.
All Spring Conference presenters must sign a Speaker Release by December 3, 2010.
Download the speaker release
Please choose one of the following ways to submit your Speaker Release:
- Upload the completed release to your Submission with your handouts – Preferred method
- Scan and Email the completed release to Theona Salmon at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Complete and fax the release to: 202-662-1683
Materials are due no later than January 28, 2011. Your session materials must be submitted online via this submission system. Step 3 of the submission system is now open for you to upload your materials. The materials must be in MS Word (.doc) or Adobe PDF format. If you are submitting a Powerpoint presentation as materials please save the Powerpoint as a PDF before uploading the document. We recommend you save the presentation as six slides per page.
Continuing Legal Education requirements mandate that substantive written materials be provided for each session. The minimum you may provide is an outline of your talk. Other acceptable and popular materials to provide attendees include articles, white papers, bulleted lists, and bibliographies. Entire case briefs, statutes, and other lengthy documents are better provided as links to an online version.
We are trying to be environmentally responsible while also providing all session attendees access to the educational materials associated with each session. All session materials will be posted online at least two weeks prior to the start of the conference. Registrants will be provided with the conference materials webpage so that they can review and print any documents they desire to bring with them to the conference.
The Section will not print and hand out session materials at sessions.
You may update your biography and other faculty information on this submission system. Starting on November 8th the Dispute Resolution Section staff will be posting session information, including faculty and biographies to the Conference web site so that members and interested attendees can view the terrific agenda we have planned for Denver 2011.
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