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2024 Annual Meeting

2024 Annual Meeting

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 to Friday, March 8, 2024

Event Details

Registration is Now Open!

Join us for a two-and-a-half day conference in Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love. You don't want to miss this conference!


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Theme: Freedom and Independence in ADR

Gather at the Westin Philadelphia with thought-leaders in ADR from top companies, law firms, and academia plus leading arbitrators and mediators from around the world for substantive panel discussions, multiple networking opportunities, interesting speakers and much more.

Panelists at past CPR Annual Meetings have hailed from Microsoft, Amgen, General Motors, Danone, AEGIS, ConocoPhillips, Pfizer and more.

The conference will open on Wednesday, March 6, in the mid-afternoon. It will conclude with a reception on Friday, March 8.

Fulfill almost all of your CLE credits in two-and-a-half days! See below for CLE information.

Panel topics will include:
- The Freedom to Incorporate AI into the ADR Process
- Corporate Counsel Roundtable  
- Arbitrators and Mediators: How Much Freedom Do You Give or Take from Your Participants & A Mediator’s Freedom to Lie
- Innovative and Flexible Approaches to ADR
- Differences between US-based and International Arbitrations 
- Defending Arbitration and its Advantages as a Means of Deciding Consumer Disputes
- Dispute Prevention and the Impact of Non-Binding Dispute Resolution Mechanisms on Sustainability-Related Disputes in the Financial Sector

Check back often to stay abreast of additional details as they are announced.

Sponsors are welcome. Sponsorship of this conference offers many benefits. Please review the sponsorship opportunities brochure and contact Helena Tavares Erickson at with any questions or to let her know of your commitment. 

Continuing Legal Education:
We expect to be able to provide credits in New York and Pennsylvania in the categories of Professional Practice, Ethics, Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias and Cybersecurity, provided adequate proof of attendance for each session is demonstrated.

This conference has been approved for 12.0 CLE credits in New York. PA credits are pending.

The CPR Institute has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York. For New York admitted attorneys, this course is non-transitional and for experienced attorneys only.

CPR is a non-profit organization.  Under financial hardship guidelines, at its discretion, CPR may waive the fee for attorneys who demonstrate that they are not currently employed (not retirees). CPR may also provide a special discounted price to attorneys, full time judges and administrative law judges practicing in the nonprofit and public sectors full time. Please contact Knar Nahikian at to request financial assistance with this program.

Pre-Conference Training
The negotiation training program for lawyers has been canceled.

For More Information:

Helena Tavares Erickson
Helena Tavares Erickson
Senior Vice President & Corporate Secretary CPR Institute

Steering Committee Co-Chairs

Bill Dodero, Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Bayer

Nancy Dowling, Vice President, General Counsel, Public and Scientific Affairs North America of Danone North America

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