**Remote participation in the A2K2 conference on the accompanyong Wiki: http://research.yale.edu/isp/a2k/wiki/index.php/Yale_A2K2. We invite you to contribute background materials on access to knowledge issues and to suggest questions to be addressed on the individual panels.
2nd Annual Access to Knowledge Conference (A2K2) Yale Information Society Project April 27-29, 2007 Yale Law School http://research.yale.edu/isp/eventsa2k2.html REGISTRATION is still OPEN at https://wems.worldtek.com/yaleA2K2 A2K2 Open Wiki: http://research.yale.edu/isp/a2k/wiki/index.php/ Yale_A2K2 The last several years have witnessed the coalescing of the Access to Knowledge (A2K) social movement that champions human rights, human development, and the public interest as the focal points of innovation and information policy. The Yale Information Society Project's (ISP) first A2K conference advanced our commitment to building a broad conceptual framework of Access to Knowledge that can foster powerful coalitions between diverse groups. The A2k conference brought together leading scholars and activists from all over the world to participate in the construction of an intellectual framework for access to knowledge. Full conference proceedings and foundational resources for Access to Knowledge are available at the Yale A2K conference wiki. This year, on April 27th-29th 2007, the weekend of World Intellectual Property Day, the A2K2 conference promises be a pivotal event mobilizing the A2K coalition. Taking place between sessions of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in which the Development Agenda is being formalized, this gathering is an oportunity to help define the emerging vision of innovation and information policy. A2K2 will further build the coalition amongst institutions and stakeholders that crystallized at the first landmark conference, help set the agenda for A2K policy and advocacy, and deepen the understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of access to knowledge issues. The A2K2 conference program is focused around mobilizing different spheres of society: Industry, Civil Society, Governments, and Technologists. The policy panels focus on a diverse set of A2K issues and are oriented towards tangible legal and technological solutions and collaborative strategies for policy makers and individual institutions. Plenary panels: - Welcoming Address & Keynotes * Harold Koh - Dean and Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law, Yale Law School * Jack Balkin - Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment, Yale Law School * Yochai Benkler - Joseph M. Field '55 Professor of Law, Yale Law School - The Social Movement of A2K * Margaret Chon - Professor of Law & Director, Center for the Study of Justice in Society (CSJS), Seattle University * Ahmed Abdel Latif - Second Secretary, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Egypt * Ronaldo Lemos - Director of the Center for Technology & Society (CTS), Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Law School in Rio de Janeiro * James Love - Director, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) * Sisule Musungu - World Trade Institute, University of Berne * Jerome Reichman - Bunyan S. Womble Professor of Law, Duke University Law School Moderator: Amy Kapczynski - Post-Doctoral Fellow in Law and Public Health, Samuelson Fellow in the Information Society Project, Yale Law School and Yale School of Public Health - Mobilizing Industry * Brad Biddle - Senior Attorney, Intel Corporation * Andrew McLaughlin - Head, Global Public Policy and Government Affairs, Google Inc. * Nagla Rizk - Associate Professor and Chair, Economics Department, American University in Cairo * Pam Samuelson - Professor, School of Information and Boalt Hall School of Law and Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, University of California, Berkeley * Jule Sigall - Senior Attorney, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Corp. * Brent Woodworth - Worldwide Segment Manager, Crisis Response Team, IBM Corp. Moderator: Colin Maclay - Managing Director, Berkman Center for Internet & Society - Mobilizing Governments * Getachew Mengitsie Alemu - Director General, Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office * Irina Bogdanovskaia - Faculty of Law, State University Higher School of Economics, Moscow; Member, Russian Committee of the UNESCO Program Information For All * Carlos Correa - Director, Masters Program on Science and Technology Policy and Management, University of Buenos Aires * David Gross - Ambassador, U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy * Luis Villaroel Villalon - Copyright Legal Advisor, Ministry of Education, Chile Moderator: Shamnad Basheer - Frank H Marks Visiting Associate Professor in Law, George Washington University Law School - Mobilizing Technologists * Getachew Mengitsie Alemu - Director General, Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office * Irina Bogdanovskaia - Faculty of Law, State University Higher School of Economics, Moscow; Member, Russian Committee of the UNESCO Program Information For All * Carlos Correa - Director, Masters Program on Science and Technology Policy and Management, University of Buenos Aires * David Gross - Ambassador, U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy * Luis Villaroel Villalon - Copyright Legal Advisor, Ministry of Education, Chile Moderator: Colin Maclay - , Global Economic Governance Programme, University of Oxford - Mobilizing Civil Society * Gwen Hinze - International Affairs Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) * Nnenna Nwakanma - Cabinet Member & Regional Coordinator, African Civil Society for the Information Society (ACSIS) * Josh Silver - Executive Director, Free Press * Sherwin Siy - Staff Attorney and Director, Global Knowledge Initiative, Public Knowledge * Madhavi Sunder - Professor of Law, University of California, Davis Moderator: Becky Lentz - Program Officer, Ford Foundation Policy panels: -- Partnerships for Access to Information * Serge Bounda - Chief Librarian , Sergio Vieira de Mello Library, United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi, Kenya * Hala Essalmawi - IPR Officer, The Library of Alexandria (Bibliotheca Alexandrina), Egypt * Jason Phillips - Associate Director for International Library Relations, JSTOR (Journal Storage) * Crispin Taylor - Executive Director, ASPB (American Society of Plant Biologists) Moderator: Ann Okerson - Associate University Librarian, Yale University -- Internationalized