Access Now is excited to invite you to RightsCon Toronto 2018, the seventh event of the RightsCon Summit Series. As the world’s leading event on human rights in the digital age, we bring together business leaders, policy makers, general counsels, government representatives, technologists, and human rights defenders from around the world to tackle some of the most pressing issues at the intersection of human rights and digital technology. This is a space for breaking down silos, creating partnerships, and driving large-scale, real-world change toward a more free, open, and connected world. You can learn more about our expansive community here.
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VOICES FROM RIGHTSCON
Every year, RightsCon gathers hundreds of speakers across 200+ sessions. Please stay tuned for speaker announcements.
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THE RIGHTSCON COMMUNITY: AFFILIATED EVENTS
To complement our official programming, Access Now partners with other organizations to host relevant, topical satellite events both before and after RightsCon. Here’s a look at the other events we partnered with:
The RightsCon Young Leaders Summit brings together students and young professionals for a one-day workshop at the Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place on May 15, 2017. The program invests in and empowers young people to join policy and advocacy discussions around human rights in the digital age. Led by leaders of the digital rights community, the workshop engages participants on advocacy, policy making, and movement building for a wide range of emerging issues, such as data protection and privacy, network discrimination and connectivity, digital security, diversity and digital inclusion, artificial intelligence and algorithmic accountability, and more. After the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to attend official RightsCon Toronto programming on May 16-18, 2018, with the opportunity to lead their own lightning talks.
Hosted by ALDE at the European Parliament, this event sought to bridge the gap between foreign policy experts and tech experts in order to inform a values-based digital foreign policy.The open internet is not limited by geographical borders, and new technologies have a clear impact on foreign policy: issues such as cybersecurity, internet governance, digital trade and digital rights are becoming central to the work of any diplomat. Net neutrality discussions are crucial for achieving sustainable developments goals such as getting the next billion people in the Global South online. When governments throttle access to the internet, they violate freedom of expression on a large scale. A regulation to review the EU's dual use regime is a tool to protect human rights defenders abroad. Yet the worlds of foreign policy experts and technology experts can still seem disconnected.
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