Global Gathering 2024

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Welcome to the 2024 Global Gathering!

When: September 27, 28, 29

Where: Estoril, Portugal

Apply for a Ticket Now!

The Global Gathering (GG) brings together digital rights networks from around the world for three days of collaboration building, knowledge sharing, brainstorming, and rejuvenation.

The 2024 programmatic themes are Ecosystem Wellbeing; Circumvention Technologies; Security, Threats, and Risks; and Digital Rights 2050. 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.

How to Apply to the Global Gathering

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Head over to the Global Gathering ticketing platform where you will be able to apply for the Global Gathering, view your application status, update your profile, and request Equity Fund support. Remember to apply as soon as possible! We expect a high demand this year!

Apply for a Ticket Now!


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 for more information.

Are you thinking of hosting a satellite event like a team retreat, coalition meeting, or workshop? Reach out to us to learn what services and support we can provide. Email

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

Global Gathering Agenda & Activities


The Global Gathering format is co-designed with our global community - representative of different disciplines, backgrounds and regions - who value collaborative, bottom-up, and joyful approaches. 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.

Deadline for Submissions: May 30, 2024

Submit a Proposal!

And stay tuned to hear about the Global Gathering Job Fair! The Job Fair will bring together diverse digital rights organizations who are actively hiring at the Global Gathering and complement TCU’s popular, year-round Job Board.

Visa and Equity Fund Support

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

  • Obtaining a visa for Portugal;
  • The ongoing support TCU can offer for your visa process; and
  • How to apply for Equity Fund support, which covers the travel costs for individuals from low-resourced, at-risk communities. Equity Fund applications close on April 15.

Planning Your Trip & Navigating Estoril

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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

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COVID Policy
Code of Conduct
Security Policy

Global Gathering FAQ, Ask-Me-Anything & more

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