Announcing the Second Global Thematic IASC Conference on the Knowledge Commons: Governing Pooled Knowledge Resources with special attention to the fields of medicine and the environment, September 5-7, 2014, New York University School of Law, New York, USA. Topics include: Knowledge commons approaches to scientific research and Traditional and local communities’ knowledge. Note the call for paper on topics including global crop commons and local agricultural and seed knowledge networks. Submission deadline is 28 February 2014. Deadline extended to 15 March 2014.