Events

In addition to corporate in-house courses, we occasionally make public presentations and facilitate open courses, workshops and webinars. Examples include:

The University of Western Australia
Comic and Creative Contracts: Improving Contracts through Innovation
7–8 December 2017   Perth, Australia

Alma Talent / Lakimiesliiton Koulutus
Legal Design ja tietosuoja
3 October 2017   Helsinki, Finland
Helena Haapio: Seuraavan sukupolven sopimukset – tavoitteena käyttäjälähtöisyys

MyData 2017
30 August – 1 September 2017  Tallinn, Estonia & Helsinki, Finland
Our Data Futures Workshop
30 August 2017  Tallinn, Estonia
Helena Haapio, Thomas D. Barton, James Hazard & Stefania Passera: Smart at the Back, Simple at the Front: Co-Creating Contracts, Consents and Policies that Work

Uppsala University
Uppsala Law and Management Research Seminar

30 May 2017   Uppsala, Sweden
Helena Haapio: Innovating Contracts: Turning Legally-Framed Documents to Usable Management Tools

Department of Future Technologies, University of Turku
Digitization for Developing Higher Education: an International Workshop 
30 March 2017   Turku, Finland
Helena Haapio: New Contract Design: From Lawyer-Readable to Human and Machine-Readable

Properta Asianajotoimisto Oy
Aineettoman ja kiinteän omaisuuden juridiikkaa 

22 March 2017   Helsinki, Finland
Helena Haapio: Sopimuskulttuurit murroksessa

20th International Legal Informatics Symposium IRIS 2017
23–25 February 2017 University of Salzburg, Austria
Helena Haapio, Daniela Alina Plewe & Robert de Rooy, 23 February 2017: Contract Continuum: From Text to Images, Comics, and Code
Helena Haapio & James Hazard, 23 February 2017: Wise Contracts: Smart Contracts that Work for People and Machines
Pirjo-Leena Forsström, Helena Haapio & Stefania Passera, 23 February 2017: FAIR Design Jam: A Case Study on Co-Creating Communication about FAIR Data Principles
Marika Salo & Helena Haapio, 24 February 2017: Robo-advisors and Investors: Enhancing Human-Robot Interaction through Information Design
Thorsten Schoormann, Ralf Knackstedt & Helena Haapio, 23 February 2017: Modeling and Visualization in Law: Past, Present and Future

Sample Events and Presentations 2016 and before

Ministry of Education and Culture / Open Science and Research Initiative
Nordic Open Science and Research Forum 2016
21–23 November 2016   Helsinki, Finland
Helena Haapio & Stefania Passera, 23 November 2016: FAIR Design Jam

Dottir Attorneys, Hellon & Finland100
Legal Design Summit
16 November 2016   Helsinki, Finland
Helena Haapio: Contract Design

International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM)
supported by JSCANProActive ThinkTank, & Nordic School of Proactive Law
Academic Forum 2016 – Contracting as Strategies for Excellence in Sustainable Relationships
The Strategy of Change: Driving Commercial Success and Improving Business Functions
24 October 2016    San Diego (CA), USA
Helena Haapio: Contract Design Manifesto
Carol Savage, George Siedel & Helena Haapio: Contract Simplification and Change Management: Lessons from a Case Study in Business Transformation

International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM)
Contract Simplification: Crafting Simple Usable Contracts
Ask The Expert / Thought-Leadership Webinar,  16 June 2016 (with Rob Waller & Stefania Passera)

Project Management Association Finland SIG-9/IACCM Finland
Contract Simplification
15 June 2016    Espoo, Finland
Helena Haapio: From conventional to useful, usable contracts

International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM)
IACCM EMEA Conference 2016
9–11 May 2016    Rome, Italy
Thomas Barton, Helena Haapio & Rob Waller, 9 May 2016: Workshop 2 Contract Simplification: Crafting Simple Usable Contracts

Swiss Re Center for Global Dialogue
International Conference on Contract Simplification 
29–31 March 2016     Rüschlikon/Zurich, Switzerland
Helena Haapio, 29 March 2016: Keynote 2 Complex contracts: how we got there – and how do we get out  
Summary
Presentation materials

19th International Legal Informatics Symposium IRIS 2016
25–27 February 2016 University of Salzburg, Austria
Helena Haapio & Margaret Hagan, 25 February 2016: Design Patterns for Contracts
Helena Haapio, Daniela Alina Plewe & Robert de Rooy, 25 February 2016: Next Generation Deal Design: Comics and Visual Platforms for Contracting. Podcast available for Weblaw/Jusletter IT subscribers. Introduction in English and in German.
Marika Salo, Helena Haapio & Stefania Passera, 25 February 2016: Putting Financial Regulation to Work: Using Simplification and Visualization for Consumer-Friendly Information

