2019 Call for Proposals Now Open!

Interested in submitting a session for RightsCon Tunis? Read our guide to a successful proposal before you do!
Call for Proposals deadline: December 14, 2018 at 11:59PM PST.

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The RightsCon Program

Every year, RightsCon hosts a dynamic program created by and for a global community of tech companies, civil society organizations, academics, lawyers, technologists, and startups. The RightsCon Tunis Call for Proposals is now open, Read through our proposal guide and submit a session here. Below, you can explore the issue areas we cover, the types of sessions we offer, and other ways to engage beyond the formal program.

Issues We Cover

As our world becomes more and more digital, the RightsCon program simultaneously has grown to reflect the breadth and depth of technology’s impact on society and our human rights. Here are some of the issues we will be covering in our next summit:

Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and Algorithmic Accountability

Freedom of Expression and Censorship

Misinformation, Journalism, and the Future of Online Media

Civic Tech and e-Governance

Corporate Social Responsibility, Transparency, and Remedy

Data Trust, Protection and User Control Locally, Regionally, and Globally

Privacy, Surveillance, and Individual Security

Countering Online Harassment, Hate Speech, and Violent Extremism

Jurisdiction and the Rule of Law

Diversity and Inclusion

The Impact of the Convergence of New Technologies

Innovation, Trade, and Intellectual Property

Democracy, Conflict, and the Shrinking Civic Spaces

Cybersecurity and Encryption

The Impact of Technology on the Sustainable Development Goals

Internet Shutdowns, Net Discrimination, and Connectivity

Philanthropy, Funding, and Operational Development

Skill-building: Tools, Demos, and Trainings

Skill-building: Advocacy and Campaigning

Skill-building: Organizational and Individual Wellness

Session Types

The variety of session formats in the RightsCon program reflects the diversity of goals our community is working to achieve. If you are interested in submitting a session and want to learn more about the formats in order to prepare a strong proposal, visit our guide.


Engage Beyond the Program: Connect, Meet, Gather

A dynamic, mixed-use space at RightsCon for connecting and showcasing projects, initiatives, tools, and research throughout the conference.

Move forward your goals by inviting key partners to a private meeting on a specific issue area or project.

After a full day of programming, wind down and connect with other participants at a range of social events.