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Committees

The following are our 2016-2017 committee members.

Annual Meeting 2017

Works with the Director to plan the largest of the two national meetings we hold each year.  Determines panel and lecture topics, recruits speakers, serves as a liaison between speakers and the staff and provides staff with session speaker bios and course materials.

Cynthia Dahl (Co-Chair), Chad Rutkowski (Co-Chair)

Brace Lecture

Works with the Honoree and the Director to organize the annual Donald C. Brace Memorial Lecture, a prestigious honor awarded to leading academics and practitioners within the copyright community.

Gloria C. Phares (Chair)

Journal

Oversees the editorial board and manages the quarterly publication for the peer-reviewed Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA, the leading U.S. law review exclusively devoted to copyright.

Robert Brauneis (Co-Chair), William S. Strong (Co-Chair), F. Jay Dougherty, Mavis Fowler-Williams, Joseph F. Liu, William Manz

Mid-Winter Meeting 2017

Works with the Director to plan this event, one of two national meetings we hold each year. Determines panel and lecture topics, recruits speakers, serves as a liaison between speakers and the staff and provides staff with session descriptions, speaker bios and course materials.

Andrew Berger (Co-Chair), Naomi Jane Gray (Co-Chair), Joseph Gratz, Shirin Keen, Christopher Reed, Katherine C. Spelman, Karen S. Frank, Drew Kastner

Membership

Develops strategies to recruit new members and to retain existing membership. Evaluates member benefits, helps develop messaging to promote membership and reaches out to professional contacts to invite them to join or renew.

Joseph E. Petersen (Chair), Eric Schwartz (Institutional Members), Robert Brauneis (Academic/Student Members)

Social Media

Works with the staff to build the Society’s online presence.Prioritizes promoting Society events, publicizing the accomplishments of our members and encouraging membership.  Also seeks to make the Society an online source of information on, and to foster discussion of, the latest cases, decisions, policies and trends.

Margaret Wheeler-Frothingham (Co-Chair), Andrew Hannibal (Co-Chair)

Special Projects Volunteers

Assist with special projects as assigned by the Society's staff.

Kyle Willmer, Natasha Reizis, Cindy Gu, Kina Gladney, Khamal Patterson, Carolina Pangolin, Anne Easton, Tamara Lev

Sponsorship

Creates the sponsorship program and works with the Director and President to build corporate sponsorship for the Annual and Mid-Winter Meetings.

Joseph Salvo (Co-Chair), Michael Elkin (Co-Chair)

ENDOWMENT COMMITTEE

Corey Field (Chair), Karen Frank, Lance Koonce, Michael Pollack

operations

Helene Blue, Corey Field, Joseph Salvo

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Committees are what drive the Copyright Society. Getting involved on a committee is one of the best ways to get the most out of your membership. It is on committees where you will make your best networking contacts — and friendships. The experience of working on a committee may lead you to further involvement in the Society's leadership.

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