**Note: This Call for Proposals CLOSED on 15 November 2019.
All submitters will be notified of the status of their proposal by 04 December 2019.**
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)
**Update – 25 October 2019** The Program Committee is also inviting proposals for Posters for a Poster Session at this year’s conference. Proposals for the poster session should include an abstract (300 word maximum) describing the poster content. Note: costs for printing posters are not covered.
Completed proposals should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “ABC 2020 Proposal”.
**Note: The deadline for proposals has been extended from 31 October 2019 to 15 November 2019. All submitters will be notified of the status of their proposal by 04 December 2019. **