Since 2016, the ECS has been holding an open conference on the day before its annual meeting.

Save the date: The 2024 ECS conference will take place at the Westend Campus of Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, on Friday, 24 May 2024.

2023 Leuven

The annual ECS conference will take place in Leuven on Friday 26 May 2023. The topic is “The Interface Between Copyright and Data Regulation”. 2023 ECS program.

2022 Nottingham

The annual ECS conference will take place in Nottingham on Friday 27 May 2022 with Lord Justice Arnold as keynote speaker. The topic is “The Constitutional Turn in Copyright Law – From human rights, to competition aspects and fairness concerns”. 2022 ECS program.

2021 online Conference

The ECS will hold its fifth conference online, on 21 May 2021, under the theme “Copyright Challenges During the Pandemic (and Beyond)”. 2021_ECS_program.

2019 Oslo

The ECS held its fourth conference on May 24th at the University of Oslo, under the theme “A Copyright for Authors and Performers,” to engage in a debate as to how creators and performing artists’ interests can be safeguarded in the current technological and economic environment. 2019_ECS_program

2018 Brussels

The ECS held its third conference in Brussels, on May 25th under the title “EU Copyright: Quo vadis?” The session examined several issues included in the current EU copyright package as well as the challenges posed by Artificial Intelligence. 2018_ECS_program

2017 Paris

The ECS second conference was held on Friday 11 May 2017, at SciencesPo, in Paris. under the title “Building a EU unitary copyright.” The topic of the one day event is how, and how far, to move EU copyright law from a series of directives towards a unitary EU title. 2017_ECS_program

2016 Barcelona

The first ECS conference was held in Barcelona on Friday May 20, 2016: Copyright Law for the EU – An open debate with the European Copyright Society. Hosted by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (and supported by Obra Social ‘La Caixa’ many of the members of the ECS discussed previously published ECS positions and new responses to ongoing consultations. 2016_ECS_program