2020 Virtual Program

Designing the Commons of the Future: Reflecting on the values that shape the Commons

The CC Global Summit gathers those in the open community under the umbrella of learning, sharing, and creating; united by a passion for growing a vibrant, usable commons powered by collaboration and gratitude.

Sebastiaan ter Burg, CC BY 2.0

The Summit is a perfect space for the open community to begin an exercise of internal reflection on how to build a more equitable, inclusive and accessible world. 

The program is live! Check out our full list of sessions and speakers!

Who is the Virtual Global Summit for?

The CC Virtual Global Summit is open to anyone who is interested and we always welcome new faces and fresh ideas. Our participants are active and potential members of the Creative Commons Global Network, and community members in like-minded movements regarding open access to data, technology, knowledge and culture.

Summit Tracks

Sebastiaan ter Burg, CC BY 2.0
  • Creators of the Commons – The faces, work, and stories of those building the Commons 
  • Powering the CommonsExploring the tools, technology, and communities that power the Commons
  • Open Education and Open Scholarship Supporting communities that practice open access to education and scholarship
  • Open Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums – Improving and expanding open access to cultural heritage
  • Policy and Advocacy promoting the Commons – Strategies for legal action and copyright reform


Hack4OpenGLAM is a 4-day culture hack for getting creative with Open Access cultural heritage, presented as part of the virtual Summit program. Learn more and submit your Hack4OpenGLAM project ideas!

Translation Sprint

A translation sprint on Open GLAM is being organized by OpenGLAM and Europeana‘s Copyright Community, and co-hosted as part of the Summit. We’ll be translating some core documents to make the case that digital reproductions of public domain materials should be openly and freely available. Learn more and contribute to the translations!