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Friday, April 28
 

08:00

Registration opens
Registration opens on Floor 3.

Friday April 28, 2017 08:00 - 09:00
Floor 3

08:00

CC Summit for Newbies: First-timer breakfast
Is this your first CC Summit?

Conferences can sometimes be intimidating especially for first timers or people new to the CC community. We don’t want this to happen to you so we’ve organized this welcome breakfast for CC Newbies where you’ll get to meet other first timers and new community members, make conference buddies and feel comfortable right before we begin the event.

We’d love for you to be at this breakfast and hope you to attend. We'll take care of your registration at this breakfast.

 

Speakers
avatar for Simeon Oriko

Simeon Oriko

Network Manager, Creative Commons
Simeon is passionate about helping people translate their ideas into reality through community engagement, open innovation and strategy.
avatar for Kelsey Wiens

Kelsey Wiens

Public Lead, Creative Commons Canada
Kelsey Wiens is an open innovation practitioner. After 7 years in South Africa she has extensive experience in managing Pan-African projects with an open education focus, including Africa Open Toolkits, the Pan-African Open Advocate Training Program #openafrica & Kumusha Bus sto... Read More →


Friday April 28, 2017 08:00 - 09:00
Harbourfront Room

09:00

Opening Remarks
Welcome and opening remarks 

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Merkley

Ryan Merkley

CEO, Creative Commons
Copyright, open data, public domain, policy, government data, espresso.


Friday April 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
SoCo Ballroom (full room)

10:00

Break
Friday April 28, 2017 10:00 - 10:30
All rooms

10:30

11:30

Keynote: Dr. Ruth Okediji CANCELLED!
Our first keynote will be international copyright and intellectual property expert Ruth Okediji, William L. Prosser professor of law at the University of Minnesota. Professor Okediji is the author of several books on copyright and intellectual property and is regularly cited for her work on IP in developing countries. She is an editor and reviewer of the Journal of World Intellectual Property, and has chaired the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Committee on Law and Computers, its Committee on Intellectual Property, and its Nominating Committee for Officers and Members of the Executive Committee. In 2011-2012, she was a member of the National Academies Board on Science, Technology and Policy Committee on the Impact of Copyright Policy on Innovation in the Digital Era. In 2016, she received the prestigious McKnight presidential professorship and was a visiting professor at Harvard from 2015-2016. Ruth was also part of the process of negotiating the recently approved Marrakesh treaty; she joined the Nigerian delegation and helped lead the African Group. She has an upcoming book, Copyright Law in an Age of Limitations and Exceptions. Ruth will be speaking to our first summit goal: “To define sharing and the Commons for our generation.”

Speakers
RO

Ruth Okediji

Our first keynote will be international copyright and intellectual property expert Ruth Okediji, William L. Prosser professor of law at the University of Minnesota. Professor Okediji is the author of several books on copyright and intellectual property and is regularly cited for... Read More →


Friday April 28, 2017 11:30 - 12:30
SoCo Ballroom (full room)

12:30

Lunch
Eat food!

Friday April 28, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
SoCo Ballroom (full room)

13:30

Faces of the Commons: How Can the People of Creative Commons Change the World?
Anna Mazgal’s Faces of the Commons report includes three recommendations: 1. reinforce a culture of appreciation 2. accelerate the power of networking 3. provide a platform of strategic thinking about how the openness model can become an exponential factor of a societal change. This session kicks off efforts in support of the third recommendation. The focus is on engaging participants in generating big ideas and insights related to the future of the Commons and CC’s role in it. The session will stimulate thinking beyond the current situation and generate an action plan aimed to create foresight on the possible societal change CC can enable.
https://wiki.creativecommons.org/wiki/Global_Network_Strategy#Research

Speakers
avatar for Guido Gamba

Guido Gamba

Scholar, CONICET
avatar for Anna Mazgal

Anna Mazgal

director for strategy and development, Centrum Cyfrowe
I am a policy strategist and a change manager. I specialize in digital rights and advocacy. My work is based on the principles of openness and collaboration. I initiated and co-authored Faces of the Commons, a research into Creative Commons Community that I will present at the su... Read More →


Friday April 28, 2017 13:30 - 14:20
SoCo Ballroom (section B)

13:30

Copywrong - a Live Performance-as-tool
Copywrong is a live performance about copyright, developed with the aim to help clarify artists' doubts about this topic.
At the session, we will share our project and explain the process behind it hoping to discuss it and improve it with you guys!
For more information, check our website: http://copywrong-cc.tumblr.com

Speakers
avatar for Fátima São Simão

Fátima São Simão

Director of Development, UPTEC - Science and Technology Park of the University of Porto
I'm a very stubborn Portuguese lady, based in Porto, working as business developer for (not only) the creative industries for about 10 years. I have a degree in Economics but I was always in love with artists and their work so I continued my studies on Cultural Policy and Manage... Read More →


Friday April 28, 2017 13:30 - 14:20
Cabbagetown Room

13:30

Outreach and Education by Large Scientific (or just Physics) Collaborations
http://opendata.atlas.cern  &  www.cevale2ve.org
We would like to share our experiences in Outreaching High Energy Physics (HEP) around the World. The largest collaboration of the largest scientific experiment in the World look for ways to share their public data and software with students all over, reaching university professors, high school teachers, students and science lovers through a Web platform and social media. At the same time, a group of Venezuelans teach physics and data analysis from Europe to Latin American countries using public, free and open source tech, data & tools.

Speakers
avatar for Arturo Sanchez Pineda

Arturo Sanchez Pineda

SysAdmin and PhD in Physics at ATLAS Experiment and Manager of ATLAS OpenData project, ICTP+INFN+CERN+ATLAS
Hi! | Thanks for coming to this "Open Education and Science" session. | | We would like to share our experiences in Outreaching High Energy Physics (HEP) around the World. The largest collaboration of the largest scientific experiment in the planet look for ways to share t... Read More →


Friday April 28, 2017 13:30 - 14:50
Distillery Room

13:30

Working Programs for the New CC Global Network: How Can We Work Together?
CC is embarked on a process to reimagine its global network. As part of this process, the strategy for a new network model will be presented at the Summit. One of the goals of the new model is to enable and better serve the network and broader community to achieve their shared goals through coordinated, collaborative work. This session will be focused on discussing "big picture" ideas and issues about what have been defined in the strategy as "Platforms" or shared areas of work: the way we will work together in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Carolina Botero

Carolina Botero

Coordinator DIS, Fundación Karisma
avatar for Claudia Cristiani

Claudia Cristiani

Director, AccesArte
avatar for Isla Haddow-Flood

Isla Haddow-Flood

Chair, Wiki In Africa
I work on activating communities, individuals and organisations across Africa to contribute knowledge and alternative perspectives to Wikipedia. The work I have done is part of the WikiAfrica movement, but is intricately linked to the work that CC does, especially on the continen... Read More →
avatar for Paul Keller

Paul Keller

Director, Kennisland
I am a long time public lead for CC in the Netherlands, Board member of Creative Commons. In my day job i am the director of Kennisland, an Amsterdam based think tank that has been one of the three CC affiliate organisations in the Netherlands since 2004. Recently i am spending... Read More →
avatar for Alek Tarkowski

Alek Tarkowski

Director, Centrum Cyfrowe / Communia
I am the director of Centrum Cyfrowe, a think-and-do-tank building a digital civic society in Poland. In 2004, I co-founded Creative Commons Poland and since then am one of the coordinators of the project. Since 2015, I have been actively involved and have served as co-chair of... Read More →


Friday April 28, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
SoCo Ballroom (section A)

13:30

Copyright Reform Community on the 2017 Canadian Copyright Review
This session is convened to share intelligence, strategies, and thinking about the upcoming reform process.  



 

Moderators
avatar for Kelsey Wiens

Kelsey Wiens

Public Lead, Creative Commons Canada
Kelsey Wiens is an open innovation practitioner. After 7 years in South Africa she has extensive experience in managing Pan-African projects with an open education focus, including Africa Open Toolkits, the Pan-African Open Advocate Training Program #openafrica & Kumusha Bus sto... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Delia Browne

Delia Browne

Delia Browne is the national copyright director of the National Copyright Unit to the Australian Schools and VET sector and is an expert in copyright law, Creative Commons and OER. She is one of the co- drafters of the Cape Town Declaration on OER and co- founder and President... Read More →
avatar for Michael Geist

Michael Geist

University of Ottawa
University of Ottowa
avatar for Ariel Katz

Ariel Katz

Associate Professor, Innovatinon Chair-Electronic Commerce, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law
Copyright law, innovation policy
avatar for Kelsey Wiens

Kelsey Wiens

Public Lead, Creative Commons Canada
Kelsey Wiens is an open innovation practitioner. After 7 years in South Africa she has extensive experience in managing Pan-African projects with an open education focus, including Africa Open Toolkits, the Pan-African Open Advocate Training Program #openafrica & Kumusha Bus sto... Read More →


Friday April 28, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
Parkdale Room (section A)

13:30

Wanting to make a difference: Students' contributions to Wikipedia as educational motivator
Through the Wiki Education Foundation, instructors cultivate learning that enriches Wikipedia and universities where any learner can contribute to open scholarship and education for all. Rather than writing a term paper that ends up in a drawer, students contribute to a knowledge base the world uses every day - service learning with a lasting impact. In this session the presenters will introduce the Wiki Education Foundation and how the program works, and present recent research that suggests how to engage students better in commons production, and discuss the future of students in the commons.

Speakers
avatar for LiAnna Davis

LiAnna Davis

Director of Programs, Deputy Director, Wiki Education
avatar for Zach McDowell

Zach McDowell

Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago


Friday April 28, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
SoCo Ballroom (section C)

13:30

Sharing Norms that Go Beyond the Licenses and CC’s role, Starting with the 3D Design Community
What would it look like for Creative Commons to shift its primary focus to the norms of sharing content online, rather than the precise legalities of sharing? To help us envision this strategy in practice, we will apply it in the area of 3D printing. We will look at the existing norms for sharing 3D designs, and then discuss how Creative Commons could help make the culture of sharing even more pronounced and productive in this domain. As part of the discussion, we will brainstorm specific things CC might to do and talk about the potential negative consequences, as we explore this new way of operating.

Moderators
avatar for Jane Park

Jane Park

Director of Platforms and Partnerships, Creative Commons
Jane leads CC's work with platforms, helping to create easy, clear, and enjoyable ways for users to contribute to the commons. She has eight years of organizational experience in open education, communications, fundraising, and community building. As a founding volunteer of the... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Pearson

Sarah Pearson

Senior Counsel, Creative Commons

Speakers
avatar for Jeric Bautista

Jeric Bautista

AM & Product Engineer, re:3D, Inc.
Jeric Bautista is a certified Engineer-in-Training, working with re:3D, Inc. to develop accessible, large format 3D printers out of Houston, TX. He is a 2015 graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a dual B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Design, Innovation, and Societ... Read More →
avatar for Tony Buser

Tony Buser

Chief Software Architect, MakerBot
Tony Buser is Chief Software Architect at MakerBot. For the past 6 years he has lead the design and development of the web services that power the MakerBot ecosystem. Having been involved in many desktop 3D printing projects and technologies since 2009, his main focus has been... Read More →
avatar for Meredith Jacob

Meredith Jacob

Public Lead, Creative Commons United States
I work at American University Washington College of Law - at the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property - pijip.org. We're also the home of Creative Commons United States - the US Creative Commons Affiliate. I'm interested in public interest intellectual prope... Read More →
avatar for Ben Malouf

Ben Malouf

Director of Marketing, Aleph Objects, Inc.
Ben Malouf is the Director of Marketing at Aleph Objects, Inc., makers of LulzBot 3D printers, the only 3D printers certified by the Free Software Foundation for respecting user freedom, and that are certified Open Source Hardware. | Ben holds an MFA in Integrated Digital Media... Read More →
avatar for Meghan McCarthy

Meghan McCarthy

Project Lead, NIH 3D Print Exchange, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
I'm a science communicator and project manager dedicated to developing and promoting open source tools and Maker technologies that advance biomedical discovery and healthcare. I'm also interested in improving data standards and policies to better support new and emerging applicat... Read More →
avatar for Frank Polcino

Frank Polcino

Intellectual Property Counsel, MakerBot
avatar for Michael Weinberg

Michael Weinberg

Intellectual Property and General Counsel, Shapeways
I do lots of work around 3D printing and intellectual property and am also the Board Chair for the Open Source Hardware Association.


Friday April 28, 2017 13:30 - 15:30
Harbourfront Room

14:30

Future of the Commons Introductory Session
Every adventure starts with a map.
Every collaboration starts with an understanding, who your peers are.

To start the “Future of the Commons” track, we invite you to a collaborative mapping of the commons. The maps that we create will help us understand:
  • how do we understand the commons (it is a broad concept!)
  • where does Creative Commons fit within the broader commons
  • and who our peers, allies and partners are in our efforts
We hope that the variety of maps will allow us to discuss different ways of seeing Creative Commons and the commons.

