About

The international SOLAIR Conference (Society, Law, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics) organized primarily by the Institute of State and Law of the Czech Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic was established in 2018. Since the first year the conference gained very positive publicity and hosted a number of leading experts on law and artificial intelligence from the public sphere, academia and business.

The main purpose of the conference is to create an open space and platform for discussion of inspiring and innovative ideas related to law and artificial intelligence and to support discussions as well as partnership between the public and private spheres.

Each year of the SOLAIR Conference is focused on a specific topic:

The SOLAIR Conference has been supported by multiple partners and the number of partners is growing every year.

In 2019, the SOLAIR Conference was organized jointly by the Institute of State and Law of the Czech Academy of Sciences, the Government Office of the Czech Republic, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, and Microsoft. The conference was also supported by Strategy AV21.

In 2020, the SOLAIR Conference is organized jointly by the Institute of State and Law of the CAS, the Czech Academy of Sciences, the Government Office of the Czech Republic, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, Microsoft, UNCITRAL, Ministry of Justice of Japan and Japan International Dispute Resolution Center (JIDRC). The conference is also supported by Strategy AV21.

The conference traditionally takes place on Thursday and Friday of the second week in September. The future conferences will take place as follows:

  • SOLAIR 2021: 9 - 10 September 2021
  • SOLAIR 2022: 8 - 9 September 2022
  • SOLAIR 2023: 7 - 8 September 2023
Conference chair
Alžběta Krausová (Institute of State and Law of the Czech Academy of Sciences)
Conference Committee in 2020
  • Alex Ivančo (Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic)
  • Jan Klesla (Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic)
  • Tomáš Kozárek (Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic)
  • Kateřina Anna Magnna (Microsoft)
  • Jan Míča (Government Office of the Czech Republic)
Contact: cicero@ilaw.cas.cz