Sunday, 12 November 2017

Icepops event is coming to Liverpool and is looking for attendees and ... speakers

The enthusiastic copyright duo Chris Morrison and Jane Secker, aka the UK Copyright Literacy team, is organising what looks like an exciting, fun and informative event at the University of Liverpool on 3 April 2018 to promote international copyright literacy: Icepops: International Copyright-Literacy Event with Playful Opportunities for Practitioners and Scholars.

According to the information available on the Icepops website, this 1-day event will be the first satellite event run as part of the LILAC conference, and is the result of a collaboration between the UK Copyright Literacy and CILIP Information Literacy Group.

The day will include keynote speakers, a world café, an opportunity to play copyright games including the Publishing Trap and a playful copyright hackathon. 

The topics addressed by the various speakers will include copyright education, games and play, creativity and the relationship of copyright literacy to information literacy and scholarly communication.

Registration and fees 

Registrations will open on 1 December 2017, and the fees will be:
  • £100 (inc VAT) for the day including all refreshments, lunch and an evening social
  • £80 for people attending LILAC and/or presenting 
  • £50 for LIS students (£50)

Call for speakers

Besides already confirmed speakers, the conference is looking to recruit additional speakers. As explained by the organisers:

"In the true spirit of creativity we are looking for a range of speakers with ideas, games, techniques or topics they’d like to discuss to get involved in shaping the day. Some ideas we have included involve: a games hack, a world cafe to showcase ideas and approaches, lightning talks or maybe something different such as a song or dance routine? Leave your inhibitions behind and come along prepared to experience something different to regular copyright events!
If you’d like to be part of Icepops 2018 then please complete the Contributor’s Form  before Monday 4th December and we will aim to get back to you by the 18th December 2017. Speakers will qualify for the reduced (£80) rate and be entered into the competition to qualify as the best idea, most creative approach to copyright education or copyright specialist of the year. Prizes will be awarded on the day!”

Further details are available here.

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