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Date: Wed, May 13, 2015 at 1:05 PM
Subject: Call for Participation: Global Congress on Intellectual
Property and the Public Interest, 2015
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[Apologies for cross posting. Please circulate to anyone who may be
We are pleased to announce the call for participation for the fourth
edition of the Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public
Interest (“Global Congress”). The theme for this year’s Congress will be
“Three Decades of Openness; Two Decades of TRIPS.” We are now inviting
applications to participate in the Congress, including session
participation and presentations. We are also welcoming proposals for
panels and workshops.
The application form is available now at
[http://form.jotformpro.com/form/50854976184973?] Please note that this
form is for application purposes, and does not amount to confirmation of
participation. The registrations for the plenary sessions, which are
open to the public, will open closer to the date of the Global Congress.
August 1st: Priority Deadline for Applications- Applicants will be
considered on a rolling basis, with applications made by August 1st
being given first consideration. Applications after August 1st to
receive travel assistance will be considered only under exceptional
circumstances (these details will be collected in a subsequent form).
November 1st: All applications for session participation and paper
submissions will close on November 1st.
For applications to participate/host: Applications to present or host
workshops shall be considered based on the proposals to be submitted in
For applications to attend sessions:Applications to attend sessions as
discussants will be considered based on the statement of purpose and/or
any other relevant information provided by the applicant.
Limited travel grants to cover accommodation and/or travel to the
Congress will be available, with priority to those from developing
Background, Theme and Expected Outcomes
The Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest is
the most significant event on the calendar for scholars and policy
advocates working on intellectual property from a public interest
perspective. By sharing their research and strategies, the network of
experts and activists supported by the Global Congress are empowered to
put forward a positive agenda for policy reform. The Global Congress
began in Washington D.C. in 2011, moved to Rio de Janeiro in 2012, and
was held in Cape Town in 2013. The fourth Global Congress will now be
held in New Delhi, in December 2015. The event would be the largest
convening of public interest-oriented intellectual property
practitioners ever held in Asia, and would help link in the world's most
populous region to these global debates around how intellectual property
policy can best serve the public interest.
The fourth edition of the Global Congress, which brings research, civil
society, industry and regulatory and policy-making communities together
for active, intense engagement on key public-interest intellectual
property issues. Opportunities for these groups to interact are rare but
valuable; and have been proven to lead to successful policy outcomes.
The 4thedition of the Congress, slated to be held in December, 2015 in
New Delhi seeks to be one such opportunity.
The theme for the 2015 Congress is Three Decades of Openness; Two
Decades of TRIPS-coming at a pivotal time for reflection, revision, and
further strategizing. Specifically, the 2015 Congress seeks to produce
three outcomes- first, the mobilization of existing scholarly research
directly into the hands of civil society advocates, business leaders and
policy makers, leading to evidence-based policies and practices;
second,the collaborative identification of urgent, global and local
research priorities and generation of a joint research/advocacy agenda;
and third, the solidification of an inter-disciplinary, cross-sector and
global networked community of experts focused on public interest aspects
of IP policy and practice.
Discussions at the Global Congress will be carried out in the form of
plenary sessions, thematic tracks, cross-track sessions, and the room of
scholars. Participation is invited for the thematic track sessions,
cross-track sessions and the room of scholars.
The thematic tracks at the Global Congress are: 1) Openness, 2) Access
to Medicines, 3) User Rights, 4) IP and Development.
Cross-track sessions will feature research that cuts across tracks in
order to facilitate engagement between tracks on themes of mutual interest.
The Room of Scholars will feature presentations of research outputs such
as draft works or white papers that may not fit directly within the
thematic tracks but fall within the overall theme of the Global Congress.
Participation could be in the form of presenting / discussing conference
papers or policy briefs, or by conducting workshops where they may share
their own work and solicit feedback from peers, during the
The application form for participation is available now
athttp://form.jotformpro.com/form/50854976184973?. Please forward this
invitation to interested lists and individuals. For more information or
questions, you may contact globalcongress2015 at gmail.com
<mailto:globalcongress2015 at gmail.com>.
TheCentre for Internet and Society <http://cis-india.org/>serves as the
convenor of the fourth Global Congress on Intellectual Property and
Public Interest, carried out in cooperation withNational Law University,
The implementing partners arethe <http://www.openair.org.za/>American
Assembly <http://americanassembly.org/>at Columbia University in New
York,Open A.I.R <http://www.openair.org.za/>., and theProgram on
Information Justice and Intellectual Property <http://www.pijip.org/>at
American University Washington College of Law in Washington DC.
On behalf of the organizing committee,
Swaraj Paul Barooah
Project Manager, "Global Congress"
(Global Congress on IP and the Public Interest, 2015)
Editor-in-Chief, SpicyIP.com <http://SpicyIP.com>
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