Attend RightsCon Tunis 2019

11-14 June 2019 | Laico Hotel and the Palais des Congrès, Tunis

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Need more information? Check out our ticket discount policy and more ways to attend or contribute to RightsCon Tunis. If you are buying tickets from Tunisia, you can use the Tunisian rates below and pay by wire payment.

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What’s Included in the Ticket

Your ticket is an All Access Pass to 3+ days of programming, food, social events, swag, and more. Want to get a sense of what the RightsCon experience is like? Watch our RightsCon Tunis promo video.

An opening plenary with high level speakers
Leading experts on technology and human rights
3 days of RightsCon programming
18+ issue-specific programmatic tracks
Interactive workshops
Strategic roundtables
Private meeting space
Skill-building opportunities
Networking meetups


3 days of lunch and coffee
Wellness and wellbeing activities
Access Now Digital Security Clinic
Special deals and rates on hotels in Tunis
Community Village exhibition space
Socials and After Dark activities
Free swag
Event shuttles off site programming
A celebratory closing plenary

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More Ways to Attend

Every year, we provide complimentary passes for both volunteers and media from around the world. Fill out the appropriate form below to join us.

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Visa Requirements for Travel to Tunis

Do I need a visa?

Check requirements for coming to Tunisia by consulting this list.

Can I get a visa invitation letter?

Submit a request for a personalized visa invitation letter to RightsCon Tunis. We’ll send you a visa letter in 2-4 business days.

Where can I submit my visa application?

Once you have your visa letter, you can submit your visa application by locating your local Tunisian embassy or consulate using this map.

Tunisia doesn’t have a diplomatic representation in your country?

Don’t worry – we can arrange for visas to be received upon arrival. We’ll provide further directions for this process when sending you your visa invitation letter.

Travel Information

RightsCon Tunis is being held Tuesday June 11 – Friday June 14, 2019 at Laico Hotel and the Palais des Congrès in Tunis, Tunisia, with Day Zero programming on June 11. Check out our interactive map to explore the RightsCon Tunis venue, locations of hotels, suggestions on places to visit, things to see, and much more!


Make sure to book your accommodations in advance! Please note: Novotel, Ibis Hotel and Laico Hotel, the RightsCon venue, are now fully booked. RightsCon has secured preferred rates and courtesy blocks with select hotels in Tunis to ensure that suitable accomodation is available for all participants and budgets. Please note that the accommodations are the responsibility of the RightsCon participants themselves. Here is a template email for you.

You can also secure accommodation through regular booking sites, or even check out Airbnb in Tunis.

Hotel Magestic

Send email to [email protected] with subject line “Booking for RightsCon Tunis 2019”

Hotel Marigold

Send e-mail to [email protected] with subject line “Booking for Rightscon Tunis 2019”

Mechtel Hotel

Send e-mail to [email protected] with subject line “Booking for Rightscon Tunis 2019”

Safety and Security

In the lead up to RightsCon Tunis, we will share a series highlighting ongoing efforts to support community safety and security, wellness, and resiliency at RightsCon Tunis. Find out our approach and how we can support your trip for a safe, productive, and positive RightsCon experience in this first blog post.

Frequently Asked Questions

In 2019, RightsCon will be hosted in North Africa for the first time, in Tunis, Tunisia from June 11 to June 14. The conference venue will be the Laico Hotel and the Palais des Congrès, right next to the city’s Human Rights Square, and just a few minutes’ walk from the heart of downtown Tunis

You can subscribe to the RightsCon Rundown for email updates on the community, submission deadlines, RightsCon Tunis, event logistics, and more here!

Ensuring that RightsCon is a safe and secure space for connecting, strategizing and planning for a better future in our top priority.

You can learn more in our first blog post on how we're thinking about safety and security here.

If you have questions or concerns, please get in touch with us by emailing [email protected] or [email protected] (encrypted)

Tunisia is one of the few countries in the region with civil society organisations actively and openly working on issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. Since the 2011 revolution, there is been increasing public debate around LGBTQ rights in the country, however, significant challenges remain.

Every effort has been made to make the RightsCon event venue a safe and inclusive environment. You can learn more in our first blog post on how we're thinking about safety and security here.

If you’re joining us at RightsCon and want to learn more about the environment for LGBTQ identifying communities traveling to and visiting Tunisia, please send us an email to [email protected] or [email protected] (encrypted) and we will be more than happy to share resources developed with our trusted partners.

RightsCon participants are a global community of business leaders, policy makers, general counsels, government representatives, technologists, and human rights defenders. You can learn more about specific speakers, companies, and organizations in our community here.

The RightsCon Summit Series is brought to you by Access Now.

Access Now is an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to defending and extending the digital rights of users at risk around the world. By combining direct technical support, comprehensive policy engagement, global advocacy, grassroots grantmaking, and convenings such as RightsCon, we fight for human rights in the digital age.

We are a team of 45, with local staff in more than 10 locations around the world - Berlin, Brussels, Cordoba, Delhi, London, Manila, Nairobi, New York, San Jose, Tunis, and Washington DC. We maintain four legally incorporated entities - Belgium, Costa Rica, Tunisia, and the United States - with our tech, advocacy, policy, granting, and operations teams distributed across all regions. Our Tunisia office opened in 2014.

RightsCon Tunis is the eighth iteration of our Summit Series and the first to be hosted in the Middle East and North Africa region. Previous summits have been hosted in Toronto, Brussels, San Francisco, Manila, and Rio de Janeiro.

Explore photos, outcomes reports, and more from past events here.

You can buy a ticket for RightsCon Tunis here.

Yes! Organizations can host booths in the RightsCon Community Village, a mix-use space where organizations, companies, and institutions to show off their projects, initiatives, tools, and research throughout the conference.

We provide both free (for civil society organizations) and paid exhibition space. More information on requesting space will be available in early 2019.

Applications for Travel Support are now open. You can apply here. Access Now is working hard to find and provide funding to bring participants to RightsCon.

If you have contacts of partners and funders that are willing to collaborate with the RightsCon Travel Support fund, send them our way at [email protected]

The RightsCon Code of Conduct is available here.

Access Now is dedicated to creating and protecting safe spaces for people, online and off. Participants and stakeholders of the Access Now community are expected to understand and abide by this Code of Conduct.

You can subscribe to the RightsCon Rundown for email updates on the community, submission deadlines, RightsCon Tunis, event logistics, and more here!

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