About the symposium

The Online Dispute Resolution (ODR): The State of the Art Symposium was convened by the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre at Victoria University.

The aims of the symposium were to:

  • 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.


Who attended

Attendance at the symposium was by invitation only.

Delegates included:

  • members of the judiciary
  • court and tribunal members and administrators
  • complaint handling agencies
  • IT managers
  • academics
  • policy advisers
  • others making strategic decisions about the introduction of smart and competitive technologies to promote greater efficiency and access to justice.


Thursday 22 November 2018

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


Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne
328 Flinders St
Melbourne VIC 3000


$440 (incl GST)

Invitations to attend

The symposium was highly interactive, therefore, numbers were limited and attendance was by invitation only.