I thought I would check in and share a status update about RightsCon Toronto. Things are getting busy!
As you know, the next RightsCon will take place in Toronto, Canada, at the Beanfield Centre from Wednesday, May 16 to Friday, May 18, 2018, so make sure it’s marked in your calendars. We’re working hard to make this our best RightsCon yet — and we’ll need your help to do that.
For now, keep an eye out for ways to get involved:
Call for Proposals: Have you been thinking about leading your own program session at RightsCon Toronto? Organizing a session is one of the best ways to connect with leading experts from around the world, explore the important human rights issues that impact your company, organization, or community, gather stakeholders to develop best practices or policies, and so much more. Submit your proposal here!
Day 0 Events: Did you know that you can host your own meetings and events the day before RightsCon kicks off? Day 0 (Tuesday, May 15) is your chance to organize your own pre-event or strategy meeting. If you’re interested in arranging something (or learning more about what we have to offer), please send me an email at nickd @ accessnow.org
Sponsorship Opportunities: Are you interested in growing your organization or company’s exposure to and involvement in the intersection of human rights and technology? Check out our sponsorship opportunities, and be sure to send me an email with any questions you may have (send a note to nickd @ accessnow.org).
Speakers and Local Champions: This year, we’re excited to highlight and incorporate leading voices from Canada as part of our new Local Champions initiative. In addition to announcing confirmed speakers, in the coming weeks, we’ll be showcasing our Local Champions, who will help ensure that the tech and human rights issues facing Canadians are represented at RightsCon Toronto. Know someone that should be recognized and could help? Send us your nominations (nickd @ accessnow.org)!
In the coming weeks, we will be sharing more information on session proposals, registration, travel information, and program development. Please reach out with any questions or comments, as we are keen to make sure your RightsCon experience is the best it can be.
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