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Eight conferences suggested by leading experts as relevant to emerging tech, as part of the Pathways Through the Portal report. You can view our wider civic tech conference collection here.

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Association for Computational Linguistics

Computational linguistics is the scientific study of language from a computational perspective. Computational linguists are interested in providing computational models of various kinds of linguistic phenomena.

Tech & Check Conference

Tech & Check Conference

Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

As part of its Tech & Check Cooperative, the Reporters’ Lab is serving as a hub for automated fact-checking to connect journalists and technologists around the world. The conference gave them an opportunity to demonstrate current projects and discuss the big challenges of automation.

Amsterdam DocLab IDFA Festival

Amsterdam DocLab IDFA Festival

IDFA International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam, Frederiksplein, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam is one of the leading documentary events in the world.


RightsCon is the world's leading event on human rights in the digital age.

Netroots Nation

For more than a decade, Netroots Nation has hosted the largest annual conference for progressives, drawing 3,000+ attendees from around the country and beyond.

Internet Freedom Festival

Internet Freedom Festival

Las Naves, Carrer de Joan Verdeguer, València, Spain

An un-conference, one of the leading gatherings in the space, that brought together close to 1,000 attendees from 132 countries in 2018.

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