Domain Names * Wei Mao - Computer Network Information System, Chinese Academy of Sciences * Ram Mohan - CTO & VP Business Operations, Afilias Limited * Milton Mueller - - Professor, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University * Hong Xue - Microsoft Fellow, Information Society Project, Yale Law School * Peter Yu - Associate Professor of Law and founding director of the Intellectual Property & Communications Law Program, Michigan State University College of Law Moderator: Robert Guerra - Managing Director, Privaterra -- Patent Quality * Tahir Amin - Co-founder, Initiative for Medicines, Access & Knowledge (I-MAK) * Daniel Ravicher - Founder and Executive Director, Public Patent Foundation * Frederick Abbott - Edward Ball Eminent Scholar, Florida State University College of Law * Arti Rai - Professor of Law, Duke University Moderator: Joshua Sarnoff - Assistant Director, Glushko- Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic and Practitioner-in- Residence, Washington College of Law, American University -- Open Access Literature * Achal Prabhala - Consultant, Lawyers Collective, India * Binyavanga Wainaina - Writer-in-Residence, Union College, New York * Gary Dauphin - Blackplanet.com, Africana.com, AOL Black Voices * Rob Spillman - Editor, Tin House magazine and Executive Editor, Tin House Books * Michael Vazquez - Advisory Editor, Transition magazine Moderator: Manon Ress - Director, Information Society Projects, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI) -- Search Engines * Judith Dueck - Vice-Chair, Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems International (HURIDOCS) * Niva Elkin-Koren - Vice-Dean, Faculty of Law, Haifa University, Israel * Michael Geist - Canada Research Chair in Internet and E- commerce Law, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, Canada. * Robin Gross - Executive Director, IP Justice * Richard Owens - Director, Copyright E-Commerce Technology and Management Division - WIPO Moderator: Sudhir Krishnaswamy - Head, Centre for Intellectual Property Rights Research and Advocacy (CIPRA), National Law School, India University, Bangalore -- Traditional Knowledge and Genetic Resources * Anetta Bok - Gender Representative for the Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee-IPACC * Graham Dutfield - Herchel Smith Senior Research Fellow in Intellectual Property Law Queen Mary, University of London * Abena Dove Osseo-Asare - Assistant Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley * Elpidio Peria - Associate, Third World Network (TWN) - Philippines * Antony Taubman - Head, Global Issues Division, World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Moderator: Anupam Chander - Professor of Law, University of California, Davis -- Community Media & the Global Public Sphere. * Murali Shanmugavelan - Head, Information Society Project, Panos London. * Sasha Costanza-Chock - Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California * Ethan Zuckerman - Researcher, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School. * Natasha Primo - Chair, Association for Progressive Communications (APC); Executive Director, Women's Net. * Wijayananda Jayaweera - Director, Communication Development Division, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Moderator: Fazila Farouk - Head, Civil Society Information Programme, Southern African NGO Network (SangoNet) -- Broadband Wireless in Developing Countries. * Susan Crawford - Associate Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York * Willie Currie - Program Manager, Communications and Information Policy, Association for Progressive Communications (APC) * Satish Jha - Co-Chair, World IT Forum (WITFOR) * Kaili Kan - Capacity Development Officer, IICD * Caio Pereira - Researcher and International Relations Coordinator FGV-Sao Paulo Law School Moderator: Diana Korsakaite - Director, Strategy Department, Communications Regulatory Authority, Lithuania -- Agriculture & Intellectual Property * Fleur Claessens - Programme Officer - Intellectual Property, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) * Daniel Kevles - Stanley Woodward Professor of History, Yale University * Susan Sell - Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University * Dalindyebo Shabalala - Staff Attorney and Director, Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development Project, Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) Moderator: Andrea Glorioso - Assistant Researcher, Politecnico di Torino -- The Political Economy of Digital Archives * Glenn Otis Brown - Products Counsel, Google, Inc. * Paul Gerhardt - Project Director, Creative Archive, BBC * Magdy Nagi - Head of ICT Sector, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt * Denise Nicholson - Copyright Services Librarian, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa * Guy Pessach - Lecturer, The Faculty of Law, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Moderator: Teresa Hackett - Manager, eIFL-IP, Electronic Information for Libraries (eIFL) -- Education in the Digital Age. * Titilayo Akinsanmi - Program Manager, Global Teenager Project, Mindset, Johannesburg, South Africa * Saskia Harmsen - Capacity Development Officer, IICD * Geidy Lung - Legal Officer, Copyright Law Division, Copyright and Related Rights Sector, WIPO * Mira Sundara Rajan - Canada Research Chair in Intellectual Property Law, Faculty of Law, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada * Andrew Rens - LINK Centre, Creative Commons, South Africa Moderator: Jack Lerner - Fellow, Samuelson Clinic, Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley -- Access to Scientific Knowledge * Chris Armbruster - Founder and Executive Director, Research Network 1989 * Subbiah Arunachalam - Distinguished Fellow, MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), Chennai, India * Juan Carlos de Martin - Associate Professor, Politecnico di Torino * Larry Peiperl - Senior Editor, PLoS Medicine (Public Library of Science) * Sibusiso Sibisi - President and CEO, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Pretoria, South Africa Moderator: Dan Burk - Oppenheimer, Wolff & Donnelly Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School # distributed via <nettime>: no commercial use without permission # <nettime> is a moderated mailing list for net criticism, # collaborative text filtering and cultural politics of the nets # more info: [EMAIL PROTECTED] and "info nettime-l" in the msg body # archive: http://www.nettime.org contact: [EMAIL PROTECTED]