Based on your input, we will attempt to sketch a first draft of a collaborative map of the commons.

Speakers
avatar for Claudia Cristiani

Claudia Cristiani

Director, AccesArte
avatar for Anna Mazgal

Anna Mazgal

director for strategy and development, Centrum Cyfrowe
I am a policy strategist and a change manager. I specialize in digital rights and advocacy. My work is based on the principles of openness and collaboration. I initiated and co-authored Faces of the Commons, a research into Creative Commons Community that I will present at the su... Read More →
avatar for Paul Stacey

Paul Stacey

Associate Director of Global Learning, Creative Commons
Co-author, with Sarah Pearson, of Kickstarter funded book “Made With Creative Commons". Institute for Open Leadership mentor and facilitator. Creative Commons certificate program lead. Keen interest in role of the commons in the future economy. Bare feet, ocean kayaking, and pi... Read More →
avatar for Alek Tarkowski

Alek Tarkowski

Director, Centrum Cyfrowe / Communia
I am the director of Centrum Cyfrowe, a think-and-do-tank building a digital civic society in Poland. In 2004, I co-founded Creative Commons Poland and since then am one of the coordinators of the project. Since 2015, I have been actively involved and have served as co-chair of... Read More →


Friday April 28, 2017 14:30 - 15:30
SoCo Ballroom (section B)

14:30

Libraries and Museums: the Role of CC
Combining two perspectives:
Creative Commons at the Library: What Potential and How To Realise It
How can the Commons Stay Relevant: A Closer Look at the Engagement Strategies Coming from the European Museum

While we, activists and advocates of openness, define the idea of the commons as 'more equal access to culture, heritage and education', institutions and users may see their benefits elsewhere. During the session we will explore different ways in which the commons can serve as a means to GLAMs and their audiences' ends. We will analyse different institutional strategies and user behaviours through carefully chosen examples from the diverse institutions we have worked with: the National Gallery of Denmark (SMK), Rijksmuseum, Polish National Museum and many others. The idea behind the session is to shift the conversation from the abstract ideas and values to the actual institutional strategies and user behaviours.

Speakers
avatar for Aleksandra Janus

Aleksandra Janus

Open GLAM Specialist, Centrum Cyfrowe
I'm an Open GLAM specialist and a head of Open Culture Studio at Centrum Cyfrowe - a think&do tank based in Warsaw. I take part in numerous initiatives promoting openness and participatory models of work in the GLAM sector, working closely with Creative Commons Poland, Coalition... Read More →
avatar for Alicja Peszkowska

Alicja Peszkowska

Communications & Community Specialist, 10Clouds, SMK Open
I would love to talk participation, engagement and collaboration. | I am interested in how we can facilitate human interactions online and translate them into important and valuable things. I am also interested in diverse, international communities working towards a change, pas... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Wyber

Stephen Wyber

Manager, Policy and Advocacy, IFLA
Stephen leads the team at IFLA working to promote a better policy environment for the world's 320 000 libraries and their billion + users. IFLA works on a range of issues from access to information to privacy, development and Internet governance, and is strongly engaged in discus... Read More →



Friday April 28, 2017 14:30 - 15:30
Cabbagetown Room

15:00

The Open Syllabus Project: Closing the Loop Between OER Supply and Demand
Joe Karaganis will talk about how the Open Syllabus Project plans to address some longstanding problems in the OER community, such as improving discovery and mapping demand.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Karaganis

Joe Karaganis

The American Assembly
Joe Karaganis is vice president at The American Assembly, a public policy institute at Columbia University. Karaganis directs projects on digital culture and information policy, with a focus on copyright and access to knowledge. Recent published work in includes Notice and Take... Read More →


Friday April 28, 2017 15:00 - 15:30
Distillery Room

15:00

Open Culture is More than Just Remix
It's easy to talk about all the ways the commons enriches our lives and deepens our engagement with culture. It's far more complicated to talk about how that affects artists and creators of culture as they try to find sustainable futures for themselves and their work. Jesse von Doom, co-founder of https://cashmusic.org will discuss lessons learned from the edges of where the commons meets commerce.

Speakers
JV

Jesse von Doom

CASH Music


Friday April 28, 2017 15:00 - 15:30
Parkdale Room (section A)

15:00

CC Global Network Open Education Platform Workshop
Session gdoc: http://bit.ly/openeduplatform (DRAFT)

The CC Global Network is in the process of renewing and reorganizing itself to support a strong and growing global movement. Part of the work is to establish “platforms” which will drive CC’s global activities. Given “open education” is already a major topic of interest and work across the CC Network, this workshop will start the process of creating a new CC Global Network Open Education Platform. This half-day workshop will draft goals, principles, positions, and explore open education and open education policy projects that could be part of the Open Education Platform in 2017-2019. Draft road maps and timelines will also be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Cable Green

Cable Green

Director of Open Education, Creative Commons
Slides: https://www.slideshare.net/cgreen/open-education-un-sustainable-development-goals | | | Cable is an "Open Education & Policy" guy. Cable works with the global open education community to leverage open licensing, OER, open policies, and open pedagogy to significant... Read More →


Friday April 28, 2017 15:00 - 16:50
Parkdale Room (section B)

15:30

Break
Friday April 28, 2017 15:30 - 16:00
All rooms

16:00

Preloading not Backfilling: Preparing our Children for a Life of Open
An observation as a relative newcomer to the CC and Open movement is that much time, energy and resourcing is put into backfilling people with the understandings and raison d'etre of the Open movement. What if instead, we used existing national education curriculum frameworks and embedded the principles, potential and possibilities of Open and Creative Commons into a students learning and thinking through that framework? My proposal is to look at New Zealand's Curriculum Framework - NZC. Instead of backfilling adults, lets start preloading our tamariki (children) and have their graduate profile (when they leave school) include; contributing, collaborating and creating and SHARING new information and resources as their business as usual.

Speakers
avatar for Paula Eskett

Paula Eskett

Knowledge Curator, CORE Education


Friday April 28, 2017 16:00 - 16:50
Parkdale Room (section A)

16:00

Help Us Forge Links Between Co-ops and the Commons
According to the International Co-operative Alliance: A co-operative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise. Let's do a little remix: The Commons are artefacts openly licensed by an autonomous association of persons. They use open licensing to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled system of resources. The Co-op movement and the Open movement have more than a little in common, yet they are tenuously connected through individuals rather than entire communities. In this session, we try to figure out how to change that.

We'll be using this pad: http://bit.ly/2nNuze0 

Speakers
avatar for Doug Belshaw

Doug Belshaw

Co-founder, We Are Open Co-op
Open Educational Thinkerer. Consultant helping people & orgs become more productive in their use of technology. Co-founded @WeAreOpenCoop. #digilit #openbadges
avatar for Laura Hilliger

Laura Hilliger

Open Strategist, Greenpeace | We Are Open Co-op
Laura Hilliger is a writer, educator and technologist. She’s a multimedia designer and developer, a technical liaison, a project manager, an open web advocate who is happiest in collaborative environments. She’s a co-founder of the We Are Open Co-op, an Ambassador for Opensource... Read More →


Friday April 28, 2017 16:00 - 17:20
Cabbagetown Room

16:00

Beyond Copyright as Content Control, Convincing Policy Makers to Open Up
TOPICS: OER, Development funding, Open Policies, Education Policy

Advocates for open policies and open licenses value the ability to update, modify and redistribute content. However, for many policymakers and content creating institutions copyright control acts as a proxy for content and standards control. This session will examine how this has played out in discussions of national early grade reading open educational resources (OER) policies and for institutional open licensing policies.

Questions covered will include:
- defining and communicating the benefits of open to state or national education authorities
- the importantace of supporting local authors and publishers in the provision of OER in development projects
- the perception that open licensing policies act in a limiting or top-down way when required by funders

Speakers
MC

Michael Carroll

American University Washington College of Law/Creative Commons United States
avatar for Meredith Jacob

Meredith Jacob

Public Lead, Creative Commons United States
I work at American University Washington College of Law - at the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property - pijip.org. We're also the home of Creative Commons United States - the US Creative Commons Affiliate. I'm interested in public interest intellectual prope... Read More →


Friday April 28, 2017 16:00 - 17:20
SoCo Ballroom (section C)

16:00

Towards a Digital Cultural Commons: Legal & Technical Strategies

Cultural heritage institutions and libraries often digitize for the purpose of opening up access. An imbalanced copyright system, a lack of information about copyright and public domain status, materials challenges to digitization, and other issues interfere with this goal. How can we improve access and build better tools for achieving that goal from a legal, technical, and community perspective? How can we move past licenses into collaboration and community-building?


Session Goals:

  • Tell the public the projects we are currently working on, how they can be fostered and what are our visions for the future.

  • Identify areas of work where we can enhance collaboration.

  • Provide input for the Open GLAM Platform.


Speakers:

  • The Internet Archive is a digital archive with the mission of providing universal access to human knowledge. Our Library2020 project—which seeks to provide libraries everywhere with free access to four million digital books—is one of eight semi-finalists for the MacArthur 100&Change grant challenge.

  • The uruguayan database of authors (autores.uy) is a project to gather all the information about uruguayan authors relevant for identifying the copyright status of their works. The aim of this project is to allow institutions a safeguard for their digitization projects. The data is freely available online and can be downloaded freely in an open format.

  • OurDigitalWorld is a Canadian non-profit building tools for sharing digitized cultural heritage, working with over 200 GLAM organizations. Our VITA collections toolkit currently hosts over 2.4 million pieces of cultural heritage from across North America.

  • The “Digitalisation workshop” is a project that builds DIY Book Scanners and teaches GLAM institutions how to digitize their collections with cheap and easy to find tools & materials. We are also working on building a public domain database of authors (as autores.uy) for Argentina, and helping grassroots magazines projects to digitize their collections.

Moderators
avatar for Claudio Ruiz

Claudio Ruiz

Director of Ecosystem Strategy, Creative Commons

Speakers
avatar for Lila Bailey

Lila Bailey

Outside Counsel, Internet Archive
Lila Bailey founded The Law Office of Lila Bailey in 2013, where she specializes in digital copyright issues. Based in San Francisco, California, Lila provides strategic counsel on complex technology law and policy matters for clients such as the Internet Archive, WordPress.com, and the L.A. County Public Library System, among others. | | From 2011-2013, Lila was a Clinical Teaching Fellow at the Samuelson Law, Technology... Read More →
avatar for Rodrigo Barbano

Rodrigo Barbano

Creative Commons Uruguay
Free culture enthusiast, involved in several activists groups like Creative Commons, Wikimedia Uruguay, OSM, and Free Software collectives. | In CC Uruguay i'm currently coordinating and i'm the main programmer of the project autores.uy, the database for the identification and... Read More →
avatar for Loren Fantin

Loren Fantin

Executive Director, OurDigitalWorld
I currently help steer ourdigitalworld.org, a not for profit (social profit) organization that supports digital stewardship of cultural heritage. | | I have spent the last twenty years or so working on initiatives around greater digital access to and discovery of our commun... Read More →
avatar for Evelin Heidel

Evelin Heidel

Digitalization, DIY Book Scanner Project, Cinema Museum
I'm passionate about opening cultural heritage, bookscanning, fostering access and public domain tools. I like to help people and communities to put forward digitalization projects and to help them understand how copyright impacts on their daily work. I was also part of of the St... Read More →
avatar for Allana Mayer

Allana Mayer

Media Coordinator, OurDigitalWorld
avatar for Andrea Mills

Andrea Mills

Digitization Program Manager, Internet Archive Canada
For more than 10 years, I have been working with digital libraries and archives, focused on project coordination and realisation, bringing more than 540,000 digital items into the public domain. My approach is centred on accessible reading formats, protecting public information a... Read More →


Friday April 28, 2017 16:00 - 17:20
SoCo Ballroom (section B)

16:00

Fixing Copyright for Education

In this session we will discuss how Europe, Australia and Canada are addressing changes to their copyright laws with the aim to fit education to the modern age.

Europe is discussing an update of its copyright laws that has the potential to address some of the limitations placed on education. However, the proposed changes fail to embrace the fact that education is now conducted by a multitude of institutions, and even learners themselves, and leaves behind multiple initiatives that use the open internet to provide education to learners with different backgrounds and literacies. Unless we are able to change the proposal, Europe will be stuck with inflexible rules.

Copyright reform is a significant issue for Australian schools, as Australia’s outdated copyright laws currently stand in the way of teachers using the most modern teaching methods in the interests of Australian students. The issue of whether Australia should adopt a flexible copyright exception like fair use has been extensively examined in Australia, and a fair use style copyright exception has now been recommended by seven independent review committees over almost 20 years of in-depth consideration.

Canada is often held out as a great example of successful copyright advocacy leading to a more balanced law. After more than a decade of debate, the law was overhauled in 2012.  It features some innovative limitations and exceptions such as exceptions for Internet materials in education and non-commercial user generated content. There is also a cap on statutory damages in non-commercial cases and a privacy-friendly approach to intermediary liability. Moreover, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that fair dealing is a user’s right that should be interpreted in a broad and liberal manner, leading to results that affirm a balance to copyright. The reforms have had a significant impact on educational uses, providing a potential model for others to adopt.

