The following are incoming 2016-2017 committee members. Some committees are still being finalized.
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 descriptions, speaker bios and
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.
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, Kren S. Frank, Drew Kastner
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.
New York Chapter Planning Committee
Assists New York Chapter Co-Chairs in planning monthly panel
lunches. Helps to develop the topics
for the year. Working in small groups assigned to particular panels, recruits
speakers, serves as a liaison between speakers and staff, writes description
for brochure and website, provides staff with speaker bios and course
materials, and assists staff and the Social Media Committee in promoting events
via Twitter and other platforms.
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.
Special Projects VolunteersWebsite
Assist with special projects as assigned by the Society's staff.
Dinara Kamalova (Lead Volunteer)
Creates the sponsorship program and
works with the Director and President to build corporate sponsorship for the
Annual and Mid-Winter Meetings.
Assists in the redesign of the
GET INVOLVEDGuru Prasad C. Reddy
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.