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:

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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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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