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RightsCon provides a platform for people from around the world – activists, technologists, business leaders, policymakers, journalists, and more – to come together and set the agenda for human rights in the digital age. Every year, the summit supports a program of 400+ sessions across 15+ program tracks, all sourced and selected from an open Call for Proposals.



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Our recent blog post highlights topics to watch, including gender justice, labor, and the environment.


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RightsCon 2022 Speakers

RightsCon features prominent speakers from companies, governments, foundations, think tanks, civil society organizations, universities, and international institutions. Check out a small selection of experts and leaders who have spoken at our most recent summits.

Cecília Olliveira

Cecília Olliveira

Journalist; Executive Director, Instituto Fogo Cruzado

María Paz Canales

María Paz Canales

Global Policy Advisor, Derechos Digitales

Natalie Patrice Tucker

Natalie Patrice Tucker

Senior Accessibility Lead, Spotify

Brittany

Brittany

Organizing Director, Facebook Users Union

Julie Inman-Grant

Julie Inman-Grant

eSafety Commissioner, Government of Australia

Esha Bhandari

Esha Bhandari

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

Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen

Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen

Danish Tech Ambassador, Government of Denmark

Savena Surana

Savena Surana

Co-Creator, Identity 2.0

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

Ayoade Ibrahim

Ayoade Ibrahim

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

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

Aye Min Thant

Aye Min Thant

Features Editor, Frontier Myanmar

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

Sophie Zhang

Sophie Zhang

Whistleblower

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)

Micaela Mantegna

Micaela Mantegna

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

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

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