16h00 Introduction
16h05 - 16h25 EU Copyright Reform: obstacles and possibilities, Teresa Nobre (CC Portugal/Communia)
16h25 - 16h45 Tales from the Australian Copyright Law Reform Debate, Delia Browne (CC Australia/Australian National Copyright Unit) 
16h45 - 17h05 Fair For All: How Canada Crafted a Balanced Copyright Law, Michael Geist (University of Ottawa)
17h05 - 17h30 Debate


Moderators
avatar for Lisette Kalshoven

Lisette Kalshoven

Advisor copyright, heritage and open education, Kennisland
Lisette Kalshoven is advisor at Kennisland in the areas of copyright, heritage and open education. She combines writing policy documents with practical interventions and training sessions for professionals. Creating access to information is always the reference point in her work... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Delia Browne

Delia Browne

Delia Browne is the national copyright director of the National Copyright Unit to the Australian Schools and VET sector and is an expert in copyright law, Creative Commons and OER. She is one of the co- drafters of the Cape Town Declaration on OER and co- founder and President... Read More →
avatar for Michael Geist

Michael Geist

University of Ottawa
University of Ottowa
avatar for Teresa Nobre

Teresa Nobre

Legal Lead, Creative Commons Portugal
Teresa is an attorney-at-law based in Lisbon, Portugal, and a legal expert on copyright at Communia International Association on the Digital Public Domain. She is also Creative Commons Portugal legal lead. She coordinated the research projects Educational Resources Development: M... Read More →


Friday April 28, 2017 16:00 - 17:30
SoCo Ballroom (section A)

16:00

CC Search: Usability, Features, and Partners
Speakers
avatar for Ryan Merkley

Ryan Merkley

CEO, Creative Commons
Copyright, open data, public domain, policy, government data, espresso.
avatar for Rob Myers

Rob Myers

Core Services Manager, Creative Commons
Talk to me about Creative Commons licensing, technology, 3D printing, art and how they all go together!
avatar for Maarten Zeinstra

Maarten Zeinstra

Advisor Copyright & Technology, Kennisland
Talk to me about any topic you like. | | Some things about me: | I'm trained as a software developer/philosopher/law scholar | I'm an advisor copyright and technology @ Kennisland | I'm project lead @ Creative Commons Netherlands | | Some of my projects you... Read More →


Friday April 28, 2017 16:00 - 17:30
Distillery Room

16:00

How to Encourage Prosocial Behaviour
Healthy collaboration requires a lot more than copyright licenses. Among other things, it requires that people recognize the humanity in each other and behave accordingly, something that is far from a given online. Creating online environments that encourage prosocial behaviour requires proactive effort and design. This session will feature platforms who regularly grapple with these issues. Each will explain the processes and infrastructure they use to create online environments where people interact in productive ways. Discussion will follow regarding what else we can do to foster greater cooperation and sharing online.

Moderators
avatar for Jane Park

Jane Park

Director of Platforms and Partnerships, Creative Commons
Jane leads CC's work with platforms, helping to create easy, clear, and enjoyable ways for users to contribute to the commons. She has eight years of organizational experience in open education, communications, fundraising, and community building. As a founding volunteer of the... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Pearson

Sarah Pearson

Senior Counsel, Creative Commons

Speakers
avatar for Juliet Barbara

Juliet Barbara

Communications Director, Wikimedia Foundation
Juliet is the Communications Director at the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit that operates Wikipedia and its sister projects. She is responsible for strategic messaging and public relations to support the Wikimedia vision of a world where every single person can freely acces... Read More →
avatar for Tony Buser

Tony Buser

Chief Software Architect, MakerBot
Tony Buser is Chief Software Architect at MakerBot. For the past 6 years he has lead the design and development of the web services that power the MakerBot ecosystem. Having been involved in many desktop 3D printing projects and technologies since 2009, his main focus has been... Read More →
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Ashe Dryden

Ashe Dryden is a former White House fellow, programmer, diversity advocate and consultant, prolific writer, speaker, and creator of AlterConf and Fund Club. She’s one of the foremost experts on diversity in the tech industry. She’s currently writing two books: The Diverse Team an... Read More →
avatar for Alex Feerst

Alex Feerst

Head of Legal, Medium
avatar for Ileana Silva

Ileana Silva

Creative Commons Uruguay
Member of CC Uruguay. Mostly envolved in the organization of the CC Uruguay Film Festival and the Free Music Catalog musicalibre.uy


Friday April 28, 2017 16:00 - 17:45
Harbourfront Room

17:00

How to Build Communities with Open: the Rebus Perspective on Non-economic Value Exchanges
We do so many things that we don’t expect to get paid money for, but there is still value exchange that happens: social, emotional, reputational, educational and more. At Rebus we are building a global community of creators of open textbooks, and so we spend a lot of time thinking about different kinds of (non-monetary) value exchanges, how we can recognize them, celebrate them, build on them. In this session, we’ll explore together these different values, and hopefully develop some new ideas on how we can capture and promote them.  

Speakers
avatar for Hugh McGuire

Hugh McGuire

Founder, Rebus Foundation
I like the web / books / open. I've (helped) build some communities and tools over the years, including: LibriVox.org, Pressbooks.org and rebus.community.


Friday April 28, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
Parkdale Room (section B)

17:00

Bringing the Commons Back to Sharing
The Uberization of everything has led to a resurgence of sharing, but it can be characterized by its highly transactional and, in some cases, exploitative tendencies. Cities and community organizers are already acting upon an alternate vision of sharing — one based on the urban commons. A major question for the Creative Commons community is how we can be instrumental in this sharing cities movement, and bolster community-owned resources through emerging sharing practices. Using the World Café format, participants in this session will discuss and brainstorm ways this community and our ethos can be actively applied to support community-centered sharing initiatives.

Speakers
avatar for Maira Sutton

Maira Sutton

Community Engagement Manager, Shareable
I'm with Shareable working on campaigns to promote sharing and solidarity economics. We're coming out with a book titled "Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons" which is full of case studies and policies based on sharing and commons-based solutions to meet basic human need... Read More →


Friday April 28, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
Parkdale Room (section A)

17:30

Surprise Talk
Speakers
avatar for Ryan Merkley

Ryan Merkley

CEO, Creative Commons
Copyright, open data, public domain, policy, government data, espresso.


Friday April 28, 2017 17:30 - 18:00
SoCo Ballroom (full room)
 
Saturday, April 29
 

08:00

Registration
Saturday April 29, 2017 08:00 - 09:00
Floor 3

09:00

Freeing the Seed, Sowing the Commons
The Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI) has piloted a practical model for using copyleft tools to create a pool of crop varieties that must remain freely accessible in a “protected commons” for use and improvement by farmers, gardeners and plant scientists. OSSI now comprises 36 plant breeders and 43 seed companies in the USA, Canada, Australia, and the UK, and is working with sister initiatives in India and Germany. Learn how OSSI is challenging the rampant patenting of plant varieties and why Monsanto’s breeders have called OSSI varieties “too contagious to touch.” Help us sow the commons with "freed seed."

Speakers
avatar for Tom Michaels

Tom Michaels

Professor, University of Minnesota and Board of Directors, OSSI
I'm a public sector horticulturist who breeds dry beans for use in organic production systems. Back in the 90s as intellectual property rights were extended to biotech crops I anticipated future seed access issues and proposed General Public License for Plant Germplasm as a prot... Read More →



Saturday April 29, 2017 09:00 - 09:20
Harbourfront Room

09:00

CC Film Festival in Uruguay: Challenges and Opportunities
The CC Film Festival Uruguay, is a festival that already had two editions (2015 and 2016). In these two years of work, from the organizing team we have learned, generated links and developed skills. However, there is still something that worries us. We have not yet achieved that the festival has the desired audience flow, nor that the free licenses are used extensively by local audiovisual producers. We feel the need to identify a critical community that is capable of understanding, appropriating the concept of free culture, and is able to produce its own content.

Speakers
avatar for Ileana Silva

Ileana Silva

Creative Commons Uruguay
Member of CC Uruguay. Mostly envolved in the organization of the CC Uruguay Film Festival and the Free Music Catalog musicalibre.uy


Saturday April 29, 2017 09:00 - 09:20
Cabbagetown Room

09:00

An Explosion of Languages and Versions of Early Literacy Content: Saide's African Storybook initiative, Pratham Books’ StoryWeaver & Book Dash
Reading builds better brains, yet there is a dearth of high-quality early reading material globally. Challenges of affordability and access persist. Though it has been continually proven that children benefit hugely from reading stories about characters they recognise, in their home languages, relevant and appropriate storybooks just don’t exist. 

This session includes the incredible stories of collaboration from Saide’s African Storybook initiative, Pratham Books’ StoryWeaver and Book Dash and how they have created a large community of invested users to address the book scarcity in Africa and India.
Managing and maintaining this community is of tantamount importance for the success of our projects. Given the nature of an open organisation, fostering collaboration among these volunteers extends to our networks of partnered organisations and beneficiaries. 

Join us as we explore some of the successes that have led to the scaling of these initiatives to build large repositories of early reading material. The speakers will explore how they’ve built a community on the foundation of open-licensing. 

Speakers
avatar for Purvi Shah

Purvi Shah

Head: Digital Initiatives, Pratham Books, StoryWeaver
I lead all the Digital Projects at Pratham Books. In my 10 year long association with the organization I have handled various functions including branding, strategy and new initiatives. | I have led Pratham Books’ foray into digital products. My current work focuses on manag... Read More →
avatar for Tessa Welch

Tessa Welch

African Storybook Project Leader, Saide
Saide’s African Storybook initiative aims to address the shortage of contextually appropriate picture storybooks for early reading in the languages of Africa. Our digital open licence publishing model is providing a growing number of storybooks in a growing number of languages... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
SoCo Ballroom (section C)

09:00

Share or Die: Is the Future of Manufacturing Open Source? Open Hardware Business Models
How can manufacturers open source their design and products without losing their unique value proposition? This panel, organized by Danish Design Centre, debates the challenges and opportunities of designing open source-based business models for manufacturing and looks at the future of production in a new era. An era increasingly defined by not only the technology of the maker movement, but also its major underlying currents of knowledge sharing, co-creation and crowdsourced innovation. A future where manufacturers and designers will have to learn to share - or die.

Moderators
avatar for Paul Stacey

Paul Stacey

Associate Director of Global Learning, Creative Commons
Co-author, with Sarah Pearson, of Kickstarter funded book “Made With Creative Commons". Institute for Open Leadership mentor and facilitator. Creative Commons certificate program lead. Keen interest in role of the commons in the future economy. Bare feet, ocean kayaking, and pi... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Fátima São Simão

Fátima São Simão

Director of Development, UPTEC - Science and Technology Park of the University of Porto
I'm a very stubborn Portuguese lady, based in Porto, working as business developer for (not only) the creative industries for about 10 years. I have a degree in Economics but I was always in love with artists and their work so I continued my studies on Cultural Policy and Manage... Read More →
avatar for Christian Lythje Villum

Christian Lythje Villum

Programme Director, Danish Design Centre
Driven by a keen interest in exploring new boundaries for strategic design, Christian Villum’s work as Programme Director at the Danish Design Centre involves examining new trends and ideas in the span between technology and design thinking. With a background in areas such as... Read More →
avatar for Michael Weinberg

Michael Weinberg

Intellectual Property and General Counsel, Shapeways
I do lots of work around 3D printing and intellectual property and am also the Board Chair for the Open Source Hardware Association.


Saturday April 29, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Distillery Room

09:00

SDG4 + OER: Working Together to Mainstream Open Education
Slides: https://www.slideshare.net/cgreen/open-education-un-sustainable-development-goals

The world’s nations have adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and committed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDG4 is about “Education: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” This session will explore how and why the global open education community can work with their national governments to mainstream Open Educational Resources (OER) in support of achieving SDG4.

Speakers
avatar for Cable Green

Cable Green

Director of Open Education, Creative Commons
Slides: https://www.slideshare.net/cgreen/open-education-un-sustainable-development-goals | | | Cable is an "Open Education & Policy" guy. Cable works with the global open education community to leverage open licensing, OER, open policies, and open pedagogy to significant... Read More →



Saturday April 29, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
SoCo Ballroom (section A)

09:00

TDM: Legal Aspects, Skills and Community Input
Tackling data literacy: improving skill and raise awareness. This session is to identify the need and learning outcomes for a course on text-and datamining. Various research projects have confirmed there is a need for a better understanding on what skills people should develop to make use of data and understand the impact of a data driven society. We would like to have an interactive session to share and learn from each other what challenges we have and how we can help as a community by discussing specific community needs, level of knowledge, inclusivity and design of the course in terms of (practical) requirements, materials and learning outcomes but also train the trainer sessions.


