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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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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.

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

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

Cristin Flynn Goodwin

Cristin Flynn Goodwin

General Manager, Digital Security Unit, Microsoft

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

Emre Kizilkaya

Emre Kizilkaya

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

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

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

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

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