The Global Congress is the home of an international network of scholars and activists working on the changing regulatory and policy environment around knowledge and information.  Much of this work has focused on developing evidence-based, public-interest intellectual property policies that balance the needs of creators and the public.  More recent work has focused on the increasingly complicated nexus of IP, trade, data, and privacy policy, and on rights to information, education, and free speech. 

The Assembly is a founder and co-organizer of the Global Congress.  Five Congresses have been held in Washington (2011), Rio de Janeiro (2012), Cape Town (2013), Delhi (2015), and again in Washington in September 2018.