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Get ready for RightsCon Brussels: March 29-31, 2017!


Access Now is proud to bring you the sixth installment of RightsCon, the world’s leading event on the future of the internet. Together we are shaping the global conversation about how to keep the internet open, free, and secure.RightsCon Silicon Valley 2016,brought together more than 1,100 attendees from 84 countries and more than 500 organizations. This upcoming March in Brussels, Belgium we’re gathering the global digital rights community in the heart of European politics and policymaking to host our most impactful RightsCon yet.

Our Call for Proposals is now passed, with more than 400 proposals coming in. We are currently reviewing proposals, and will announce the program in January.Together at RightsCon Brussels 2017, we’ll tackle the most pressing issues at the intersection of technology and human rights. To get your ticket,click hereand to become a sponsor,click here!


Tickets get you complete access to three full days of program and Demo Room sessions, complimentary meals, beverages, parties and social events, and much more. It's your ticket to advance your work and connect with leaders in the community!

For reference, as of December 9, €1 = $1.072 USD.

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To complement our official programming, Access Now partners with other organizations to host relevant, topical satellite events both before and after RightsCon. Interested in having your satellite events at RightsCon 2017? Let us know! Here’s a look at what's happened before:

Iran Cyber Dialogue (ICD) is annual conference to strengthen the global community working towards improved online access to information in Iran. Hosts: ASL19 - When: Tuesday, March 29, 2016
The debate over encryption is central to the future of privacy and security online. Our first Crypto Summit in July 2015 framed the debate, identifying the key challenges and opportunities. At Crypto Summit 2.0., we worked together to find real-world solutions. Hosts: Access Now - When: March 30, 2016
This Responsible Data forum looked to build upon the ethical, privacy and security challenges posed by the use of new & emerging data sets and new technologies in human rights documentation. Hosts: Human Rights Outreach Associate - When: Tuesday, March 29, 2016
This two-day satellite event convened participants from around the world to draft The Manila Principles. Hosted by: EFF, Article 19, Center for Internet and Society - India, KICTANET, ADC, and Derechos Digitales, Open Net Korea - When: 22-23 March 2015

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