RightsCon Online: July 27-31, 2020

RightsCon strives to create a safe space for everyone, read our Code of Conduct and Participation & Privacy Policy before attending

Your participation checklist




What’s included in the ticket

Our custom platform will host five days of programming led by leading experts on technology and human rights across 10+ tracks. You’ll have access to:

High level panels

Interactive community labs

Intimate fireside chats

Tech demos and lightning talks

Facilitated strategy sessions

One-on-one and group networking

RightsCon Online timeline

timeline: July 1, 2020 - Registration launches, July 15, 2020 - Program launnches, July 20, 2020 - Registration closes, July 22, 2020 - Platform opens, July 27-31, 2020 - RightsCon Online

Prepare for RightsCon Online

RightsCon Online media kit

For individuals covering RightsCon as press, you can find additional resources in the RightsCon Online media kit. It includes highlighted programming and press conferences scheduled throughout the week, plus important guidelines for media pass holders.

Download the media kit

Frequently asked questions

There are no registration fees for RightsCon Online. When we announced we were bringing RightsCon Online, we emphasized the importance of convening – particularly in this moment – as a tool for connecting, strategizing, learning, and moving forward a collective agenda for human rights. We reaffirmed our commitment to providing a platform for a community of experts that is grounded in the same guiding principles of diversity and inclusion that inform our usual ticket discount policy. This year, in light of a shortened registration window and the challenges many in our community are navigating, we’ve opted to waive registration fees for RightsCon Online.

Hosting RightsCon Online to the same standard and quality as an in-person summit does however require significant investment. For this reason, at the end of the registration process, we’ll invite those with the means to contribute – representatives of the private sector or those who have event or travel-specific budgets, for example – to considersupporting the cost of the event and their participation.

Registration for RightsCon Online is now closed and it is no longer possible to gain access to the RightsCon Online platform. If you missed out on registering here is how else you can engage with RightsCon.

RightsCon Online will take place on a tailored platform, built specifically for us by TechChange. Within the RightsCon Online platform, you’ll have access to high-level panels, intimate fireside chats, facilitated strategy sessions, interactive community labs, one-on-one and group networking, and private meetings. The RightsCon Online platform will use a number of different video streaming and conferencing services, including YouTube and Zoom.

The platform is now open to registered participants. Familiarize yourself with the space, create a public profile, and build your own personal agenda for the sessions you wish to participate in.

RightsCon Online will span multiple time zones, with both live and asynchronous content, so you'll be able to join from wherever you are. We’re working hard with our partners at TechChange to build an online home for RightsCon that allows for powerful moments of collective convening, focused spaces for strategizing, and stand- alone content for self-directed, asynchronous engagement.

When you login to the RightsCon Online platform, you’ll be able to customize your time zone, so you can navigate your engagement based on where you’re located.

You can find the program schedule within the RightsCon Online platform and get an overview of the schedule on the Program page.

In addition to hosting programming across various time zones, we’re also building asynchronous pathways of engagement to create alternative and low-bandwidth options for participants. We’re also researching ways we might provide connectivity support through funding to our session organizers, speakers, and participants. Finally, we’re conducting an accessibility audit of our platform to understand how we can optimize for a range of abilities.

If you have any questions or concerns about accessibility, please feel free to contact us at [email protected].

As always, whether in person or online, creating a safe space for participants remains our top priority. That is why:

  • We’re working to build a secure platform, including by undergoing a full security audit ahead of the event and implementing security protection measures during the event.
  • We’re strengthening our policies and response mechanisms. As always, RightsCon Online will be governed by our Code of Conduct and Participation and Privacy Policy. We’re developing strong response systems online in the case that incidents arise and maintain our right to revoke access should a participant be found in violation of our principles and values.
  • We’re developing clear communications and guides to ground all participants in a shared set of community values and detail our expectations for engaging in an online setting.
Check out our Safety and Security Blog for more information.

If you have concerns or considerations that may impact your involvement in RightsCon, please feel free to contact us at [email protected] with any questions you may have.

In the coming weeks, we will have more announcements on speakers, the public program, and the RightsCon Online platform. You can stay up to date by registering now, signing up for our newsletter, and following us on Twitter.

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