Conference Information

Breaking New Ground In International Arbitration 


Columbia Arbitration Day (CAD), the Columbia International Arbitration Association's (CIAA) largest annual event, is one of the premier international arbitration and CLE-accredited conferences in the country, bringing together scholars, practitioners, and students from all over the world for an annual discussion on the challenges that drive the international arbitration community.

The eleventh edition of Columbia Arbitration Day (CAD) will take place on March 6, 2020 at Columbia Law School. Focusing on what makes international arbitration a unique field for legal innovation, this year's conference theme is "Breaking New Ground in International Arbitration". Prominent speakers from all over the world will come together to discuss cutting-edge topics in the field (including arbitration under “One Belt One Road”, technology in arbitration, ethical issues faced by counsel in proceedings, arbitration as a forum for human rights & environmental disputes and arbitrator diversity). 

All information about the conference, including speaker biographies and schedule will be up on the website soon. In the meantime, please direct any questions or requests for information to:

The conference takes place on Friday, March 6, 2020 at the Columbia Law School, Jerome L. Greene Hall.

Tickets are now available for purchase at this link.


All working sessions and conference materials will be in English.

Travel Arrangements and Visas
Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. It is recommended that you check your visa requirements with your local embassy or consulate. We are unable to dispatch visa invitation letters to support your visa application prior to receipt of your registration form and full registration fees.

Hotel Accommodation
For further information on accommodation please consult the Columbia Visitor Center.