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ODR Cyberweek Kicks Off Today

As I note at my LawSites blog, the annual, all-online and entirely free Cyberweek conference starts today, dedicated to the future of online dispute resolution and online justice. The conference is organized by the University of Massachusetts Center for Information Technology and Dispute Resolution and InternetBar.org. Here is the nutshell description:

Cyberweek consists of many different kinds of activities and opportunities, from Skypecasts to meetings in virtual worlds to Podcasts to discussion forums and more, all related to the topic of Online Dispute Resolution (ODR). Cyberweek is a free all-online conference and we invite you join us in both asynchronous and real-time events. Last year, we had several hundred participants from over forty countries and we are working to have a most ambitious program this year.

The schedule of events runs through the week. Several forum discussions begin today, including:

  • A Spanish-language ODR forum, with Alberto Elisavetsky, CEO, PDVSA DivisiĆ³n Eventos Virtuales, and ADR professor at the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • "ODR and Virtual Worlds," with Ethan Katsh, founder and director of the Center for Information Technology and professor of legal studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
  • "ODR in the Physical World," with Dr. Orna Rabinovich-Einy, assistant professor of law, Haifa Law Faculty; Frank Fowlie, the ombudsman of the  Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers; and Benjamin Davis, professor of law at the University of Toledo College of Law and founder of the International Competition for Online Dispute Resolution.
  • "Technology, Culture and ODR," with Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab, lecturer in law at Cairo University, Egypt.
  • "Use of Technology and ODR in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding," with Sanjana Hattotuwa, content and strategic engagement consultant and founding member of Info-share.org.

On Thursday, I will participate as a panel member in an online teleconference program, "Mediation Excellence in Cyberspace," part of a three-day series of teleconferences on mediation excellence organized by John DeBruyn at CoADR Online.

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on September 25, 2006 at 03:30 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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