I Can’t Believe it’s Not Icepops!

Icepops is the International Copyright-Literacy Event with Playful Opportunities for Practitioners and Scholars.

Following the success of Icepops 2018 and Icepops 2019 and the postponement of Icepops 2020 / 21 we have decided to run an online event called I Can’t Believe it’s Not Icepops!

The event will be held on Friday 25th June 2021 from 11am-3.30pm BST.

The event was devised by Chris Morrison and Jane Secker and is run in conjunction with the CILIP Information Literacy Group and ALT Copyright and Online Learning SIG. The day will include a world café, lightning talks, and an evening social

Details about the previous conferences are available including the presentations and photos from 2018 and presentations and photos from 2019.

Call for contributions:

We already have a number of speakers lined up who were due to present at Icepops 2020, but if you would like to present at the conference we are looking for contributions for the World Cafe and lightning talks. We are seeking contributions on any aspect of copyright education and copyright literacy, and playful approaches are particularly welcome. As an international conference we encourage contributions from all around the world, however the conference language will be English.

Contributions should be received by Monday 24th May 2021 and should be submitted on the following form.

Conference format

The conference will be run using the Blackboard Collaborate platform. Video, audio and screen sharing are all possible using this platform, as well as break out rooms.

Lightning talks: Lightning talks will be up to 5 minutes and take place as a synchronous session from 11.30-12.30pm

World Cafe presentations: World cafe presenters will be required to submit a short video in advance of the day which will be made available from the Icepops website. Presenters will then be available for a synchronous session in a break out room to answer questions about their presentation. The World cafe will take place from 2-3.30pm

Who should attend?

Icepops 2019 attendees

Icepops is aimed at copyright specialists and non-specialists, librarians, archivists, curators, 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 Icepops Annual 2019 (link to PDF of conference proceedings)

What people have said about Icepops:

It was fun! (as well as informative and relevant to my work). I liked the fast pace which kept our interest throughout the day. All the presentations were interesting and food for thought.
The games hackathon was my fave session. It combined everything we learned about during ICEPOPS in an active, fun, social way. It was also placed right at the time of day when our attention might have lagged.
Thank you for all your work putting it together! I hope to stay in touch with people I met there. This is an important and growing community in the scholarly communications and information literacy worlds.
Or read a review of Icepops 2018 by Anne-Lise Harding published in the Journal of Information Literacy.

Booking and costs:

Bookings opening soon!

Costs: The online event will be free.

Organisers and sponsors:

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