Global Summit 2011

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Registration for the Summit is open! You can register here.

For three days in September 2011, the Creative Commons Global Summit will bring together the CC community in Warsaw, Poland, to engage strategically on the future of our shared commons, to renew and further build CC’s vital community, to collaborate on mutual projects and initiatives, and to celebrate our successes as we head towards the end of our first decade together.

CC HQ and meeting host, CC Poland, are still working on preparing the final agenda for the meeting, but a preliminary program is now available.

The Global Summit will bring together members of CC's Affiliate Network worldwide, CC board and staff, key stakeholders and many others interested in the present and future of the commons. It will include regional meetings, plenary sessions, legal-focused sessions, community-focused sessions, workshops, regional planning sessions and special discussion sessions on key issues such as ey adoption areas, data, public domain and the new version 4.0 licenses. The meeting will also include a "public day", featuring sessions of most interest to members of the public, including case study showcases, sessions on CC use in areas such as education, government and science, and a CC Salon featuring local and international CC creations.

In addition, CC’s Board of Directors will have a board meeting in Warsaw and will be available to meet with Affiliates.

If you have ideas for specific sessions or topics to be addressed in a session, please contribute them via the Discussion page.

We look forward to seeing you in Warsaw. Na zdrowie! photos j-pocztarski 2164259748 - cropped.jpg Plac Zamkowy, Warszawa - The Castle Square, Warsaw, Poland (cropped) by Jarosław Pocztarsk, CC BY



The Summit will take place in the historic Pałac Prymasowski, a 16th century Palace located in Warsaw's Old Town.

Getting from/to airport

(Information below is taken from Warsaw entry, CC-BY-SA)

Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport [9] (IATA: WAW, ICAO: EPWA) is located on the outskirts of Warsaw, about 10 km from the center of the city, which can be reached by taxi or public bus.

By taxi

Avoid the taxi drivers soliciting customers inside the terminal, as they severely overcharge. Instead, use one of the companies recommended by the airport authorities (Merc Taxi, MPT Radio Taxi, Ele, or Sawa Taxi). They are slightly above market average in terms of prices and stop near the exit from Terminal 1. You can also order a taxi from another corporation by phone (there is no surcharge). A typical fare to a hotel near Warszawa Centralna station is around 40 zł at night, less in the daytime.

In any case, the most you should pay is 3.00 zł (up to 4.50 zł on Sundays; but typically no more than 2.40 zł) per km in the daytime plus an initial fee of no more than 6 zł. You are entitled to a receipt (which must specify the route used) upon request. The Polish word for receipt is rachunek. There is no obligation to tip the taxi drivers, but most won't refuse if you offer. See the Taxis section for a more in-depth explanation of taxi fares.

By bus

Buses #175 and #188 operate between the city and the airport from 4:40am to 11:00pm. At all other times, night bus N32 runs between the city center and the airport. Tickets for the bus cost 2.8 PLN from any kiosk; or buy one from the bus driver for an additional 0.5 PLN.

  • Bus #175 stops at some of the major downtown hotels, the old town, the Warszawa Centralna Train Station, and Centrum shopping center. The trip takes 30-45 minutes, depending on traffic. Buses operate every 15 minutes during rush hour.
  • Bus #188 operates between the airport and Praga Południe on the east bank, passing through to the south of the city center. This is a better choice if you just want to get to the metro.

Getting around Warsaw

Detailed information on travelling around Warsaw can be found in Warsaw entry.

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