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RightsCon is the world’s leading summit on human rights in the digital age. We provide 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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Past RightsCon Speakers

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

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

Anastasiya Zhyrmont

Anastasiya Zhyrmont

Campaigner, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, 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

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

Estelle Massé

Estelle Massé

Europe Legislative Manager and Global Data Protection Lead, Access Now

Itika Sharma Punit

Itika Sharma Punit

South Asia Editor, Rest of World

Dr. Joseph Seering

Dr. Joseph Seering

Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University

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

Carolyn Tackett

Carolyn Tackett

Campaigns & Rapid Response Director, Access Now

Antigone Davis

Antigone Davis

Vice President, Global Head of Safety, Meta

Helena Leurent

Helena Leurent

Director General, Consumers International

Jawad Fairooz

Jawad Fairooz

Chairman, SALAM for Democracy and Human Rights

Richard Gaines

Richard Gaines

Senior Human Rights Advocacy Manager, Wikimedia Foundation

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

Houyem Mchirgui

Houyem Mchirgui

Advocacy Project Manager, Mawjoudin

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

Sanaa Seif

Sanaa Seif

Sister of British-Egyptian Activist Alaa Abd el-Fattah; Filmmaker; Producer; Political Activist

Kyung-sin Park

Kyung-sin Park

Executive Director, Open Net Korea

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