Internet Freedom Calendar

Welcome to the FOC's Internet Freedom Calendar. The calendar shows all upcoming Internet freedom related events, summits, and conferences around the world. The calendar is regularly updated, and can be used to identify upcoming opportunities to engage with the FOC's work through events at international forums.

This calendar distinguishes between international conferences, forums and events, show in grey, the Coalition's internal events and meetings (both in-person and virtual) are marked in light green, while FOC events open to external stakeholders are displayed in dark green.

2019
2019
2020
International Events
FOC Events
January

30: Friends of the Chair Call #1


February

26-27: High Level Conference Governing the Game Changer – Impacts on Artificial Intelligence Development on Human Rights Democracy and the Rule of Law

Helsinki, Finland

07: Advisory Network Monthly Call #1

28: Friends of the Chair Call #2


March
(TBC) 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council

Geneva, Switzerland

04-05: UNESCO Conference “Principles for AI: Towards a Humanistic Approach?”

Paris, France

27: Friends of the Chair Call #3


April

01-05: Internet Freedom Festival

Valencia, Spain

03-05: International Privacy and Security Forum

Washington, US

08-12: World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum, Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva, Switzerland

23-25: Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum

Lagos, Nigeria

10: Advisory Network Monthly Call #2

24: Friends of the Chair Call #4

24: FOC Open Forum at DRIF


May

01-03: World Press Freedom Day on “Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation”

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

06-08: re:publica 2019

Berlin, Germany

16-17: Stockholm Internet Forum

Stockholm, Sweden

28-31: Cycon

Tallinn, Estonia

08: Advisory Network Monthly Call #3

29: Friends of the Chair Call #5


June
(TBC) 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council

Geneva, Switzerland

11-14: RightsCon

Tunis, Tunisia

13-14: Annual Privacy Forum 2019

Rome, Italy

19-20: EuroDIG 2019

The Hague, Netherlands

11: Roundtable discussion at RightsCon (FOC and AN members)

11: Advisory Network face to face meeting at RightsCon (AN members only)

12: FOC Open Forum at RightsCon

17:15 - 18:30, Laico Hotel

26: Friends of the Chair Call #6


July

10-11: tentative – Media Freedom Conference

London, UK

31: Friends of the Chair Call #7


August

28: Friends of the Chair Call #8


September
(TBC) 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council

Geneva, Switzerland

(TBC) 74thd session of the UN General Assembly

New York, USA

26-28: Forum on Internet Freedom Africa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

25: Friends of the Chair Call #9


October

30: Friends of the Chair Call #10


November

25-29: Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Berlin, Germany

(TBC) FOC Open Forum at IGF

27: Friends of the Chair Call #11


December

January

February

12-14: FO Conference

Accra, Ghana


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November

December