The ODR Forum of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution

5–6 June 2024

Location: Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics (CIIRC CTU), Jugoslavskych partyzanu 1580/3, Prague, Czech Republic

The ODR Forum 2024

The ODR Forum is the most prestigious global conference on online dispute resolution (ODR).

It is a gathering of lawyers, designers, academics, experts, policymakers, innovators and investors from all over the world.

Register

The 24th ODR Forum will be held in Prague on 5 – 6 June 2024 at [CIIRC Center]

Agenda (provisional)

5 June

  • 9:15 | Opening by Pavel Blazek; Minister of Justice of the Czech Republic
  • 9:30 | Keynote: Ethan Katsh; Director, National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution (NCTDR)
  • 10:15 | Coffee break

Hall A

  • 10:30 – 11:40 | ODR Standards
    • ISO project on ODR; ICODR Standards; CRT's and UNCITRAL documents; APEC Model Procedural Rules on ODR and related topics.
    • Moderator: Zbynek Loebl
    • Panelists: Yoshi Hayakawa; Mayu Watanabe; Leah Wing 
  • 11:45 – 13:00 | AI Standards and Regulations

    • The panelists will discuss the general question of whether it is practically possible to "control" the development and adoption of AI systems.  The panel will approach the topic from the perspectives of established standards of practice, regulatory and legislative approaches, and international standards development.

    • Moderator: Daniel Rainey

    • Panelists: Leah Wing, Scott Cooper, Chris Draper, Yordanka Ivanova

  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

  • 14:00 – 15:10 | AI Methods for ODR

    • Overview of the current AI methods used for ODR; LLM and other methods, examples of good and bad use cases

    • Moderator: Fernando Esteban de la Rosa

    • Panelists: Jan Sedivy; Davide Rua Carneiro; Jaromir Savelka;

  • 15:20 – 15:50 | AI impact on the role of third parties in dispute resolution: Orna Rabinovich; Talia Schwartz
  • 15:50 | Coffee break
  • 16:05 – 16:30 | A Legal Analysis on the Embedment of Automation and AI in Decision-making in International Arbitration: Sara Hourani

  • 16:35 – 18:00 | How to operationalize new EU digital legislation in ODR platforms

    • Practical workshop open to all participants organized by Masaryk University; detailed description of the workshop is available [here]

    • Moderators: Pavel Loutocky; Andrej Kristofik; Vaclav Stupka

  • 18:00 | Cocktail: IJODR toast

Hall B

  • 10:30 – 11:40 | ODR around the world
    • Presentations about interesting developments in various countries around the world.
    • Moderator: TBC
    • Panelists: Graham Ross + Caroline Sheppard OBE (Lessons Learned); Pablo Cortez (England & Wales); Richard Rogers (Canada); Presenter from State Courts, Singapore
  • 11:45 - 13:00 | How can ODR assist in Ukrainian justice reform

    • Moderator: Tetiana Shevchenko
    • Panelists: Oksana Grabovska; Anna Grabovska; Irina Ogorodnicova; Yulia Dziavun
  • 13:00 – 14:00 | Lunch
  • 14:00 – 14:30 | Best practices in dispute diagnosis/solution exploration: Colin Rule and Clare Fowler (ODR.com)

  • 14:35 – 15:50 | Lex Mundi Panel:

    • Discussion of selected viewpoints of one of the largest network of top law firms on e-justice and ODR, including online courts in Baltic countries, ODR for disputes arising out of automatized or semi-automatized B-B relations, use of AI in litigation etc.

