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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

An Update on the (Revised) CC Global Summit


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…

Important CC Global Summit Update


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…

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! 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…