Community Updates

Support RightsCon: Volunteer for our first hybrid summit

The RightsCon team is looking for volunteers to support our first hybrid summit, RightsCon Costa Rica (June 5-8, 2023)! If you’re interested in human rights and technology, and available to join us in person in San José, this is your opportunity to contribute to – and connect with – a growing global community.

Volunteering is an excellent way to gain event experience, build professional connections, and learn about pressing digital rights issues. As an official RightsCon volunteer, you’ll receive a virtual training session with our team, an official RightsCon t-shirt, and free lunch, coffee, and light snacks throughout the summit. Your volunteer team lead will work with you to assign shifts, answer any questions you may have, and find roles that you are excited about and confident to take on, including:

  • Summit set-up and tear down;
  • Room and hallway management (Q&A help, wayfinding, ushering);
  • Customer service information;
  • Event logistics support (check-in desks, info desk);
  • Backstage operations (stage management team, speaker escort).

Beyond supporting during scheduled shifts, we encourage volunteers to actively participate in the program by joining sessions – whether workshops, dialogues, or roundtables – as well as creative and social events. As a sign of our appreciation and in recognition of their contributions, volunteers will receive a free ticket for the duration of the summit.

Does this sound like the right fit for you? Sign up to volunteer before May 14, 2023 by filling out our brief form.

While we would love to welcome volunteers from around the world, we are unfortunately unable to provide travel or accommodation support at this time. As always, if you have any questions about volunteering or RightsCon generally, reach out to us at [email protected].

We can’t wait to work with you in making our 12th summit and first hybrid experience a success!

If you would prefer to join us as a participant, we’ve extended our early bird pricing until March 31st, so be sure to register before then.

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