Cyberweek 2013 and Call for Proposals

I am passing along an annoucement from FOI Noam Ebner:

It is time once again to prepare for the annual conference on Online Dispute Resolution, Cyberweek 2013. This online conference provides a week of activities and dialogue about the world of Online Dispute Resolution and how it relates to our work as conflict specialists. Cyberweek 2013 will take place Monday, November 4th through Friday, November 8th.

We are currently in the process of identifying potential activities for the conference.  Are you working on an interesting area in ODR, which you’d like to give a live webinar on? Are you interesting in facilitating a discussion forum on a topic of expertise? Do you have an ODR related product you would like to Demo? Do you have other ideas for activities (simulations, competitions, or anything else?)

If you would like to propose any type of  learning experience for Cyberweek 2013, please contact Bryan Hanson at, or Noam Ebner at by September 15th.

** Once again Cyberweek will have a Spanish and Italian track. To propose activities in theselanguages please contact Alberto Elisavetsky by email at **

This will be the 16th Cyberweek. Since 2010, the Werner Institute has been assisting in the facilitation of Cyberweek by hosting it on the website Via this platform, thousands of participants have engaged in conversations with students, faculty members, and practitioners interested in the integration of technology into our dispute resolution processes. Once again, Cyberweek will be packed with engaging discussion forums, webinars, podcasts, demonstrations, simulations, and contests. We are also planning to integrate many of the latest innovations in social media to create an environment that will bring us all closer together for the week.

One wonderful aspect of an online conference is that it all remains archived for reflection following the live events. You may click on the following links wants to view the archives for Cyberweek 2010, Cyberweek 2011, or Cyberweek 2012. We are looking forward to building on the success from the past three years of Cyberweek on the ADRHub and creating another vibrant environment that inspires the same energy and participation that has been consistent throughout all of the Cyberweek conferences thus far.

Please pass on this message to anyone who may be interested in proposing a learning experience, or participating in Cyberweek 2013. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact

In addition to the call for proposals, let me recommend you consider noting the dates (Monday, November 4th through Friday, November 8th), and incorporating the conference into your courses this fall in one way or another. Cyberweek is a fully-online conference offering a unique experience of exposure to the world of online dispute resolution and other interfaces between dispute resolution and technology. Cyberweek is hosted on, the web portal that the Werner Institute at Creighton Law has set up for the ADR community as a source for material and ideas as well as a professional and academic networking. ADRHub has over 2,000 members, and over 1,000 participants generally participate in Cyberweek, so exposing them to the conference might help them open doors and make connections in addition to gaining or enhancing awareness of this cutting edge area in ADR.  Conference activities, in  addition to discussion forums and live webinars led by experts in the field, the include demos and test-drives of ODR programs and platforms, an online mediation and mediation advocacy competition, the ABA – Dispute Resolution Section’s ethics competition that Susan announced a few days ago and much, much more. We’d love to see you and your students participating in this special event.

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