    • Moderator: Lauren Smith

    • Panelists: Valeriu Mina; Anete Dimitrovska; Michal Matejka

  • 15:50 | Coffee break

  • 16:05 – 17:30 | ODR in specific sectors and/or for specific technologies

    • Presentations about ODR for concrete fields and technologies

    • Moderator: TBC

    • Panelists: Nicolas Lozada Pimiento (ODR for climate change disputes); Catherine Arias; Federico Olsen; Pablo Cortez (ODR for Dark Web); Bielesz Holger (ODR for blockchain-related disputes); Simon Boehme (healthcare)

  • 17:35 – 18:00 | ODR Systems and Aggregate Litigation

    • Speaker: Prof. Alon Klement


6 June

  • 9:15 | Opening by Robert Němec; President of the Czech Bar Association
  • 9:30 | Keynote: Chittu Nagarajan; Co-Founder ODR.com 
  • 10:15 | Coffee break

Hall A

  • 10:30 – 11:40 | ODR and marginalized populations
    • This panel will focus on ODR and access to justice for populations often under-resourced and marginalized, addressing topics of gender, poverty, race, rurality, and self-represented litigants.
    • Moderator and panelist: Leah Wing
    • Panelists: Luz-Helena Beltrán Gomez; Jennifer Shack
  • 11:45 – 13:00 | United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
    • UN Women and partners explore tech tools to advance the implementation of international Women’s rights. The session will also create a platform at the ODR Forum to foster collaboration between government officials and the tech community through a workshop format aiming to jointly address development challenges and advance right of marginalized groups. More information is available [here].
    • Moderators: Doreen Buettner; Petra Burcikova
  • 13:00 – 14:00 | Lunch
  • 14:00 – 14:25 | AI and access to justice 
    • AI might substantially change how we look at access to justice: Yashar Saghai, Zbynek Loebl
  • 14:30 – 15:40 Future visions: student panel
    • Moderator and Panelist: Adria Medina Altarriba
    • Panelists: Tereza Rezabkova, Alex Feigelman, Tiffany Bird
  • 15:40 | Coffee break
  • 15:55 – 16:55 | Future visions: results of international student competition
  • 17:00 | Conference Highlights: Ethan Katch; Leah Wing

Hall B

  • 10:30 – 11:40 | ODR in the EU: new opportunities and challenges
    • This panel will discuss the current EU ODR environment, work by European Commission in the ODR field and related topics, including cybersecurity
    • Moderator: Pavel Loutocky
    • Panelists: Margarita Tuch; Vaclav Stupka; Petros Zourdoumis;
  • 11:40 - 13:00; 14:00 – 15:40 | Current ODR projects
    • Overview of the current ODR projects and initiatives.
    • Moderator: Martin Maisner
    • Presenters and projects: Sidharth Kapoor, Vaibhabi Khutia: Presolv360; Arya Lakshmi: Jupitice; Zbynek Loebl: Scheme; Simon Goodrich: Amica
  • 15:55 – 16:55 | Future visions: new ideas and concepts
    • Moderator: TBC
    • Presentations: Avvneek Kaur Sethii: The necessity of a unified regulatory framework

Dinner of NCTDR Fellows will be held on 4 June. 


Additional Sponsors

Media Partner

Accommodation

There are two international hotels in walking distance from CIIRC building: These hotels are also only 30-45 minutes by taxi from Prague Airport, depending on traffic.

Grand Hotel International Prague

Distance from CIIRC to the hotel: 350 metres 

Vienna House by Windham Diplomat

Distance from CIIRC to the hotel: 300 metres 


Visiting Prague

The CIIRC building is close to Prague Castle (25 minutes by foot) and approximately 15-20 minutes by public transport from Old Town. A public transport stop (metro, tram) is only 5 minutes by foot from the CIIRC building.

Based on your votes we provide the following options:

  1. A cruise on the Vltava river
  2. A concert of Classical music
  3. Visiting Prague’s botanical gardens
  4. A guided tour of Prague Castle

Please be aware that there are numerous alternatives beyond the examples we've given. We hope you have a wonderful time in Prague.


Contact us

24th ODR Forum of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution, hosted in Prague by PRK Partners.

