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Headlined by giants in Tech, Law, Industry, and ODR

The ODR Forum 2023 will be an explosion of ideas, cutting edge innovation, inspiration and connections - all to move forward ODR exponentially. Keynotes include Nandan Nilekani, Amitabh Kant, Richard Susskind and Ethan Katsh.


See the emergent ODR ecosystem as a whole

Expert Dialogues, ODR Legal Tech Popup, Lightning Talks


Connect, exchange energy, insights, and ideas

Social Meetings, Creative Spaces


Ideate, collaborate, and act

Make-a-thon, World café 

Session Formats

Expert dialogue

  • 1 facilitator
  • 3-4 speakers (ideally having different perspectives on the concerned dialogue topic)
  • 60 minutes
  • An expert dialogue follows a structured format for the first part, followed by a free flowing discussion amongst the experts, and ends with an audience Q&A. 
  • A performative or demonstrative element to the dialogue is a plus

ODR Legal Tech Popup

  • 1-2 speakers
  • A short demonstration of a cutting edge product, tool, or other innovation related to online dispute resolution.

Lightning Talk

  • 1-2 speakers
  • 8-10 minutes, theatre style
  • Can use the PechaKucha format.
  • Meant to deliver inspiring stories from around the world on use of ODR for enhancing access to justice, concise and direct call to action, draw attention to a specific problem with an intent to rally action/ solutions, and the like.
  • These lightning talks will be put online-only on the ODR Forum website, and the speakers will be given specific time at the Forum for interaction with the audience.   


  • An 8-weeks long online challenge bringing together engineers, technologists, lawyers, designers and business professionals to find solutions for the online dispute resolution ecosystem.
Suggest & Host a Session

At the heart of the ODR Forum 2023 is the spirit and ideas of the global ODR community. This year the Forum will be co-designed with community members! If you have an idea for a session or track that you’d like to bring to the ODR Forum 2023 – the applications to suggest and host are now open!

In case your session does not fit in any of the above formats, say you want to do a theatre performance, you can still propose a session through the Suggest Form. Select ‘Other’ as your format in the Form.

Other Key Questions


We’ve identified 4 broad themes (not exhaustive) for the ODR Forum 2023, your suggestion may or may not pertain to these themes: 

  • Emerging Trends & Patterns in Global ODR
  • New Dispute Categories for ODR Worldwide
  • Pathways for Collaborative Action
  • Emerging Technologies

What will we offer?

For the applications selected for hosting a session (and not applications that have only suggested sessions that others may present):

  • Inputs on your design
  • Space & onsite volunteer resources 
  • Free passes for the hosts/ presenters of the winning sessions
  • Outreach support & visibility
  • An amazing and engaged community, and 
  • A great time!

Review of applications

  • The applications to host a session will be reviewed by a panel of thought leaders in the ODR ecosystem with an objective of making the Forum radically collaborative. The applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We will be in touch with you over the course of January and February to support you with your session.

Criteria for review of applications

  • Relevant for the ODR community 
  • Original, proposes a new idea or is a fresh take on an existing idea or issue
  • Inclusive, takes account of diverse perspectives
  • Activates agency of stakeholders, actionable pathways for the emergent future
  • Compelling, engages with the participants, leaves the audience inspired, with a feeling of having actively learned something new, or that they had an opportunity to participate, imagine and create together.
  • Aligns with the objectives of the ODR Forum 2023. What is going to help people touch, feel, and shape the New Now of Online Dispute Resolution and the next generation of innovation in this space? 

Some resources for designing a session are

The last date for suggesting a session is 31 January 2022. We recommend you write to us soon as we are assessing submissions on a rolling basis.