The annual ITA Workshop held in Dallas each June since 1989 is widely recognized as the leading conference in the field in the United States. As one participant summarized succinctly, “It is the forum in which legitimate top practitioners gather annually. Thus, the topics are sophisticated, the networking is legitimate, and the social element is valuable.”
The “original mock arbitration” program, the 1½ -day Workshop customarily includes mock arbitration scenes written and performed by international experts to demonstrate key issues of practice, expert commentaries and panels, a young arbitrators Roundtable and a variety of social activities.
Though the Workshop is of course open to anyone interested in international arbitration, the best way to attend is as a member of the Advisory Board. The cost is about the same but the benefits are much greater. The primary ITA membership annual events are held immediately following the Workshop, including the Advisory Board Annual Dinner that night, and the Advisory Board committee meetings and the off-the-record ITA Friday Forum the following day. Advisory Board members attend the entire Workshop and all membership activities for free.