Agenda + Sessions

Let’s Learn!


While online attendees will only have access to content presented in the main room, in-person attendees will be able to choose which breakout session to attend.

Continue reading below to learn more information on the agenda, sessions + speakers, and continuing education.

Continuing Education Information

This conference is approved for 6 hours of CE for registered neutrals, and it is expected to be approved by the State Bar of Georgia for 6 CLE hours, including ethics, trial, and professionalism credit.


All CE for neutrals registered with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution will be automatically applied by December 2.


Georgia Attorneys who purchase the appropriate ticket option will have CLE hours automatically reported to the State Bar of Georgia. The fee for CLE hours is included in the ticket price.


Attorneys from states other than Georgia: Upon request, we will be happy to assist you with needed documentation to self-report hours to your local State Bar. Please reach out to us at

Thursday, November 17

Opening Reception from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The opening reception will be held in the conference space at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center. Attendance to the reception is free for all ticket holders. In-person registrants will be able to check-in for the conference during the reception.

Friday, November 18

The program will run from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (full agenda outlined below)

Those attending via livestream will not have access to view sessions presented in Room A. Those attending the conference in person will have a choice between two breakout sessions, held at 9:55 AM and 2:10 PM.


7:30 am - 8:00 am

7:30 am - 8:30 am

8:30 am - 8:45 am

8:45 am - 9:45 am

9:45 am - 9:55 am

9:55 am - 10:55 am


10:55 am - 11:05 am

11:05 am - 12:05 pm

12:05 pm - 1:00 pm

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

2:00 pm - 2:10 pm

2:10 pm - 3:10 pm


3:10 pm - 3:20 pm

3:20 pm - 4:20 pm

4:20 pm - 4:30 pm


Dispute Resolution Section Meeting


Welcome and Program Overview

Verbal Atemi - A Technique for Creative Disruption: Part 1


Verbal Atemi - A Technique for Creative Disruption: Part 2

In Their Shoes (Room A)


Practical Cybersecurity: A How-to Guide


Cultural Considerations and Language Barriers: Practical Tips


Resolving Conflict in Complex Family Law Issues

Recent Developments in Arbitration - 2022 (Room A)


Show Me… Ethical Safeguards!

Closing & Raffle

Who is presenting?

We are still working hard to bring you quality content by locking in dynamic speakers. Check back often for updates!

Stephen Kotev

Stephen Kotev is a conflict resolution academic, trainer, and coach. He has a Black Belt in Aikido and a Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Learn more about Stephen here.

Stephen will be presenting “Verbal Atemi - Parts 1 & 2”.

Niki Lemeshka

Niki is the Program Manager at the Georgia Commission on Family Violence, where she oversees the agency’s grant-funded programs and special projects.

Niki will be presenting “In Their Shoes”.

John Allgood, Esq.

John Allgood is Of Counsel at Ford & Harrison LLP in Atlanta and an adjunct professor for Emory University and Georgia State University Schools of Law. He has served for more than 20 years as an independent neutral, arbitrating cases in commercial, employment, construction, and securities law.

John will be presenting “Recent Developments in Arbitration - 2022”.

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