Your participation checklist
Accessing the platform
The 11th edition of RightsCon is happening now from Monday, June 6 to Friday, June 10. Registered participants can login to the platform to join programming and connect with the community. Not registered? Learn how to follow along in our latest blog post.
Prepare for RightsCon
Frequently asked questions
Where is RightsCon happening in 2022?
RightsCon 2022 will be hosted on our platform from Monday, June 6 to Friday, June 10, 2022 (access and login here). It will be held entirely online, across all time zones.
Can I still register for RightsCon?
In an effort to ensure a safe and productive summit environment, registration for RightsCon closed on June 3, 2022. Not registered? Read our blog post to learn more about other ways you can engage.
If you were unable to register before the deadline, but are a session organizer or speaker, please reach out to us at [email protected]. .
On what platform will RightsCon be hosted?
RightsCon 2022 will take place on a tailored online platform, built specifically for us by TechChange. Within the RightsCon 2022 platform, you’ll have access to high-level panels, fireside chats with leading thinkers and experts, interactive sessions and community-led spaces, one-on-one and group chat channels, private programming and creative spaces for connecting and socializing.
The RightsCon 2022 platform will use a number of different video streaming and conferencing services, including Vimeo, Zoom, and Social Hour.
When will I have access to the platform?
The platform will open for registered participants on May 23, 2022 – two weeks before RightsCon kicks-off. Participants will then have the opportunity to explore the platform, create a public profile and build their own personal agenda for the sessions they wish to participate in.
How do I access the RightsCon platform?
The platform is now open and registered participants can login, explore the platform, create a public profile and build their own personal agenda for the sessions they wish to participate in. You can access the platform here.
What time zone is RightsCon happening in?
RightsCon 2022 will span multiple time zones, with both live and asynchronous content, so you’ll be able to join from wherever you are.
When you login to the RightsCon 2022 platform, you’ll be able to customize your time zone, so you can navigate and engage based on where you’re located.
How are you approaching accessibility and inclusion?
Our team is taking a number of steps to ensure RightsCon 2022 is accessible, including: scheduling programming across time zones, providing lower bandwidth options for engagement, and uploading pre-recorded content that allows for flexible and asynchronous participation.
We are undertaking a full accessibility audit and optimization plan for the online platform, we’re also exploring closed caption options for our Opening and Closing Ceremonies, and other featured sessions. We will keep the community updated as we take these steps.
If you have any questions or concerns about accessibility, please feel free to contact us at [email protected].
What if I need connectivity support?
Our Connectivity Fund provides direct financial support to session organizers, facilitators, speakers, and participants who need support in the form of additional bandwidth or increased connectivity to effectively participate during RightsCon 2022.
Please note that applications for the Connectivity Fund are now closed as of April 22, 2022. If you applied for funding, you will hear back from us in early May.
How are you approaching safety and security?
As always, whether in person or online, creating a safe space for participants remains our top priority. Building off of our work for RightsCon 2021, we’re:
Maintaining a secure platform, including by undergoing a full security audit ahead of the event and implementing security protection measures during the event.
Developing strong response systems online in the case that incidents arise and maintain our right to revoke access should a participant be found in violation of our principles and values.
Creating clear communications and guides to ground all participants in a shared set of community values and detail our expectations for engaging in an online setting.
Our latest blog post details the steps we are taking to maintain safe, productive, and inclusive spaces for the summit week.
I have a safety and security concern, who should I contact?
If you have concerns or considerations that may impact your involvement in RightsCon 2022, please feel free to contact us at [email protected] with any questions you may have.
How can I stay up to date with RightsCon announcements?
In the coming weeks, we will have more announcements on speakers, the public program, and the RightsCon 2022 platform. You can stay up to date by registering now, signing up for our newsletter, and following us on Twitter.