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RightsCon is here!

You heard that right — it’s here!

This week Access Now holds RightsCon Silicon Valley 2016, the world’s leading conference convened on the future of the internet. There are more than 250 sessions, 10 parallel panels every hour or so, and 1,000+ speakers and attendees flying in from more than 70 countries.

Here’s our final, official program,  representing a rigorous, wide-ranging exploration of the most pressing issues in digital rights across the globe.

We kick off the conference on Wednesday, March 30th, and end on Friday, April 1st. Our satellite events start even sooner,  though — Iran Cyber Dialogue and Human Rights Documentation both start Tuesday, March 29th — tomorrow! Here’s a bit of background about the collaboration on Iran Cyber Dialogue, with details from our partners.

We’re excited about this opportunity to connect with you. Whether you’re joining us in person or participating from afar, you’re what makes RightsCon an engine for positive change across the globe.

If you’re coming to RightsCon and you haven’t already, we encourage you to  create a profile using our interactive program  so you can curate your own schedule of sessions,  as well as see who else is attending RightsCon and what sessions they are participating in.

If you’re participating remotely, here are some other ways you can follow the action & take part:

1.) WATCH: We’ll have a live stream from the conference site.

2.) TALK TO US: We’re going to be live-tweeting on Twitter (Access Now handle, RightsCon handle), and posting on Facebook and Tumblr. Key tweets will be translated into Spanish and Arabic. Please join us and help spread the word: this is your #RightsCon.

3.) TAKE ACTION: Starting on Wednesday, we’ll have an opportunity to participate in a crowd-sourcing exercise for our Internet Shutdowns project. Stay tuned for details.

 

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