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.
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.
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.
This year's program featured 18 thematic program tracks:Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and Algorithmic Accountability Borders, Domains, and Complex Governance Campaigns and Advocacy Civic Tech, Citizenship, and Democracy Demo Room Digital Security in Practice Diversity and Digital Inclusion Freedom of Expression and Censorship Hacking and the Future of Encryption Health, Environment, Land, and Labour International Trade and the Commons Media, (Dis)information, and Fake News Network Disruptions and Discrimination Philanthropy, Operations, and Shrinking Civic Space Privacy and Data Protection Responsible Business, Transparency, and Accountability Stopping the Hate and Harassment Online The State of Civil Society and Digital Rights
THE RIGHTSCON COMMUNITY: AFFILIATED EVENTS
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.
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.
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.
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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