Saturday April 29, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
SoCo Ballroom (section B)

09:00

Creative Commons at the World Bank: Celebrating 5 Years of Open Knowledge Sharing
The World Bank Open Access Policy and Open Knowledge Repository were launched in April 2012. At that time, the World Bank was the first major Inter-Governmental Organization to adopt Creative Commons licenses as a tool for sharing its knowledge globally. The World Bank incorporated CC BY into its Open Access Policy as a default license for Bank-produced research and knowledge products to be distributed via its Open Knowledge Repository. The aim of this session is to summarize the five years of World Bank experience in open knowledge sharing and to consider how the knowledge sharing process can be improved to benefit users globally in the years ahead.

Speakers
avatar for Mayya Revzina

Mayya Revzina

Copyright and Publishing Rights Manager, The World Bank
I manage copyright and publishing rights at World Bank Publications. At the moment my focus is building on the success of the World Bank’s Open Access Policy, as well as educating my colleagues about copyright in the open access environment.


Saturday April 29, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Parkdale Room (full room)

09:30

Open for a Living
Do you work in the open? Consultant? Operate your own NGO? This session is designed to discuss the challenges and opportunities of working as a consultant in the Open Movement.

Speakers
avatar for Isla Haddow-Flood

Isla Haddow-Flood

Chair, Wiki In Africa
I work on activating communities, individuals and organisations across Africa to contribute knowledge and alternative perspectives to Wikipedia. The work I have done is part of the WikiAfrica movement, but is intricately linked to the work that CC does, especially on the continen... Read More →
avatar for Evelin Heidel

Evelin Heidel

Digitalization, DIY Book Scanner Project, Cinema Museum
I'm passionate about opening cultural heritage, bookscanning, fostering access and public domain tools. I like to help people and communities to put forward digitalization projects and to help them understand how copyright impacts on their daily work. I was also part of of the St... Read More →
avatar for Kelsey Wiens

Kelsey Wiens

Public Lead, Creative Commons Canada
Kelsey Wiens is an open innovation practitioner. After 7 years in South Africa she has extensive experience in managing Pan-African projects with an open education focus, including Africa Open Toolkits, the Pan-African Open Advocate Training Program #openafrica & Kumusha Bus sto... Read More →
avatar for Kamil Śliwowski

Kamil Śliwowski

Creative Commons Poland
OER&stuff, copyright and media literacy,


Saturday April 29, 2017 09:30 - 10:00
Cabbagetown Room

09:30

How to Protect Free Culture in the Future
15 years ago it was a major step forward to have globally unified system of licenses. Creative Commons was a tremendous success. Due to smart decisions, good planning and real demand free licenses in culture exist now in one form only: as CC licenses. Ironically, this creates a situation of peculiar monopoly, which calls for critical attention.

Speakers

Saturday April 29, 2017 09:30 - 10:00
Harbourfront Room

10:00

Break
Saturday April 29, 2017 10:00 - 10:30
All rooms

10:30

Keynote: Ashe Dryden
Ashe Dryden is a former White House fellow, programmer, diversity advocate and consultant, prolific writer, speaker, and creator of AlterConf and Fund Club. She’s one of the foremost experts on diversity in the tech industry. She’s currently writing two books: The Diverse Team and The Inclusive Event. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Scientific American, Wired, NPR, and more. Ashe will be speaking on the topic of open, diverse, and inclusive communities.

Speakers
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Ashe Dryden

Ashe Dryden is a former White House fellow, programmer, diversity advocate and consultant, prolific writer, speaker, and creator of AlterConf and Fund Club. She’s one of the foremost experts on diversity in the tech industry. She’s currently writing two books: The Diverse Team an... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 10:30 - 11:20
SoCo Ballroom (full room)

11:30

Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons
Sharing resources has the potential to address cities’ most pressing challenges including inequality, pollution, and social isolation. While sharing cities programs in Seoul, Milan, and London share commonalities, the sharing city concept is not well defined and it risks being commercialized. We will illustrate a commons-based vision for this movement using case studies and model policies from Shareable’s new Creative Commons-licensed book, "Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons." The session will include an open discussion inviting participants to describe initiatives that are aligned with a commons-based vision for sharing cities.

Speakers
avatar for Maira Sutton

Maira Sutton

Community Engagement Manager, Shareable
I'm with Shareable working on campaigns to promote sharing and solidarity economics. We're coming out with a book titled "Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons" which is full of case studies and policies based on sharing and commons-based solutions to meet basic human need... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 11:30 - 11:50
Parkdale Room (full room)

11:30

Advancing Open Education/Through Open Government
Open government initiatives can be a valuable platform for expanding open education and open policy around the world. Through the Open Government Partnership (OGP), a multilateral initiative of 75 countries, more than 10 countries have adopted commitments on open education and open licensing policies - from the United States to Slovakia to Chile. This session will explore the opportunities for the CC network to leverage OGP and other open government initiatives in their countries to open up publicly funded resources, and engage the public to use, build upon, and benefit from it.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Allen

Nicole Allen

Hi! I'm Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education for SPARC and part of the Organizing Committee of OpenCon 2016. My day job is leading SPARC's work on Open Education, including advocating for U.S. federal and state policy, supporting on-campus efforts to advance OER through academic libraries, and international advocacy for open education through the Open Government Partnership. I also help out with organizing OpenCon by coordinating the application and review process, and logistics for attendees. I've been working to advance open education since I graduated university about ten years ago (even before), and have a background in grassroots organizing and policy advocacy.

, SPARC
https://static.sched.org/a10/2885121/avatar.jpg.320x320px.jpg?c1e


Saturday April 29, 2017 11:30 - 12:30
Distillery Room

11:30

Index, Map, Registry: How can we Track Open Policies Around the World?
In 2016, a team of CC affiliates and partners from Australia, Canada, Colombia, Japan, Poland, South Africa and United States have prepared the first "State of Open Policy" report, which aimed to provide an overview of open policies in the spheres of education, heritage, science and data. We would like to present the concept for this report as a policy-making tool; gather feedback, and discuss how to further develop this project. In particular, we want to plan the next (2017) edition of the survey. We hope to discuss the matter with other people tracking open policies.

Speakers
avatar for Alek Tarkowski

Alek Tarkowski

Director, Centrum Cyfrowe / Communia
I am the director of Centrum Cyfrowe, a think-and-do-tank building a digital civic society in Poland. In 2004, I co-founded Creative Commons Poland and since then am one of the coordinators of the project. Since 2015, I have been actively involved and have served as co-chair of... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 11:30 - 12:30
Cabbagetown Room

11:30

Policy "Listening Session": Surfacing Legal and Policy Issues Areas and Trends that Affect CC
updated google document of this agenda

This will be a policy-related "listening session" facilitated by staff but hearing from affiliates and partners about pressing or important legal and policy issues and trends that affect CC.

Policy "listening session": surfacing legal and policy issues areas and trends that affect CC
Saturday April 29
11:30a-12:30p
Facilitated by Timothy Vollmer, Sarah Pearson

The goal of the session is to identify policy areas where CC has a stake and would like to be involved, either in leading, or supporting what’s going on within other civil society and advocacy organisations.   

I’d like for this to truly be a listening session (or as close as it can be to one), so I’d prefer to not have any presentations or panelists talking. If there are questions about what CC is working on from a policy or legal team perspective, then we can answer those.

The clear target participants are CC affiliates. Also, we might want to specifically invite particular attendees from digital rights orgs that tackle issues beyond copyright/IP. For example, we could ask OpenMedia, EFF, Wikimedia, and other NGO reps to come, in addition to some of the typical players already within CC, like Derechos Digitales.

Agenda:

  • Intros around the room (10 min)

  • Set the stage and goals for the session: CC’s role in copyright policy and commons advocacy under updated strategy, and especially in relation to new global network formation (5 min)

  • Open floor: Issue identification (20 min)

    • Stickies: write down top three policy areas you think CC should address in the next year

    • Be ready to explain them to give a bit more context to the group

    • All ideas can go on the table

    • Around the room sharing and grouping similar stickies to the wall

  • Discussion of grouped issues (30 min)

    • Including policy & legal trend spotting related to CC

  • Discussion of resources & capacity needed (15 min)

  • Next steps: ideas for action and collaboration (10 min)

    • Draft a summary of today’s session to be shared with the CCGN and larger community


Speakers
avatar for Timothy Vollmer

Timothy Vollmer

Public Policy Manager, Creative Commons
Right now I work on public policy issues at Creative Commons. I also ride bikes and bake bread.


Saturday April 29, 2017 11:30 - 12:30
Harbourfront Room

11:30

P2PU: Strengthening OER Through Study Groups in Libraries
Since 2014, Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) has worked with public libraries to run online courses as in-person study groups that meet face-to-face. These “learning circles” have expanded the reach of OER and MOOCs to communities that are new to online learning, and provide an onramp for participants to explore the world of open education and CC licensing. P2PU and it’s partners have been identifying ways that online learning resources can better serve adult learners, and we will use this session to brainstorm and prototype interventions that can better support a diverse, people-oriented Commons.

Speakers
avatar for Delia Browne

Delia Browne

Delia Browne is the national copyright director of the National Copyright Unit to the Australian Schools and VET sector and is an expert in copyright law, Creative Commons and OER. She is one of the co- drafters of the Cape Town Declaration on OER and co- founder and President... Read More →
avatar for Grif Peterson

Grif Peterson

Learning Lead, Peer 2 Peer University
Hi there, I'm Grif. I am proud to serve as the learning lead for Peer 2 Peer University. For more than 2 years, I've worked with the organization to support online learning communities in libraries and other public spaces. I live in Cambridge, Massachusetts and am a fellow at the... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 11:30 - 12:30
SoCo Ballroom (full room)

12:00

Wikimedia and Creative Commons – A shared future for free and open?

For 15 years, Wikimedians have worked together to build the largest free knowledge resource in human history. During this time, Wikimedia has grown from a small group of editors to a diverse network of editors, developers, affiliates, readers, donors, and partners. For 8 years, the content on Wikimedia projects like Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons has been licensed under Creative Commons licenses so it can be used, reused, and remixed for any purpose -- even commercial.

As a movement, much like Creative Commons, we have an opportunity to decide where we go from here. What should we achieve over the next 15 years? What trends will impact the future of free knowledge? To chart our path, the Wikimedia movement is beginning a global strategy discussion that will engage participants across a broad spectrum: editors, readers, affiliates, technologists, activists, policy makers, donors, institutional partners, and people we have yet to reach.

As advocates for free knowledge, what challenges do our communities share? What unites us? Are we part of a broader open movement?

Wikimedia representatives Nicole Ebber and Juliet Barbara will present the initial findings of the Wikimedia movement strategy process (10 minutes) and host a guided conversation about how the Creative Commons and Wikimedia movement intersect, and how we can collaborate (20 minutes).


Speakers
avatar for Juliet Barbara

Juliet Barbara

Communications Director, Wikimedia Foundation
Juliet is the Communications Director at the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit that operates Wikipedia and its sister projects. She is responsible for strategic messaging and public relations to support the Wikimedia vision of a world where every single person can freely acces... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Ebber

Nicole Ebber

Advisor International Relations, Movement Strategy Lead for Organized Groups, Wikimedia Deutschland
Nicole has joined Wikimedia Deutschland in 2010 and is shaping their collaboration and communication with the partner organisations from the Wikimedia movement. For several years, she has worked on the dynamics within the Wikimedia movement in terms of shared responsibilities, mo... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 12:00 - 12:30
Parkdale Room (full room)

12:30

The Gift: film screening and Q&A
Filmmaker Robin McKenna will screen scenes from her in-progress documentary, GIFT. The film is based on Lewis Hyde's beloved book The Gift and examines gift-based cultures around the world. Creative Commons CEO Ryan Merkley will lead a conversation and audience Q&A with McKenna.

GIFT is a feature‐length documentary and crossmedia project inspired by Lewis Hyde’s classic bestseller The Gift: “a brilliant defense of the value of creativity and its importance in a culture increasingly governed by money and overrun with commodities.” 
Richly cinematic and politically provocative, GIFT interweaves character‐driven stories. On North America's Pacific Northwest Coast, an indigenous community undertakes the elaborate preparations for a potlatch. At the Burning Man festival in the desert, a mutant bumblebee art car distributes honey in a post-­apocalyptic desert landscape.  In Rome, Italy, illegally occupying an abandoned factory, a community of migrants and artists come together to create a living, breathing artwork. Meanwhile, we follow Taiwanese, Paris-based artist Mingwei Lee through the creation of Sonic Blossom- where classically trained opera singers approach gallery-goers, offering them a “transformative gift” of song. 
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/78845545
 

Moderators
avatar for Ryan Merkley

Ryan Merkley

CEO, Creative Commons
Copyright, open data, public domain, policy, government data, espresso.

