RightsCon Toronto 2018


RightsCon Toronto 2018

In partnership with Access Now we are excited to invite you to RightsCon Toronto 2018, the seventh event of the RightsCon Summit Series.

As the world’s leading event on human rights in the digital age, RightsCon brings together business leaders, policy makers, general counsels, government representatives, technologists, and human rights defenders from around the world to tackle some of the most pressing issues at the intersection of human rights and digital technology.

This is a space for breaking down silos, creating partnerships, and driving large-scale, real-world change toward a more free, open, and connected world. You can learn more about our expansive community here.

This year, Access Now is bringing RightsCon, the world's largest summit on human rights in the digital age, to Toronto (May 16-18, 2018). RightsCon Toronto will bring together over 2000 people from 100+ countries and 750+ organizations, including civil society organizations, companies, technologists, government and intergovernmental representatives, startups, journalists, researchers, human rights defenders, and activists. Visit the Community Page here for a glimpse at who attends RightsCon.


There are many ways to get involved in the RightsCon Toronto program, find the perfect fit for you here. Act quick and you can save 20% off your ticket by using the promo code FourthEstate@RC18. Fourth Estate members can also stay in the know during the lead-up to the summit by subscribing to the RightsCon Rundown.

 

Organizer AccessNow
Access Now (also known as AccessNow.org) is an international non-profit, human rights, public policy, and advocacy group dedicated to an open and free Internet. Access Now has championed a number of digital rights issues since it was founded in 2009, with an emphasis on five major policy areas: Digital Security, ...

Access Now (also known as AccessNow.org) is an international non-profit, human rights, public policy, and advocacy group dedicated to an open and free Internet.


Access Now has championed a number of digital rights issues since it was founded in 2009, with an emphasis on five major policy areas:



  • Digital Security,

  • Freedom of Expression,

  • Privacy,

  • Net Discrimination, and

  • Business and Human Rights.


The organization has campaigned against internet shutdowns, online censorship, international trade agreements, and government surveillance.


Access Now has also supported Net Neutrality, mobile phone tracking, the use of encryption, and thoughtful cybersecurity laws and regulations.


Access Now's campaigns target various stakeholders in support of its mission, including governments or technology companies.  It also engages with telecommunications companies on a variety of issues, such as transparency reporting.

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When?

Wed, May. 16 - Fri, May. 18, 2018

Where?

Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place
105 Princes' Blvd
Toronto, Ontario M6K 3C3
Canada
Beanfield Centre (formerly the Allstream Centre), is Toronto's only LEED Silver Conference Centre. Featuring a beautiful modern interior, state-of-the-art technology, complimentary built-in audio visual in meeting rooms, divisible ballroom, complimentary WiFi throughout and leading-edge environmental practices – all housed within a stunning historic Art Deco building. Our exclusive caterer, Cerise ...

Beanfield Centre (formerly the Allstream Centre), is Toronto's only LEED Silver Conference Centre. Featuring a beautiful modern interior, state-of-the-art technology, complimentary built-in audio visual in meeting rooms, divisible ballroom, complimentary WiFi throughout and leading-edge environmental practices – all housed within a stunning historic Art Deco building. Our exclusive caterer, Cerise Fine Catering will provide culinary excellence to your meeting, conference or gala.


Connected via pedestrian pathway is Enercare Centre. The award-winning Convention Centre is Canada’s largest exhibition and convention facility, offering over 1 million square feet of contiguous space.


Located at Exhibition Place, in downtown Toronto, the centres are 20 minutes from the airport, accessible by major highways and close to 7,000 hotel rooms. Opening in 2017, Hotel X Toronto, a new on-site hotel adjacent to Beanfield Centre will offer 400 guestrooms.

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