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Every year, we bring together business leaders, policy makers, general counsels, advocates, technologists, academics, government representatives, and journalists from around the world to tackle the most pressing issues at the intersection of human rights and technology. Join us for our 10th anniversary event online from Monday, June 7 to Friday, June 11, 2021.

RightsCon 2021 Speakers

Every year RightsCon brings together 1000+ speakers from a range of sectors, industries, and communities. Check out the line up of business leaders, technologists, government representatives, activists, and more who will be joining us this year. Watch this space, we're adding new speakers every week.

Jennifer Stein

Jennifer Stein

Acting Section Chief Internet Freedom and Business and HR, U.S. DOS

Mohamad Najem

Mohamad Najem

Executive Director, SMEX

Hadi Al Khatib

Hadi Al Khatib

Executive Director of Mnemonic and founder of Syrian Archive

Professor Can Yeginsu

Professor Can Yeginsu

Member of the High Level Panel pf Legal Experts on Media Freedom

Waad Al-Kateab

Waad Al-Kateab

Filmmaker, Activist, Founder of Action For Sama

Professor Kyung-Sin Park

Professor Kyung-Sin Park

Co-founder and Director of Open Net Korea

David R. Boyd

David R. Boyd

U.N. Special Rapporteur on the environment

Osama Manzar

Osama Manzar

Founder and Director, Digital Empowerment Foundation

Yara Sallam

Yara Sallam

Egyptian feminist and author of Even the Finest of Warriors

Clément Voule

Clément Voule

U.N. Special Rapporteur Freedom of Association

Kojo Boakye

Kojo Boakye

Director of Public Policy for Africa, Facebook

Chenie Yoon

Chenie Yoon

Head of Public Policy, Twitter Korea

Fatema Kothari

Fatema Kothari

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft

Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow

Activist, Science Fiction Author, Attack Surface

Jane Coffin

Jane Coffin

Senior Vice President, Internet Growth, ISOC

Fionnuala Ní Aoláin

Fionnuala Ní Aoláin

U.N. Special Rapporteur on the protection of human rights

Sejal Parmar

Sejal Parmar

Lecturer in Law, University of Sheffield

Lina al-Hathloul

Lina al-Hathloul

Saudi activist, sister of Loujain al-Hathloul

James Alkove

James Alkove

Chief Trust Officer, Salesforce

Evelyn Douek

Evelyn Douek

Lecturer and SJD Candidate, Harvard Law School

Prof. Changrok Soh

Prof. Changrok Soh

U.N. Human Rights Committee Member

Kishonna Gray

Kishonna Gray

Professor, Author, "Intersectional Tech"

Wafa Ali Mustafa

Wafa Ali Mustafa

Syrian activist and journalist

Sasha Costanza-Chock

Sasha Costanza-Chock

Research Scientist, MIT

Antonio Zappulla

Antonio Zappulla

Chief Executive Officer, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Mary Lawlor

Mary Lawlor

U.N. Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders

Clint Smith

Clint Smith

Chief Legal Officer, Discord

Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen

Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen

Denmark’s Tech Ambassador

Pedro Vaca

Pedro Vaca

Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, IACHR

Carmen Cheung

Carmen Cheung

Executive Director, Center for Justice and Accountability

Mutale Nkonde

Mutale Nkonde

Leader, AI for the People

Julie Owono

Julie Owono

Executive Director, Internet Sans Frontières

Peggy Hicks

Peggy Hicks

Director, U.N. Human Rights

Maria Ressa

Maria Ressa

CEO, Rappler

Miranda Sissons

Miranda Sissons

Human Rights Director, Facebook

Megha Rajagopalan

Megha Rajagopalan

International Correspondent, BuzzFeed News

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