RightsCon brings together governments, companies, lawyers, technologists, and civil society groups to address the most urgent issues at the intersection of human rights and technology. RightsCon sponsors have a unique opportunity to directly support the global movement that is RightsCon, and help build a rights-respecting digital future.
What does your sponsorship support?
A global digital rights movement
For more than a decade, we have welcomed tens of thousands of participants from more than 160 countries, mobilizing and supporting an entire generation of human rights defenders.
A timely and responsive program
Our annual Call for Proposals, the backbone of our summit, identifies the most urgent issues at the intersection of human rights and technology, allowing us to cultivate a global, expansive program.
The development of global human rights standards
The impact of our program is felt long after our Closing Ceremony, with RightsCon providing the space for tangible outcomes, including declarations and coalition launches.
A trusted space for cross sector coordination
RightsCon is the platform that brings together business leaders, policy makers, activists and technologies to advance real-world solutions amidst the growing uncertainty and coinciding crises around the world.
Reducing barriers to participation
Whether through waived ticket fees for 90% of participants, a holistic Community Support Fund, or a streamlined visa support process, RightsCon reduces logistical and financial burdens to ensure all perspectives are present.
A sustainable, accessible hybrid model of convening
By transitioning to a hybrid model and implementing a sustainability commitment, RightsCon is recognizing technology’s role in the climate crisis and paving the way to a more inclusive, responsible event model.
“It’s a highly collaborative community. I know a lot of collaborations, funding relationships, new project ideas that have come from RightsCon and I think in part this is because with every submission, there is a question around ‘what is the goal of this session?’ ‘what is the follow-up of this session/ what are you hoping to accomplish?’ and this encourages people to think beyond the 10-minutes of their lightening topic and towards next steps”
“The first time I ever heard of a rejection of ‘manels’ [all-male panels] was at RightsCon and it was led by Access Now, which I think is incredible. It was fully and transparently written in the description [of the rejection] which I thought was amazing.”
“It has constantly pushed us the extra mile to work on our advocacy programs or documentation of our implemented programs and also plan for great communication tools to share our research and experiences effectively.”
“It provided us with a chance to share our work with audiences we don’t always have access to. It allowed us to learn from global dialogue on salient issues.”
What are the benefits of sponsorship support?
Free tickets to join us
Complimentary tickets for in-person and online participation to network and meet with peer companies, civil society, media, and government representatives from around the world.
Visibility online and in-person
Throughout the entire event cycle, your logo will be prominently displayed on our website, Summit platform, at our in-person venue, during receptions, and more.
Host a booth in the Community Village
Access to a customized booth in the Community Village: our dynamic, high-foot traffic main area, where governments, organizations and companies make themselves available to discuss their latest initiatives.
Enjoy our private meeting space
Access to a dedicated private bilateral and roundtable meeting spaces for our higher level RightsCon sponsors to coordinate and strategize with partners.
For more information on the summit and our sponsorship tiers and benefits, check out our RightsCon South Korea Sponsor Pack. We are also happy to create a unique, custom package of benefits – based on your specific interests and priorities.
Get in touch with us to learn more!
More information around Rights Con funding, including our official policy can be found here.