As the Community Engagement Manager, Alison is passionate about creating the spaces for CC's community members to come meet, explore, and do important work together. In her time at Creative Commons, Alison spent 4 years running CC's flagship event, the Global Summit, as well as other internal and external events.
Before joining CC, Alison worked at Girl Guides of Canada, where she's been a member for over 15 years. She's led programs at local and National camps, but now stays closer to home as a volunteer leader for her daughter's group.
Alison has been sewing and crafting since she was a kid, is an exhibited textile artist, and made her own wedding dress. She loves being outdoors, rain or shine, especially camping, hiking and gardening. She lives in Toronto with her husband, two kids, and two cats.
Photo credit: Victoria Heath, CC BY
It’s official, the 2020 CC Global Summit, to be held 19-24 October 2020, will be entirely online and free of cost! After consulting with our community, we’ve also decided to hold the event in a variety of timezones and include programming in five languages: Arabic, English, French, Mandarin, and Spanish. By doing so, we hope … Read More “The CC Global Summit Is Going Virtual—See Our Latest Call for Proposals!”
This week is bittersweet. Bitter because instead of welcoming you to the CC Global Summit in Lisbon, I’m at my home in Toronto wishing we were together. Sweet because we have been given the opportunity to revise the CC Global Summit—to turn this annual, in-person gathering into something uniquely digital that will, hopefully, address the … Read More “An Update on the (Revised) CC Global Summit”
Since the early days of the Creative Commons movement, the annual CC Global Summit has been one of the most important vehicles for bringing people in our community together to share their work, ideas, and vision for the future of Open. Unfortunately, given the current concerns around the global spread of COVID-19 (and in the … Read More “Important CC Global Summit Update”
We’re excited to announce that the Call for Proposals and Scholarship Applications for the 2020 CC Global Summit is now open! The 2020 CC Global Summit, held May 14-16 in Lisbon, Portugal, gathers those in the open community under the umbrella of learning, sharing, and creating; united by a passion for growing a vibrant, usable commons … Read More “CC Global Summit: Call for Proposals and Scholarship Applications”
The 2020 Creative Commons (CC) Global Summit is returning to Lisbon, Portugal on 14-16 May! We’ve grown the CC Global Summit every year as hundreds of leading activists, advocates, librarians, educators, lawyers, technologists, and more have joined us for discussion, debate, workshops, planning, talks, and community building. Whether you’re new to the community or a … Read More “Early Bird Registration is Open for the CC Global Summit!”
The 2020 Creative Commons (CC) Global Summit is returning to Lisbon, Portugal on 14-16 May, co-hosted by CC Portugal. You can help bring the CC Summit to life for our participants by volunteering for a role on one of our planning committees. Please note: These are remote positions; you do not need to be located … Read More “How to Get Involved With the 2020 CC Global Summit”
Why mess with success? We’re happy to announce that the 2020 CC Global Summit will once again be in Lisbon from May 14-16, 2020! Please save the date! All of our workshops, talks, planning sessions and small group sessions will be hosted in the beautiful and vibrant Museu do Oriente, located on the Alcântara Waterfront. … Read More “It’s Happening—The CC Global Summit Will Be in Lisbon, May 14-16!”
This year, we’re taking an alternative, community-centered approach to keynotes for the Creative Commons Global Summit.
Great news! We’re excited to announce that registration for the 2019 Creative Commons Global Summit is now open. The Creative Commons Global Summit will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, 9-11 May 2019. Join us for three days of dynamic programming at Museu do Oriente, with a special keynote evening event held at the historic Cineteatro Capitolio. We’ve grown … Read More “CC Summit registration is now open!”
After two successful years in Toronto, Canada, the 2019 Global Summit will be held in Lisbon, Portugal May 9-11 2019. Please save the date!