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 copyright@ualberta.ca with the subject line “ABC 2020 Proposal”.  Proposals are due by October 31, 2019.