Are you ready to share your work at RightsCon Costa Rica and help shape the digital future? If yes, then apply for the 12th Edition of RightsCon Costa Rica Call for Proposals.
The RightsCon Costa Rica a first hybrid summit, will host a projected 10,000 participants from 150 countries. Building on more than a decade of experience convening both online and in-person, their 2023 edition will draw on the unique environment of the host country and region, and will continue to strengthen the accessibility of their custom virtual event platform.
- RightsCon Costa Rica will support 19 program categories, which capture the full breadth of the issues facing the technology and human rights communities. These categories include:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Business, Labor, and Trade
- Conflict and Humanitarian Action
- Content Governance
- Data Protection
- Digital Security for Communities
- Emerging Technologies
- Freedom of the Media
- Futures, Fictions, and Creativity
- Global Cyber Norms and Encryption
- Governance, Politics, and Elections
- Human Rights-Centered Design
- Internet Access and Inclusion
- Internet Shutdowns and Disruptions
- Justice, Litigation, and Documentation
- Online Hate and Violence
- Organizational Capacity and Funding
- Privacy and Surveillance
- Tactics and Contexts for Activists
- The Program Committee reviews proposals based on category, to prevent duplication or repetition, and identify topics which need further exploration. In addition, proposals may be assigned to one of their “intersecting themes” – such as health or disability rights – which cut across some or all of their program categories.
Why submit a proposal?
Hosting a session at RightsCon is a chance to connect with the community, build facilitation skills, learn from experts and leaders, and advance solutions to shared problems.
Below are examples of outcomes.
- Create a coalition
- Launch a campaign
- Draft standards
- Fund a project
- Revise a resource
- Hold a training
- The RightsCon program is global and expansive in scope, and sourced through an open Call for Proposals. Anyone with a perspective to share on human rights and technology is welcome to submit a session idea.
- You can propose a maximum of five sessions for consideration. Please note that the limit only applies to the number of proposals per person, not per host institution.
- While most sessions are conducted in English, the program supports many other languages, such as Arabic, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian. In an effort to make RightsCon more accessible, the proposal form offers optional sections where you can submit answers in another language.
- RightsCon will offer a Community Support Fund in 2023, available to those who wish to attend RightsCon in-person or online. While their resources are limited as a non-profit, they welcome applications from session organizers, facilitators, and speakers in need of travel, connectivity, or other financial assistance who would otherwise be unable to participate.
For more information, visit https://www.rightscon.org/your-guide-to-a-successful-proposal/