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Agenda

A2K4: Access to Knowledge & Human Rights
A Conference Hosted by the Information Society Project
February 12-13, 2009 at Yale Law School

Conference Schedule

Thursday, February 11, 2010

6:30 p.m. Film Screening and Panel Discussion
 Issue: Gene Patents and the Right to Health(Room 129)
Friday, February 12
8:00-9:00 a.m.  Breakfast and Registration (Room 122)
9:00-9:30 a.m.  Welcome and Opening Remarks (Room 127)
9:30-11:00 a.m.  Panel I. Perspectives on Access to Knowledge and Human Rights 
11:00-11:30 a.m.  Coffee Break and Refreshments
11:30-1:00 p.m.  Panel II. Technologies of Dissent: Information and Expression in a Digital World
1:00-2:00 p.m.  Lunch
2:00-3:30 p.m.  Panel III. The Right to Health: Promoting Innovation and Equity
3:30-4:00 p.m.  Coffee Break and Refreshments
4:00-5:30 p.m.  Panel IV. The Right to Education: Realizing the Potential of Digital Tools
Saturday, February 13
8:30-9:30 a.m. Breakfast and Registration (Room 122)
9:30-11:00 a.m.  Panel V. Freedom to Innovate: Knowledge, Technology, Culture 
11:00-11:30 a.m.  Coffee Break and Refreshments
11:30-1:00 p.m.  Panel VI. The Right to Science and Culture: Participation and Access
1:00-2:00 p.m.  Lunch
2:00-3:30 p.m.  VII. Concurrent Workshops
 
  • Identifying Challenges & Opportunities for an African Information Ethics
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  • The Right to Read: Copyright and Access for Persons with Disabilities
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  • The Right to Development: Bridging the Gap between Human Rights & IP?
  • 3:30-4:00 p.m.  Coffee Break and Refreshments
    4:00-5:30 p.m.  VIII. Rights-Based Strategies for Advancing Access to Knowledge
    5:30 p.m.  Conference ends