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Early Bird tickets are now on sale for RightsCon Costa Rica (June 9-12, 2020), the ninth edition of the world’s leading summit on human rights in the digital age.

In strategic roundtables, interactive workshops, private meetings, provocative plenaries, lively exhibition space, and more, RightsCon is the global forum for connecting, problem-solving, and driving forward a collective agenda for our human rights.

RightsCon brings together expert technologists, business leaders, startups, government representatives, policymakers, human rights advocates, professors, and journalists. You can learn more about who comes in our speaker highlight reel, and what we’ve achieved together in our RightsCon Tunis outcomes report.

From its long history of democratic stability to its strong record of promoting press freedom, Costa Rica is lighting the path to more open, sustainable, and connected spaces. Our summit in San Jose will be our first in Central America and an important backdrop for the key questions and debates at the intersection of technology and human rights. From surveillance and digital identity systems, to internet shutdowns and connectivity, to migration and conflict response, to climate crisis in the age of technology, topics of global and regional importance will dominate next year’s program.

Get your ticket and book your travel

Your ticket to RightsCon isn’t just an all-access pass to more than three full days of satellite events, official programming, and high-level plenaries. It includes food, all-day coffee, networking events, and After Dark activities across the duration of our summit. Registration fees help us deliver a high-quality event from year to year. Visit our website for all the information you need about ticket prices, visas, special hotel rates, and other frequently asked questions about the journey to RightsCon.

The success of RightsCon is a direct result of the diversity of perspectives in the room. We are committed to ensuring RightsCon Costa Rica is accessible and open to all. Regardless of where you are located, our policy is that the price of tickets should never prohibit participation at RightsCon. Learn more about our ticket discount policy and request a discount here.

Our commitment to the environment: offsetting global travel

A few months ago, we announced our commitment to putting climate crisis on the agenda at RightsCon. We’re reflecting on the heavy carbon footprint global convenings produce. In an effort to build a more sustainable and eco-friendly gathering, we are thrilled to announce we will offset the carbon footprint of all international and local travel to RightsCon Costa Rica.

What does this mean for you and your ticket? We’re working with key partners to identify the average carbon footprint of all participants’ travel to RightsCon. Through ticket revenue and in partnership with sponsors, we’ll purchase the equivalent carbon credits to fund sustainability projects in Central America. In the coming weeks, we’ll publish a blog post detailing our process, who we’re working with, and which projects will benefit.

We need your help. We give away hundreds of free tickets every year to ensure participation is accessible. This year, when registering for RightsCon, consider contributing to our sustainability efforts by selecting a carbon offsetting add-on at whichever level is within your budget.

Support the community

Want to give your support to a human rights defender or civil society representative? Access Now provides travel support to a small number of participants, who would otherwise face financial barriers to participating at RightsCon. You can contribute to the travel fund directly by selecting a community support add-on when getting your ticket.

Set the agenda with us

Have your say in shaping the RightsCon program by submitting a session through our Call for Proposals. Hosting a strategic roundtable, moderating a fireside chat, organizing a meetup, or delivering a workshop is the best way to showcase your work and engage with other expert participants. Learn more about the process and set yourself up for success by following the RightsCon Costa Rica Guide to a Successful Proposal. The deadline to submit a session is January 14, 2020.

Learn more and stay in touch

There’s so much more to come, including announcements on speakers, programming, partnerships, and more. Stay up to date by signing up for our newsletter, the RightsCon Rundown.

We are dedicated to creating and protecting safe spaces for people, online and off. RightsCon is a community event that is guided by a Code of Conduct and Anti-Harassment Policy. When you register for RightsCon and its associated events, you commit to abide by these policies.

Get your ticket while Early Bird prices last! We can’t wait to see you there.

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