RightsCon Toronto

May 16 - 18, 2018

Global Summit on Human Rights in the Digital Age

RightsCon Toronto will take place from Wednesday, May 16 to Friday, May 18, 2018, atthe Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place,Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Access Now is thrilled to bring the global RightsCon community to Canada’s largest city for RightsCon Toronto. Not only is Toronto a dynamic tech hub, it’s also one of the world’s most diverse cities. RightsCon is a platform that values respect for diversity and inclusion, with human rights as its foundation.

This is our seventh RightsCon, with projections of 2,000+ active participants. You can learn more about our past events here. This year's program will explore pressing issues including innovation policy in Canada, free expression and protection of global journalism, gender diversity and digital inclusion, encryption and cybersecurity, and many other topics relevant to keeping the internet free, open, and secure worldwide.

Come have your say and shape the global agenda —host your own session at RightsCon Toronto.Interested in supporting RightsCon 2018? Check out oursponsorship opportunities.


Program Buckets

The program for RightsCon Toronto (May 16-18, 2018) will explore issues of critical importance, including:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Detailed information for those traveling internationally to get to RightsCon Toronto will be available shortly. Register to our newsletter for updates and notices.

Access Now is committed to providing funding support to a small number of participants to travel to RightsCon Toronto. However, this funding is very limited — so we’ve set up some criteria to guide us in making these decisions. To find out if you meet these qualifications and apply, visit our Travel Support Application page.

Tickets and conference registration will be available in October.Register to our newsletter for updates and notices on when tickets will be on sale.

RightsCon Toronto 2018 will be held at The Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Canada.

One of Canada's 'greenest' conference centres, The Beanfield Centre will provide the RightsCon community ample programming space and modern facilities.

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