While we continue the work begun in Manila, plans are well underway for RightsCon Silicon Valley 2016. Please mark your calendars for the fifth annual RightsCon! If you have an idea for something you’d like to see at RightsCon, please tell us about it!
Thank you to all who joined us for RightsCon Southeast Asia March 24-25th, 2015! This sold out event brought together more than 650 attendees from over 50 countries, all of whom remain committed to extending the digital rights of users around the world. A special thanks to our sponsors and our co-hosts, EngageMedia and Foundation for Media Alternatives, for helping to make the conference such a success!
The RightsCon Summit Series engages stakeholders from all sectors of the tech/policy arena. Below are a sample of the speakers from previous conferences.
Executive Chair, Mozilla
Legislative Council, Hong Kong
Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship, Microsoft
Sexual Minorities Research Manager, SMUG
Founder GNU Project and Free Software Foundation
Executive Director, Point of View; Board Member, Wikimedia Foundation
EO Networking, Inc, Internet Hall of Fame Global Connector
Special Rapporteur for the United Nations Human Rights Council
Managing Partner, 500 Startups. Founder, SAYS.com
Director of Ranking Digital Rights Project, New America Foundation
Director of Security for First Look Media
Director of Global Affairs, Human Rights Watch
Senior Director of Trust & Safety, Twitter
Executive Director, Paradigm Iniitiative
Managing Partner, Union Square Ventures
Executive Director, Digital Rights Pakistan
Independent Computer Security Researcher & Core Member of Tor Project
President, Radio Free Asia
Director, Internet Democracy Project
Co-founder of Foundation for Internet and Civic Culture and a coordinator for Thai Netizen Network (TNN)
The demo room is a space for technologists and human rights defenders to tackle privacy and security issues, share best practices and tools to protect themselves in the field, and foster a networked, global community. Hosted in partnership with Benetech.
To compliment official programming, Access partners with various organizations to host Satellite Events before and after RightsCon. Below is a sample. Have an idea for a Satellite Event? Tell us about it!
Hosted by: Access, Amnesty International, with special guest Jacob Appelbaum
Hosted by: Open Society Justice Initiative, Coalition for the International Criminal Court – Asia Pacific Network
Hosted by: the engine room & Aspiration Tech
Hosted by: EFF, Article 19, Centre for Internet and Society - India, KICTANET, ADC, and Derechos Digitales, Open Net Korea
Hosted by: Access
CITRIS, University of California