Icepops: International Copyright-Literacy Event with Playful Opportunities for Practitioners and Scholars

This one-day event will be held on Tuesday 3rd April 2018 at the University of Liverpool and will be the first satellite event run as part of the LILAC conference.

Devised by Chris Morrison and Jane Secker (the UK Copyright Literacy team) and run in conjunction with the CILIP Information Literacy Group, the day will include keynote speakers, a world café, an opportunity to play copyright games including the Publishing Trap and a playful copyright hackathon!

Conference themes:

Copyright education, games and play, creativity and the relationship of copyright literacy to information literacy and scholarly communication.

Who should attend?

The day is aimed at copyright specialists and non-specialists, librarians, learning technologists, educational developers, teachers, lecturers, publishers and creators involved in copyright education. The focus is on all levels of education from schools to higher education and continuing professional development. UK and international delegates are invited to share their experiences with colleagues.

The event was partly inspired by  the IFLA one day seminar held in August 2017 on Models of Copyright Education in Information Literacy Programs. The focus will be on creativity and playful approaches to copyright literacy.

Draft programme

10am: Opening remarks from Co-Chairs

1015-1055: Keynote 1: Professor Ronan Deazley, Professor of Copyright Law, Queens University Belfast: title TBC.

10.55-11.55: Introducing the Publishing Trap

11.55-12.40: Copyright Education World Café

12.40-13.10: Parallel session 1

13.10-14.10: Lunch and networking

2-2.45 Keynote 2: Alex Moseley, Educational Designer, University of Leicester: title TBC

2.45-3.45: Games hackathon

3.45-4.15: Parallel session 2

4.15-4.30: Closing panel and drinks reception

7.30pm: Evening social event

Booking and costs:

Bookings will open on 1st December 2017.

The event is open to delegates to register as a standalone event, however a discount is offered to those booking the event in conjunction with LILAC.

Cost: £100 (inc VAT) for the day including all refreshments, lunch and an evening social. A discount is offered for people attending LILAC and/or presenting (£80), discount for LIS students (£50). Accommodation is not provided but we will provide details of local hotels on the LILAC Accommodation webpage.

Call for speakers:

In the true spirit of creativity we are looking for a range of speakers with ideas, games, techniques or topics they’d like to discuss to get involved in shaping the day. Some ideas we have included involve: a games hack, a world cafe to showcase ideas and approaches, lightning talks or maybe something different such as a song or dance routine? Leave your inhibitions behind and come along prepared to experience something different to regular copyright events!

If you’d like to be part of Icepops 2018 then please complete the Contributor’s Form  before Monday 4th December and we will aim to get back to you by the 18th December 2017. Speakers will qualify for the reduced (£80) rate and be entered into the competition to qualify as the best idea, most creative approach to copyright education or copyright specialist of the year. Prizes will be awarded on the day!

Organisers and sponsors:


The event is being co-organised by UK Copyright Literacy and the Information Literacy Group.

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, then further details are available on the LILAC Sponsorship page.