Annual Spring Conference

April 10-13, 2019
Hyatt Regency
Minneapolis, MN

"Shining the Light on the Parties in Dispute Resolution"

The 2019 Annual Spring Conference will be held on April 10-13, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Whether you are new to dispute resolution practice or have been practicing for decades, the 2019 ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference has something for you.

The Conference will begin on April 10th with the convening of the Symposium on ADR in the Courts and run through April 13th featuring over 70 concurrent CLE and non-programs, multiple dedicated networking opportunities and will culminate in the Legal Educators' Colloquium on Saturday, April 13th.

We encourage you to consider any level of sponsorship that you, your organization, and/or your friends would be interested in for the 21st Annual ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference.

2019 Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference Flyer

2019 Conference Programs

This is the schedule of events as of January 16, 2019. The events may be subject to change before the conference.

Take a look at our conference fliers highlighting particular areas of interest:

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CLE Information

Hotel and Travel Information

Scholarship Information

Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank You to Our Sponsors!


American Arbitration Association
NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)
Thomson Reuters


College of Commercial Arbitrators (CCA)


Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Dispute Resolution Institute

Stinson Leonard Street


Center of Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, UC Hastings College of the Law
Harrie Samaras
Practising Law Institute
UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law & Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution


Aggie Dispute Resolution Program, Texas A&M University School of Law
Quinnipiac School of Law Center on Dispute Resolution
R. Wayne Thorpe