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Call for Abstracts - Submissions close 30 September 2015

Abstract submissions closed

Intellectual Property Academic Conference (3-4 February 2016)

The Intellectual Property Academic Conference has a long and worthy history of providing a supportive and collegial environment in which to present and discuss practical and theoretical ideas relating to intellectual property rights. While the conference is aimed at intellectual property academics, legal practitioners and non-academics are also invited to submit.

We are now calling for papers for this conference. Please provide:

  • The title of your paper
  • A brief abstract (300 words)

Academics, Early Career Researchers, PhD students and legal practitioners working in areas directly related to intellectual property are especially encouraged to submit.


 Information Environmentalism Conference (4-5 February 2016)

Information environmentalism is about, among other things, protecting and developing the information commons by drawing out theoretical parallels between the physical environment and the information environment. The central idea of the Information Environmentalism Conference is to bring together people from different walks of life who have an interest in ensuring the ongoing integrity of the information environment and the information commons. Whether you are a librarian, bioengineer, computer scientist, musician, artist, film producer, architect, medical scientist, environmental scientist, lawyer, economist, anthropologist, architect, policy adviser, academic, or concerned citizen, we look forward to your contribution. Please provide:

  • The title of your paper
  • A brief abstract, explicitly specifying the relationship between your topic and information environmentalism and/or the information commons (300 words)

Submissions are especially encouraged from thinkers interested in the relationship between environmental sustainability, the regulation of information and/or the information commons broadly defined.

Examples of topics that fit under the information environmentalism banner include:

  • Intellectual property and environmental sustainability
  • Creative commons/public domain/information commons
  • Open source and open access initiatives
  • Biopiracy and Indigenous information sovereignty
  • Industry examples of intellectual property over-reach
  • Emerging hybrid social production models (e.g. 3D printing, AirBnB, Uber, peer-to-peer finance)
  • New media and privacy violation (information pollution)

More themes can be found in Cunningham R. (2014), Information Environmentalism: a governance framework for intellectual property rights, Edward Elgar Publishing.


 Submissions for abstracts close 30 September 2015 extended to 7th October 2015.

Acceptance of your abstract will be made via email by 31 October 2015.

Authors may submit only one (1) abstract per conference.

For questions regarding abstract content please contact Yvonne Yap

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