XRSW 2021 - Building Human Rights Into the Metaverse



This event is organized by EFF and Access Now in honor of International Human Rights Day as part of XR Safety Week.

For International Human Rights Day, EFF and AccessNow are bringing together experts and stakeholders in the fields of XR and the human rights community to address the unique risks and challenges the development of these technologies pose from a human rights perspective. This event is a participatory workshop, where attendees will be encouraged to break off into side discussions serving one central question: how do we best incorporate a human rights framework into the future development of XR technologies and future Metaverse(s). To guide these discussions we will have an introduction followed by two sessions hosted by topic experts. You do not need any prior experience in human rights issues or XR policy to attend—just an interest in both.

Event Schedule (PST): 12pm-2:45pm

  • Introduction (12:00-12:25pm)
  • Interactive Roundtable (12:25-1:45pm):
  • Community Lab (2:00-2:45pm):

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