Regional Seminar for the Latin America and Caribbean Group on Libraries, Archives, Museums and Educational & Research Institutions in the Field of Copyright

This regional seminar is proposed in accordance with the Action Plans on Limitations and Exceptions approved by member states during SCCR/36 in June 2018.

The objective of the seminar is to analyze the situation of libraries, archives and museums as well as educational and research institutions, and areas for action, with respect to the limitations and exceptions regime and the specificities of the member states in the region.

The seminar is jointly organized by WIPO and the Government of Dominican Republic through the Copyright Office of Dominican Republic (ONDA).

Delegates from the Latin America and Caribbean Group

Representatives from each member state from the Latin America and Caribbean Group have been invited to take part in this Seminar. Travel and other arrangements are under preparation.


Member states from other regions may send their representatives to attend the meeting as observers on a self-financed basis.

IGO and NGO representatives from:

  • international organizations accredited with WIPO that have a scope of activity related to the subject of the seminar or
  • regional or national organizations or entities from the region where the seminar is being held that have a scope of activity related to the subject of the seminar

may take part as observers at their own expense.

Observer participation will be designed to allow as much participation as possible, especially for observers from the region in which the seminar is taking place, keeping in mind constraints related to the size of the venues.

Those wishing to attend as observers should communicate their expression of interest. Please understand that your acceptance will be dependent on the availability of space in the venue.

July 4 and 5, 2019

Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santo Domingo

Note: only confirmed participants will be permitted to enter the venue.

Practical information

Entry visa

Foreign participants may require an entry visa for the Dominican Republic. They must be in possession of a valid entry visa before commencing their travel.

Airport transfer

Please make your own way to your hotel. Taxis are safe and reliable and readily available at the designated taxi ranks in the airport.

Venue and accommodation

The Crowne Plaza Hotel will be the venue of the meeting. Other hotels...

Local time, climate, currency, electricity

  • The temperature in the Dominican Republic in July hovers around 28oC, with peaks of 31oC in the hottest part of the day, while evenings are still beautifully warm with a low of 23oC after dark.
  • Exchange rate: approximately USD1 = 50,686 Dominican pesos.
  • Voltage: 110 volts.