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 2024 edition of the Global Gathering (GG) will double in size from the 2023 event to around 1,000-1,300 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.

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!

Global Gathering Programming

Full Agenda Coming in August!

Did you submit a Circle or Booth programming proposal? We will be following up with you this month with final decisions and next steps!

Day One - September 27th
11:30 - 13:00: Event Opening Remarks and Networking Lunch Hour
13:00 - 18:00: Circle and Booth Programming
18:00 - 20:00: Glitter Evening Activities

Day Two - September 28th
11:30 - 13:00: Global Gathering Job Fair and Networking Lunch Hour
13:00 - 18:00: Circle and Booth Programming
18:00 - 20:00: Glitter Evening Activities

Day Three - September 29th
11:30 - 13:00: Event Opening Remarks and Networking Lunch Hour
13:00 - 18:00: Circle and Booth Programming
18:00 - 20:00: Glitter Evening Activities

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!


Planning Your Trip & Navigating Estoril

Travel and Safety Advice Guide

Review the 2024 Travel and Safety Advice
We have compiled a great document with travel, safety and security advice to ensure you are safe and secure before, during, and after your participation in GG. Included is a great checklist of items to bring, contact numbers of both TCU team and Portuguese entities to have on hand, and much more!


Planning Your Trip
Learn about recommended hotels in the area, how you can get to Estoril from the airport, as well as hospitals, pharmacies and other healthcare information.


Navigating Estoril
We have compiled a list of day trips you can take from Estoril, a list of ATMs and Banks near the venue, general information about public transportation, and some Portuguese language tips, including how to order coffee!

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!

Equity Fund Sponsors

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.

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: