Icepops 2020 Keynotes Announced

Icepops 2020 keynotes – Emily Hudson, Andrea Wallace and Douglas McCarthy

We are absolutely delighted to announce our keynotes for Icepops 2020 which will be taking place on Tuesday 7th July 2020 at the Park Inn Hotel, Cardiff.

Dr Emily Hudson (Kings College London) will present in the morning, updating us on her research into formulation and application of copyright exceptions in educational and cultural institutions around the world. Emily is an excellent speaker whose ground breaking work on interpretation and drafting of copyright exceptions (plug for forthcoming book here) makes her and ideal person to kick off the conference.

Our second keynote will be a joint presentation from Dr Andrea Wallace (University of Exeter) and Douglas McCarthy (Europeana Foundation) on their exploits in Open GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives and museums). Jane and I met up with them earlier this year in Lisbon and you can listen to our copyright waffle podcast episode with them for a taste of what’s to come.

As well as more details on our keynotes we also have a draft programme for the event on the conference website. We’ve taken on feedback from last year by making it clear that there will be activities on the evening before and the day after the event, so we hope this will make it easier for delegates to take full advantage of the conference opportunities.

Bookings open in January 2020 and our call for speakers will launch on 1st December. As with previous years we’re looking for contributions for lightning talks, world cafe presentations, posters and other creative formats. So, please put the dates in your diary and start getting the practicalities of your attendance lined up – it looks like it’s going to be another excellent edition of Icepops, the only international copyright literacy event with playful opportunities for practitioners and scholars (as far as we know).

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