Regional Events

Conectados al Sur @BuenosAires : Buenos Aires, December 9-10, 2014

As part of the Digitally Connected events series and bringing together 90 experts from Latin America and the Caribbean, the Berkman Center, the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights of Argentina, and UNICEF co-hosted on December 9-10, 2014 a regional symposium in Buenos Aires called “Conectados al Sur” on children, youth, and digital media.  At the event, we debated a broad range of issues that children and adolescents face in the digital environment, such as unequal access to technology and connectivity; the relationship between the right to privacy and freedom of expression; the link of the media with social networking; innovation to bring technology access to vulnerable populations; and spaces for participation and innovation.

The objective of the symposium was to 1) exchange ideas and analyze the state of research, policy implementation and progress within the framework of the rights of children and young people and their use of new technology 2) to bridge research, policy, and advocacy communities, and 3) strengthen the network and foster collaboration among participants across regions and countries. More information

Conectados al Sur @Chile : Santiago, May 12-13, 2016

The event will be held from May 12-13, 2016, in Santiago, Chile. Stemming from collaboration between the Berkman Center, UNICEF, and the University of Chile, the conference will focus on the use and adaptation of the Internet by particularly vulnerable youth in order to increase the inclusion of these groups online. These often marginalized communities include, but are not limited to, youth in rural areas, LGBTQ youth, ethnic and racial minorities, youth with disabilities, and girls and young women.