ABC Conference: call for papers

The University of Alberta Copyright Office is hosting the ABC Copyright Conference is May 2020. Here is the call for proposals (due by November 15, 2019). The conference itself is set for May 21-22, 2020.

Call for Proposals 2020: further details

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 with the subject line “ABC 2020 Proposal”.  Proposals are due by November 15, 2019.

For more information about the conference:


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.