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Help us switch on the Internet, community by community.

The Internet changes everything.

It can empower us. Take us out of poverty. Help us get an education. Give us a voice.

Yet, in 2018, in the world’s most remote and forgotten areas, people face barriers to access. And these people are missing the opportunities an open Internet offers. Their voices are being left out.

From May 16-18, 2018, the Internet Society will work with global leaders and human rights advocates to champion the right to access at the world’s leading conference on human rights in the digital age: RightsCon Toronto 2018. 

We need YOUR help. 

Help us switch on the Internet, community by community.

We need to stand up, speak out and be bold. We must demand an Internet we can trust. We must demand an Internet that remains for the global good.

During RightsCon Toronto 2018 tell the world you believe in the power of working together for a digital future that includes everyone.

Together we can #SwitchItOn.

At RightsCon Access Now and the Internet Society released the joint statement calling for an open Internet that includes everyone. Support our call to the nations of the world to #SwitchItOn and #KeepItOn.

Read the statement

Internet Society Activities

Opening Ceremony
Wednesday May 16, 2018 

Kathy Brown, our President and CEO, spoke at the Opening Ceremony.

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Combatting Shutdowns with COST: A Data Driven Policy Tool for Internet Freedom (NetBlocks)
Wednesday 16 May, 2018
Nicolas Seidler spoke

Is Multistakeholder Internet Governance Advancing, Dying, or Evolving?
Wednesday 16 May, 
Mark Buell spoke

Trading Up: What Net Neutrality Means for Small Businesses and Trade (OTI)
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Mark Buell spoke

Addressing the digital divide in Indigenous Communities in North America
Thursday 17 May, 2018
Mark Buell moderated, Konstantinos Komaitis spoke

Internet Universality indicators: to shape a free and open Internet that enables rights, empowers individuals and facilitates sustainable development (UNESCO)
Thursday May 17, 2018
Konstantinos Komaitis spoke

What about the ‘invisible’ unconnected? Targeting gender digital divides with policies and measures informed by evidence from the Global South (Research ICT Africa)
Thursday May 17, 2018
Evelyn Namara spoke

Who trusts the Internet? The 2018 CIGI-Ipsos Global Survey on Internet Trust (CIGI)
Thursday May 17, 2018
Evelyn Namara spoke

The elephant in the room: the funding dimension of capacity development (Diplo)
Friday, May 18, 2018
Evelyn Namara spoke

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Time

Wednesday 16 May 2018 –

Friday 18 May 2018

Location

Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place

100 Princes' Blvd, Suite 1
Toronto, Canada

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