Registration for RightsCon Costa Rica is now open

GET YOUR TICKET

RightsCon Costa Rica

RightsCon is the world’s leading summit on human rights in the digital age. We provide a platform for people from around the world – activists, technologists, business leaders, policymakers, journalists, and more – to come together and set the agenda for human rights in the digital age. Every year, the summit supports a program of 400+ sessions across 15+ program tracks, all sourced and selected from an open Call for Proposals.



Get your ticket

Whether you’re joining us in-person or online, register now before Early Bird prices end.


Join us in Costa Rica

Review our step-by-step process on visa support, our COVID-19 policy, accommodations, and more.


Submit a session proposal

Read our guide for tips, tricks, and advice to develop your session idea into a standout proposal.

Past RightsCon Speakers

RightsCon features prominent speakers from companies, governments, foundations, think tanks, nonprofit organizations, universities, and international institutions. Check out a small selection of experts and leaders who have spoken at our most recent summits.

Itika Sharma Punit

Itika Sharma Punit

South Asia Editor, Rest of World

Dr. Joseph Seering

Dr. Joseph Seering

Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University

Maulie Dass

Maulie Dass

Senior Director, Cisco Innovation Labs, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Charlotte Godart

Charlotte Godart

Investigator & Global Authentication Project Lead, Bellingcat

Pang Khee Teik

Pang Khee Teik

Malaysian Activist; Co-Founder, Seksualiti Merdeka

Eileen Donahoe

Eileen Donahoe

Executive Director, Global Digital Policy Incubator, Stanford University

Carolyn Tackett

Carolyn Tackett

Campaigns & Rapid Response Director, Access Now

Antigone Davis

Antigone Davis

Vice President, Global Head of Safety, Meta

Helena Leurent

Helena Leurent

Director General, Consumers International

Jawad Fairooz

Jawad Fairooz

Chairman, SALAM for Democracy and Human Rights

Richard Gaines

Richard Gaines

Senior Human Rights Advocacy Manager, Wikimedia Foundation

Fadi Salem

Fadi Salem

Director of Policy Research, Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government

Mélanie Joly

Mélanie Joly

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Government of Canada

Houyem Mchirgui

Houyem Mchirgui

Advocacy Project Manager, Mawjoudin

Teki Akuetteh

Teki Akuetteh

Founder and Executive Director, Africa Digital Rights Hub; ICT Lawyer; Data Protection Consultant

Karen Smit

Karen Smit

Principal Specialist: Specific Needs, Vodacom South Africa

Dominique Day

Dominique Day

UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent; Executive Director, DAYLIGHT

Sanaa Seif

Sanaa Seif

Sister of British-Egyptian Activist Alaa Abd el-Fattah; Filmmaker; Producer; Political Activist

Kyung-sin Park

Kyung-sin Park

Executive Director, Open Net Korea

Anna Gielewska

Anna Gielewska

Vice-Chairman, Reporters Foundation (Poland)

Urvashi Aneja

Urvashi Aneja

Founder and Executive Director, Digital Futures Lab

Peter Stern

Peter Stern

Director, Content Policy Stakeholder Engagement, Meta

Chérif El Kadhi

Chérif El Kadhi

MENA Policy Analyst, Access Now

Cristin Flynn Goodwin

Cristin Flynn Goodwin

General Manager, Digital Security Unit, Microsoft

Lama Aloraiman

Lama Aloraiman

Co-Founder and Vice President, Ignition Kuwait; Former National Point of Contact for Kuwait, Space G

Yudhanjaya Wijeratne

Yudhanjaya Wijeratne

CEO, Watchdog Sri Lanka; Senior Researcher, LIRNEasia

Harry Halpin

Harry Halpin

CEO, Nym Technologies SA

Rua M. Williams

Rua M. Williams

PhD, Assistant Professor in User Experience Design, Purdue University

Agustina Del Campo

Agustina Del Campo

Director, Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information, Universidad de Pale

Emre Kizilkaya

Emre Kizilkaya

Vice-Chair, International Press Institute (IPI); Chair, IPI National Committee, Turkey; Project Edit

Arda Awais

Arda Awais

Co-Creator, Identity 2.0

Stephen Bonner

Stephen Bonner

Executive Director of Regulatory Futures and Innovation, Information Commissioner's Office, Governme

Past Sponsors Include


Keep up to date with the RightsCon Rundown

Get our newsletter for updates on tickets, speakers, and programming.

Sign Up