Call for Panel Proposals: International Law Weekend 2022


The American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) is pleased to announce our call for panel proposals for the International Law Weekend 2022 (ILW 2022)?the premier international law event of the fall season. ILW 2022 is scheduled for October 20-22, 2022 in New York City. We look forward to gathering in person for the first time in over two years.

The ILW Organizing Committee (Committee) invites panel proposals to be submitted online by June 1, 2022. Please note that proposals will only be accepted through the online ILW Panel Proposal Submission Form.

The unifying theme for ILW 2022, held during ABILA?s centennial year, is The Next 100 Years of International Law.

ILW 2022 will explore these issues through a diverse set of engaging and provocative panels. As in prior years, we anticipate nearly 2,000 registrants including practitioners, academics, diplomats, business leaders, federal and state government officials, NGO leaders, journalists, students, and interested citizens. We plan to include a broad array of both public international law and private international law topics in each time slot.

When submitting your proposal, please consider the following points:
-Panel proposals may concern any aspect of contemporary international law and practice including, but not limited to, the international law on the use of force, international economic law (including trade and investment), human rights, international humanitarian law, international organizations, international environmental law, national security, cyber law, international criminal law, international intellectual property, the law of the sea and outer space, and legal theory. When submitting your proposal, please identify the primary area(s) of international law that your proposed panel will address.
-Please provide the names, titles, and affiliations of the moderator and panelists. Please also indicate whether these speakers have confirmed their intent to participate if the panel is chosen.
-We plan to promote representation and dialogue among diverse voices at ILW 2022. Per the ILA Guidelines for Gender Diversity, all panels must include at least one woman as a speaker, and preference will be given to panels with gender parity. Further, the Committee will give preference to panels that include representation of historically underrepresented groups and promote dialogue across different professional perspectives, including scholars and practitioners.
-Please identify what format you are proposing for your panel. We welcome various formats, such as debates, roundtables, lectures, and break-out groups, as well as the usual practice of panel presentations.
-Please indicate whether you are an ABILA member and whether your panel is sponsored by an ABILA committee(s). Preference will be given to panels submitted by one or more committees, and particularly to joint submissions. Committees may submit multiple proposals, but a maximum of one panel will be selected.
-CLE credit will be available for certain panels. We encourage you to consider taking the necessary steps to qualify your panel for CLE credit.

For questions regarding ILW 2022, please contact:

Date and Location

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - 12:00am to 11:59pm