Access Now is thrilled to announce that the 10th edition of the RightsCon Summit Series will take place entirely online and across every time zone from Monday, June 7 to Friday, June 11, 2021.Register here: https://www.rightscon.org/join-us-online-for-rightscon…/
In 2011, we hosted the first-ever RightsCon (then the Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference).
We met with the intention to create something different: a civil society-led space where all stakeholders – from tech companies to government representatives to human rights defenders – could come together to build a rights-respecting digital future.
Since then, RightsCon has rotated between five continents and grown, both in size and in scope, to meet the evolving needs of a movement.
In 2020, despite the loss of our shared physical spaces, we celebrated the largest, most inclusive event in our history. We welcomed 7,681 participants from 157 countries. We held 309 sessions across 10 programmatic tracks in every time zone. and built an online platform that continues to provide access to more than 100 archived sessions. For a full overview, read our Outcomes Report: https://www.rightscon.org/rightscon-online-2020-outcomes…
Our 10th anniversary is an opportunity to reflect on the evolving nature of our work, celebrate what our community has achieved, and chart a path forward in a moment where civil society spaces are under threat at unprecedented levels.
In 2021, it is our intention to further push the boundaries of what is possible at RightsCon, while continuing to build a global and interconnected online convening that’s shaped by all of us, together.For a full overview of how we will improve our summit, read our blog post: https://www.rightscon.org/save-the-date-10th-anniversary
As we plan for next year, we will continue to evaluate when a return to an in-person summit may be possible, and explore the potential presented by new, hybrid models of convening. A successful event requires adequate planning time, and a positive participation experience requires an informed community. Our decision to meet online in 2021 is motivated by our commitment to creating a safe, sustainable, and accessible space for all of our community to convene.
Date: 8 june
We can’t wait for you to join us!