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We’re inviting you to set the agenda at
(May 16-18, 2018) by designing and building a session through our Call
for Proposals, open until
November 24, 2017.
We’re particularly excited to see your submissions under the track for Digital
Tech and Sustainable Development, as well as Environment, Health, Land, and Labour. We are looking to expand the program on these issues for this year’s event, and it will be an excellent opportunity for collaboration across sectors.
Why lead a RightsCon session?
RightsCon is home to the world’s leading community of movers and shakers in
the digital age. The event brings together policy makers, business leaders, government representatives, technologists, campaigners, and human rights defenders from around the world.
RightsCon Toronto is set to be our biggest and most impactful event yet, with over 2000 participants from 110 countries and 750 organizations.
Leading a session is the
best way to make a direct impact
at RightsCon: from identifying and mapping problems, to connecting with the right allies and partners, and workshopping solutions and ultimately driving change. By getting involved in the program
and setting the agenda, you will gain expert insight, build new strategic partnerships, and influence global norms.
What does a RightsCon session
Timely, engaging, outcomes-oriented, and creative. We suggest you start by reading
our submission guide,
as it offers helpful tips and suggestions for what makes a great proposal! There are many different formats you can choose from:
Need to get our community together to problem-solve a major challenge? Design
Want to launch or showcase a new internet freedom product? Do a
Have a specific policy or advocacy strategy you want to map out? Lead a
Looking to give a crash course on a recent development in your field? Give a
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach in setting the RightsCon agenda, but the
key to a successful session is picking the right format to engage participants and achieve your objectives. Still not sure which format is best? We’re here to help, email us at
Attending RightsCon 2018
are on sale now in
Early Registration pricing! To celebrate the start of ticket sales, we’re offering another 20% -- just use the promo code
OFF20. These tickets tend to run out fast, and will soon return to regular pricing! Be sure to act now if you
want to get the best deal on your ticket for RightsCon Toronto.
Speakers, Local Champions, and
This year, we’re strengthening our RightsCon community in a few ways, including
with a new local champions initiative. You can check out our
community page to learn more. In the meantime, here’s a sample of who you can expect to see
and meet at RightsCon Toronto!
Director, Democracy Unit, Global Affairs Canada
Representative on Freedom of the Media at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
National Representative, Digital Communications at the Canadian Labour Congress, Contributing Editor & Board Member at Rabble
Executive Director, IFEX
Senior Cyber Research Analyst, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK
Director at the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights
John Ralston Saul,
Co-Chair, Institute for Canadian Citizenship, author
Public Lead, Creative Commons Canada
Head of Africa Desk, Internet Sans Frontières
Director, Open Net Korea
Executive Director, Digital Rights Foundation
Director of the Institute for Technology and Society of Rio
CEO and Co-Founder at Perennial
UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression
Board Trustee for the Internet Society (ISOC)
Executive Director & Adjunct Professor at the Global Digital Policy Incubator at Stanford University’s Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law
Tech Community Engagement Lead, Royal Bank of Canada
Principal Researcher, Jigsaw
Executive Director at Global Network Initiative
Hans de Zwart,
Director, Bits of Freedom
Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy, McGill University
Director of the Citizen Lab, author, and co-founder of Psiphon
CEO, NOW Magazine
Executive Director, Open Media
Professor, University of Ottawa
Plus many more!
We’d love for you to join us at
this important event. If you have any questions about your session proposal, registration, or our ticket discounts and special rates, please let us know, by contacting me or our RightsCon Director, Nick Dagostino, at