Speakers
avatar for Robin McKenna

Robin McKenna

Filmmaker, Gaudete Films
Filmmaker from Montréal, finishing a feature-length documentary (and crossmedia project) inspired by Lewis Hyde's The Gift. Other works in progress include Medicine (feature documentary about the Amazonian brew ayahuasca), and short animated "documentary fairytale", Crow... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 12:30 - 13:15
SoCo Ballroom (full room)

12:30

Lunch
Saturday April 29, 2017 12:30 - 13:30
SoCo Ballroom (full room)

13:30

Keynote: Sarah Jeong
Journalist and lawyer Sarah Jeong is a contributing editor at Vice Motherboard who writes about technology, policy, and law. She is the author of The Internet of Garbage, and has bylines at the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, the Verge, Forbes, the Guardian, and other publications. In 2017, she was named as one of Forbes’s 30 under 30 in the category of Media. Jeong graduated from Harvard Law School in 2014. As a law student, she edited the Harvard Journal of Law & Gender, and worked at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. She was a Poynter Fellow in Journalism at Yale for 2016, and also currently a fellow at the Internet Law & Policy Foundry. Sarah will be speaking to our third summit goal: “To discuss the future of the Creative Commons network and grow the CC movement.”

Speakers
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Sarah Jeong

Journalist and lawyer Sarah Jeong is a contributing editor at Vice Motherboard who writes about technology, policy, and law. She is the author of The Internet of Garbage, and has bylines at the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, the Verge, Forbes, the Guardian, and other publications. In 2017, she was named as one of... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 13:30 - 14:20
SoCo Ballroom (full room)

14:30

Commonification, Sharing and Creative Commons: Towards Platforms of Digital Dignity
The dialectics around Digital Commons holds for nearly two decades. Creative Commons, already 16yrs old, has played a vital role towards ‘universal happiness’. The model built around open content and the commons seeks to find ways to depart from the rhetoric of gift culture and volunteer labour of the early days. The presentation aims at pointing out the necessity for a shift towards commoning platforms, of digital dignity, placing humans to the centre.


Saturday April 29, 2017 14:30 - 14:50
Parkdale Room (section B)

14:30

Creative Commons Certificates - Spread the Cred
This session will demo Creative Commons certificates including the CORE certificate and specialized librarian, educator, and government certificates. Participants are encouraged to actually get hands on with the learning content.

The aim of this session is to establish a common understanding of what the certificates are, provide an opportunity for feedback, encourage expressions of interest in being a trainer or becoming certified, and outline the ways in which certificates can be adapted and used internationally.

Presesentation slides:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1xpLfdqr5VRiXR9weO9ZfxN3dpaARbjfG-Ag2O2GMaUc/edit?usp=sharing

Blog post
https://certificates.creativecommons.org/blog/2017/04/28/framing-wall-color/

 

Speakers
avatar for Alan Levine

Alan Levine

Top Dog, CogDog It
Barks about and plays with web tech. Likes photography, guitars, storytelling, blogging, hiking, coding, the Who. Hates egos and spammers. Has shots.
avatar for Paul Stacey

Paul Stacey

Associate Director of Global Learning, Creative Commons
Co-author, with Sarah Pearson, of Kickstarter funded book “Made With Creative Commons". Institute for Open Leadership mentor and facilitator. Creative Commons certificate program lead. Keen interest in role of the commons in the future economy. Bare feet, ocean kayaking, and pi... Read More →
avatar for Kelsey Wiens

Kelsey Wiens

Public Lead, Creative Commons Canada
Kelsey Wiens is an open innovation practitioner. After 7 years in South Africa she has extensive experience in managing Pan-African projects with an open education focus, including Africa Open Toolkits, the Pan-African Open Advocate Training Program #openafrica & Kumusha Bus sto... Read More →
avatar for Kamil Śliwowski

Kamil Śliwowski

Creative Commons Poland
OER&stuff, copyright and media literacy,


Saturday April 29, 2017 14:30 - 15:30
Distillery Room

14:30

CC Legal Initiatives: Empowering Authors and Promoting Growth of the Commons
Speakers
avatar for Sarah Pearson

Sarah Pearson

Senior Counsel, Creative Commons
avatar for Diane Peters

Diane Peters

General Counsel, Creative Commons
I lead the legal team and legal programs at CC.


Saturday April 29, 2017 14:30 - 15:30
Parkdale Room (section A)

14:30

Made to Share
Speakers
avatar for Sebastiaan ter Burg

Sebastiaan ter Burg

Founder, Circular Content
Sebastiaan ter Burg is a professional photographer, video journalist and general creative fixer. He's been sharing his work under CC licenses since 2007. Sahring 23.000+ photos and 100+ videos gave him the experience to optimise the creation process of open content. And that ain... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 14:30 - 15:30
Harbourfront Room

14:30

Towards a Scholarly Commons
The Scholarly Commons is a proposed commons iteration (going beyond open licenses) that encompasses the principles, best practices, interfaces and standards that can govern the multidirectional flow of scholarly objects through all phases of the research process from conception to dissemination, open to anyone who wants to participate. Many questions remain to be solved before this can come to full fruition: e.g. inclusivity, infrastructural conditions, governance issues. The Force11 Scholarly Commons Working Group presents advances made in this field, will launch the scholarly commons website and welcomes your participation.

- Presentation slides, including simulation game and it's results: http://tinyurl.com/cc-scholarlycommons
- Scholarly commons website (launched April 30): http://www.scholarlycommons.org


Speakers
avatar for Jeroen Bosman

Jeroen Bosman

Scholarly Communications Librarian, Utrecht University Library
Talk to me about what's on your mind ;-) You can ask me anything about Open Science, the 101 Innovations in scholarly communications survey and project, research tools, the Force11 scholarly commons working group and of course photography, cycling and the absurd.
avatar for Bastian Greshake

Bastian Greshake

co-founder, openSNP
avatar for Bianca Kramer

Bianca Kramer

Utrecht University Library
Making scholarly communication truly open and participatory is not (just) about agreeing on definitions. It's about people and practices, about providing good infrastructure to carry out and disseminate research, and supporting people in the choices they make as they shape their... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 14:30 - 15:30
SoCo Ballroom (full room)

14:30

Ingredients of Co-creating an Open Data Initiative
This session will focus on insights from our journey of co-creating OpenBudgetsIndia - a collective initiative working to build a comprehensive and user-friendly open data portal that is making India’s budgets open, usable and easy to comprehend. Discussing our challenges, approach, partnerships and processes to bring together a diverse set of organizations, communities and volunteers. Moreover explaining some of the best practices we followed to open up our code, data, design, documentation, research and visualizations for wider participation and collaboration. Summing up our lessons as the essential ingredients of co-creating an open data collaborative.

Speakers
avatar for Gaurav Godhwani

Gaurav Godhwani

Tech Lead, OpenBudgetsIndia
Building OpenBudgetsIndia.org at CBGA india & Doing data-for-good at DataKindBLR. Happy to discuss more about Open Data, Data Science, Open Algorithms, Open Design, Communities and other related spheres of Openness. Also, keen to talk about Himalayas, Photography, Camping, Hiking... Read More →



Saturday April 29, 2017 14:30 - 15:30
Cabbagetown Room

15:00

The Commons as Unifying Political Vision

The message of the commons goes beyond the domain of knowledge and the internet. The commons as an approach can be a unifying political vision bridging many struggles and movements. It can be political and empowering in many domains: from water and energy to science commons, medicines and the right to health, food and democracy.

As an emerging paradigm embracing co-creation, stewardship, and social and ecological sustainability, the commons approach holds the potential for a unified vision towards an alternative economy, which is ecological and from the bottom up.  The idea jointly stewarding shared resources, community and a generative economy, can find resonance with a diverse range of citizens. It is not a movement that is solely  reactionary, on the contrary, it is able to set the agenda showcasing developments on the ground. Recent experiences with the European Commons Assembly are a testimony to the power of the commons narrative.  


Speakers
avatar for Sophie Bloemen

Sophie Bloemen

Director, Commons Network
Sophie Bloemen is based in Berlin and writes, speaks, and organises on the sharing of knowledge, the commons and new narratives for Europe. She has worked as an advocate and public interest consultant for various NGOs on health, trade & innovation, as well as on cross-border cul... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 15:00 - 15:30
Parkdale Room (section B)

15:30

Break
Saturday April 29, 2017 15:30 - 16:00
All rooms

15:30

Kickstarting a CC-wide Copyright Reform Platform in Support of the Commons - session sponsored by Re:Create Coalition
updated google document of this agenda

With the new global network strategy moving into implementation mode, let's kickstart the development of issue-based platforms which can get us organized and mobilized for maximum impact for positive copyright policy change.

Saturday, 29 April
3:30-6:00pm
Harbourfront Room
Facilitated by Timothy and Lisette

3:30p
  • Intros around the room (5 min)

  • Agenda of what we want to accomplish today (10 min) (Timothy + Lisette)

    • Purpose and objective(s) of the platform

    • “Setting the floor” of shared principles for copyright reform in the CCGN

    • Discussion of membership process and ideas for working together

    • Drafting of relevant working documents to inform others and solicit feedback

    • Discussion of subgroups/committees

  • Explanation of “platform” model under CCGN strategy (15 min) (Alek + Claudio)

4:00p
  • “Show-and-tell” example of existing copyright reform collaboration (20 min)

4:30p
  • Facilitated discussion and information-gathering: GOALS AND POLICY PLATFORM (30 min)

    • ~6 persons/group

    • Questions to answer in the breakout groups:

      1. What are the goals of the platform? What is in scope? What is out of scope?

      2. What are our core policy recommendations for copyright reform in support of the commons and the public interest?  

      3. What are the key venues for engagement? International (WIPO), supranational (European Union), national (Argentina), multilateral (TPP), etc.

      4. How does this platform intersect with existing coalitions/projects/efforts around copyright reform? i.e. what is already being done?

  • Report back (15 min)

  • Output: Draft document on shared goals and policy platform for CC copyright reform

 5:15p

  • Facilitated discussion and information-gathering: OPERATIONS AND MEMBERSHIP (30 min)

    • ~6 persons/group

    • Questions to answer in the breakout groups:

      1. How do issues get raised? How do decisions get made?

      2. How do new members come into the group?

      3. What are the responsibilities of platform members? How do we enable people to contribute in different ways?

      4. How does the platform communicate, both internally and externally?

      5. How do we develop and agree on a roadmap of work? How do we track and measure these activities?

    • Report back (15 min)

  • Output: Draft document for operation of CC copyright reform platform

6:00p
  • Next steps

    • Drafting and editing of papers

    • Public communications of outcomes of the session?

    • Development of working groups on particular aspects?


This session was independently organized by Lisette Kalshoven, Timothy Vollmer, and others. It is sponsored by Re:Create Coalition.

Speakers
avatar for Lisette Kalshoven

Lisette Kalshoven

Advisor copyright, heritage and open education, Kennisland
Lisette Kalshoven is advisor at Kennisland in the areas of copyright, heritage and open education. She combines writing policy documents with practical interventions and training sessions for professionals. Creating access to information is always the reference point in her work... Read More →
avatar for Timothy Vollmer

Timothy Vollmer

Public Policy Manager, Creative Commons
Right now I work on public policy issues at Creative Commons. I also ride bikes and bake bread.


Saturday April 29, 2017 15:30 - 18:00
SoCo Ballroom (section B)

16:00

Platform Cooperativism
Platform cooperativism is a practice and intellectual framework which seeks the replacement of the extractive business models of the sharing economy with worker-owned, democratically-governed, ethical and equitable alternatives. Despite short-term consumer convenience and technological aptitude, the so-called sharing economy has failed to make good on the promises implied in its name: its businesses neither share their wealth, with the industry rate of exploitation averaging 25%, nor promote social reciprocity, having have hamstrung the once-booming social economies of, e.g., couchsurfing and ride sharing. The claim of platform cooperativism is that a future of fairer work is possible.

Speakers
avatar for Trebor Scholz

Trebor Scholz

Associate Professor, The New School
Trebor Scholz is a scholar-activist and Associate Professor for Culture & Media at The New School in New York City. His books Uber-Worked and Underpaid. How Workers Are Disrupting the Digital Economy (Polity, 2016) develops an analysis of the challenges posed by digital labor an... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 16:00 - 16:20
Distillery Room

16:00

Inclusive Design as a Community Builder and World Changer
Through a number of funded projects, the IDRC is working around the world to co-create open education resources that personalize experiences to meet individual needs and preferences, breaking down barriers to access for marginalized populations. Through inclusively designed materials, processes, and platforms, the Floe Project and Social Justice Repair Kit are two projects moving the vision of inclusively design content forward. With this suite of tools, that includes AccessForAll metadata for easy findability, matching, use, and customization for unique individuals and contexts, these inclusively design supports are removing barriers to participation in society, education, culture and more.

