Wednesday, March 29 - Friday, March 31, 2017
RightsCon Summit SeriesRightsCon is the world’s leading event on the future of the internet. The annual conference convenes business leaders, visionaries, technologists, legal experts, civil society members, activists, and government representatives from across the globe on issues at the intersection of tech and human rights.
Our programRightsCon has three full days of community-led programming, plus a day of pre-meetings and satellite events (Day Zero), tackling today's most challenging business and policy issues. You can find our 2017 programhere.
Connecting across sectorsRightsCon Brussels was home to more than 250 sessions, meetings, and workshops, with more than 1,500 participants from across stakeholder lines. You'll get unparalleled opportunities to engage with leading speakers and organizations, both in sessions and through private meetings and discussions. It's also home to an array of parties, movie screenings, and social events that connect all the experts in digital rights.
Frequently Asked Questions
Tickets are sold out, but register for our waitlist and we'll alert you if a spot opens up.
The official program ishere.
For those of you that will be traveling internationally to get to RightsCon Brussels, please familiarize yourself with ourTravel and Visa Information document. It outlines steps on how to get to the conference, as well as important information on visa requirements for travelers.Should you require a personalized invitation letter to RightsCon for visa purposes, pleasefill out this visa letter information formand we will send you the corresponding letter.
RightsCon Brussels is being held in the Crowne Plaza Brussels - Le Palace. To make a reservation, please see the reservation portal here. We suggest booking by January 31 in order to ensure availability.
You are free to stay anywhere you would like, but if you would like hotel recommendations, please refer to our interactive map: https://goo.gl/dbVunR
RightsCon is being held at Crowne Plaza Brussels-Le Palace in Brussels, Belgium.
The conference venue is located in the City Center, which is accessible from the Brussels Zaventem airport via NMBS/SNCB train system, or from the main international train stations (Bru. Noord / Brux. -Nord and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi) via subway or walking.
The train station closest to the conference venue is Bru. -Noord / Brux. -Nord. : http://www.belgianrail.be/en/Default.aspx
The nearest Subway station to the conference venue is Metro Rogier: http://www.stib-mivb.be/index.htm?l=en
Access Now is committed to making RightsCon Brussels 2017 accessible and open to all, which means we are doing our best to make the conference affordable for participants and speakers from all over the world.
Due to the nature of this conference, in which a high proportion of the people attending are participating, we are asking that those speakers with the means to do so pay for all or a portion of their tickets. If your session has been accepted, or you are accepted as a speaker in a session, please email us atconference [at] accessnow.orgwith the name of your session and let us know your financial circumstances, so we can share an appropriate discount code with you.
If you are a speaker or a session organizer representing a company, a funding institution/foundation, government, or an established NGO, we ask that you consider purchasing a ticket at full cost. In doing so, you are helping Access Now support the attendance of activists and technologists who would otherwise not be able to attend.
Access Now is a not for profit, 501(c)(3) organization that relies upon the support, investment, and generosity of a variety of stakeholders in order to carry out its mission. This ticket policy helps ensure that we can continue in our fight to secure open and secure communications for all by allowing us to better represent the most at risk users around the world.
The application period for applying for funding has now ended. We are proud to have provided travel support funding to activists from around the world to attend RightsCon Brussels!
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 innovative policy, global advocacy, and direct technical support, we fight for open and secure communications for all.
We are a team of 40, with local staff in more than 10 locations around the world - Berlin, Brussels, Cordoba, Delhi, London, Manila, Nairobi, New York, San Jose, 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.
Access Now Europe
Access Now is pleased to operate a legally incorporated entity in the city of Brussels, where we are a leading civil society voice that advocates for policies which defend and extend the digital rights of users. Our Brussels team focuses on a broad range of issues at the EU-level, including privacy and data protection, surveillance and national security, privatized enforcement, corporate social responsibility and network neutrality.
You can subscribe to the 'RightsCon Rundown' for email updates on the eventhere!