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RightsCon 2022 Speakers

Every year, RightsCon brings together 1000+ speakers from a range of sectors and around the world. Check out a small selection of business leaders, technologists, government representatives, activists joining us for RightsCon (June 6-10, 2022).

Teki Akuetteh

Teki Akuetteh

Founder and Executive Director, Africa Digital Rights Hub; ICT Lawyer; Data Protection Consultant

Karen Smit

Karen Smit

Principal Specialist: Specific Needs, Vodacom South Africa

Dominique Day

Dominique Day

UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent; Executive Director, DAYLIGHT

Pedro Vaca Villarreal

Pedro Vaca Villarreal

Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Samantha Power

Samantha Power

Administrator, United States Agency for International Development

Anna Gielewska

Anna Gielewska

Vice-Chairman, Reporters Foundation (Poland)

Urvashi Aneja

Urvashi Aneja

Founder and Executive Director, Digital Futures Lab

Peter Stern

Peter Stern

Director, Content Policy Stakeholder Engagement, Meta

Chérif El Kadhi

Chérif El Kadhi

MENA Policy Analyst, Access Now

Kyung-sin Park

Kyung-sin Park

Executive Director, Open Net Korea

Lama Aloraiman

Lama Aloraiman

Co-Founder and Vice President, Ignition Kuwait; Former National Point of Contact for Kuwait, Space G

Yudhanjaya Wijeratne

Yudhanjaya Wijeratne

CEO, Watchdog Sri Lanka; Senior Researcher, LIRNEasia

Harry Halpin

Harry Halpin

CEO, Nym Technologies SA

Rua M. Williams

Rua M. Williams

PhD, Assistant Professor in User Experience Design, Purdue University

Agustina Del Campo

Agustina Del Campo

Director, Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information, Universidad de Pale

Arda Awais

Arda Awais

Co-Creator, Identity 2.0

Stephen Bonner

Stephen Bonner

Executive Director of Regulatory Futures and Innovation, Information Commissioner's Office, Governme

Antaraa Vasudev

Antaraa Vasudev

Founder, Civis.Vote

Angela Hession

Angela Hession

Global VP of Trust and Safety, Twitch

John Githongo

John Githongo

CEO, Inuka

Emre Kizilkaya

Emre Kizilkaya

Vice-Chair, International Press Institute (IPI); Chair, IPI National Committee, Turkey; Project Edit

Dr. Wilneida Negrón

Dr. Wilneida Negrón

Director of Research and Policy, Coworker.org

Dorothy Mukasa

Dorothy Mukasa

Executive Director, Unwanted Witness

Victoria Heath

Victoria Heath

Member, Space Generation Advisory Council - Space Law and Policy Project Group

Rebecca Kelly Slaughter

Rebecca Kelly Slaughter

Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

Manal al-Sharif

Manal al-Sharif

Human Rights Activist; Cybersecurity Expert; Founder, The Ethical Technologists Society; Host, Tech4

Cecília Olliveira

Cecília Olliveira

Journalist; Executive Director, Instituto Fogo Cruzado

Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul

Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul

Thai Pro-Democracy Activist; Leader, United Front of Thammasat and Demonstration

María Paz Canales

María Paz Canales

Global Policy Advisor, Derechos Digitales

Natalie Patrice Tucker

Natalie Patrice Tucker

Senior Accessibility Lead, Spotify

DJ Switch

DJ Switch

Nigerian DJ; #EndSARS Movement Activist

Julie Inman-Grant

Julie Inman-Grant

eSafety Commissioner, Government of Australia

Vint Cerf

Vint Cerf

Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

Esha Bhandari

Esha Bhandari

Deputy Director, Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, ACLU

Brittany

Brittany

Organizing Director, Facebook Users Union

Delphine Halgand-Mishra

Delphine Halgand-Mishra

Executive Director, The Signals Network

Bernard Chiira

Bernard Chiira

Director, Innovate Now: Africa’s 1st Assistive Tech Accelerator

Rachita Taneja

Rachita Taneja

Political Cartoonist; Creator, Sanitary Panels

Michael Hull

Michael Hull

President, Psiphon

Anne-Marie Slaughter

Anne-Marie Slaughter

CEO, New America

Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen

Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen

Danish Tech Ambassador, Government of Denmark

Savena Surana

Savena Surana

Co-Creator, Identity 2.0

Chung Ching Kwong

Chung Ching Kwong

Hong Kong Digital Rights Activist; Hong Kong Campaigns Coordinator, Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on

Abby May

Abby May

Investigator, Open Secrets

Timo Harakka

Timo Harakka

Minister of Transport and Communications, Government of Finland

Joanne McNeil

Joanne McNeil

Author of Lurking

Ayoade Ibrahim

Ayoade Ibrahim

Founder and President, National Union of Professional App-based Transport Workers; Founding Member a