Speakers
avatar for Jess Mitchell

Jess Mitchell

Senior Manager, Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University
Jess Mitchell is Senior Manager, Research + Design at the Inclusive Design Research Centre (http://idrc.ocad.ca). She manages large-scale international projects and initiatives focusing on fostering innovation within diverse communities while achieving outcomes that benefit everyone. | Jess is a community leader who works in a highly collaborative, open, and iterative manner borrowing methods from complex... Read More →
avatar for Jutta Treviranus

Jutta Treviranus

Director, Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University
Jutta Treviranus is the Director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC), professor and director of an innovative graduate program in inclusive design at OCAD University Toronto.(http://idrc.ocadu.ca, http://www.ocadu.ca/programs/graduate_studies/inclusive_design.htm). The... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 16:00 - 16:50
SoCo Ballroom (section C)

16:00

This Conversation is OPEN: A Global Campfire Chat
Conferences are often closed and restricted to those who can pay to participate. Financial, logistical, social or health barriers can prevent equitable access to conference experiences. Virtually Connecting (http://virtuallyconnecting.org/about/) is a global volunteer organization that is opening the doors to engage in hallway conversations at conferences with people, topics and issues that matter. With a focus on OPEN, this session will be an exploratory experience to share the Virtually Connecting ethos and practice with a focus on participatory practice, inclusion for people of diverse backgrounds, choice and agency in conversations, and recognizing that spontaneity is imperfect in open dialogic spaces.

Speakers
avatar for Helen DeWaard

Helen DeWaard

Instructor, Faculty of Education, Lakehead University
Teaching and learning in the open. Passionate about digital storytelling, critical digital literacies and teaching with technology. A virtual connector interested in building global connections through digital campfire conversations.


Saturday April 29, 2017 16:00 - 17:00
Cabbagetown Room

16:00

Building a Culture of Appreciation for the New Global Network
The Faces of the Commons Global Report brought a set of recommendations to be put forward by CC. These recommendations were drawn upon the comments, insights and perspectives of the current affiliates to the network. One of the strongest concepts that appeared was the need for CC “to build a culture of appreciation”. Although there were some ideas outlined (such as highlight the role of the language inside the network), we want to discuss further with current and potentials members of the network in which way this “culture of appreciation” could be put together. This session will focus on finding the mechanisms and the ways in which we could build a more inclusive community and establish a platform for action.

Speakers
avatar for Claudia Cristiani

Claudia Cristiani

Director, AccesArte
avatar for Guido Gamba

Guido Gamba

Scholar, CONICET
avatar for Evelin Heidel

Evelin Heidel

Digitalization, DIY Book Scanner Project, Cinema Museum
I'm passionate about opening cultural heritage, bookscanning, fostering access and public domain tools. I like to help people and communities to put forward digitalization projects and to help them understand how copyright impacts on their daily work. I was also part of of the St... Read More →
avatar for Anna Mazgal

Anna Mazgal

director for strategy and development, Centrum Cyfrowe
I am a policy strategist and a change manager. I specialize in digital rights and advocacy. My work is based on the principles of openness and collaboration. I initiated and co-authored Faces of the Commons, a research into Creative Commons Community that I will present at the su... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 16:00 - 17:30
SoCo Ballroom (section A)

16:00

OER in K12: Moving it Forward
This session is aimed to support discussions within the K12 community on the question of how to encourage and facilate a transition to Open Educational Resources (OER) from the dependence on traditional commercial textbooks. Such discussions are now in process in Alberta and in other provinces and US states as a way of exposing the issues and determining paths towards improving the quality of learning,while at the same time increasing the cost-effectiveness of taxpayer dollars spent on education. OER variable costs can be significantly reduced to maintaining the website, storing the data, and updating the content either ongoing or on an annual basis.

Speakers
avatar for Rory McGreal

Rory McGreal

Professor, Athabasca University
I am the UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning/International Council for Open and Distance Education Chair in Open Educational Resources and the director of TEKRI at Athabasca University


Saturday April 29, 2017 16:00 - 17:30
Harbourfront Room

16:00

Messy Market
Saturday April 29, 2017 16:00 - 18:00
Parkdale Room (full room)

16:30

Made with Creative Commons: a Conversation with the Authors and a Focus on Open Business Models Based on CC
For the last year and a half, Creative Commons staff Sarah Hinchliff Pearson and Paul Stacey have been writing a Kickstarter backed book about sharing and open business models called Made With Creative Commons.  

This book is being globally released May 5, 2017 at madewith.cc. In advance a print version is being distributed to all Global Summit attendees along with an invitation to distribute additional copies to libraries around the world. 

In this session Ryan Merkley, CEO of Creative Commons, interviews Sarah and Paul to explore the impetus for the book, the interactive process by which it was created, and what they learned.

You’ll hear about twenty four Made With Creative Commons case studies from all over the world who are sharing work using Creative Commons licenses and encouraging the public to reuse them, to copy them, to modify them. 

But if they are giving their work away to the public for free, how do they make money? 

How do you sustain what you do when you share your work? 

In this session Paul and Sarah share what they learned in answer to those questions. They describe how this work changed their perspectives and how Made With Creative Commons became a book about what sharing really looks like -- why we do it and what it can bring to the economy and the world. 

Moderators
avatar for Ryan Merkley

Ryan Merkley

CEO, Creative Commons
Copyright, open data, public domain, policy, government data, espresso.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Pearson

Sarah Pearson

Senior Counsel, Creative Commons
avatar for Paul Stacey

Paul Stacey

Associate Director of Global Learning, Creative Commons
Co-author, with Sarah Pearson, of Kickstarter funded book “Made With Creative Commons". Institute for Open Leadership mentor and facilitator. Creative Commons certificate program lead. Keen interest in role of the commons in the future economy. Bare feet, ocean kayaking, and pi... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 16:30 - 18:00
Distillery Room

17:00

Open Democracy Project Workshop
Open Democracy Project has grown out of the Canadian civic tech movement. We're a community of volunteers, donors and municipal election campaigners that have come together driven by a shared vision — providing expert advice and powerful tools to any campaign team running for municipal office and maintaining an open platform to build on that knowledge from one election to the next. Our Fall 2016 crowdfunding campaign raised $31K to launch DemocracyKit and the first version release date is April 25, 2017. Read more about the launch story and our Q1 update.

We now have meeting weekly at Civic Tech Toronto and Civic Tech Ottawa and a team starting up in Calgary. We're in the process of drafting the strategic plan for the Open Democracy Project and want your input! This session will be hands-on and will ask participants to give feedback on the Open Democracy Project structure and plans to grow in Canada and abroad.

Workshop Agenda
1. Introduction to the Open Democracy Project
2. DemocracyKit walkthrough
3. Workshop & feedback:
  • Feedback on Mission, Vision, Values
  • Preparing to expand in Canada
  • Preparing to partner internationally

Join in the conversation -- public Open Democracy Project Slack link.

Speakers
AA

Avery Au

Volunteer, Open Democracy Project
avatar for Chris Cowperthwaite

Chris Cowperthwaite

President, Open Democracy Project
I'm Chair and Co-Founder of the Open Democracy Project. Our mission is to open the democratic process from the ground up using tools and education with the goal of reducing the advantage political insiders enjoy, and in turn fostering political engagement and inspiring political... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
SoCo Ballroom (section C)

17:00

21st Century Education in the Context of Open
There are two critical issues that require the network’s focus and support if we are to realize the transformative power of 21st century education in the context of open: (1) we must research, define, and adopt open pedagogy standards and best practices; and (2) we must research and develop the open source technology needed to enact this open pedagogy. Open pedagogy thought leaders, open source technologists, and open access publishers will facilitate a conversation about how to achieve these complex issues. Panelists will convene a working group and hold a follow-up summit at Duke University in early fall.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Callaway

Tom Callaway

University Outreach Lead, Red Hat
Tom Callaway has been at Red Hat since 2001. Currently, he is the University Outreach lead for Red Hat, working to help students and educators understand, use, and contribute to open source efforts. He is a founding contributor to the Fedora Project, handles all Fedora Legal issu... Read More →
avatar for Aria Chernik

Aria Chernik

Director, OSPRI (Open Source Pedagogy, Research + Innovation), Duke University
Aria Chernik, JD, PhD, is a Lecturing Fellow in the Social Science Research Institute at Duke University and Director of OSPRI (Open Source Pedagogy, Research + Innovation), a Duke-Red Hat partnership project that integrates open source principles and methodologies into teaching... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Stommel

Jesse Stommel

Executive Director, DTLT, University of Mary Washington


Saturday April 29, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
Cabbagetown Room

20:00

Dublab and CC Present: Invisible City & Basic Soul Unit
Dublab and Creative Commons join forces to present a night of music and socializing. Toronto DJ/production duo Invisible City will mix global vinyl rarities with sounds from the public domain. Hong Kong born/Canada-raised electronic musician Basic Soul Unit will serve up tweaked samples and broken beats. Come listen, unwind with fellow summit attendees, and have a drink at Boxcar Social's gorgeous Harbourfront location (which includes a patio overlooking Lake Ontario). 

Saturday April 29, 2017 20:00 - 22:00
Boxcar Social Harbourfront 235 Queens Quay West
 
Sunday, April 30
 

08:00

Registration
Sunday April 30, 2017 08:00 - 09:00
Floor 3

09:00

CC in the South Seas: Lessons Learned in Aotearoa New Zealand
Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand is a tiny but mighty CC affiliate at the bottom of the world. We share the lessons we've learned in building up an affiliate organisation with national reach and impact.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Heritage

Elizabeth Heritage

Communications Lead, Creative Commons Aotearoa New Zealand


Sunday April 30, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
SoCo Ballroom (section A)

09:00

How our CC License Spawned a World Class Translation Community and Never Slowed us Down
Global Voices has been promoting local perspectives and stories from all over the world for over 10 years now with a CC Attribution-only license that most would consider too extreme. Thousands of volunteers have contributed their efforts, resulting in over 200k posts and translations. Learn how CC-BY has helped us grow without getting in the way and even spawned our unique and amazing translation community!

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Clarke

Jeremy Clarke

Code & Design, Global Voices
Jer is an earthling web developer from Montreal. He loves his job building Global Voices and participating in open-source software like WordPress. |


Sunday April 30, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
SoCo Ballroom (section B)

09:00

Lessons from Open Access Advocacy
Over the last twenty years, I have been involved with a number of advocacy initiatives for open access for a variety of organizations, including framing the Budapest Open Access Initiative, working with national funding agencies, private foundations, and international organizations. These activities include awareness raising, grant development, infrastructure development, and policy planning, all with the goal of promoting the uptake of open access among the academic communities and beyond. 

Awareness for OA has surely increased, it is however far from a universal practice.  It has become clear that a great deal of the optimism for OA has not been matched by the uptake. How can we use lessons of the past to move forward with new voices moving into the space? Come join us for an interactive session on exchanging advocacy strategies for open access, and share failures and success stories.

Denisse Albornoz, research associate of the Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network <http://ocsdnet.org> will be co-presenting the workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Chan

Leslie Chan

Associate Director, University of Toronto Scarborough, Centre for Critical Development Studies
Leslie Chan is a Professor in International Development Studies and the Associate Director of the Centre for Critical Development Studies at the University of Toronto. An early practitioner in the use of the Web for learning, knowledge exchange and partnership building, Professor... Read More →


Sunday April 30, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Cabbagetown Room

09:00

NextGen Open: Planting Seeds to Cultivate Open Advocates, Scholars, and Creators
At the NCSU Libraries, we develop successful programming around the tenets of open. However these programs target audiences that are already interested in open tools. Instead of starting from the mechanisms that facilitate open, like licensing, we have begun a grassroots campaign to integrate open ethos into our community. In this workshop, NCSU librarians from the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center and the Makerspace will discuss how they are growing an engaged community of open practitioners, and share methods for integrating open practices into learning activities. Participants will leave with a plan of action and resources to turn ideas into action

__________
Worksheet: Planning for Stealth Advocacy
Slides: NextGen Open
Links to resources:

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Di Monte

Lauren Di Monte

Data and Research Impact Librarian, University of Rochester
Open data, data science, making, emerging technology, research impact, diversity in STEM
avatar for Lillian Rigling

Lillian Rigling

Librarian/Fellow, North Carolina State University Libraries
Open Education/Open Access, Openness in STEM, Student Outreach, User Experience


Sunday April 30, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Parkdale Room (section A)

09:00

Open Source Curriculum Creation with Shapeways and the New York Public Library (Make It, Print It, Sell It: Intro to 3D Printing and Digital Entrepreneurship)
Creators of the course "Make It, Print It, Sell It: Intro to 3D Printing and Digital Entrepreneurship" New York Public Library Tech Connect lead Aaron McGuire and Shapeways Education team Lauren Slowik and Laura Taalman will discuss how they used free resources, networked capabilities and advanced manufacturing to teach new skills to library patrons in person and online. In an effort to replicate efforts like this and grow the potential for open source curriculum, this section will feature a "warts-and-all" chat about how we piloted the program, most important learnings, how to act as a CC advocate with your org and between the private and non-profit sector as well as a discussion with participants on possible next steps.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Slowik

Lauren Slowik

Design Evangelist, Shapeways
Lauren is the Design Evangelist for Education at Shapeways and one of the founding members of the Lady Tech Guild, a group started to connect and inspire women working in the 3D industries. She is occasionally a part-time professor at Parsons School of Design where she also recei... Read More →


Sunday April 30, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Distillery Room

09:00

Developing a Vision for CC's Legal Initiatives: What's critical and Exploring Paths for Collaboration Across the Network
Speakers
avatar for Diane Peters

Diane Peters

General Counsel, Creative Commons
I lead the legal team and legal programs at CC.
avatar for Alek Tarkowski

Alek Tarkowski

Director, Centrum Cyfrowe / Communia
I am the director of Centrum Cyfrowe, a think-and-do-tank building a digital civic society in Poland. In 2004, I co-founded Creative Commons Poland and since then am one of the coordinators of the project. Since 2015, I have been actively involved and have served as co-chair of... Read More →


Sunday April 30, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Parkdale Room (section B)

09:00

Copyright and Trade Deals: How to Advocate for a Progressive Agenda?
In this session we will discuss the different approaches and challenges that different members of the CC network had faced pushing for copyright reform in the context of trade agreementsm, like TPP, the Pacific Alliance and the trade agreements between the United States and the Latin American countries, amongothers. We will compare these secret negotiations with heavy implications on copyright reform, with the processes of copyright reform proposals in WIPO. We will try to figure out the main obstacles for advocacy in that space, how they have been adressed by the Creative Commons community, the challenges it raises at a local, regional and global level, and what lessons can we all learn from this. We will also discuss what’s the role of the Creative Commons community in support of the local efforts to push for a progressive copyright agenda.