Contact for partners

Sona Rampulova, MBA Marketing Manager

sona.rampulova@prkpartners.com

The ODR Forum of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution

5–6 June 2024

Location: Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics (CIIRC CTU), Jugoslavskych partyzanu 1580/3, Prague, Czech Republic

The ODR Forum 2024

The ODR Forum is the most prestigious global conference on online dispute resolution (ODR).

It is a gathering of lawyers, designers, academics, experts, policymakers, innovators and investors from all over the world.

Register

The 24th ODR Forum will be held in Prague on 5 – 6 June 2024 at [CIIRC Center]

Agenda (provisional)

5 June

  • 9:15 | Opening by Pavel Blazek; Minister of Justice of the Czech Republic
  • 9:30 | Keynote: Ethan Katsh; Director, National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution (NCTDR)
  • 10:15 | Coffee break

Hall A

  • 10:30 – 11:40 | ODR Standards
    • ISO project on ODR; ICODR Standards; CRT's and UNCITRAL documents; APEC Model Procedural Rules on ODR and related topics.
    • Moderator: Zbynek Loebl
    • Panelists: Yoshi Hayakawa; Mayu Watanabe; Leah Wing 
  • 11:45 – 13:00 | AI Standards and Regulations

    • The panelists will discuss the general question of whether it is practically possible to "control" the development and adoption of AI systems.  The panel will approach the topic from the perspectives of established standards of practice, regulatory and legislative approaches, and international standards development.

    • Moderator: Daniel Rainey

    • Panelists: Leah Wing, Scott Cooper, Chris Draper, Yordanka Ivanova

  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

  • 14:00 – 15:10 | AI Methods for ODR

    • Overview of the current AI methods used for ODR; LLM and other methods, examples of good and bad use cases

    • Moderator: Fernando Esteban de la Rosa

    • Panelists: Jan Sedivy; Davide Rua Carneiro; Jaromir Savelka;

  • 15:20 – 15:50 | AI impact on the role of third parties in dispute resolution: Orna Rabinovich; Talia Schwartz
  • 15:50 | Coffee break
  • 16:05 – 16:30 | A Legal Analysis on the Embedment of Automation and AI in Decision-making in International Arbitration: Sara Hourani

  • 16:35 – 18:00 | How to operationalize new EU digital legislation in ODR platforms

    • Practical workshop open to all participants organized by Masaryk University; detailed description of the workshop is available [here]

    • Moderators: Pavel Loutocky; Andrej Kristofik; Vaclav Stupka

  • 18:00 | Cocktail: IJODR toast

Dinner of NCTDR Fellows will be held on 4 June. 


Hall B

  • 10:30 – 11:40 | ODR around the world
    • Presentations about interesting developments in various countries around the world.
    • Moderator: TBC
    • Panelists: Graham Ross + Caroline Sheppard OBE (Lessons Learned); Pablo Cortez (England & Wales); Richard Rogers (Canada); Presenter from State Courts, Singapore
  • 11:45 - 13:00 | How can ODR assist in Ukrainian justice reform

    • Moderator: Tetiana Shevchenko
    • Panelists: Oksana Grabovska; Anna Grabovska; Irina Ogorodnicova; Yulia Dziavun
  • 13:00 – 14:00 | Lunch
  • 14:00 – 14:30 | Best practices in dispute diagnosis/solution exploration: Colin Rule and Clare Fowler (ODR.com)

  • 14:35 – 15:50 | Lex Mundi Panel:

    • Discussion of selected viewpoints of one of the largest network of top law firms on e-justice and ODR, including online courts in Baltic countries, ODR for disputes arising out of automatized or semi-automatized B-B relations, use of AI in litigation etc.

