Deadline Extended!

Please submit your proposal using the online form no later than 

January 15, 2024


Council of Atlantic Academic Libraries / Conseil des bibliothèques postsecondaires de l’Atlantique (CAAL-CBPA), Copyright Committee, as hosts of the 2024 ABC Copyright Conference, invite proposals for Conference sessions.  A list of suggested session topics is offered below, but all proposals relevant to the overarching theme of copyright in Canadian education will be considered. Consideration will also be given to proposals referencing multinational aspects of copyright, and copyright legislation and practices in other jurisdictions having relevance or interest to Canada. 

For the 2024 Conference, we want to hear from the broadest possible range of perspectives regarding the law, study, and practice of copyright. We encourage submissions from those working in public libraries and from librarians and teachers/instructors working in all sectors of education, including K-12 schools, universities, and technical and community colleges. Submissions from lawyers, legal scholars, and students with an interest in copyright issues are also encouraged, as are proposals from “copyright practitioners” (i.e. those creating or using copyrighted material in educational activities or cultural industries, including music, writing /publishing, etc.)

Suggestions for proposal themes:

To encourage a variety of opportunities for learning and engagement, we welcome proposals for program content ranging in scale and format from longer workshops, through lecture-style presentations, to short lightning talks or poster presentations. And, if you have suggestions for other programming options for exploring relevant ideas and questions at ABC 2024, please contact the Program Subcommittee.

Many thanks for your interest: we look forward to welcoming both new and returning ABC Copyright community members to Halifax in June!

ABC 2024 Program Subcommittee Co-Chairs,

Josh Dickison
Manager of Digital Delivery & Copyright Officer
Harriet Irving Library
University of New Brunswick

Simon Lloyd
University Archivist & Special Collections Librarian
Robertson Library
University of Prince Edward Island

Contact Us

If there are any problems with the form, or if you have any questions or comments regarding the ABC 2024 program, please contact the Conference Program Committee