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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 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.
G
loria C. Phares (Co-Chair)

Journal
Oversees the editorial board and manages the quarterly publication for the pe
er-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
 
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 J. Schwartz (Institutional Members), Bob Brauneis (Academic/Student Members)

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.
Matthew Moore, Eleanor Lackman (Co-Chairs)
Ari Abramowitz, Cynthia Arato, Rose Auslander, Moustafa Badreldin, Kellyn Bergstrand, Jonathan Bloom, Theo Cheng, Robert Clarida, Elizabeth Cohen, Betsy Dale, Donna DeGrandi, John Delaney, David Donahue, Tara Dunigan, Alex Ellerson, Stevie Fitzgerald, Richard Garza, Josh Graubart, Jordan Greenberger, Bob Greenlees, Stephanie Grenald, Alexander Grout, Michael Hill, Benjamin Humphreys, Brendan Kehoe, Britt Kissin (Ellis), John Knapp, Jay Kogan, David Krell, Vejay Lalla, Kim Landsman, Todd Larson, Rachel Leeds Edelman, Leia LeFay, Matthew Levine, Jeff Liebenson, Kristen Liebensperger, Craig Mende, Stefan Mentzer, Kaitland Kubat, Rob Potter, Jonathan Purow, Mary Rasenberger, Jennifer Rodriguez, Joseph Salvo, Scott Sholder, Andrew Sparkler, Matthew Stratton, Berry Werbin, Nancy E. Wolff

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.

Dinara Kamalova (Lead Volunteer)
Benjamin Humphreys (Media Library Coordinator)
Hersh Acharya, Betsy Dale, Guru Prasad C. Reddy

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)

Website

Assists in the redesign of the Society’s website.
Joseph Salvo (Chair), Leia LeFay, Richard Herman, Stefan Mentzer

GET INVOLVED

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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