Moderators
VG

Vladimir Garay

Advocacy Director, Derechos Digitales

Speakers
avatar for Delia Browne

Delia Browne

Delia Browne is the national copyright director of the National Copyright Unit to the Australian Schools and VET sector and is an expert in copyright law, Creative Commons and OER. She is one of the co- drafters of the Cape Town Declaration on OER and co- founder and President... Read More →
avatar for Sean Flynn

Sean Flynn

Associate Director, Am Univ Prog Info Justice and IP
Sean Flynn teaches courses on the intersection of intellectual property, trade law, and human rights and is the Associate Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP). At PIJIP, Professor Flynn designs and manages a wide variety of research and... Read More →
avatar for Maria Juliana Soto

Maria Juliana Soto

Researcher / Public Leader CC Colombia, Karisma Foundation


Sunday April 30, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
SoCo Ballroom (section C)

09:00

Adapting to Adaptations: Helping the People Behind the Work
The BC Open Textbook Project has overseen 10 major open textbook adaptations. Currently, the project is educating the province's post-secondary faculty and staff on how to carry on this work through webinars, helpdesk support, and self-serve guides and resources. This session will describe and, through small group work and discussion, produce a list of solutions to some of the challenges encountered by individuals adapting openly licensed works. The results generated during this workshop will be immediately shared back with the Commons via the "BC Open Textbook Adaptation Guide", an open creation.

Speakers
avatar for Lauri Aesoph

Lauri Aesoph

Manager, Open Education, BCcampus
I support the development and sharing of open educational resources in British Columbia. I have project managed and led workshops and webinars on the adoption, adaptation, and creation of open educational resources. I also provide technical and instructional design support for th... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Coolidge

Amanda Coolidge

Senior Manager, Open Education, BCcampus
BCcampus


Sunday April 30, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Harbourfront Room

10:00

Break
Sunday April 30, 2017 10:00 - 10:30
All rooms

10:30

Capturing the Community of Photographers : CaptureCanada & Unsplash

Are you curious about citizen engagement in the digital age; open and participatory heritage; co-creation between citizens, government and other sectors; mass-scale collaboration; showcasing our national cultural heritage and preserving our social digital photo artifacts? If so, then please join us as we share our Capture.Canada journey! Capture.Canada is an app and web platform where people can share their photos of Canada to co-create an authentic collection of Creative Commons licensed photos available for everyone to enjoy and use – building a living national photo archive and a legacy for generations to come.


Speakers
avatar for Val Thomas

Val Thomas

Co-instigator, Capture.Canada
Rebel with a cause and cultivator of tall hair. Co-instigator of Caputre.Canada app. Passionate about all things open: open Gov, open badges, open doors… Status quo challenger and defender of introverts. Continuous learner, believe in not just thinking big, but doing big. Conne... Read More →


Sunday April 30, 2017 10:30 - 11:20
Distillery Room

10:30

Sage Bionetworks: Supporting Communities in an Increasingly Decentralized Biomedical Research Ecosystem
Biomedical research contains a broad and varied set of sub-disciplines ranging from classical specialties such as large randomized clinical trials to others which were born-digital such as high throughput genomics. Collaboration frameworks and norms have evolved very differently in each of these sub-disciplines, driven largely by incentive structures that were in place while each was maturing. Regardless of the sub-discipline, each is being forced to recognize the powers of a decentralized research model which has been co-evolving along with the emergence of technological advances such as cloud computing as well as the advancement of social norms in the form of open and transparent practices.

Sage Bionetworks is a non-profit biomedical research organization in Seattle, WA that promotes open systems, incentives, and norms in order to redefine how complex biological data is gathered, shared, and used. We engage diverse communities of researchers around biological and analytical problems too complex for a single institution.

During our session at the CC Summit, we will explore the broad trends in decentralization catalyzed by the emergence of the open web and cloud computing. In particular, we will look at use cases and lessons learned while attempting to bridge the divide between traditional biomedical research and a fully digital and networked ecosystem.

Join the conversation! 

Speakers
avatar for Brian Bot

Brian Bot

Principal Scientist, Sage Bionetworks
I consider myself a science advocate and live at the intersection of biomedical research, technology, and policy. My current work aims to make the biomedical research system more effective by challenging the traditional roles of researchers, institutions, funders, and research pa... Read More →



Sunday April 30, 2017 10:30 - 11:20
Cabbagetown Room

10:30

Negotiating for Open
At Greenpeace, we’re redesigning our global web presence to engage with people and to help them act on behalf of our planet. The project, code named Planet 4, is the first openly run project of it’s size at Greenpeace International. In the workshop “Negotiating for Open”, we’ll use Planet 4 as a case study and explore open decision and design frameworks to help you and your organization establish relationships that can achieve global impacts.

User-driven and community-based design projects are impactful and fulfilling. In the redesign of Greenpeace.org a remix of the Open Decision Framework, the Open Design Kit and community collaboration is of highest importance. In this interactive session, I’d like to share my experiences in a hands on way. Participants can bring their ideas, their businesses, their strategic directions, and together we’ll help each other set up structures and processes that invite people in. We’ll give advice, talk through issues and create a working atmosphere that helps people solve real world problems.

Here's our agenda.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Hilliger

Laura Hilliger

Open Strategist, Greenpeace | We Are Open Co-op
Laura Hilliger is a writer, educator and technologist. She’s a multimedia designer and developer, a technical liaison, a project manager, an open web advocate who is happiest in collaborative environments. She’s a co-founder of the We Are Open Co-op, an Ambassador for Opensource... Read More →


Sunday April 30, 2017 10:30 - 11:20
Parkdale Room (section B)

10:30

How to Make Good on the Creative Commons Promise?
As use of Creative Commons licenses increases, we are seeing more instances of people misunderstanding the licenses or making mistakes with reuse. Creators who use Creative Commons face the issue that they often do not receive proper attribution that the licenses promised them when their works are reused. Reusers of CC-licensed works are increasingly facing the issue of legal threats from creators if they make mistakes in their attribution. In this session, we will discuss these issues, share our experience with them, and develop strategies for addressing them.

Speakers
avatar for Charles M. Roslof

Charles M. Roslof

Legal Counsel, Wikimedia Foundation


Sunday April 30, 2017 10:30 - 11:20
SoCo Ballroom (full room)

11:30

Keynote: Ana Garzón Sabogal
Ana Garzón Sabogal works with collaborative learning, cultural management, activism and free culture. Based in Colombia, she has organised diverse projects including Radio Vallena, a collective radio station that traveled Colombia’s Pacific Coast to Panama City, sharing stories about migration and resistance and Territories. She is currently Director of the cultural foundation Más Arte Más Acción, part of Arts Collaboratory. Ana will be speaking about culture, open tools, and collaboration in open communities.

Speakers
avatar for Ana Garzón Sabogal

Ana Garzón Sabogal

Ana Garzón Sabogal works with collaborative learning, cultural management, activism and free culture. Based in Colombia, she has organised diverse projects including Radio Vallena, a collective radio station that traveled Colombia’s Pacific Coast to Panama City, sharing stories about migration and resistance and Territories. She is currently Director of the cultural... Read More →


Sunday April 30, 2017 11:30 - 12:15
SoCo Ballroom (full room)

12:15

Keynote: Hillary Hartley
Hillary Hartley is Ontario’s first Chief Digital Officer. Previously, Hillary was the Deputy Executive Director of 18F, the U.S. government's digital office, and a former Presidential Innovation Fellow. She was also previously the Director of Integrated Marketing at NIC Inc., which helps state and local governments embrace new internet-based technologies and approaches necessary for government modernization. She has extensive expertise in technology, digital strategy, design thinking, and public engagement. As Ontario's Chief Digital Officer, she will partner with government ministries in delivering major digital projects. Ms. Hartley will also help accelerate transformation across government by setting new service standards for digital products, attracting and empowering digital talent, and aligning partners around delivering the best possible customer experience. 

Speakers
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Hillary Hartley

Hillary Hartley is Ontario’s first Chief Digital Officer. Previously, Hillary was the Deputy Executive Director of 18F, the U.S. government's digital office, and a former Presidential Innovation Fellow. She was also previously the Director of Integrated Marketing at NIC Inc., w... Read More →


Sunday April 30, 2017 12:15 - 12:45
SoCo Ballroom (full room)

12:45

Lunch
Eat food!

Sunday April 30, 2017 12:45 - 13:30
SoCo Ballroom (full room)

13:30

The Future of Publishing Business Models: Creating a Shared Research Agenda
Speakers: 

Moderator - Nic Suzor 
Joe  Karaganis
Megan Beckett 
Michael Woolfe
Jessica Stevens


Contacts:

Nic Suzor - n.suzor@qut.edu.au
Jessica Stevens - j8.stevens@hdr.qut.edu.au

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Stevens

Jessica Stevens

PhD Student & University Copyright Officer, Queensland University of Technology
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Sunday April 30, 2017 13:30 - 14:20
Harbourfront Room

13:30

OMG OFG! Open, Flexible and General Copyright User Rights - session sponsored by Re:Create Coalition
Sean Flynn and Mike Palmedo of American University Washington College of Law Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) will present initial products of their ongoing research project on the impact of open, general and flexible user rights in copyright law -- followed by a roundtable discussion of copyright reform advocates on the ways and means of achieving open copyright user rights in domestic and international law.
This session was independently organized by Mike Palmedo and Lisette Kalshoven. It is sponsored by Re:Create Coalition. 

Speakers
avatar for Carolina Botero

Carolina Botero

Coordinator DIS, Fundación Karisma
avatar for Delia Browne

Delia Browne

Delia Browne is the national copyright director of the National Copyright Unit to the Australian Schools and VET sector and is an expert in copyright law, Creative Commons and OER. She is one of the co- drafters of the Cape Town Declaration on OER and co- founder and President... Read More →
avatar for Sean Flynn

Sean Flynn

Associate Director, Am Univ Prog Info Justice and IP
Sean Flynn teaches courses on the intersection of intellectual property, trade law, and human rights and is the Associate Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP). At PIJIP, Professor Flynn designs and manages a wide variety of research and... Read More →
avatar for Ariel Katz

Ariel Katz

Associate Professor, Innovatinon Chair-Electronic Commerce, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law
Copyright law, innovation policy
avatar for Paul Keller

Paul Keller

Director, Kennisland
I am a long time public lead for CC in the Netherlands, Board member of Creative Commons. In my day job i am the director of Kennisland, an Amsterdam based think tank that has been one of the three CC affiliate organisations in the Netherlands since 2004. Recently i am spending... Read More →
avatar for Claudio Ruiz

Claudio Ruiz

Director of Ecosystem Strategy, Creative Commons
avatar for Tobias Schonwetter

Tobias Schonwetter

Director: IP Unit, University of Cape Town
Dr. Tobias Schonwetter is the Director of the Intellectual Property Unit at the University of Cape Town's law faculty. He currently is a Principal Investigator for various intellectual property-related research and capacity building projects, including Open AIR (www.openair.org.z... Read More →


Sunday April 30, 2017 13:30 - 14:20
SoCo Ballroom (section A)

13:30

Patents: The Next Open Access Fight
Patents were invented to reward inventors for contributing to the public body of knowledge. Unfortunately, the patent system can be exploited in ways that undermine public interests and chill creativity. In this session, we'll talk about issues in the patent system and ways that innovators are trying to reshape into a tool for public good. We'll discuss ways that the Creative Commons community can help build a stronger commons for innovation.

Speakers
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Elliot Harmon

Activist, Electronic Frontier Foundation
avatar for Ryan Merkley

Ryan Merkley

CEO, Creative Commons
Copyright, open data, public domain, policy, government data, espresso.
avatar for Diane Peters

Diane Peters

General Counsel, Creative Commons
I lead the legal team and legal programs at CC.


