Access Now Invites Proposals for Sessions at RightsCon Tunis



Nikki Gladstone, RightsCon Program and Community Manager
Nikki Gladstone, RightsCon Program and Community Manager

Access Now, a non-governmental organization that defends and extends the digital rights of users at risk around the world, is calling for proposals from individuals and organisations interested in hosting sessions at  RightsCon Tunis, scheduled to hold in Tunis, the Tunisian capital, from June 11 to14, 2019. Access Now says it plans to build on the “historic success” of RightsCon Toronto.

To achieve this, Access Now has launched the new RightsCon Program Platform – a new consolidated system for drafting, submitting, managing, and updating sessions, along with other important pathways to engage with the event. Interested persons and organisations can sign in and submit their session proposal on this platform.

Interested persons and organisations are encouraged to submit a session under one of the three new skill-building programme categories: Tools, Demos, and Training; Advocacy and Campaigning; or Organizational and Individual Wellness.

Access Now is looking to deepen impact even further through its new Solve a Problem initiative at the RightsCon Tunis. It therefore may consider sessions with well-defined problems for additional investment and strategy time from the RightsCon and Access Now team.

It is an opportunity for interested persons and organisations to showcase their works, connect with other leading experts from around the world, gather stakeholders to develop best practices, hone strategies, solve problems, learn new skills, and move forward real-world change. Sessions hosted at RightsCon have led to some pretty amazing outcomes.

Persions and organisations interested in submitting proposals should read the RightsCon submission guide here. It has all the information needed about the CFP process, including tips on how to set proposal up for success. Last year, there were over 800 submissions and unfortunately, not all of them were accepted. It is therefore advisable to put the best foot forward.

Proposals can be drafted, saved and returned to later but the deadline for submission of proposals is December 14, 2018 at 11:59 Pacific Time.

You can always save it as a draft and return to it later, but make sure you submit before

To facilitate the session proposal process, Access Now has categorized the many issue areas, about 20, its community works on.

RightsCon is the world’s leading conference on human rights in the digital age that brings together business leaders, policy makers, general counsels, government representatives, technologists, and human rights defendes to tackle pressing issues at the intersection of human rights and digital technology. It is organsed by Access Now.