Access Now was the organizer of the very first RightsCon in 2011, (it was then called the Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference).
The team got together with the goal of creating something new: a place that was driven by civil society and where all stakeholders, including tech corporations, government representatives, and human rights advocates, could join together to develop a digital future that respected people’s rights. Since that time, RightsCon has traveled to all five continents, increased in size, and expanded its scope in order to accommodate the ever-changing requirements of a movement.
The eleventh annual RightsCon will begin on Monday, June 6, and continue through Friday, June 10, 2022. It will take place online and will be accessible to participants located in all time zones.
The Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference was held to explore and raise awareness about human rights concerns in the Silicon Valley region. Speakers covered a wide range of themes, including immigration, police brutality, and gender equality, at the conference. A lot of people from the local community attended the conference, which was supposed to assist increase human rights awareness and advocacy in the Silicon Valley area.
The biennial Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference brings together activists, scholars, and officials to debate the most pressing human rights concerns. The theme of this year’s conference is authoritarianism’s growth throughout the world and how to combat it. Panels, seminars, and keynote presentations by professionals in the subject will be held during the conference.