Call for Proposals 2020

**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 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. **