The RightsCon Community
RightsCon brings together business leaders, policy makers, general counsels, government representatives, technologists, and human rights defenders from around the world to break down silos, create partnerships, and drive large-scale, real-world change toward a more free, open, and connected world.
RightsCon Brussels (March 29-31, 2017) in numbers
The RightsCon community attracts some of the world’s leading voices, including:
Every year, RightsCon gathers hundreds of speakers across 200+ sessions. We'll continue to announce more speakers, so check back! You can learn more about our past conferences here.
Join Our Community
Learn from leading experts, connect with our global community, and build partnerships to further your work by attending RightsCon from May 16-18, 2018. Early Bird pricing available for a limited time.
Demo a new tech tool, showcase your organization’s latest initiative, or present new research to our 2000+ attendees in our RightsCon Community Village byhosting a booth.
If you’re interested in being a part of our program, but didn’t propose a session, tell us about yourself, your work, and what you would like to speak about through ourspeaker application form.
Are you between the age of 18-30 with an interest in human rights in the digital age? Learn from leaders of the digital rights community about advocacy, policy making, and movement building by applying for our one-day workshop.
Want to know who you’ll connect with? Here’s who comes to RightsCon:
Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard
Global Affairs Canada
Human Rights Watch
Internet Sans Frontières
Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
New America’s Open Technology Institute
Oxford Internet Institute
Ranking Digital Rights
U.S. Department of State
UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office
University of Ottawa
A new initiative launching at RightsCon Toronto, our Local Champions group features leading voices in Canada’s digital rights landscape. They’ll support us with thought leadership, program guidance, and topic identification. Together, we will ensure the most pressing issues that Canadians face are represented at RightsCon.
Are we missing someone that is a local champion? Nominate them by sending an email to [email protected].