2015

International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM)
IACCM Americas Forum 2015
6–8 October 2015    Henderson (NV), USA
Helena Haapio & Milva Finnegan, 8 October 2015: Closing Workshop The Art of Crafting Simple, Usable Contracts

International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM) supported by JSCANProActive ThinkTank, & Nordic School of Proactive Law
Academic Forum 2015 – Contracting as Strategies for Excellence in Sustainable Relationships
6 October 2015    Henderson (NV), USA
Helena Haapio: A Positive Approach to Contracting and Law

Project Management Association Finland’s Contract Management Special Interest Group (CM SIG-9) and the International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM) Finland in collaboration with Fennia
Towards Agile, Simpler Contracts and Successful Relationships
14 September 2015     Helsinki, Finland
Helena Haapio and Stefania Passera: Transforming Contracts – from complex legal rules to usable business tools

Legal Design and Contract Simplification
Master Program of Legal Management (MLM) of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
2 September 2015   Aalto Design Factory, Espoo, Finland

International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM)
IACCM Europe Forum 2015
15–17 June 2015     London, UK
Helena Haapio & Rob Waller, 17 June 2015: Closing Workshop Improving Contract Clarity & Quality through Simplification, Clear Language & Visualization Practices

18th International Legal Informatics Symposium IRIS 2015
26–28 February 2015     University of Salzburg, Austria
Michael Curtotti, Helena Haapio & Stefania Passera: Interdisciplinary Cooperation in Legal Design and Communication
Christina Ramberg & Helena Haapio: Making Contracts Work: Playing a Game for Enhanced Managerial-Legal Collaboration
Meng Weng Wong, Helena Haapio, Sebastiaan Deckers & Sidhi Dhir: Computational Contract Collaboration and Construction

2014

UN CISG Seminar on Status and Current Challenges: International Commercial Law from a Nordic and Baltic Perspective
18 September 2014     Aarhus University, Denmark,
Helena Haapio: Invited keynote, Responding to the Challenges: Making Contracts and the Law Work for Business 

Simplification Centre, Information Design Association and Clarity
Clearer Legal information
9 April 2014    London, UK
Helena Haapio: Visualisation in Commercial Contracts

17th International Legal Informatics Symposium IRIS 2014
20–22 February 2014     University of Salzburg, Austria
Helena Haapio, 20 February 2014: Lawyers as Designers, Engineers and Innovators: Better Legal Documents through Information Design and Visualization
Stefania Passera, Helena Haapio & Michael Curtotti, 20 February 2014: Making the Meaning of Contracts Visible – Automating Contract Visualization 

Aalto PRO
Proactive Procurement: Contracting for Business Success and Problem Prevention

Executive Education Program, Diploma in Global Sourcing, Aalto University Professional Development (1-day workshop)
29 January 2014   Espoo, Finland
14 January 2013   Espoo, Finland
18 January 2012   Espoo, Finland

University of Zurich, Department of Law
International Conference on Multisensory Law
27–28 January 2014   Zurich, Switzerland
Helena Haapio, 27 January 2014: Making the Meaning of Contracts Visible: Automating Contract Visualization

International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM)
Bringing Design Thinking into Contract Design: Visual Tools for Better Contracting

Ask The Expert / Thought-Leadership Webinar,  14 January 2014 (with Stefania Passera)

2013

International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM)
Decision Trees, Negotiation Planners and Beyond: Visual Tools for Better Contracting and Communication
Ask The Expert / Thought-Leadership Webinar, 5 December 2013 (with George Siedel)

Legal Design Jam @ The Embassy Network
12 October 2013  San Francisco, CA, USA

Legal Design Jam @ Stanford University d.school
11 October 2013   Stanford, CA, USA

International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM)
IACCM Americas Forum 2013
8–10 October 2013    Phoenix, AZ, USA
Helena Haapio & Stefania Passera, 8 October 2013: Pre-Conference Workshop Contract Simplification & Visualization Workshop

ProActive ThinkTank, Nordic School of Proactive Law & IACCM
Academic Forum 2013 – Integrating Law and Contract Management: Proactive, Preventive and Strategic Approaches
8 October 2013    Phoenix, AZ, USA
Helena Haapio: Good Contracts: Bringing Design Thinking into Contract Design

Legal Design Jam @ Information Design Summer School
30 September – 4 October 2013  Syros, Greece

International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM)
IACCM Europe Forum 2013
23–25 April 2013   Berlin, Germany
Helena Haapio, 25 April 2013: Transforming Contracts from Legal Rules to User-Centered Communication Tools

