Now in its fourth edition, the Global Congress is an academic conference that brings together research, civil society, industry and regulatory and policy-making communities from all over the world to discuss how intellectual property policy can best serve public interest. This year’s event is being held in Delhi and co-ordinated by the Centre for Internet & Society. We have always appreciated the work CIS does for our digital rights and freedoms, and were glad to collaborate with them on this project.
The Global Congress website project had two major components. The first was to present information about the event, which includes basic details such as dates, venue and news, as well as a fully featured conference programme with speakers, tracks, sessions and the schedule. The second component was the application process for participating in the Congress, with a private section for reviewers to evaluate submitted proposals.
We employed the MIT licensed Bolt CMS for tying these together into a cohesive website authoring system. Bolt offered us flexibility to craft content types based on the requirements of this event. The programme section in particular is completely relational and interlinked across the site, while Bolt’s classification system in the form of Topics let us tag different types of content under a single umbrella. For the type, Nevis was paired with Source Sans Pro for titles and body text respectively.