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The Law of Giving:Ecosystem and Legal Implications of Crowdfunding & Personal Donation Platforms

Symposium

The Law of Giving:

Ecosystem and Legal Implications of

Crowdfunding & Personal Donation Platforms

 

June 26-27, 2024

University of Windsor

Faculty of Law Rm 0140

In person event with online option



Eligible for Law Society of Ontario Substantive CPD hours.

 

AGENDA


Wednesday June 26  


9:00am

Registration and Light Breakfast


9:30am

Welcome Introduction


9:45am


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Greg Elmer, Professor and Bell Globe media Research Chair in Professional Communication at the Toronto Metropolitan University


Discussant: Dr. Vincent Manzerolle, Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Media, and Film, University of Windsor


10:45am

Break


11:00am

Panel Discussion: Media, Politics, the Creator Economy & Crowdfunding


Moderator and Discussant: Dr. Aidan Moir, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Media, and Film, University of Windsor


Panelist: Dr. Vincent Manzerolle, Associate Professor, University of Windsor, Department of Communication, Media and Film





Panelist: Michael Daubs, Research Associate, He Whenua Taurikura, The Centre of Research Excellence for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism: "Transactional Configurations of Audiences, Users, and Funders: Notes on the Political Economy of Crowdfunding Platforms in Light of the Emergencies Act"



Panelist: Shrey Vohra, MA Candidate, University of Windsor, in Communication and Social Justice, Department of Communication, Media and Film, “Patreon: Crowdfunding the Creator Economy”

12:30pm

Lunch


1:30pm

Panel Discussion: Healthcare, Politics, Sociology and Crowdfunding


Moderator and Discussant: Dr. Trudo Lemmens, Professor, Scholl Chair in Health Law and Policy. Faculty of Law, University of Toronto


Vincci Li, PhD Candidate York University - Social and Political Thought program “Grateful but not Entitled: Exploring perspectives of medical crowdfunding participants in Canada”


Martin Lukk, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Toronto, Department of Sociology: “Algorithms in Personal Crowdfunding: Evidence from GoFundMe Healthcare Campaigns”

3:00pm

Break


3:15pm

Panel Discussion: Legal Implications and Frameworks for Crowdfunding


Moderator and Discussant: Dr. Jennifer Quaid, Associate Professor and Vice-Dean Research in the Civil Law Section Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa


Mary-Jane Roy, LL.M. candidate, Faculty of Law McGill University, and Researcher for the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law: “The Trust as a Legal Framework for Donation-Based Crowdfunding”




Marcela Aroca, Senior Partner, Legal Focus LLP



5:30pm 

Symposium ends.

 

7:00pm

Symposium Dinner (Invite Only)

 

Thursday June 27


The below events are not open to the public and are by invite only.


10:00 am

Light Breakfast and Workshop


12:00pm

Lunch 


1:00pm

Workshop ends


Symposium Organizers: Dr. Pascale Chapdelaine and Dr. Vincent Manzerolle, University of Windsor

 

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