The RightsCon team is looking for volunteers to support our first hybrid summit, RightsCon Costa Rica (June 5-8, 2023)! If you’re interested in human rights and technology, and available to join us in person in San José, this is your opportunity to contribute to – and connect with – a growing global community.
Volunteering is an excellent way to gain event experience, build professional connections, and learn about pressing digital rights issues. As an official RightsCon volunteer, you’ll receive a virtual training session with our team, an official RightsCon t-shirt, and free lunch, coffee, and light snacks throughout the summit. Your volunteer team lead will work with you to assign shifts, answer any questions you may have, and find roles that you are excited about and confident to take on, including:
Beyond supporting during scheduled shifts, we encourage volunteers to actively participate in the program by joining sessions – whether workshops, dialogues, or roundtables – as well as creative and social eve
- Summit set-up and tear down;
- Room and hallway management (Q&A help, wayfinding, ushering);
- Customer service information;
- Event logistics support (check-in desks, info desk);
- Backstage operations (stage management team, speaker escort).
The Call for Proposals is the cornerstone of RightsCon’s community-sourced program and presents a dynamic snapshot of the state of human rights and technology. As RightsCon Costa Rica (June 5-8, 2023) approaches, we're taking a close look at the numbers of the Call for Proposals and sharing insights about the forces and factors shaping our first hybrid program.
This year, RightsCon is breaking records across the board. We received an astounding 1880+ session proposals from 1195+ institutions – a 30 percent increase from 2020, our previous Call for Proposals record, and a staggering 60 percent increase from 2022.