[Ip-health] Innovate/Activate 2.0 now open for Registration and Session Proposals! Plus logistics and more!
jschultz at law.berkeley.edu
Mon Jan 23 13:23:17 PST 2012
Happy New Year. It's already been an exciting start to 2012 with the
battle over SOPA/PIPA and a perfect time to gear up for
Innovate/Activate 2.0, our conference on IP and activism, to be held at
UC Berkeley from Friday, April 20-Saturday, April 21. This year, we've
decided on the themes of "How To" and "DIY Activism" -- focusing on
concrete ways to get more people involved in IP issues and sharing
strategies, tactics, lessons learned, etc. from our current and past
campaigns and actions.
We have five big announcements to share with you:
1) Conference Registration is now open.
You can register for I/A 2.0 here:
Note that for capacity and planning purposes (especially for food), we
are asking everyone to pay something for registration. However, in order
to be sensitive to people's financial situations, we are allowing you to
pick your own registration fee, ranging from $5-$100 with some
suggestions for student, non-profit/academic, and corporate
participants. However, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. If
even $5 is too much, email us at info at innovateactivate.org, and we can
discuss scholarships/waivers with you.
2) We are now accepting Session Proposals.
If you would like to suggest a session for I/A 2.0, you can do it here:
In line with our conference theme, we are looking for three types of
a) Ideas or projects that you would like to share/showcase/workshop;
b) Ideas or projects that you would like to hack/collaborate on with
c) Ideas or projects that you would like to see someone else present on.
Please submit as many different ideas/projects as you'd like. We want to
get a broad sense of the possibilities and see where the cutting-edge
efforts are concentrated. In particular, we are interested in efforts in
the education space, grassroots organizing, meme-making and publicity,
making and breaking technologies for activist purposes, empirical
research and evidence gathering, and legal/policy interventions. But
don't let this limit you; we're open to all types of sessions!
We've put up a page regarding conference logistics, including
information on air travel, hotels, the conference site, etc. Check it
4) Intellectual Sponsors
Beyond Berkeley Law and NYLS, a number of significant organizations who
take action on IP issues have agreed to sponsor the conference. These
include the American Assembly, Cambia, the Center for Democracy and
Technology, the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton,
the Center for Social Media and the Program on Information Justice and
Intellectual Property at American U., the Electronic Frontier
Foundation, Mozilla, NKU's Chase Law & Informatics Institute, the Open
Video Conference, Peer 2 Peer University, Public Knowledge, Students for
Free Culture, and Yale's Information Society Project. Representatives
from all of these amazing organizations will be at the conference and
helping us make it a major focal point for IP Activism in 2012.
5) Looking for Keynote Speakers
We've contacted a few people about possibly keynoting I/A, but we're
always looking for more ideas for great speakers. If you have
suggestions, please send them to us at keynote at innovateactivate.org.
Thanks again for all your support. Now go register and submit ideas!
Jason M. Schultz
Assistant Clinical Professor of Law
Director, Samuelson Law, Technology& Public Policy Clinic
UC Berkeley School of Law
jschultz at law.berkeley.edu
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