Fionnuala Ní Aoláin

Fionnuala Ní Aoláin

Special Rapporteur on counter-terrorism and human rights, United Nations

Zen Mathe

Zen Mathe

Investigator, Open Secrets

Chawki Gaddes

Chawki Gaddes

President of the Tunisian National Authority for Protection of Personal Data (INPDP), Government of

Samaneh Moafi

Samaneh Moafi

Senior Researcher, Forensic Architecture, Goldsmiths University of London

Aye Min Thant

Aye Min Thant

Features Editor, Frontier Myanmar

Valeriia Ionan

Valeriia Ionan

Deputy Minister, Ministry of Digital Transformation, Government of Ukraine

Jan Eissfeldt

Jan Eissfeldt

Director, Global Head of Trust & Safety, Wikimedia Foundation

Sara Matthieu

Sara Matthieu

Member of the European Parliament

Niousha Roshani

Niousha Roshani

Director LatAm, Digital Connectivity & Inclusion, United Capital Group

Mylene Cabalona

Mylene Cabalona

President, BPO Industry Employees Network (BIEN)

Sophie Zhang

Sophie Zhang

Whistleblower

Jane Chung

Jane Chung

Labor Organizer, The Worker Agency

Carol Ndosi

Carol Ndosi

Director, Women at Web Tanzania

Sophie in ‘t Veld

Sophie in ‘t Veld

Member of the European Parliament

Juliana Castro Varón

Juliana Castro Varón

Senior Designer, Access Now; Founder, Cita Press

Micaela Mantegna

Micaela Mantegna

Abogamer; Affiliate, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University

Mona Shtaya

Mona Shtaya

Advocacy Advisor, 7amleh - The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media

Nick Allardice

Nick Allardice

CEO, Change.org

Bojana Bellamy

Bojana Bellamy

President, Center for Information Policy Leadership

Felicia Anthonio

Felicia Anthonio

#KeepItOn Campaign Manager, Access Now

Lydia X. Z. Brown

Lydia X. Z. Brown

Policy Counsel, Privacy & Data Project, Center for Democracy & Technology

Khari Johnson

Khari Johnson

Senior Staff Writer, WIRED

Maulie Dass

Maulie Dass

Senior Director, Cisco Innovation Labs, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Charlotte Godart

Charlotte Godart

Investigator & Global Authentication Project Lead, Bellingcat

Pang Khee Teik

Pang Khee Teik

Malaysian Activist; Co-Founder, Seksualiti Merdeka

Eileen Donahoe

Eileen Donahoe

Executive Director, Global Digital Policy Incubator, Stanford University

Itika Sharma Punit

Itika Sharma Punit

South Asia Editor, Rest of World

Antigone Davis

Antigone Davis

Vice President, Global Head of Safety, Meta

Chelsea Manning

Chelsea Manning

Security and Hardware Optimization Advisor, Nymtech

Helena Leurent

Helena Leurent

Director General, Consumers International

Jawad Fairooz

Jawad Fairooz

Chairman, SALAM for Democracy and Human Rights

Agnès Callamard

Agnès Callamard

Secretary General, Amnesty International

Tawana Petty

Tawana Petty

Director of Community, Algorithmic Justice League

Fadi Salem

Fadi Salem

Director of Policy Research, Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government

Mélanie Joly

Mélanie Joly

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Government of Canada

Michelle Bachelet

Michelle Bachelet

High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations

Nadim Nashif

Nadim Nashif

Executive Director, 7amleh - The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media

Jacinda Ardern

Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister of New Zealand

Maria Ressa

Maria Ressa

Co-founder & CEO, Rappler; Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya

National Leader of Belarus, Office of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya

Zahra Nader

Zahra Nader

Afghan Journalist; Contributing Reporter, Fuller Project; PhD Student, Women and Gender Studies, Yor

Thomas Volmer

Thomas Volmer

Director, Head of Global Content Delivery Policy, Netflix

Antony J. Blinken

Antony J. Blinken

United States Secretary of State

Camille François

Camille François

Global Director for Trust & Safety, Niantic; Lecturer, Columbia University SIPA

Julie Owono

Julie Owono

Executive Director, Content Policy & Society Lab, Stanford University; Executive Director, Internet

Peggy Hicks

Peggy Hicks

Director, Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to Development Division, UN Human Rights

Emilar Gandhi

Emilar Gandhi

Global Head of Inclusivity, Policy Development, Meta

Jac sm Kee

Jac sm Kee

Co-Founder and Cartographer, Numun Fund

Henri Verdier

Henri Verdier

Ambassador for Digital Affairs, Government of France

Berhan Taye

Berhan Taye

Senior Advisor, Internews

Dia Kayyali

Dia Kayyali

Associate Director for Advocacy, Mnemonic

Rumman Chowdhury

Rumman Chowdhury

Director of META (ML Ethics, Transparency, and Accountability), Twitter

Jason Pielemeier

Jason Pielemeier

Executive Director, Global Network Initiative

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