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The Sir Zelman Cowen Centre at Victoria University is convening the Online Dispute Resolution (ODR): The State of the Art Symposium on 21-22 November 2018 in Melbourne.

The symposium will:

  • provide an intensive and experiential learning opportunity for strategic decision makers in Australia interested in ODR as a mechanism for improving efficiency and access to justice through technology
  • showcase, and critically review, the variety of ODR approaches and technologies being adopted nationally and internationally
  • create a network of practitioners and policy makers with a specialist interest in developing ODR in Australia.

Australian policy makers, judicial officers, court and tribunal administrators and complaint handling agencies are invited to engage with leading international experts to learn about ODR solutions being adopted nationally and across the globe.


Shannon Salter

Shannon Salter

Chair of the Civil Resolution Tribunal, British Columbia

Colin Rule

Colin Rule

Former Head of ODR at eBay and PayPal & Vice President for ODR, Tyler Technologies

Professor Pablo Cortés

Professor Pablo Cortés

Professor of Civil Justice, Chair in Civil Justice

Professor Amy Schmitz

Professor Amy Schmitz

Elwood L. Thomas Missouri Endowed Professor of Law, University of Missouri

Event details

Thursday 22 November 2018

Additional events, including a public lecture will be held on the afternoon of Wednesday 21 November.

Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne
328 Flinders St
Melbourne VIC 3000

$440 (incl GST)

The symposium is highly interactive. Numbers are therefore strictly limited and attendance is by invitation only.

If you are interested in attending, you can request an invitation.

Formal opening & public lecture

The formal opening of the symposium will be held on Wednesday 21 November 2018 at 6:00pm, followed by a Public Lecture on ‘Compulsory ODR: The Canadian Experience’ with Shannon Salter, Chair of the Civil Resolution Tribunal in British Columbia, Canada.


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ODR Forum in New Zealand

ODR Forum, Auckland

Innovation and Impact: Online Courts and the Changing Landscapes of Digital Justice

The New Zealand Centre for ICT Law, Auckland University will host the ODR Forum on 14-15 November 2018.

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