American University Washington College of Law’s Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property is pleased to announce the hosting of Fifth Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, September 27-29, 2018, Washington D.C. As with previous meetings, we will have space available for self-organized project meetings and trainings in the preceding days – September 24-26.
The Congress has long defined its objectives as lying at the intersection of scholarship and advocacy, including:
- 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;
- the collaborative identification of urgent, global and local research priorities and generation of a joint research/advocacy agenda; and
- the solidification of an inter-disciplinary, cross-sector and global networked community of experts and practitioners focused on public interest aspects of IP policy and practice.
We are seeking organizational sponsors, planning partners, and individual expressions of interest for being part of the early planning of the Congress. To express interest in becoming a sponsor or planning partner of the Congress, please fill out the short form below by November 17, 2017: https://form.jotform.com/pijip/GlobalCongressVInterest
Planning partners may seek to use the Congress to host trainings, workshops, panel discussions, works-in-progress seminars, research roll outs, keynote addresses, networking receptions, or other activities. Larger networks may seek to host a track of activities around a common theme.
We are also seeking expressions of interest in providing sponsorship of any kind.