AccessNow to Hold RightsCon 2025 in Taiwan

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AccessNow, a non-governmental organization focused on defending and extending the digital rights of people and communities at risk, has announced that the 13th edition of the annual RightsCon summit will be held in Taipei, Taiwan, from February 24 to 27, 2025, featuring in-person and online participation.

Over the past 12 years, RightsCon has rotated through key global hubs, including San José, Tunis, Toronto, Brussels, Rio de Janeiro, Manila, and San Francisco. The summit has grown significantly in both size and scope to meet the evolving needs of the digital rights movement.

Organizers stated that the decision to choose Taipei over the previously considered South Korea came after extensive consultations and assessments. They emphasized Taiwan’s accessibility, particularly its established eVisa process for international participants, which will facilitate greater participation.

Each year, RightsCon brings together business leaders, policy makers, general counsels, government representatives, technologists, academics, journalists, and human rights advocates from around the world to tackle pressing issues at the intersection of human rights and technology. The summit features engaging fireside chats, hands-on workshops, strategic roundtables, private meetings, and a lively exhibition space.

RightsCon serves as a platform for the global movement to develop strategies and drive change towards a more free, open, and connected digital world.

Organizers will provide regular updates over the next nine months leading up to RightsCon 2025, regarding the visa process, travel arrangements, and accommodation options.

The deadline for submissions of session proposals is June 2, 2024. For more information and to stay updated, reach out to rightscon@accessnow.org.