I would like to submit a proposal to RightsCon2017 on behalf of OKI, on the topic of MyData, or maybe even another one on the general open knowledge agenda (and progress).
I’ll make a more detailed effort later, but for now, have a look at the criteria that the submissions are based on. I think our chances of meeting the criteria successfully are extremely good:
Relevance: How relevant is the proposal to the broader RightsCon agenda? Does the proposal successfully address both the technology sector and human rights? Is it a timely issue?
Outcomes: Is the proposal likely to engage participants in a way that inspires real-world outcomes (e.g., new policy approaches, partnership opportunities, or innovative technology solutions)?
Diversity: Does the proposal feature speakers from a diverse range of backgrounds and communities? In particular, what is the the geographic, gender, and stakeholder diversity of your proposed speakers? Proposals that lack a commitment to diversity are less likely to be accepted.
Originality: Does the proposal introduce new voices, new concepts, or a fresh take on an issue?
Collaboration: Does the proposal have the potential to initiate or encourage constructive cross-sector collaborations?
Format: Is this the best format to present the idea and generate outcomes?