Find below the Official Schedule v1.0 (as of March 24, 2016). Slight changes may be made over the coming week — including session descriptions, panelist bios and room locations. Be sure to click on "Attendees" to see who’s coming and set up a personal profile. You can then select the sessions you wish to attend and create your own customized RightsCon schedule. Visit our RightsCon site for more details.
Do you or someone you love advocate for the rights of women, children, LGBT, the disabled or religious minorities? Interested in learning how these communities operate online, the unique threats they face, obstacles to access, and advocacy strategies? Join Freedom House as we host a “speed dating” event with activists from eight different countries (India, Indonesia, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria and Tunisia) at the intersection of these constituencies and online rights. Each activist, representing one or more of these groups, is writing a country assessment report on marginalized communities in online, digital and mobile spaces and will share their work, address questions and network in what promises to be a fun, informative and engaging format. Some are relatively new to the internet governance advocacy space so we invite you to both learn from them and to share your own expertise as well to address threats, obstacles and opportunities in realizing fundamental freedoms online.