Save the date for RightsCon: June 6-10, 2022
Access Now is thrilled to announce that the 11th edition of RightsCon will take place entirely online and across every time zone from Monday, June 6 to Friday, June 10, 2022.
Since 2020, the RightsCon community has convened online. Initially a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the online platform and program we have built together has become far more than a substitute space and instead has been an important home for today’s global human rights movement.
From 2,750 registered participants at our last in-person event in Tunis in 2019 to more than 9,200 at our most recent event in 2021, hosting RightsCon online has substantially increased its accessibility and resulted in a more representative program and community. This year we celebrated our 10th anniversary and saw a 20% increase in participation from 2020, doubled the number of participants supported through our Connectivity Fund, and saw women leading the program, making up 59% of session organizers.
We’ve learned a lot – and are continuing to adapt – in this online space. We are excited about the opportunities to build on your feedback and improve the RightsCon platform, program, and experience for the year ahead.
At the same time, we recognize the possibilities present in exploring the new hybrid formats that have emerged. We’re working toward a potential 2023 return to in-person, all while remaining committed to maintaining the vibrant opportunities for online participation that we’ve developed in the last two years.
As always, our decision to bring people together in-person for RightsCon will be grounded in our commitment to ensuring the event is inclusive and accessible to everyone in our community.
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Mark your calendars and prepare your proposals: we can’t wait for you to join us next year from June 6-10, 2022 for the 11th edition of RightsCon, the world’s leading summit on human rights in the digital age.
For more information or questions about RightsCon, getting involved or becoming a sponsor, send us an email at [email protected].