Day 3: Workshops & Plenary

(Closed attendance, held under the Chatham House Rule)


1500  Introduction and Explanation of Plan, Pedro Mizumaki, Sean Flynn

15:15 Breakouts to complete work in session tracks (Rooms TBA)

[report back up to 3 priorities for Forums for advocacy; Research and Analysis Needs; and Commitments to Act]

16:15 Coffee Break

16:30 Plenary Report backs (12th Floor)

15 min. each for session tracks (including discussion time)

30 min total for floor or workshop interventions.

18:45 Report from the Organizing Committee on Next Congress

(Pedro Mizukami, Tobias Schonwetter)

Afternoon: Global Congress Plenary

Each session track should report back on statements to include in a Research and Action Agenda.

Reports may indicate whether items should be included for public release, or only for dissemination to the Congress Participants.

Commitments may include pledges to circulate statements for adoption after the Congress.

Morning: Workshops

Participants were invited to propose 1.5 hour workshops (9:30–11am or 11:30am–1pm), for any purpose, including to present research, to solicit feedback on works-in-progress, to plot strategy and tactics, etc. The planning committee grouped proposals into 16 sessions, across 8 tracks:

  • Patent Law;
  • Trade Agreements;
  • Copyright Exceptions and Limitations;
  • Licensing, the Public Domain, and Collective Management;
  • Research and Advocacy on Internet Policy and Human Rights;
  • Empirical Research;
  • New Research #1;
  • New Research #2.

Workshops may, but are not required to, report back to the General Assembly. A full schedule is coming soon, but information os specific workshops is being added on a daily basis. Please check below.


09:30 - 13:00
Open A.I.R.: Working Group on Sustainability & Scenarios
09:30 - 11:00
Studying the Digital Cultural Transition
09:30 - 11:00
Human Rights, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
09:30 - 13:00
Intellectual Property for Trade’s Sake: FTAs of the 21st Century and Access Issues
09:30 - 11:00
Conciliating Innovation and Access in the Global Health Framework: the IP Model versus Other Proposals
9:30 - 13:00
Limitations and Exceptions Workshop
09:30 - 11:00
Open Source Ecologies: The Harmony Project
11:30 - 13:00
Global Censorship and Access to Knowledge: International Case Studies
11:30 - 13:00
Informal Economies and the Global Economy
11:00 - 13:00
Licensing, the Public Domain, Exceptions and Limitations: Strategies to Expand Free and Open Access
11:30 - 13:00
Research Group on Copyright and Information (GEDAI-UFSC)
11:30 - 13:00
Strengthening Advocacy in Latin America and the Caribbean
11:30 - 13:00
Sharing New Ideas and Projects to Promote Access to Medicines


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