ABC Copyright Conference 2020

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The ABC Copyright Conference 2020 will be held in Edmonton, Alberta, on May 21 and 22.

The conference is hosted by the University of Alberta.

The University of Alberta is situated on Treaty 6 territory, traditional lands of First Nations and Métis people.

Implications of COVID-19

12 March 2020 –  Many of you who are looking ahead to the ABC Conference in May are probably wondering how our event might be impacted by COVID-19. 

We are fortunate that the 2020 Conference is still 10 weeks away, so we still have the luxury of time before any “final” determinations around the status of our conference have to be made.  The Steering Committee will make a determination about the conference and communicate it to this list and via the conference website and social media account no later than April 3.  That should still give attendees an opportunity to make travel arrangements if the conference is to go ahead as planned, and it gives the organizers an opportunity to explore alternative conference options if our coming together in May is deemed ill-advised for public health reasons.

In light of this uncertainty, the deadline for the “early bird” registration rates will be extended to April 10.  That way, no one who would prefer more clarity around the status of the conference before registering will be penalized for waiting for the April 3 announcement.



Conference registration is now OPEN! The early-bird rates have been extended through 10 April 2020. The conference program will be posted shortly to the Schedule page. There are some hotel options listed on the Accommodations page, as well as some information about Edmonton’s attractions on the Visiting YEG page.


The ABC Copyright Conference gratefully acknowledges the contributions of its sponsors. More information about becoming a sponsor is available here.


The application period for Conference Scholarships is now CLOSED.

Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals is now CLOSED. The Call was issued on 16 September 2019 and closed on 15 November 2019.