Global Summit Program Sessions - for printed program
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Powering CC's Future

Friday 9:00 - 9:45This session provides an introduction to the Summit and an overview of what's been happened in CC and the open community over the past 3 years.

Where are We?

Friday 10:15 - 10:50This session provides an introduction to the Summit and an overview of what's happened in CC and the open community over the last 3 years
Regional Meetings

Friday 11:10 - 12:40
Each of CC's main regional communities - Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific, Africa and the Arab world - will convene separately to discuss their own regional priorities and activities, led by CC's Regional Managers.

CC Board-Affiliate Meeting

Friday 16:45 - 18:00An opportunity for the CC Affiliates, Staff and Board to meet, hold discussions and ask questions of each other. This session is closed to those outside the CC community.

Fundraising Workshop

Saturday 9:00 - 10:30A workshop designed to help Creative Commons Affiliates and others develop strategies and skills around fundraising. This session will also provide feedback to CC HQ's own fundraising strategy.

CC Global Perspectives

Saturday 14:00 - 15:20This session will feature a panel of CC community leaders from Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Arab World providing their views on the unique challenges, opportunities and goals for CC in their regions. Discussion of CC's role around the world will follow.

CC's Role in the Global Commons Movement

Saturday 15:30 - 14:50The global commons movement is much, much bigger than just CC (that's a great thing). What is and ought to be CC's role as infrastructure and advocates for like movements - such as free software, open culture and the those protecting and expanding the intellectual and tangible commons - and vice versa? What specific actions ought the CC community take, from advocacy to shaping of our legal tools, to better leverage and support the global commons movement?

Logistics of Being an Affiliate

Sunday 9:00 - 9:30
This short session will discuss the back-end logistics side of being a Creative Commons Affiliate; the not-so-glamorous world of policies and agreements that are essential for our success, including the MOU upgrade process and other applicable policies.
Localising CC: non-porting affiliate engagement activities

Sunday 9:30 - 10:40This panel will explore community outreach and activities undertaken by CC Affiliates beyond porting of the licences. Panelists will discuss successful activities that have taken place around the world, such as cultural activities, translation efforts, local law studies and sector engagement activities. Participants will leave the session with a number of different ideas for team projects.

How to Build Affiliate Teams: team structure and sustainability

Sunday 11:00 - 12:30Affiliate teams will highlight some of the different ways teams are organized and run. We will hear from affiliates working with different support mechanisms - for example, a university-backed team, a 3-prong multi-stakeholder team, a company-backed team and a government-affiliate team - and discuss how to optimise team structure for your jurisdiction.

Working with Volunteers Workshop

Sunday 11:00 - 12:30A workshop for CC Affiliates and others on developing a volunteer program, led by and drawing on the experience of Affiliates working with strong volunteer bases.

CC Vision

Friday 9:45 - 10:15 CEO Catherine Casserly and Chair of the Board Joi Ito will discuss CC's vision for its next ten years and introduce the strategy and planning agenda for the Summit.


Where We Are, Where We're Going: Part 1 - Empowering the network

Sunday 14:00 - 15:40The first of two discussion sessions focused on Creative Commons' forward strategy. This session will consider, among other issues, the role of the Affiliate Network, their vision for CC's future and how to tap into the potential of the broader commons community

Where We Are, Where We're Going: Part 2 - CC's open future

Sunday 16:00 - 17:00The second of the Creative Commons strategy sessions. It will continue the discussion around CC's vision and strategy for the next 5 to 10 years, focusing on core messages and goals

Wrap Up

Sunday 17:00 - 18:00A wrap up of the Summit, lead by Cathy and the management team.

Versioning the CC License Suite: Version 4.0 Launch

Friday 14:00 - 15:00This session will lay the groundwork for subsequent in-depth discussions of 4.0. Specifically, we will explain the reasoning and need for a new version of the CC license suite as we approach the beginning of CC’s second decade. CC founder and board member Michael Carroll will launch the process by contextualizing 4.0 and framing some of our major goals – creating a truly international license, interoperability, longevity, and needs of key, potential adopters, including those in the data/science and public sector arenas. Three particularized issues to be explored in later sessions will be introduced: forging a single suite of internationally robust licenses; managing rights beyond copyright, including sui generis database rights; and license enforcement and dispute resolution issues.
Version 4.0: Building a Global License Suite

Friday 15:00 - 16:25In this first of two sessions in which version 4.0 is discussed in more depth, Paul Keller (CC Netherlands), Massimo Travostino (NEXA Center, CC-IT - EVPSI) and others will examine central drafting objectives and strategies related to crafting a robust international license suite that will not be ported. This roundtable will examine issues bearing on license usability (including plain language proposals) and how best to account for differences in copyright and related laws among jurisdictions. Topics will include drafting considerations and how translations can replace porting for educational and community building purposes.

Version 4.0: Managing rights beyond copyright -- sui generis database rights and more

Saturday 9:00 - 10:30Michael Carroll will facilitate this discussion designed to explore options for managing rights beyond copyright in version 4.0, including sui generis database rights. The discussion will include a brief summary of the current treatment of databases in the 3.0 license suite, and explore some of the resulting complications and consequences. Additional topics include how CC licenses may best enable the exercise of copyright and neighboring rights in the manner CC users expect when other rights may come into play. Federico Morando (NEXA Center, CC-IT - EVPSI) and others will bring regional perspectives on CC should manage rights beyond copyright in 4.0.

