Open Access and Closed Content: The Information Dichotomy


  • Jeff Shelstad: CEO and Co-Founder, Flat World Knowledge Inc.
    Keynote Speaker
  • Leslie Chan: Senior Lecturer, University of Toronto
    Keynote Speaker
  • Harlan Onsrud: Professor of Spatial Information Science and Engineering, School of Computing and Information Science, University of Maine
  • Mark Leggot: University Librarian, Robertson University/ President & CEO, DiscoveryGarden Inc.


  • Sandra L. Cascadden: Chief Health Information Officer, Nova Scotia Department of Health
  • David Fraser: Privacy Practice Group Leader, McInnes Cooper Lawyers
  • Dwight Fischer: AVP-CIO, Dalhousie Information Technology Services
  • Marc Belliveau: Partner, Intellectual Property, Computer and Technology Transactions, Corporate and Commercial Transactions and Security Law.
  • Darrell Varga: Canadian Research Chair in Contemporary Film and Media Studies, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University
  • Anne-Marie Monteith: Director of Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy, Industry Canada


  • Bertrum MacDonald: Moderator
  • Gillian Byrne: Manager, Council of Atlantic University Libraries
  • Ian Colford: Development Librarian and Copyright Officer, Dalhousie University
  • Bruce Gorman: Director of Information Technology and Collection Management, Halifax Public Libraries
  • Tanja Harrison: University Librarian, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University
  • Peter Webster: Associate University Librarian & Information Technology Services, Patrick Power Library
  • Ken Williment: Halifax Public Libraries

Committee Members

  • Kate MacDonald: Committee Co-Chair & Fundraising
  • Laura Dukowski: Committee Co-Chair & Treasurer
  • Heather Buchman: Communications & Registration
  • Sarah Digdon: Logistics
  • Ian Buchanan: Fundraising
  • Stephanie Winston: Programming
  • Jason Harris: Marketing, Design & Web Development
  • Ryan Dyck: First Year Representative
  • Madeline Driscol: First Year Representative