Internet Freedom Events Calendar

We believe in the creation of safer community spaces. For that reason, we’re only accepting submissions to the Internet Freedom Events Calendar that have a code of conduct. If you have an upcoming Internet freedom-related event, send us the details here:

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March 2020

Nullcon


6-7 March, 2020


Goa, India


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Nullcon is Asia’s premier Information Security Conference, Training & Exhibition platform for security & privacy practitioners, executives, academia, organizations & enthusiasts. Our motto – ‘The neXt security thing!’ drives the narrative of the conference.

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February 2020

IXDA


2-7 February, 2020


Milan, Italy


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As interaction designers, we have begun to design almost anything for anywhere. We are working in an era with ever-evolving contexts and boundaries. The results have far-reaching impact, unexpected benefits, and consequences. We will explore the meaning and evolution of interaction design by understanding the brightest minds not just in design, but also in mathematics, philosophy, psychology or even industry.

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January 2020

Tech Intersections 2020


January 25, 2020


Oakland, CA


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Tech Intersections is an affordable conference for the womxn of color most underrepresented in tech to come together and learn from each other’s successes, challenges, and experiences.

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October 2019

Maintainers III


6-9 October, 2019


Washington DC, USA


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Maintainers III: Practice, Policy, and Care (MIII), is the third in a series of conferences that celebrates and unpacks the concepts of maintenance, infrastructure, repair, and the myriad forms of labor and expertise that sustain our human-built world. MIII will be held in Washington, D.C. from October 6-9, 2019 at the Kellogg Conference Hotel (Gallaudet University)

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Radical Networks 2019


18-20 October, 2019


New York City, USA


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Radical Networks is a community event. We invite a broad range of people to attend—from those who are thinking about setting up their own community networks, to those interested in art that addresses the hyper-connectivity of our society, to those who are just curious about how the web works and how they can protect themselves online. There is something for everyone, at all levels of experience and interest.

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Festival Latinoamericano de Lenguas Indígenas en Internet


25-27 October, 2019


Ciudad de Guatemala


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Diversas organizaciones nacionales e internacionales están impulsando el primer Festival Latinoamericano de Lenguas Indígenas en Internet (FLLii) que 
se realizará en Guatemala, con el objeto de promover y difundir el uso de las lenguas indígenas a través de Internet en un espacio de encuentro para el diálogo, intercambio y colaboración por y para Latinoamérica.

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September 2019

Our Networks 2019 RE: Infrastructures


20-22 September, 2019


Toronto, Ontario


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RE: Infrastructures explores the collective care and maintenance of
alternative networking practices—new protocols, peer-to-peer connections, offline-first computing, and community-based governance.

How can these emerging Infrastructures of… provide spaces to imagine radically different futures, resist easy co-option by the forces of late-stage capitalism, and work in solidarity as plural networks seeking emancipatory change? To answer this we draw on insights from organizers, technologists, artists, and scholars to ensure the focus is not only on the technical aspects of infrastructure, but also the social and cultural. Their diverse perspectives suggest ways we can make space for livelihoods, solidarity, and survival; draw on history and place to bring our fullest imaginations to this moment; and open ways to think these questions together as we build transitional forms.

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August 2019

FOCI


13 August 2019


Santa Clara, CA. USA


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The Free and Open Communications on the Internet (FOCI) workshop, now in its 9th year, is a vibrant, peer-reviewed event dedicated to bringing together researchers and practitioners from technology, law, and policy who are working on a wide variety of censorship-related topics. This includes direct censorship mechanisms—both technical and legal—and, *new this year,* indirect methods of censorship through coordinated harassment campaigns and online astroturfing that may be used to drown out and/or chill free expression.

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July 2019

IETF 105


20-26 July 2019


Montreal, Canada


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The IETF Hackathon and IETF Codesprint take place on the weekend. Newcomers’ training and technical tutorials take place on Sunday afternoon. Participants should plan their travel accordingly. The schedule may be updated very close to the start of the meeting.

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Citizen Lab Summer Institute


July 31 – August 2, 2019


Toronto, Canada


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The annual Citizen Lab Summer Institute (CLSI) workshop is a meeting place for researchers and practitioners from academia, civil society, and the private sector who are working on Internet openness, security, and rights. It brings together perspectives from a wide range of backgrounds across technical and social science disciplines. Participants range from established experts to those just entering the area (e.g., graduate students).

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June 2019

RightsCon


11-14 June 2019


Tunis, Tunisia


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Hosted by Access Now, RightsCon is where the world’s business leaders, technologists, engineers, investors, activists, human rights experts, and government representatives come together to build partnerships, shape global norms, showcase new technologies, and confront the most challenging issues at the intersection of human rights and technology. A globally-rotating event, the next RightsCon Summit will be hosted in Tunis, Tunisia from June 11-14, 2019.

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EuRuKo


21-22 June 2019


Rotterdam, The Netherlands


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EuRuKo is the annual European conference that brings you all the good news about Ruby and its friends. Every year it takes place in a different European city, the location being chosen by the participants. We are tremendously happy to be organising this next edition.

