Global Summit 2013

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Come and join Creative Commons in Buenos Aires from 21-24 August, for our Global Summit 2013.


The global community of Creative Commons will gather this year in Buenos Aires for our bi-annual Global Summit. The event, which will run for three days from 21 to 24 August, will be held at the Centro Cultural General San Martín and will be co-hosted by our local Creative Commons affiliates, Fundación Vía Libre and Wikimedia Argentina. This is the first time the conference will be held in a Spanish-speaking country, and the second time in Latin America.

The event will bring together Creative Commons affiliates from the around the world with the CC board, its staff, key stakeholders, local representatives and others interested in the present and future of the commons. Attendees will discuss strategies to strengthen Creative Commons and its worldwide community; learn about the latest developments in the commons movement worldwide; and showcase local and international projects that use Creative Commons licenses. Topics covered will include the implementation of open policies in areas such as government, education, culture, business, science, data and more, as well as related topics such as free software, license development, collecting societies and copyright advocacy.

The event is free for all attendees, although registration is required, and will include a Spanish-language stream to highlight the expertise of the local community, to learn about their interests, concerns and perspectives for future work.

We hope to see you in Buenos Aires in August.

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21-24 August, 2013


The Global Summit will take place at the Centro Cultural General San Martín, located at Sarmiento 1551, between Paraná and Montevideo streets in Buenos Aires. The Center is located in the heart of the city and is walking distance from many hotels.

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Summit Program

The formal Summit program runs from 09:00 Thursday 22 August to 16:00 Saturday 24 August. An optional opening night event will be held prior to the conference on the evening of Wednesday 21 August, and mini-conferences around related topics will also be held during the day on 21 August. Optional social events will be organised on Sunday 25 August for attendees who want to spend some time seeing Buenos Aires.

The full program for the conference will be released soon.

Call for papers

The program for this year Global Summit is being developed through a collaborative planning process, with an open call for papers and a Programming Committee made up of community members. For details on how to apply, see our Call for Papers page.

Note: Creative Commons has now closed its call for papers for the main program of the 2013 Global Summit. However, lightning talks and unconference sessions can still be submitted.


Registration for the Global Summit is now open. You can find the registration form here. Travel sponsorship may also be applied for through this form. However, note that funds are limited, and only available to CC community members.


The Logistics page provides detailed information about everything you need to know about the venue, accommodations, getting from and to the airport, and what to eat and drink in Buenos Aires. Please, check if you need a visa to travel to Argentina.


Event coverage

  • More information coming soon.



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