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Alison Pearce

Alison Pearce Alison Pearce (Photo by Victoria Heath, CC BY)

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

Posts by Alison Pearce

The 2020 CC Global Summit Keynotes Are Here!

Community, Events

We have exciting news…we published the keynotes from the 2020 CC Global Summit! In addition to the 170+ sessions hosted at last year’s virtual event, we hosted three keynotes that helped us think through how to connect the events of 2020 with our work—and find a path forward in hope and optimism. We’re excited to…

A Look Back at the 2020 Virtual CC Global Summit


1300+ participants | 200+ presenters | 170+ sessions | 60+ countries The 2020 virtual CC Global Summit exceeded our expectations—over 1300 community members, from Canada and El Salvador to Nigeria and New Zealand, chose to spend a week with us to discuss the future of open, the unknowns of artificial intelligence, the possibilities of open…

Your Chance to Perform for the CC Global Summit!

Events, Open Culture

The wrap-up party for the annual CC Global Summit is always incredible, featuring local artists and musicians who send us off in style. Of course, things are a little different this year as we’ve transformed our in-person event to an entirely virtual one—but that doesn’t mean we can’t find a way to party together like…