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Cornell University Institute for Internet Culture, Policy, and Law (ICPL)

September 17-19, 2014



The Internet Culture, Policy and Law Program (ICPL) at Cornell University, now in its 18th consecutive year, is the "go-to" conference for Internet policy and law in higher education.

This year's ICPL will feature noted speakers on "Aaron Swartz and the MIT Report," privacy, copyright, electronic surveillance, global Internet governance, MOOCs, cybercollege, and the new information literacy guidelines in academic libraries.

The number of participants is limited to 50, allowing for meaningful, in-depth exploration of topics.

Attendees will leave ICPL inspired, informed, and better prepared to tackle the critical legal, policy, and social concerns impacting Internet culture and higher education today.

Read an August 26, 2014 blog on "Law, Policy -- and IT? Tracy Mitrano explores the intersection where higher education, the Internet and the world meet (and sometimes collide)."

Dynamic format

ICPL is dynamic and interactive. The speakers, all leaders in their fields, bring critical perspectives to their keynote presentations and then foster active discussions with participants.

There are no concurrent or breakout sessions; speakers, facilitators, organizers, and participants meet together for all ICPL sessions and activities.

Generous breaks between sessions allow for immediate follow-up conversations.

Who should attend

ICPL is designed for faculty, university administrators, academic librarians, and IT, legal, policy, and student life professionals. In addition, the program welcomes both undergraduate and graduate students interested in the area of the culture, law, and politics of the Internet.

All participants are invited to debate, learn, and share ideas, experiences, and expertise during ICPL's three knowledge-packed days.