Want to host a session at RightsCon 2022? The deadline for the Call for Proposals has now been extended until January 20, 2022.
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The 11th edition of RightsCon will be held online and across all time zones from June 6-10, 2022.
RightsCon equips session organizers to build skills, networks, and strategies for action. You’ll receive resources and training to increase your facilitative leadership, and opportunities to connect with other organizers before the summit starts. RightsCon’s global platform can raise the profile of your work and provide direct access to thousands of participants with the power and expertise to take your ideas to the next level.
The program is broad in scope and supports many topics of continued importance for our community, including data protection, artificial intelligence, privacy and surveillance, content governance, digital security, connectivity, business and labor practices, and cyber norms.
We also look for new issues to place on the agenda and prompt exploration. In recent years, we have introduced streams on human rights-centered design, futurism and fiction, peacebuilding, environmental justice, and more.
You can find the list of program categories for RightsCon 2022 in our Guide to a Successful Proposal.
RightsCon’s program is sourced through an open Call for Proposals. You can choose from a number of formats, including public sessions, private meetings, and social hours, and submit up to 5 proposals for consideration.
The Call for Proposals for our 11th summit is now open until January 20, 2022 at 23:59 Pacific Standard Time. Visit our Guide to a Successful Proposal to learn about our program priorities and policies, and create an account in RightsCon’s official proposal portal to get started!
If you are an artist or performer, and you would like to propose an idea for a creative space or partnership at our summit, reach out to us at [email protected].
Access Now works with a Program Committee to review the Call for Proposals. Every year, we invite leaders and advocates from around the world to chair the Program Committee and help us select proposals based on our core evaluation criteria (relevant, actionable, original, diverse, and participatory). We also look holistically across categories and take other factors into account in order to create the strongest and most inclusive program possible.
Click here to see members of the RightsCon 2022 Program Committee.
RightsCon positions our community to secure commitments, develop resources and campaigns, and set standards for human rights. Our summit has launched government initiatives, produced coalitions to fight internet shutdowns and prevent the misuse of digital identity systems, prompted statements from U.N. experts and independent regulators, and established principles for non-discrimination in AI and the online sale of medicines.
You can download the RightsCon 2021 Outcomes Report here.
The RightsCon 2022 Program Committee
The Program Committee is made up of experts and leaders from around the world who review the Call for Proposals and advise on the development of the RightsCon program.