October 24-28 is ADR Cyberweek. Hosted by The Werner Institute for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution at Creighton University School of Law, at their website www.adrhub.com.
Sign up for Cyberweek here. It's free. You'll find some information about it there.
After you sign-up, check out the CyberWeek homepage here.
Here's another source of information I've found on it - an email I received having registered for it:
October is here and Cyberweek 2011 is just a couple of weeks away. Please make sure you save the dates of October 24th to October 28th to provide ample time to participate. Once again, it appears we were able to build on the success of previous Cyberweeks and find some new and exciting ways to engage the participants. It will truly be an engaging environment appropriate for all levels of students, practitioners, and scholars. This email highlights some of the planned activities and includes a schedule at a glance that is attached as a PDF.
Every day of the week will provide at least one webinar offering an opportunity to engage in live conversations regarding various online dispute resolution topics. We will close out the week on Friday with a webinar on recent developments in UNCITRAL’s work relating to arbitration in the context of international trade.
There will be the typical discussion forums providing an opportunity for asynchronous engagement regarding topics such as:
We are introducing two new activities in Cyberweek 2011. They include a twitter chat on Wednesday, October 26th from 8-9pm EST, and an internet radio program regarding Online Dispute Resolution hosted by Pattie Porter. Information regarding these unique events will be found in the Cyberweek 2011 website when the conference launches.
I also want to highlight three activities for students that you may want to begin working on and alerting students in conflict resolution if you are a professor. The first is the annual ABA Ethics student competition. Once again students will be able to respond to a case regarding ethics in ODR and will have their submissions judged by experts.
The second activity is new this year and specifically aimed to highlight the work of students relating to ODR. Students will be able to post a paper, presentation, slideshow, or any work that has been done regarding online dispute resolution. The forum will provide opportunities to share these works and discuss them with their peers and experts in the field. Therefore, if you have students that may be interested in these events, please let them know.
Finally, we have SmartSettle, an online dispute resolution platform, providing a demonstration of their platform and ask students to get involved. You will need to preregister to participate in this experience and can do so by following the instructions at this website: http://www.smartsettle.com/2011/10/02/smartsettle-one-at-cyberweek-...
As you can see, there is plenty to look forward to and it promises to be a wonderful week of discussion and exploration. So, please register soon for Cyberweek, if you have not done so already, at http://cyberweek2011.eventbrite.com/ . If you are already registered, please pass this information on to others who may not be aware of this free, educational conference regarding online dispute resolution.
One final note, the platform that the conference is hosted on is www.adrhub.com. It is a great central resource for all things related to conflict resolution. To engage in the activities you will also have to sign up to be a member of this site. It is free and simple to do. Please do so prior to the week so you can be ready to go day one of Cyberweek. If you participated last year, you are already a member and will just have to simply sign on with your username and password.
We are looking forward to the week and will be updating registered participants to the rest of the programming and schedule as the conference approaches.
Bryan J. Hanson