Icepops 2018: University of Liverpool

This one-day event was held on Tuesday 3rd April 2018 at the University of Liverpool and was 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 included keynote speakers, a world café, an opportunity to play copyright games including the Publishing Trap and a playful copyright hackathon!

Presentations from the day are now available here.

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.


The Icepops full programme is now available online. Find out more about the keynotes and speakers at Icepops.

10am: Opening remarks from Co-Chairs: Chris Morrison and Jane Secker

10.15-10.55: Keynote 1: Professor Ronan Deazley, Professor of Copyright Law, Queens University Belfast: When the Copyright Fun Stops, Stop!

10.55-11.20: Introducing the Publishing Trap, Chris Morrison and Dr Jane Secker (aka UK Coypright Literacy)

11.20-12.00: Copyright Education World Café

12.00-12.55: Lightning Talks

12.55-13.45: Lunch and networking

13.45-14.00: Mindfulness and intellectual property: Dr Hayleigh Bosher, Senior Lecturer in Law Coventry University

14.00-14.45 Keynote 2: Alex Moseley, Educational Designer, University of Leicester: Looking for Play in Dark Places

14.45-15.45: Games hackathon

15.45-16.15: Games pitch lightning talks

4.15-4.45: Closing panel game show with Kyle Courtney, Copyright Advisor for Harvard University, followed by drinks reception

7.30pm: Evening social event at the Fly in the Loaf (buffet, drinks and music!)

Booking and costs:

Bookings for Icepops 2018 are now closed.

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!

The call for contributions is now closed. Please contact if you have any queries. A full programme will be made available in early February 2018. There are further details about keynotes and speakers.

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 2018:









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.