Global Summit 2017


Creative Commons 2017 Global Summit: Sharing and the Commons: What’s Next

Toronto – April 28-30, 2017

Delta Toronto

The 2017 CC Global Summit launches a new chapter for Creative Commons as a movement. The Global Summit will provide a collaborative and fun space for anyone in the world to explore the future of the Commons and sharing for users, creators, and activists.

Sharing and the Commons: What’s Next?

We will shift the narrative from CC-licensed content to the community that both creates and promotes the value of the Commons. In the process, we will not only strengthen our current network, but expand our reach — growing the movement for a more vibrant, usable, and collaborative Commons centered on the people that make it possible.

The CC Summit Program Committee has been working hard to deliver an awesome Summit in 2017. This dedicated group is from a variety of countries and backgrounds and has developed the 2017 theme – “Sharing and the Commons: What’s Next?”. The committee has also set our summit program goals:

To define sharing and the Commons for our generation

  • What pressing challenges and/or threats does the Commons currently face?
  • What issues need the network’s focus and support in the next two years, particularly given our shift in focus toward meaningful human collaboration?
  • How do we strengthen, expand, and celebrate our ties to the creators of the culture that makes the Commons visible and real to people?

To shift the focus to people, moving beyond licenses to enhance collaboration and sharing

  • Shift to a truly networked and open collaborative model
  • Shift focus to people of the Commons over content of the Commons
  • Shift beyond license adoption to include Commons collaboration and sharing

To discuss the future of the Creative Commons network and grow the CC movement

  • We will discuss and reach consensus on the new network strategy and structure proposed by the Network Strategy Steering Committee
  • We will establish collaborative tracks that allow anyone to join the conversation
  • We will invite creators and users to actively participate and engage with issues that go beyond content licensing

Creative Commons reserves the right to deny registration or attendance at the Summit for any reason. Please read the event Code of Conduct. All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are expected to cooperate to help ensure a safe environment for everyone.


The official Summit venue is the Delta Toronto. See more information or book a room for your stay by contacting them directly. Please note that unfortunately there isn’t a preferred rate for Summit attendees. You may also consider a room at the following hotels which are located nearby the venue in downtown Toronto:



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