Call for Presentations Proposals

IACA 29-31 March 2022 Conference at Helsinki, Finland 

The International Association for Court Administration (IACA) will host its 2022 international conference in Helsinki, Finland on 29-31 March 2022.  The conference theme will be PEOPLE-CENTERED JUSTICE IN THE NEW NORMAL, focusing on five broad topics areas: 

  1.  PEOPLE-CENTERED ACCESS TO JUSTICE
  2.  CONCENTRIC JUSTICE DESIGNS
  3.  PRESERVING THE RULE OF LAW AND JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE
  4.  COURT ADMINISTRATION LEADERSHIP, EXCELLENCE AND QUALITY
  5.  NEW APPROACHES AND DEVELOPMENTS IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

 Topics will include:

  1. The Administration of Justice in the New Normal
  2. Shifting parameters in Criminal Justice and Human Rights Enforcement in Virtual Environments
  3. The Changing Face of International Cooperation in Criminal Justice
  4. Trends in Court Administration Leadership to Enhance People-Centered Justice
  5. Leadership, Expertise, Teamwork and Judicial Management in the transition to Virtual Education
  6. New Ways of Access to justice, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Online Dispute Resolution (ODR)
  7. Innovative Developments in Court Facility Design, Efficiency and Services
  8. Deploying IT to Improve Access to Justice without Compromising Quality or Marginalizing the Disadvantaged
  9. Predictive Analytics (PA), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in Court Systems: The Looming Prospects of Automated Judicial Decision-Making and Appellate Review
  10. Deploying Blockchain Technology in Court Administration, Information Management and Operations

The Conference agenda will include presentations and discussions in English and Arabic selected by the Agenda Committee from two sources:

  • Individuals invited for their expertise and experience
  • Presentation proposals selected from those submitted in response to this solicitation.  These will be 45-minute breakout sessions/discussions running simultaneously with others.  Presenters selected by Agenda Committee will be required to prepare English-language PowerPoint slides to complement their oral presentations and for posting on the Conference Website.

To be considered, please complete the attached one-page application form in English, and submit a scanned version of it no later than 30 November 2021 to this email address:  [email protected]

 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM

Note

Selection by the Agenda Committee of a presentation proposal for the Helsinki Conference does not include payment of transportation to Helsinki, hotel accommodation costs, or conference registration fees. Participants selected to provide presentations will be provided with a $100.00 registration fee discount. Given constraints on IACA’s budget and the overall expense of the conference, we expect that most presenters will be able to secure conference funding from their employing and/or sponsoring organizations. IACA requests that presenters make arrangements to have their expenses funded by their own local sources. 

Thank you for your understanding.