Call for Expressions of Interest

Arbitration Incubation: Ideas from the Next Generation

ACICA and CIArb Australia are pleased to announce that the upcoming ACICA/CIArb Australia International Arbitration Conference, being held on 18 October 2021, will include a ‘Next Generation’ panel to showcase new ideas from, and the talent of, the next generation of arbitration thought leaders.

The panel will feature four exciting presentations on topics of fresh interest, emerging jurisdictions and current controversy. We invite topic proposals to be submitted by 2 August 2021.

All proposals must:

  • Be the author’s own original work, the substance of which is unpublished[1].
  • Be submitted in a word document not exceeding 500 to 800 words.
  • Clearly identify in the covering email the author’s nationality/nationalities, age (applicants must be under 45 years of age[2]), location, affiliation, and qualifications. Applicants should also indicate if they agree to attend in person (subject to applicable restrictions)[3].
  • Be submitted by email to

Each proposal will be reviewed by a review committee consisting of members from both the ACICA45 Steering Committee and CIArb YMG. The review committee will submit a shortlist of names to the conference organising committee to select four panellists. The selection results will be announced by early September 2021. Panellists are expected to bear their own travel expenses if attending in person, but will receive a full waiver of the conference fee.

Panellists selected must be prepared to speak for ten minutes on their topic at the conference. The panel will be moderated by Caroline Swartz-Zern (ACICA45) and Kristian Maley (CIArb YMG).


[1] The four proposals selected for presentation must not published (or included in any publication) until after 18 October 2021.

[2] The review committee retains a discretion to consider proposals from applicants older than 45 years of age as at 18 October 2021 if they can conclusively demonstrate less than 5 years’ practice in arbitration. Please contact in advance of making a submission to confirm eligibility.

[3] The review committee will consider applicants that wish to attend to speak via web conference however this will be subject to ensuring the correct in-person balance for the conference.