    • Moderator: Lauren Smith

    • Panelists: Valeriu Mina; Anete Dimitrovska; Michal Matejka

  • 15:50 | Coffee break

  • 16:05 – 17:30 | ODR in specific sectors and/or for specific technologies

    • Presentations about ODR for concrete fields and technologies

    • Moderator: TBC

    • Panelists: Nicolas Lozada Pimiento (ODR for climate change disputes); Catherine Arias; Federico Olsen; Pablo Cortez (ODR for Dark Web); Bielesz Holger (ODR for blockchain-related disputes); Simon Boehme (healthcare)

  • 17:35 – 18:00 | ODR Systems and Aggregate Litigation

    • Speaker: Prof. Alon Klement


6 June

  • 9:15 | Opening by Robert Němec; President of the Czech Bar Association
  • 9:30 | Keynote: Chittu Nagarajan; Co-Founder ODR.com 
  • 10:15 | Coffee break

Hall A

  • 10:30 – 11:40 | ODR and marginalized populations
    • This panel will focus on ODR and access to justice for populations often under-resourced and marginalized, addressing topics of gender, poverty, race, rurality, and self-represented litigants.
    • Moderator and panelist: Leah Wing
    • Panelists: Luz-Helena Beltrán Gomez; Jennifer Shack
  • 11:45 – 13:00 | United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
    • UN Women and partners explore tech tools to advance the implementation of international Women’s rights. The session will also create a platform at the ODR Forum to foster collaboration between government officials and the tech community through a workshop format aiming to jointly address development challenges and advance right of marginalized groups. More information is available [here].
    • Moderators: Doreen Buettner; Petra Burcikova
  • 13:00 – 14:00 | Lunch
  • 14:00 – 14:25 | AI and access to justice 
    • AI might substantially change how we look at access to justice: Yashar Saghai, Zbynek Loebl
  • 14:30 – 15:40 Future visions: student panel
    • Moderator and Panelist: Adria Medina Altarriba
    • Panelists: Tereza Rezabkova, Alex Feigelman, Tiffany Bird
  • 15:40 | Coffee break
  • 15:55 – 16:55 | Future visions: results of international student competition
  • 17:00 | Conference Highlights: Ethan Katch; Leah Wing

Hall B

  • 10:30 – 11:40 | ODR in the EU: new opportunities and challenges
    • This panel will discuss the current EU ODR environment, work by European Commission in the ODR field and related topics, including cybersecurity
    • Moderator: Pavel Loutocky
    • Panelists: Margarita Tuch; Vaclav Stupka; Petros Zourdoumis;
  • 11:40 - 13:00; 14:00 – 15:40 | Current ODR projects
    • Overview of the current ODR projects and initiatives.
    • Moderator: Martin Maisner
    • Presenters and projects: Sidharth Kapoor, Vaibhabi Khutia: Presolv360; Arya Lakshmi: Jupitice; Zbynek Loebl: Scheme; Simon Goodrich: Amica
  • 15:55 – 16:55 | Future visions: new ideas and concepts
    • Moderator: TBC
    • Presentations: Avvneek Kaur Sethii: The necessity of a unified regulatory framework

Additional Sponsors

Media Partner

Accommodation

There are two international hotels in walking distance from CIIRC building: These hotels are also only 30-45 minutes by taxi from Prague Airport, depending on traffic.

Grand Hotel International Prague

Distance from CIIRC to the hotel: 350 metres

Vienna House by Windham Diplomat

Distance from CIIRC to the hotel: 300 metres


Visiting Prague

The CIIRC building is close to Prague Castle (25 minutes by foot) and approximately 15-20 minutes by public transport from Old Town. A public transport stop (metro, tram) is only 5 minutes by foot from the CIIRC building.

Based on your votes we provide the following options:

  1. A cruise on the Vltava river
  2. A concert of Classical music
  3. Visiting Prague’s botanical gardens
  4. A guided tour of Prague Castle

Please be aware that there are numerous alternatives beyond the examples we've given. We hope you have a wonderful time in Prague.


Contact us

24th ODR Forum of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution, hosted in Prague by PRK Partners.

Contact for partners

Sona Rampulova, MBA Marketing Manager

sona.rampulova@prkpartners.com