RightsCon Costa Rica Call for Proposals now open!

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The RightsCon program

Every year, RightsCon hosts a dynamic program created by and for a global community of civil society representatives, tech companies, journalists, academics, lawyers, technologists, and startups. The RightsCon Costa Rica Call for Proposals is now open. Read through our proposal guide and submit a session on our Program Platform before the deadline of January 14, 2020. Below you can explore the issue areas we cover, the types of sessions we offer, and other ways to engage beyond the formal program.


RightsCon Costa Rica program categories

The RightsCon program has grown increasingly complex over time to reflect the breadth and depth of technology’s impact on society and our human rights. Explore the issue areas we cover below:


Alternative Models for Business and Labor

Alternative Models
for Business and Labor

Cybersecurity Norms and Practice

Cybersecurity Norms
and Practice

Digital Inclusion and Diversity

Digital Inclusion
and Diversity

Futures, Fictions, and Creativity

Futures, Fictions,
and Creativity

Peace, Stabilization, and Conflict Prevention

Peace, Stabilization, and
Conflict Prevention

Public Interest Tech and Human Rights-Centered Design

Public Interest Tech and Human Rights-Centered Design


Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and the Algorithm

Artificial Intelligence,
Automation, and the Algorithm

Data Governance, Protection, and Consent

Data Governance,
Protection, and Consent

Environmental Sustainability and Human Resilience

Environmental Sustainability and Human Resilience

Global Governance, Justice, and Jurisdiction

Global Governance, Justice,
and Jurisdiction

Philanthropy, Wellness, and Operational Development

Philanthropy, Wellness, and Operational Development

The Global State of Civil Society

The Global State of
Civil Society


Content Control and Censorship

Content Control
and Censorship

Democracy, Elections, and Political Participation

Democracy, Elections,
and Political Participation

Freedom of the Media

Freedom of
the Media

Network Connectivity and Internet Shutdowns

Network Connectivity and
Internet Shutdowns

Privacy, Surveillance, and Individual Security

Privacy, Surveillance,
and Individual Security

Trade, Commerce, and the Digital Commons

Trade, Commerce, and
the Digital Commons

Session Types

The official RightsCon program features a range of session types to showcase your work, engage fellow participants in workshops, build strategies, and highlight new ideas.

Fireside chat

An intimate, conversational format, with no more than three people on stage.

 
 
 

Workshop

An interactive, table-based session focusing on a single issue or question.

Strategic Roundtable

A substantive discussion between multiple stakeholders and hosted in an intimate setting with no more than 25 people.

 

Lighting talk

A TED Talk-style lecture (5-15 minutes) featuring a single speaker, and exploring a provocative idea, initiative, or challenge.

Panel

RightsCon panels are dynamic and discussion-oriented. Speakers can – and should – interact with the audience, without the help of of presentation tools.

Tech Demo

A hands-on presentation (20 minutes) of a new technology, tool, or technical project.

Meet Up

An informal meeting on a particular issue area. This format allows participants to network, connect, and forge partnerships.
  

Fishbowl

A roundtable, without the table. These “in-the-round” sessions are participant-driven and foster interactive discussions.

Engage Beyond the Program: Connect, Meet, Gather

Beyond scheduled programming are opportunities for connecting in pre-RightsCon satellite events, lively exhibition spaces, intimate private meetings, and after-hours social events.

Capitalize on our summit’s convening power by coordinating half-or-full day meetings in the lead up to or after RightsCon.

Connect and showcase projects, initiatives, tools, and research in our mixed-use exhibition space throughout the summit.

Invite key partners to a private meeting on a specific issue area or project in order to advance your goals and priorities.

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

Want to know more about the above opportunities? Send us an email at [email protected]