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Our biggest and most remarkable RightsCon yet is here!

Brought to you by Access Now, RightsCon Summit is the world’s leading event on the future of the internet to shape a global conversation about how to keep the internet open, free, and secure. As the sixth installment of the Summit, RightsCon Brussels will bring together 1,200+ attendees from 95 countries with 500+ organizations, tech companies, universities, startups, and governments represented. From March 29th-31st in Brussels, Belgium we’re gathering the global digital rights community in the heart of European policymaking to host our most impactful RightsCon yet.

Get ready for the exciting three-day experience! Check out the official programhere! It's a incredible mix of sessions, lightning talks, tech demos, and more.


Follow the RightsCon Brussels conversation remotely! You could also watch all recorded sessions here.

Digital Security Clinic

Stop by the Access Now Digital Security Clinic!

Technologists from our 24/7 Digital Security Helpline are on hand to help you improve your digital security practices and guide you on solutions and techniques to protect you or your organization against online threats. Stop by the Access Now lounge on Floor 1 during drop-in hours (10:30am-1:30pm Wednesday, 1:30pm-6pm Thursday, 9am-1:30pm Friday), or email [email protected] to book an appointment for a one-on-one consultation.

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New speaker highlights announced regularly, click here for the latest program. Also check out the public list of participants attending RightsCon Brussels.


To complement ourofficial programming, Access Now partners with other organizations to host relevant, topical satellite events both before and after RightsCon. Here’s a look at what we have planned so far :

Iran Cyber Dialogue
Iran Cyber Dialogue (ICD) is annual conference to strengthen the global community working towards improved online access to information in Iran. Hosts: ASL19 - When: Monday & Tuesday, March 27-28, 2017
Tech and Foreign policy - Bridging the gap
Hosts: ALDE - When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The program is designed to educate and engage youth in policy and advocacy discussions around digital rights. Hosts: Access Now, Sinar Project, NetMission.Asia - When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
This Satellite Session is fashioned as an intervention into ongoing advocacy, research, and practical support efforts, and seeks to interrogate a wide range of possible framings of online harassment. Hosts: Tactical Tech - When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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