VPN Community Initiative
The VPN Community Initiative is a diverse group of experts working in and around the VPN ecosystem. The community consists of commercial and non-commercial VPN providers, technologists and developers of circumvention and VPN-adjacent technologies, academics and researchers, advocates, and frontline defenders. The goal of the VPN Community Initiative is to:
- Improve trust among different players working within the VPN ecosystem;
- Build solidarity focusing on improving industry standards and mobilizing around common threats; and
- Ensure the needs of the most at-risk from the digital rights community are made known to VPN companies, so that they can improve their offerings for these users.
If you have questions about the VPN Community Initiative or how to become involved, contact erinm.
VPN Community Activities & Event Notes
VPN Village are a virtual series of private and public sessions and collaborative talks that take place over a course of two weeks. While each year the theme changes, generally the Villages focus on improving user education of VPNs, as well as cultivating solidarity between VPN providers, and mapping out legal, technical and product development challenges they face.
VPN Community Events
Each month we host gatherings that bring together individuals working in the VPN ecosystem so they can share their research, collectively look at challenges, and build trust. In addition, certain months we host VPN focused gatherings in other TCU spaces, such as our regional meetups. Check out the notes from past and upcoming monthly gatherings here.