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

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

The third in-person edition of Icepops 2022 was held at the Oxford University Catholic Chaplaincy on Thursday 8th September, followed by an evening social and tours of the Bodleian and Museum of Natural History on Friday 9th September. Our keynote speakers were Prof Emily Hudson, Kings College, London, Dr Andrea Wallace, University of Exeter and Douglas McCarthy, Europeana Foundation.

You can view presentations and photos from the day and we are holding a webinar on Friday 23rd September 2022 to share highlights from the conference.

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

Conference format and programme

Here is the final programme.

Lightning talks: Presenters had 8 minutes to deliver a plenary presentation on copyright education.

World Cafe presentations: There were 8 world café presenters each of whom was allocated a table to answer demonstrate their work in small groups. Delegates groups rotated around the room, with 8 slots of 8 minutes each. Huge congratulations to the world café presenters for demonstrating the stamina required to present the same content 8 times in a row!

Final panel: The conference ended with a Copyright Jedi Council discussion on the future of copyright education featuring our keynotes Prof Emily Hudson, Dr Andrea Wallace and Douglas McCarthy as well as Stephen Wyber (IFLA) and Kyle Courtney (Harvard).

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 for Icepops 2022 are now closed. Hurry we have a limited number of places this year!

Costs: Includes attendance, all refreshments and an evening social. Accommodation will need to be booked separately. We recommend you look at the University Rooms site as several Oxford Colleges offer good price accommodation close to the venue.

ILG / ALT / Presenter rate: £120 (including VAT)

Full rate: £150 (including VAT)

Previous editions of Icepops

Details about the previous conferences are available including the presentations and photos from 2018 and presentations and photos from 2019. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Icepops! was held in June 2021. The programme includes links to the presentations and recordings of the lightning talks. You can also access further details about speakers including their abstracts. Please note our World Cafe sessions were not recorded, but there are further resources available from World Cafe presenters.

Organisers and sponsors:

The event is being organised by Chris Morrison and Jane Secker ( and the Information Literacy Group.

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