More Than 30 Scholars from Across the Globe to Debate Future of Intellectual Property in Digital Age

In response to the many complex issues relating to information and ownership in the digital age, Iona College will host its inaugural Conference on Intellectual Property (CIP) from June 12-13, 2009. The conference, which will feature more than 30 scholars from Africa, Asia, Europe and North America, is open to the public and will explore intellectual property in a cross-disciplinary setting, as both a concept and as a reality in numerous academic and professional fields.

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There is a vast amount of research and discussion on intellectual property and its implications in academic and professional situations

New Rochelle, NY (PRWEB) June 5, 2009

In response to the many complex issues relating to information and ownership in the digital age, Iona College will host its inaugural Conference on Intellectual Property (CIP) from June 12-13, 2009. The conference, which will feature more than 30 scholars from Africa, Asia, Europe and North America, is open to the public and will explore intellectual property in a cross-disciplinary setting, as both a concept and as a reality in numerous academic and professional fields.

The conference will feature keynote addresses by Laura M. Quilter, an attorney and researcher in technology and information law and policy, and Joy Garnett, a painter who appropriates news and documentary photographs from newspapers, the internet and other media and re-invents them as paintings.

Calls for papers on intellectual property were sent out last fall, and a number of papers were selected from those submissions. Following the conference, the organizers plan to publish an edited volume of papers on the topic.

"There is a vast amount of research and discussion on intellectual property and its implications in academic and professional situations," said Amy D. Stackhouse, Associate Professor of English at Iona College, who is organizing the conference. "This conference is a chance to examine the issues across the disciplines, enabling us to learn from one another and further our progress in this ever-changing world of information."

Fees for the conference are $125 per person with academic affiliation and $165 per person with non- academic affiliation. Accommodations are available on-campus for $85 per night, or at the Radisson in New Rochelle for $129 per night. For complete information or to register, visit http://www.iona.edu/cip.

Founded in 1940 by the Congregation of Edmund Rice Christian Brothers, Iona College is a private, coeducational institution of learning in the tradition of American Catholic higher education. Iona, currently listed in the US News and World Report's annual "America's Best Colleges 2008" and The Princeton Review's Best Northeastern Colleges 2008 edition, offers undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, science, and business administration, as well as master of arts, master of science and master of business administration degrees and numerous post-graduate certificate programs.

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