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

Icepops 2019 call for contributions

The Icepops 2019 call for contributions is now open. The conference is taking place on 26th June 2019 at the University of Edinburgh and you have from now until the 4th February to come up with an idea for a presentation.

Speakers on all aspects of copyright education from a variety of different perspectives are being sought. Last year’s Icepops attracted expert speakers from educational & cultural institutions, publishing houses and government departments as well as an impressive number of international delegates. The first keynote will be composer, publisher and scholar Simon Anderson, who will be opening the conference with a musical theme. Sessions are welcomed that might compliment this. However, the playful learning theme from last year is also being retained. The afternoon keynote will be the award-winning Charlie Farley from the University of Edinburgh who will be leading an interactive workshop.

Presenters are encouraged to address one of the themes of this year’s conference:

– Universal Copyright Literacy: bridging the gaps between lawyers, IP teachers, specialists and copyright muggles
– Engaging and creative approaches to copyright education including using games, music and performance
– Copyright education as part of digital and information literacy initiatives
– Copyright education in the cultural heritage sector
– Teaching copyright as part of scholarly and open practices

However, if you have a great idea relating to copyright literacy that doesn’t fit 100% into any of the above, let Icepops know and they’ll see if it fits in the programme.

Taking on board feedback from 2018, the World Cafe will also be extended to allow a greater number of presenters as this proved a popular part of the day. Lightning talks are also welcomed, but if you have an idea to pitch something different and unique then get in touch. There may be scope to include other fun ideas in the evening social, so let your imagination run wild!

If you weren’t at the first conference and would like an idea of the sorts of things take took place, then do take a look at the photos and presentations from the 2018 conference.

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