Global Gathering 2024

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Welcome to the 2024 Global Gathering!

When: September 27, 28, 29

Where: Estoril, Portugal

Deadline to Apply: April 30, 2024

The Global Gathering (GG) brings together digital rights networks from around the world for three days of collaboration building, knowledge sharing, brainstorming, and rejuvenation. Event activities focus on enhancing networking, and collaborative discussions through meetups, workshops, project showcases, and much more! The 2024 edition will double in size from the 2023 event to around 900-1,000 participants, part of Team CommUNITY’s three-year plan to grow the event in a safe, secure and sustainable way to the size and scope achieved pre-pandemic.

Now Accepting Program Proposals

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Deadline: Extended to June 30, 2024!

This year we are giving participants the opportunity to host two types of activities - Circles and Booths - that address one of the 2024 event’s four tracks: Ecosystem Wellbeing; Circumvention Technologies; Security, Threats and Risks; and Digital Rights 2050. The format of this year’s activities was chosen to enhance creativity and inspire an authentic exchange of ideas.

Submit a Proposal

In addition to participant proposals, Team CommUNITY will be organizing regional and practitioner meetups on the first day of the Global Gathering:

  • Regional Meetups: Africa; Asia; Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia; Latin America; and MENA.
  • Practitioner Meetups: Digital Security Trainers; Policy; Researchers.
  • Private Working Groups and Meetings: VPN Community Initiative Gathering.

AMA on How to Submit a Great Proposal
Check out the notes from our chat based Q&A session where we answered questions regarding: 

  • This year’s themes;
  • The difference between a Booth and Circle; and
  • What makes a good proposal.

Looking for Organizations to Participate in the Job Fair!

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We are looking for organizations to participate in the Job Fair that we will be hosting at the Global Gathering! Do you have current roles you want to fill or want to meet talent for potential future roles? Then this is the event for you! The Job Fair will last two hours, and no other programming will take place during that time.

You will be assigned a booth that you can use at your discretion. Interested? Then fill out this form as soon as possible:

Participate in the Job Fair!

Global Gathering Platform

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Head over to the Global Gathering Platform where you will be able to log in and:

  • View your Global Gathering application status;
  • Submit proposals for programming at the Global Gathering; and
  • Update your Global Gathering application and proposal submissions.

Partners and Satellite Events

Consider becoming a partner for the 2024 Global Gathering, and receive a myriad of benefits from free tickets, to a guaranteed spot in the project expo! In addition, monies collected will support our Equity Fund. Reach out to us to learn what services and support we can provide. Email We can also help if you are hosting a satellite event - team retreat, coalition meeting, etc. -reach out!

We want to thank the following partners and sponsors who have already confirmed their support for 2024! More coming!

Visa and Equity Fund Support


The Visa and Equity Fund Support page has all the information you need regarding:

  • Obtaining a visa for Portugal; and
  • Ongoing support TCU can offer during your visa process.

Note: Equity Fund requests closed on April 15. However, we are still providing visa support.

Planning Your Trip & Navigating Estoril


We have created two pages that will help you with a number of tasks before you arrive.

The Planning Your Trip page provides information on:

  • Recommended hotels in the area;
  • The various ways you can get to Estoril from the airport (public transportation, taxis, etc); and
  • Healthcare info including pharmacies and hospitals

The Navigating Estoril page provides information on:

  • Recommended day trips around Estoril;
  • ATMS & Banks locations near the venue;
  • Public Transportation general information; and
  • Some Portuguese language tips.

Health, Safety & Security Policies

Code of Conduct
Security Policy
COVID Policy

Global Gathering FAQ, Ask-Me-Anything & more

We are building this section! In the meantime, take a look at: