Icepops 2019: call for contributions now open

We are delighted to announce that the Icepops 2019 call for contributions is now open. The conference is taking place on 26th June 2019 at the University of Edinburgh and you have from now until the 4th February to come up with an idea for your presentation.

We are looking for speakers on all aspects of copyright education from a variety of different perspectives. Last year we attracted expert speakers from educational & cultural institutions, publishing houses and government departments as well as an impressive number of international delegates. Our first keynote this year is composer, publisher and scholar Simon Anderson, who will be opening the conference with a musical theme. We particularly welcome sessions that might compliment this. However, we also retain the playful learning theme from last year and our afternoon keynote, the award-winning Charlie Farley from the University of Edinburgh will be leading an interactive workshop.

We would like to encourage presenters to address one of the themes of this year’s conference:

– Universal Copyright Literacy: bridging the gaps between lawyers, IP teachers, specialists and copyright muggles
– Engaging and creative approaches to copyright education including using games, music and performance
– Copyright education as part of digital and information literacy initiatives
– Copyright education in the cultural heritage sector
– Teaching copyright as part of scholarly and open practices

Kyle K Courtney from Harvard University

However, we wouldn’t want you to feel constrained if you have a great idea relating to copyright literacy that doesn’t fit 100% into any of the above. Please just let us know and we’ll see if it fits in the programme.

Taking on board feedback from 2018, we will also be extending the World Cafe to allow a greater number of presenters as this proved a popular part of the day. We also welcome lightning talks, but if you have an idea to pitch something different and unique then please do get in touch. There may be scope to include other fun ideas in the evening social, so let your imagination run wild!

If you weren’t at the first conference and would like an idea of the sorts of things take took place, then do take a look at the photos and presentations from the 2018 conference.

We already have sponsorship confirmed from the Educational Recording Agency (ERA) and CREATe with others soon to get on board. We really hope you might join us in Edinburgh in June, and we look forward to hearing from you!


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