University of Eastern Finland & Institut für Ostrecht München e.V.
Project Workshop: Flexibility in Business Contracting
20–22 March 2013   Regensburg, Germany
Helena Haapio, 20 March 2013: A Proactive Approach to Law

Symposium on Communicating Complex Information
25–26 February 2013    East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA
Helena Haapio & Stefania Passera, 26 February 2013:  Transforming Contracts from Legal Rules to Usercentered Communication Tools: a Human-Information Interaction Challenge

16th International Legal Informatics Symposium IRIS 2013
20–22 February 2013     University of Salzburg, Austria
Helena Haapio, 22 February 2013: Designing Readable Contracts: Goodbye to Legal Writing – Welcome to Information Design and Visualization

2012

e-Stockholm ’12 Legal Conference
Internationalisation of law in the digital information society
XXVII Nordic Conference on Law and IT
21–23 November 2012     Stockholm, Sweden
Helena Haapio, 23 November 2012: Visualising Contracts for Better Business

Aalto University
Arctic Workshop 2012 – Innovation & Sourcing
Finnish Doctoral Program in Industrial Engineering and Management
15–16 November 2012    Espoo, Finland
Helena Haapio & Stefania Passera, 15 November 2012: Innovating Procurement Contracting: Merging Contract Design with Information Design

Aalto University School of Economics
Tieto näkyväksi – Visualizing Knowledge
17 September 2012     Helsinki, Finland
Stefania Passera & Helena Haapio: The Quest for Clarity in Contracts – Time for a Visual Turn

International Conference on Multisensory Law
hosted by C. H. Beck Publishers
29–30 October 2012   Munich, Germany
Helena Haapio, 29 October 2012: Visualizing Commercial Contracts: Merging Contract Design with Information Design

IACCM Finland / PMAF Contract Management SIG (SIG-9)
Member Meeting: The Future of Contracting
7 June 2012   Helsinki, Finland
Helena Haapio: User-centred Contract Design: New Directions in the Quest for Simpler Contracting

International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM)
IACCM EMEA 2012 Conference
25–26 April 2012     London, UK
Helena Haapio & Stefania Passera, April 25, 2012: User-Centered Contract Design: New Directions in the Quest for Simpler Contracting

Comprehensive/Integrative Law Conference – Lawyers as Peacemakers and Healers: New Directions in the Practice of Law
13–15 April 2012   Phoenix School of Law, Phoenix (AZ), USA
Helena Haapio, 14 April 2012: Proactive Law in Action: Making Contracts Work

University of Eastern Finland & Center for Independent Social Research
Project Workshop: Flexibility in Business Contracting
29–30 March 2012   St. Petersburg, Russia
Helena Haapio: Flexibility by Design: A Paradigm Shift in Complex Project Contracting

University of Salzburg
15th International Legal Informatics Symposium IRIS 2012
23–25 February 2012     Salzburg, Austria
Helena Haapio, 23 February 2012: Making Contracts Work for Clients: towards Greater Clarity and Usability
LexisNexis Best Paper Award – Read more: Press Release (in German) IACCM News and Contracting Excellence, March 2012.

European Commission, Directorate-General for Translation
Current Research and Initiatives on Clear Writing and Visualisation
3 February 2012   Brussels, Belgium
2 February 2012   Luxembourg

Pre-2012

If  P&C Insurance Company
Contractual Risk Management Workshop
2–3 November 2011    Oslo, Norway
26–27 February 2008    Lysaker, Norway
6–7 February 2007    Lysaker, Norway
15–16 March 2006   Helsinki, Finland
6–8 June 2000   Mariehamn, Åland Islands, Finland

International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM)
Proactive Law for Managers: A Hidden Source of Competitive Advantage
Ask The Expert / Thought-Leadership Webinar,  7 April 2011 (with George Siedel)

IIR Middle East
Contracts 2008 – Proactive Contracting for the 21st Century
27 April – 1 May 2008     Dubai, UAE
Helena Haapio, 27 April 2008: Pre-Conference Workshop A, “The Proactive Approach: Managing Contract Risks And Opportunities”
Helena Haapio, 28 April 2008: General Session, “Proactive Contracting For Better Business – The Way Forward”

IIR Middle East
4th Annual Contract Management Conference
25–29 March 2007    Dubai, UAE
Helena Haapio, 25 March 2007: General Session “Identifying Invisible Terms In International Contracts”
Helena Haapio, 26 March 2007: Panel Discussion “Getting An International Perspective On Dispute Resolution And Avoidance”
Helena Haapio, 27 March 2007: Workshop: “Identifying and Dealing with Risks in International Contracting”