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Call for Session Proposals: AI and Human Rights Forum 2022

November 29, 2021
By Kyle Matthews and Marie Lamensch

The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) is inviting proposals for its annual Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Human Rights Forum to be held on April 25-29, 2022. The 2022 Forum will be hybrid, taking place both online and in person. 

From surveillance and misinformation to facial recognition and foreign influence, rapid advances in AI are raising questions about human rights, including privacy, freedom of expression, and justice. As U.N. Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet stated, “the unprecedented level of surveillance across the globe by state and private sectors is incompatible with human rights.” 

  The complex challenges posed by AI require multilateral solutions and engagement. As a leading platform for the discussion of emerging technologies and human rights, MIGS’ AI and Human Rights Forum has gained attention from international tech experts, human rights leaders, and policymakers, and has garnered support from Global Affairs Canada and The Netherlands Embassy in Canada.

 In 2022, instead of reaching out to speakers directly, we have decided to issue a call for proposals in order to strengthen the diversity of perspectives and subjects. We welcome session proposals that focus on subjects such as AI and disinformation, privacy and surveillance, digital authoritarianism, conflict, and governance. 

To submit a proposal, please fill out this online form. We are grateful to receive your proposal submissions by 15 February, 2022. You can contact us at with any questions you may have. 

We hope to make this forum bigger and better than ever before! 


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