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May 2019

CryptoRave


3-4 May 2019


São Paulo, Brazil


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CryptoRave, the largest free and open event about security and privacy in the world, opens on January 14th the call for participation for its 2019 edition, to be held May 3-4 in São Paulo. Proposals for lectures, debates, workshops, games, practical activities and FLOSS (free / libre / open software / source) projects can be submitted. Proposals for artistic presentations, art installations, movie screening and pocket shows are also very welcome. DJs can also sign up to play at the party that will roll, as in previous editions, at the end of the event.

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March 2019

TICS: Topics on Internet Censorship and Surveillance


24-28 March 2019


Valencia, Spain


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TICS is an academic special track in the area of Internet censorship, surveillance and other adversarial burdens to technology that violate Internet Freedom.

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November 2018

Internet Governance Forum


12-14 November 2018


Paris, France


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Internet governance was one of the most controversial issues at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and at the subsequent WSIS+10 review by the General Assembly in the wake of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015. Cognizant of the fact that any Internet governance approach should be inclusive and responsive, the WSIS mandated the Secretary-General of the United Nations to convene the Global Internet Governance Forum (IGF) for multistakeholder policy dialogue. The convening of the IGF was announced by the Secretary-General of the United Nations on 18 July 2006.

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October 2018

Library Privacy Week


15-22 October 2018


New York City, US


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New York City is celebrating the first-ever Library Privacy Week, a week-long series of events highlighting the unique and important role of libraries in protecting digital privacy in the 21st century. From October 15 through October 22, more than 30 events throughout all five boroughs will be free and open to the public. These workshops and panels will cover a range of topics, including protecting your privacy on devices and social media, utilizing digital privacy tools, and using art to interrogate emerging issues of digital privacy.

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August 2018

Free and Open Communications on the Internet (FOCI ’18)


14 August 2018


Baltimore, US


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FOCI brings together researchers and practitioners from technology, law, and policy who are working on means to study, detect, or circumvent practices that inhibit free and open communications on the Internet.

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July 2018

PETS 2018: The 18th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium


24-27 July 2018


Barcelona, Spain


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The annual Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS) brings together privacy experts from around the world to present and discuss recent advances and new perspectives on research in privacy technologies. PETS/PoPETs is the premier venue for novel applied and/or theoretical research into the design, analysis, experimentation, or fielding of privacy-enhancing technologies.

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HOPE: A Hacker’s Dozen


20-22 July 2018


New York City, USA


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H.O.P.E. stands for Hackers On Planet Earth, one of the most creative and diverse hacker events in the world. This conference will be three full days and nights of activities, including more of the provocative and enlightening speakers that the HOPE conferences are known for.

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State of Our Networks, Beyond DIY: Do It With Others


13-18 July 2018


Toronto, Canada


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The theme this year focuses on how we Do It With Others (DIWO) as opposed to just ourselves. In the face of threats to the open internet, which tools and tactics will help us respond to the opportunities and challenges of this moment? We are inviting proposals for talks, workshops, discussions, demonstrations and interventions to explore these questions.

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June 2018

Allied Media Conference


14 – 17 June 2018


Detroit, USA


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The 20th annual Allied Media Conference brings together a vibrant and diverse community of people using media to incite change: filmmakers, radio producers, technologists, youth organizers, writers, entrepreneurs, musicians, dancers, and artists.

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May 2018

RightsCon


16 – 18 May 2018


Toronto, USA


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This year’s program will explore pressing issues including innovation policy in Canada, free expression and protection of global journalism, gender diversity and digital inclusion, encryption and cybersecurity, and many other topics relevant to keeping the internet free, open, and secure worldwide.

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January 2018

Privacy for Everyone conference


3 Jan 2018


Berlin


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We will bring together leaders in the field of digital privacy to discuss how to broaden the understanding of privacy as a social and collective value in our technology. We want to explore how we can address the current and developing challenges in the age of surveillance and big data analysis.

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December 2017

Global Voices Summit


2-3 Dec 2017


Colombo, Sri Lanka


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We’ll convene two days of public conversations and workshops that address the evolving state of citizen media, open Internet advocacy, open Internet culture, and grassroots activism from a Global South perspective.

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Primavera Hacker


2-3 Dec 2017


Santiago, Chile


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For four consecutive years this meeting has been organized with the aim of reflecting and discussing about technology and our environment from a critical perspective. The fifth version of the festival focuses on collaboration and exchange with other organizations in the Latin American continent.

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SRCCON: WORK


7-8 Dec 2017


Philadelphia, PA


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SRCCON:WORK will explore how we as a community can make journalism more inclusive, representative, and responsive. Our hands-on conference gathers members of the news-code community to take on ideas that push newsrooms forward.

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November 2017

Women Who Code Community Hackathon


27-28 Nov, 2017


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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There has been a lack of women attending hackathons and we want to change that. Every attendee who has built something and presented their work in front of the community gets the Women Who Code Manila Hackathon Finisher Medal.

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