Attend RightsCon Costa Rica 2020

June 9-12, 2020 | Costa Rica Convention Center

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RightsCon strives to create a safe space for everyone.


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What’s included in the ticket

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 San José
Community Village exhibition space
Socials and After Dark activities
Free swag
Event shuttles off site programming
A celebratory closing plenary

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Access Now is committed to making RightsCon Costa Rica accessible and open to all, which means we are doing our best to make the conference inclusive for participants and speakers from all over the world. Regardless of where you are located, our policy is that the price of tickets should never prohibit attendance at RightsCon.

Get your visa

Not sure if you need a visa to travel to Costa Rica? We encourage you to consult relevant government agencies and embassies where you are located to determine entry requirements.

For those who require visas, we will be providing detailed instructions in the coming weeks about how to apply and obtain a visa invitation letter. Stay tuned!

Book your trip

We’ve arranged for special pricing at hotels located within walking distance from the venue. Whether you plan to stay in a hotel or an Airbnb, we recommend staying close to the airport and conference center to avoid early morning traffic on your way to RightsCon.

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson

Book a room at the special RightsCon rate by emailing [email protected] and [email protected] with the reservation code RightsCon 2020.

CityExpress Hotel

Book a room at the special RightsCon rate by emailing [email protected] with the reservation code RightsCon 2020.

DoubleTree by Hilton

Book a room at the special RightsCon rate through the Hilton portal at this link.

Wyndham San Jose Herradura Hotel

Book at room at the special RightsCon rate through the Wyndham portal at this link using the reservation code RightsCon 2020.

Frequently asked questions

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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 70, with local staff in more than 15 locations around the world - Berlin, Brussels, Cordoba, Delhi, London, Manila, Nairobi, New York, San José, 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 Costa Rica office opened in 2015.

In 2020, RightsCon will be hosted in Central America for the first time, in San José, Costa Rica from June 9 to June 12. The conference venue will be the vibrant and eco-friendly Costa Rica Convention Center, a short trip from the Juan Santamaría International Airport.

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

The RightsCon Costa Rica Call for Proposals was open from October 23, 2019 to January 21, 2020. All submissions are currently under review by the RightsCon team and our global program committee.

We will release the draft program for RightsCon Costa Rica in early April.

Every year we fund and support travel for a small number of RightsCon participants. We do our best to reserve this support for participants who face financial and other barriers to travel, and particularly participants from the Global South and representatives from communities at risk.

Applications for travel support will open soon on our Program Platform. In the meantime, if you want to partner with or fund the RightsCon travel support process, reach out to us at [email protected]

RightsCon Costa Rica is the ninth iteration of our Summit Series and the first to be hosted in the Central America region. Previous summits have been hosted in Tunis, Toronto, Brussels, San Francisco, Manila, and Rio de Janeiro.

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

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

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