Sunday April 30, 2017 13:30 - 14:20
Parkdale Room (full room)

13:30

Campaigning for Copyright Reform: New Perspectives and Lessons Learned
A review of different approaches to copyright reform campaigning in Colombia, Chile, Uruguay, Europe and the Philippines, and a discussion on how the network members could help and collaborate with each other on this matter.

Speakers
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Vladimir Garay

Advocacy Director, Derechos Digitales
avatar for Maria Juliana Soto

Maria Juliana Soto

Researcher / Public Leader CC Colombia, Karisma Foundation


Sunday April 30, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
SoCo Ballroom (section B)

13:30

A Bottom-Up Approach to OER Policy Development: The Case of School Education Systems in Sri Lanka, Botswana and Cameroon /OER in lesser used languages/A Journey to Openness in Bangladesh: Enablers, Achievements and Challenges

Access to relevant learning resources is an important aspect in ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all as outlined in SDG4. The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) has identified the development of OER as a potential answer to these challenges. A total of 29 provincial OER policies and guidelines were drafted in Sri Lanka, Botswana and Cameroon closely involving the provincial policy makers for school education. This session aims to share how this bottom-up approach was used to ensure wider advocacy for OER and the increased uptake/ownership from a larger number of policy makers/implementers spread throughout these developing countries.

The session will highlight provincial OER policy development activities in Sri Lanka, Botswana and Cameroon. The champions in each country will share their experiences in advocacy, sensitization and development of draft OER policies/guidelines for the school education system in their respective countries. I will use pre-recorded video clips of 10 minutes each for the champions to share their experiences. They will highlight the challenges faced in approaching the most rural of regions in their respective countries to advocate the use of OER for schools as a potential solution for the lack of textbooks. I will be speaking for approximately 30 minutes providing introductions, sharing resources and concluding. 

More information regarding the activities can be found at http://oasis.col.org/handle/11599/2386 , http://oasis.col.org/handle/11599/2437 and http://oasis.col.org/handle/11599/2672

Speakers
avatar for Ishan Abeywardena

Ishan Abeywardena

Adviser: Open Educational Resources, Commonwealth of Learning
A computer scientist by training, I have keen research interests in the technological aspects of OER, eLearning, MOOC and ODL. My technical interests include sentiment analysis, text mining, software development and mobile application development. Currently, I’m in the field of... Read More →
avatar for Mostafa Azad Kamal

Mostafa Azad Kamal

Public University, Bangladesh Open University
ABOUT ME: | I am currently working as a Professor at the School of Business, Bangladesh Open University. My core area of work is International and Development Economics. I also work as an instructional designer in ODL and Elearning. I am a member of the International Academic B... Read More →
avatar for Batbold Zagdragchaa

Batbold Zagdragchaa

Public Lead, CC Mongolia
My main professional interest: OER development in the Global South and in non-dominant languages. Researcher at ROER4D.org network.


Sunday April 30, 2017 13:30 - 15:00
Cabbagetown Room

13:30

A Platform for Big Thinking About the Future of the Commons
Speakers
avatar for Paul Stacey

Paul Stacey

Associate Director of Global Learning, Creative Commons
Co-author, with Sarah Pearson, of Kickstarter funded book “Made With Creative Commons". Institute for Open Leadership mentor and facilitator. Creative Commons certificate program lead. Keen interest in role of the commons in the future economy. Bare feet, ocean kayaking, and pi... Read More →


Sunday April 30, 2017 13:30 - 15:30
SoCo Ballroom (section C)

13:30

A Platform for Open GLAM in the New Global Network Structure
The new structure proposed for the Global Network brings the novelty of "Platforms", areas of work were the new members of the network can work together towards a shared goal. This workshop will try to figure out if we need a platform for Open GLAM in the new Global Network Structure and how could it work and look.

We'll look into the work of other organizations that are already on this field (such as Europeana, Internet Archive and Wikimedia) and what kind of added value CC can bring to these initiatives and into the global conversation about "Open GLAM". We'll start shaping the platform, identifying the following elements that this platform should have:

1. goals & objectives;
2. basic agreements over the platform / principles / positions / policies;
3. activities that could be carried on inside this platform & recommendation for policies that could be carried on within the platform;
4. who do we think should be members of this platform / whom do we should actively search to collaborate.

This session will grab some input from the Open GLAM sessions that will be happening at the Summit.

Speakers
avatar for Evelin Heidel

Evelin Heidel

Digitalization, DIY Book Scanner Project, Cinema Museum
I'm passionate about opening cultural heritage, bookscanning, fostering access and public domain tools. I like to help people and communities to put forward digitalization projects and to help them understand how copyright impacts on their daily work. I was also part of of the St... Read More →


Sunday April 30, 2017 13:30 - 15:30
Distillery Room

14:30

Generation Open
Speakers
avatar for Nick Shockey

Nick Shockey

Director of Programs & Engagement, SPARC
Nick Shockey is the Director of Programs & Engagement for SPARC and founding Director of the Right to Research Coalition, an international alliance of student organizations that promote Open Access to the results of research through advocacy and education. As the Director of Programs... Read More →


Sunday April 30, 2017 14:30 - 15:30
Parkdale Room (full room)

15:00

Communication Makes it Happen, Communication (Working Together)
How Can We Use CC Communication Tools to Strengthen the Movement? Sharing Best Practices on Social, Email, Blogging, and More

Speakers
avatar for Jennie Rose Halperin

Jennie Rose Halperin

Communications Manager, Creative Commons
Communications, the commons, writing, libraries, internet theory, standing desks, dancing, art, books by women. I enjoy hot caffeinated drinks and would love to have one with you.


Sunday April 30, 2017 15:00 - 15:30
Cabbagetown Room

15:00

CC Usability: Reimagining CC’s Tools for Real Users

If we were to reimagine CC's core tools for real users in 2017, who would be our core audience? If we didn't have the constraints of 15 years ago when the licenses launched, how would we design the licenses to serve CC users’ needs and desires today? We will present and discuss current and new designs of the CC licenses, buttons, deeds, and chooser. Content platforms will provide insight into their users’ motivations. Additionally, we invite participants from every region to give us insight into their users’ needs, and an opportunity to help reimagine CC’s tools for the current web and sharing climate.



Moderators
avatar for Ryan Merkley

Ryan Merkley

CEO, Creative Commons
Copyright, open data, public domain, policy, government data, espresso.
avatar for Jane Park

Jane Park

Director of Platforms and Partnerships, Creative Commons
Jane leads CC's work with platforms, helping to create easy, clear, and enjoyable ways for users to contribute to the commons. She has eight years of organizational experience in open education, communications, fundraising, and community building. As a founding volunteer of the... Read More →
avatar for Eric Steuer

Eric Steuer

Creative Commons

Speakers
avatar for Alex Feerst

Alex Feerst

Head of Legal, Medium
avatar for Mack Hardy

Mack Hardy

CEO, Affinity Bridge
avatar for Charles M. Roslof

Charles M. Roslof

Legal Counsel, Wikimedia Foundation


Sunday April 30, 2017 15:00 - 17:00
Harbourfront Room

15:30

Break
Sunday April 30, 2017 15:30 - 16:00
All rooms

16:00

A Latin American Agenda for Creative Commons: Challenges and Collaborative Work

El movimiento de cultura libre que surgió alrededor de las licencias Creative Commons hace más de 10 años tuvo un impacto importante en Latinoamérica. Artistas, desarrolladores y activistas por el acceso al conocimiento comenzaron a reconocerse como parte de una comunidad global y a crear pensando en el valor de compartir.

Sin embargo, como lo señala el informe “State of Open Policy 2016” el número de políticas o legislaciones nacionales en torno a “lo abierto” no son suficientes para que llamemos a América Latina un territorio abierto. Esto, sumado a que las discusiones sobre derecho de autor en nuestros países han perdido fuerza en la agenda política, parece haber desalentado a las comunidades de creadores y a los mismos activistas y entusiastas de la cultura libre.

Este panorama solo demuestra que aún tenemos mucho por hacer. Por eso nos interesa tener una conversación en donde podamos abordar qué significa la nueva estrategia de CC para nuestra región y qué agenda vamos a construir para asumir los retos y las oportunidades de esta nueva etapa. En otras palabras, para responder al "¿y ahora qué sigue?" que nos plantea este Summit.

Tenemos una gran oportunidad para compartir las primeras bases de dicha agenda y plantear objetivos para los próximos dos años, teniendo en cuenta los objetivos y temas que se proponen este año para la cumbre, relacionados en los intereses de la red y en la necesidad de construir un movimiento que se enfoque en las personas y en fortalecer las relaciones de colaboración.

Algunos puntos a discutir en esta sesión:

  • Impacto de la nueva estrategia de CC en nuestra región.

  • Revisar/replantear/reivindicar la idea de región

  • Financiamiento

  • En qué estamos trabajando, cómo podemos colaborarnos.

  • Estamos adelantando distintos proyectos y necesitamos espacios para ponerlos en común. (nuevos escenarios de colaboración)

¡Les esperamos!


Speakers
avatar for Maria Juliana Soto

Maria Juliana Soto

Researcher / Public Leader CC Colombia, Karisma Foundation


Sunday April 30, 2017 16:00 - 17:00
Parkdale Room (section B)

16:00

Authors Salon
This session aims to move off the stage into a more informal, salon or philosophers cafe like atmosphere where Q&A, discussion and debate can take place in a relaxed but lively and respectful environment. This is your opportunity to meet the authors and engage directly with them and others in dialogue and conversation about the ideas and findings in their books. 

Feature authors and their books include: Each author has their own salon area of the room and attendees are invited to engage in conversation with the author and each other moving from author to author depending on interest.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Pearson

Sarah Pearson

Senior Counsel, Creative Commons
avatar for Paul Stacey

Paul Stacey

Associate Director of Global Learning, Creative Commons
Co-author, with Sarah Pearson, of Kickstarter funded book “Made With Creative Commons". Institute for Open Leadership mentor and facilitator. Creative Commons certificate program lead. Keen interest in role of the commons in the future economy. Bare feet, ocean kayaking, and pi... Read More →
avatar for Maira Sutton

Maira Sutton

Community Engagement Manager, Shareable
I'm with Shareable working on campaigns to promote sharing and solidarity economics. We're coming out with a book titled "Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons" which is full of case studies and policies based on sharing and commons-based solutions to meet basic human need... Read More →
avatar for Matt Thompson

Matt Thompson

Fellow, Mozilla
Matt Thompson (@OpenMatt) is a 2017 Mozilla Fellow, former Senior Director at the Mozilla Foundation, and author of the forthcoming book "Working Open." He’s spending 2017 interviewing and writing about the world’s most inspiring open source people and projects, exploring how... Read More →


Sunday April 30, 2017 16:00 - 17:00
SoCo Ballroom (full room)

16:00

What Exactly is a Commons Oriented Initiative and how could it be Sustainable?
The narrative about commons was entangled in the last five years with different approaches from the “sharing economy” and “collaborative economy”. This tag had been extensively used and abused. The ideas of sharing and collaboration are turning to be empty concepts, ready to be filled with different contents. In that quicksand, only the idea of the commons seems (a little more) stable, and a lot of initiatives describe themselves as “commons oriented”. But how could we measure when an initiative is really commons oriented? And how could we make our work for the commons sustainable?
 

Speakers
avatar for Marcela Basch

Marcela Basch

Founder and editor, el plan C
I'm a journalist and a teacher. Since 2013 I'm deeply interested in the different faces of collaborative economies, free culture and p2p networks. Therefore I created el plan C (elplanc.net), the first news website focused in collaborative economies and culture in Latin America... Read More →


Sunday April 30, 2017 16:00 - 17:00
Cabbagetown Room

16:00

Develop an Open Education Policy
A growing body of research shows that integrating Open Educational Resources in teaching and learning improves student retention and outcomes. The use of OER saves students money and reduces the number of course withdrawals at an institution. Don’t miss the opportunity to help shape the future of education. Attend the workshop on Open Policy to explore frameworks to support sustainable, open approaches to teaching and learning. In this workshop, participants will develop an open education policy for their institution and/or organization using the Open Education Policy Development Tool (http://policy.lumenlearning.com). To kickstart the workshop, the presenter/facilitator will provide examples of open education policies around the world and set the context for what differentiates an open policy from a standard policy in an organization. Individually participants will review their institutional/organization mission and mandate and identify how their mandate and core values align with that of open education values. In small groups, participants will then work together to collaborate on an open education policy statement that supports the sustainability of open practices at an institution and/or organization.


Speakers
avatar for Amanda Coolidge

Amanda Coolidge

Senior Manager, Open Education, BCcampus
BCcampus


Sunday April 30, 2017 16:00 - 17:00
Parkdale Room (section A)

17:00

Closing remarks
Speakers
avatar for Ryan Merkley

Ryan Merkley

CEO, Creative Commons
Copyright, open data, public domain, policy, government data, espresso.


Sunday April 30, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
SoCo Ballroom (full room)