2017 Conference

It is our pleasure to announce that Prof. Natalie Stoianoff will host the APCA Conference 2017. This year’s theme is:

“What’s so Special About the Asian-Pacific? The Region, People and Law”

29-31 October 2017

University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law, Building 5, Block B, Corner of Quay St & Ultimo Rd, Haymarket

The Asian-Pacific is currently 'sexy' in the intellectual property world. More and more nations in the region are finding their voices and there is an increasing recognition of the potential for copyright to be used within the region to its benefit as well as advantages to be gained by the region working together as a unit. But what is it that makes the Asian-Pacific region so special? This is the broad question that this conference will address. It welcomes papers that look at the region as a whole. Topics might include its creative and economic potential, the commonalities and potential advantages, or disadvantages, of harmonisation, the impact of trade agreements such as RCEP and the (now in limbo) TPP on national debates about term, fair use, and the balance of competing interests. Alternatively, papers might address how certain big players, such as China and India, and increasingly Korea, add to the intrigue of the region. We also welcome papers that look at how the peoples or national/regional laws differentiate the Asian-Pacific from a comparative law perspective.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

       Christoph Antons           
                                                  Keynote speaker: Hong Xue                     
               Miranda Forsyth                                   

           Hong Xue                                            Christoph Antons                            Miranda Forsyth

                                                 Beijing Normal University                    The University of Newcastle                Australian National University

Submission Process

The APCA Executive Committee invites you to submit a paper proposal, including an abstract (max. 500 words), the author’s name, title and affiliation. Scholars of all levels of experience are invited to submit proposals. We will strive to achieve diversity of representation across the Asian-Pacific in the selection process.

Please send your proposal to the APCA President, A/Prof. Susan Corbett, at

Organising Committee

Susan Corbett, A/Professor, Victoria Business School, Victoria University of Wellington

Jessica C. Lai, Senior Lecturer, Victoria Business School, Victoria University of Wellington

Natalie Stoianoff, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney

Isabella Alexander, A/Professor, University of Technology Sydney

Evana Wright, Research Fellow, University of Technology Sydney

Genevieve Wilkinson, Teaching Fellow, University of Technology Sydney

In Conjunction With:

This event is compatible with Continued Professional Development (CPD). 
Susan Corbett,
17 Jul 2017, 17:55