Revisit the RightsCon Toronto Program

3 Full Days | 450+ Sessions | 2,500+ Participants

Celebrating RightsCon Toronto

For Toronto, our global community of session organizers from over 70 countries came together to build a historic RightsCon program of more than 450 sessions. RightsCon Toronto provided unparalleled opportunities to engage with community leaders in sessions, private meetings and discussions, satellite events, socials, cocktail parties, and more. We invite you to revisit the schedule below.


Review the 2018 Toronto Official Schedule on Sched

Each year, we document the coalitions, projects, launches, declarations, and announcements formed during RightsCon in our official Outcomes Report. It’s a snapshot of the collective impact of our community. Explore the outcomes report below.


Review the 2018 Toronto Official Schedule on Sched

Want to know who came to Toronto? Check out our community page and some of the 1,000+ speakers who presented at this year's RightsCon here.


To complement our official programming, Access Now hosts and partners with other organizations to host relevant and topical satellite events both before, during, and after RightsCon. Here’s a look at a few of the events we partner with.

Young Leader Summit
Iran Cyber Dialogue

The RightsCon Young Leaders Summit brings together students and young professionals for a one-day workshop. The program invests in and empowers young people to join policy and advocacy discussions around human rights in the digital age. Facilitated by leaders of the digital rights community, the workshop engages participants on advocacy, policy making, and movement building for a wide range of emerging issues, such as data protection and privacy, network discrimination and connectivity, digital security, diversity and digital inclusion, artificial intelligence and algorithmic accountability, and more.
Continuing Legal Education workshop

Access Now offered its first RightsCon CLE and CPD Credit Bearing Course “Ethical Duties in the Digital Age: Encryption Done Dirt Cheap” at RightsCon Toronto. This workshop was an interactive opportunity for lawyers to learn about data security strategies to help protect confidential information.

This course was CPD accredited by the Law Society of Ontario and CLE approved by the California State Bar. NY State Attorneys will receive CLE credits through the NYSBA Approved Jurisdiction policy.
What next for social movements?

Hosted by Just Net Coalition (JNC), the event Contending with the digital horizon – What next for social movements? was hosted on Day Zero of RightsCon. It convened a space for representatives of social movements (focused on social, economic and cultural rights) to speak from their situated experiences on emerging insights about the ‘digital revolution’. These exchanges and interactions helped in exploring how individual and collective rights movements can work together for data and digital justice.

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