The RightsCon Young Leaders Summit
A one-day workshop on policy, advocacy, and movement-building for human rights in the digital age.
Learn From Global Leaders
Leaders of the digital rights community will walk you through advocacy, policy making, and movement building on the space's critical issues.
Build Your Network
Meet fellow, like-minded students and young professionals from around the world interested in human rights in the digital age.
Engage with and participate in three days of dynamic programming at RightsCon Toronto.
Showcase Your Work
Highlight a project you're working on or an issue you're passionate about through a lightning talk during RightsCon Toronto.
Join the RightsCon Young Leaders Summit
The RightsCon Young Leaders Summit brings together students and young professionals for a one-day workshop at the Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place on May 15, 2018.
The program empowers young people to join policy and advocacy discussions around human rights in the digital age. Led by leaders of the digital rights community, the workshop engages participants on advocacy, policymaking, and movement building for a wide range of emerging issues, such as data protection and privacy, network discrimination and connectivity, digital security, diversity and digital inclusion, artificial intelligence and algorithmic accountability, and more.
After the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to attend official RightsCon Toronto programming on May 16-18, 2018, with the opportunity to lead their own lightning talks.
The deadline to apply is February 16, 2018 at 11:59 PST.
Frequently Asked Questions
The RightsCon Young Leaders Summit takes place on May 15, 2018 or "Day Zero", the day before RightsCon Toronto official programming begins.
Individuals between the ages of 18 to 30 interested in learning about and engaging with human rights in the digital age are encouraged to apply.
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide travel support for selected Young Leaders Summit participants. It is expected that all applicants are responsible for arranging their own travel.
While we regret that we cannot provide travel support for participants, there are a lot of different ways to obtain funding from your school and / or organization. RightsCon is happy to assist in providing the documentation attendees might need to secure such support.