Community Updates

Celebrating the achievements of RightsCon Toronto

Just two months ago, we came together in Toronto for our largest summit yet. While planning for RightsCon Tunis 2019 is well underway, we want to celebrate with you the many achievements of RightsCon Toronto:

  • Most ambitious community-built program in RightsCon history, with 450 unique sessions
  • Growing representation with 2,520 registered participants from 118 countries
  • Majority of participants identifying as women, trans* or gender non-binary
  • The Toronto Declaration for non-discrimination in machine learning getting global media coverage
  • And much, much more

During RightsCon Toronto, we took the time to chat with participants about their work, the state of human rights globally, and the role RightsCon plays in connecting the two. Overwhelmingly, we heard about the growing relevance of our collective work defending human rights in the digital age, the importance of coordinating across sectors and regions, and the need for a convening space to meet. Whether you joined us in person or followed along online, we’re excited to present the first official RightsCon recap video, a glimpse into the breadth and depth of this year’s event and program.

Watch our recap video for highlights and community reflections from RightsCon Toronto

The success of RightsCon Toronto is thanks to our community of session organizers, participants, and sponsors, and we hope you will also proudly share this video with your networks.



Read the Outcomes Report for RightsCon Toronto

We’re also proud to share with you the Outcomes Report for RightsCon Toronto. While many of the conference’s outcomes are experienced in the connections made and collaborations formed between participants during sessions and in meetings, the report highlights a few major launches, campaigns, and policy announcements. It’s also an opportunity to reflect on the growth of our community before looking toward the future.

Read the Outcomes Report

Our achievements ahead of and during RightsCon will certainly have lasting effects on our collective work for the months to come, but there is still more to be done. We’re working hard to ensure RightsCon Tunis builds on the historic importance of Toronto, reflecting the growing needs and priorities of our community members. In the weeks to come, we will continue to share important updates on RightsCon Tunis. Make sure you’re up to date by signing up for the RightsCon Rundown newsletter here.

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