Centre for Internet & Society

We are pleased to announce the Second Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest. The theme for this year’s Congress will be “Setting the positive agenda in motion,” and will have a special focus on developments and opportunities in the so-called “BRICS” group of emerging economies. This note invites applications to attend the Congress, including proposals to chair workshops or deliver a paper or presentation related to the Congress’s theme.

Application and Cost Information

The application form is available now at http://infojustice.org/globalcongress2012/registration. Due to generous support from our sponsors, the Congress will cover the registration fees and all on-site costs for all attendees, including lunches and dinner receptions. Limited travel grants to cover accommodation and/or travel to the Congress will be available, with priorities for those from developing countries.


  • Priority applications for travel assistance and to present or chair a workshop at the Congress will be due by August 1, 2012.
  • Final applications for travel grants, subject to funding availability, as well as applications to present at the Congress, will be due by September 1, 2012.
  • Applicants not seeking travel assistance or presentation opportunities may apply to attend the Congress by November 1, 2012.

Please forward this invitation to interested lists and individuals. For more information or questions, you may contact [email protected]

Global Congress Planning Committee

  1. Centro de Tecnologia e Sociedade – CTS | FGV DIREITO RIO, 2012 Chair
  2. American Assembly, Columbia University, New York
  3. International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, Geneva
  4. Centre for Internet and Society, India
  5. Open African Innovation Research and Training (Open AIR) initiative
  6. Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, American University, Wash. D.C.

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