Version 4.0: Compatibility, NonCommercial, and Enforcement

Saturday 12:00 - 13:50This two-hour roundtable discussion will focus on three issues of considerable importance in version 4.0: compatibility between CC licences and the broader public license eco-system; the definition and future of noncommercial; and enforcement provisions, including choice of law and forum and the needs of potential adopters such as governments and intergovernmental organizations (IGOs). Each of these issues will be considered via facilitated conversations, encouraging dialogue and the exchange of ideas among attendees. The session will include, among other discussions, Mike Linksvayer recapping the results of the “Defining Noncommercial” study published by CC in 2009, and CC Costa Rica lead Andres Guadamuz exploring current and future enforcement-related provisions in CC licenses.

Gov & PSI
CC and Public Sector Information: "Around-the-world" updates

Saturday 12:00 - 12:50This is primarily an information-sharing session to bring attendees up to speed with current government and PSI policies leveraging CC licenses and tools. It will include stories from affiliates on how to approach and interact with government and other public bodies about open licensing and Creative Commons. Affiliates will discuss key challenges in jurisdictions where adoption has been difficult.

CC and the broader open government and PSI community

Saturday 14:30 - 15:50This discussion session will explore how CC can/should operate within the broader open data and PSI community. This includes coordinating and collaborating on activities conducted by OKFN, LAPSI, Communia, and others. The overall goal is to align CC work in these areas with other efforts to support the commons through the adoption of standardized tools and practices. Topics will include interoperability, the role of events such as hack-a-thons, salons and open labs, the championing of new collaborations in the open government movement.

Science & Research
Open Access Publishing and Archiving

Friday 15:00 - 16:25We’ve had enormous growth in the use of the CC licenses in scholarly publishing, including some of the highest profile business uses of CC licenses. This session will examine what CC has done to support the growth of open access publishing generally, the rates of adoption of CC licenses in OA and beyond, and how we help in the other routes to OA beyond publishers. It will also provide some hints of future work in this area.

"CC-Research Panel

Saturday 13:00 - 14:20An informal panel where presenters will discuss a broad range of CC research and CC-related research projects. Inputs regarding future research events or other initiatives that could help promote research on CC, open licensing and related subjects are also welcome.

Creative Commons in Science: beyond the copyright

Saturday 16:00 - 16:50A review of work done under the Science Commons project that did not leverage the core copyright license suite. Discussion will include legal work in areas such as materials transfer agreements and patent licenses, technologies such as web standards and the Neurocommons software, and legal research into ontology licensing, data and database licenses. This session also previews of the next phase of the science program, including the strategic planning process by which we'll engage the community on priority-setting.

School of IP, © & CC

Friday 14:00 - 15:00This session focuses on the potential for shared curricular materials (video, lesson plans, sample projects, talking points) around Copyright, IP & Creative Commons designed to encourage students and teachers to practice the 4 Rs (reuse, revise, remix, redistribute) as part of their learning and teaching. Panelists will discuss work they are doing in this area and explore if there is widespread need for such materials.

OER: from practice to policy

Saturday 9:00 - 10:30While many large OER projects have been developed over the past ten years, we are beginning to see state, national and inter-governmental agencies take an interest in creating policies to support OER. The guiding principle of public access to publicly funded educational materials lies at the heart of these new policy developments. In this session Melissa Hagemann will review the basics of OER and lead discussion of policy developments in Australia, Brazil, the Netherlands, Poland, and Washington State in the U.S.

5 Minutes of OER Fame

Saturday 12:00 - 12:50A chance to celebrate and learn from the OER work being undertaken by the CC community in the fields of Open Education and Open Policy.

CC Education Strategy Workshop

Sunday 11:00 - 12:30Participants will work with CC staff to brainstorm and draft CC's Education strategy for 2012.

CC Project Showcase

Saturday 13:00 - 14:20This session presents individual CC implementation projects from around the world, from video platforms to art exhibitions to education programs. It will discuss and share best practices in obtaining funding, finding partners and creating cross-country and cross-discipline alliances.

CC Business Models

Saturday 14:30 - 15:20This session provides a showcase and discussion of CC business models, with the aim of exploring how CC can better encourage business adoption of its tools.


Saturday 15:30 - 16:50This session will celebrate and examine best practices around CC licensing and tools for the galleries, libraries, archives and museums sector, focusing on both content and metadata. It will provide a chance to share case studies of what is happening globally in the GLAM sector and workshop the future of CC in GLAM.

Collecting Societies Update

Sunday 9:00 - 10:40This panel, led by Paul Keller, will review developments around the world in the interaction between Creative Commons and collecting societies. It will consider the pros, cons, challenges, learnings, overall strategy of pilots already undertaken in this area and look at how we approach defining "noncommercial" in this context.

Powering an Open Future: the Future of Sharing CultureSaturday 11:00 - 11:50This panel will feature speakers from leading thinkers to CC Affiliates, reflecting on what the Future of Open may and should look like - both immediately and longer term. Speakers will include Sir John Daniels, Stamenka Uvalić-Trumbić, Bice Obour Osei-Kuffour and others.

Lawrence Lessig Keynote: CC

Saturday 17:00 - 18:00Creative Commons founding Board Member and former CEO, Professor Lawrence Lessig, will reflect on Creative Commons as it nears its tenth anniversary.