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Call for Proposals: ABC Copyright Conference 2020

September 16, 2019

The ABC Copyright Conference 2020 will be held in Edmonton, Alberta, on May 21 and 22, 2020, hosted by the University of Alberta.

Call for Proposals 2020

The 2020 ABC Copyright Program Committee invites proposals for conference sessions. For this year’s conference, the Program Committee is interested soliciting a broad range of presenters and topics, including international perspectives that could inform Canadian copyright discussions and presentations examining Canadian copyright issues both inside and outside the post-secondary context.  A list of potential session topics is offered below, but all relevant proposals will be considered.

  • Indigenous knowledge and copyright
  • Critical perspectives and issues in copyright
  • The future of the public domain
  • Author’s rights in publishing
  • Comparative copyright studies, either domestic (e.g. Quebec and Ontario) or international (e.g. Canada and Australia)
  • Copyright updates (Copyright Act review, Copyright Board, court cases, international copyright developments, etc.)

Proposals should be no more than 300 words. Proposals should include:

  1. Proposal title
  2. Proposal description (300 word maximum)
  3. Type of session (workshop, presentation, panel, other)
  4. Time required (includes both presentation and Q&A if relevant) (25 or 50 minutes; workshop proposals have the opportunity to choose two 50 minute sessions)

Completed proposals should be submitted to with the subject line “ABC 2020 Proposal”.

Proposals are due by October 31, 2019.

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