The global community came together at the heart of European politics and policy making to discuss the future of human rights and technology. The event was a major success, with RightsCon Brussels becoming the world’s largest digital rights conference.
1,518 people from 105 countries and more than 700 organizations participated in RightsCon 2017. The conference covered a diverse range of the leading topics and challenges facing human rights in the digital age. Participants had access to 250+ sessions across 21 distinct program tracks, organized for attendees to more easily navigate the complex world of issues. Sessions took the form of strategy meetings, debates, initiative launches, high-level panel discussions, lightning talks, tech demos, networking events, and many more. Download the RightsCon Brussels 2017 Programme. You can also watch the recorded sessions online. Check out the highlights below!
Photo Credit - Massimo Municchi
Member of European Parliament, Committee on International Trade
Executive Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Feminism In India
Chair, Philosopher, Essayist, Institute for Canadian Citizenship
Deputy Prime Minister, Belgium
Director, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, DG Justice, EU Commission
Digital Equality Advocacy Manager, World Wide Web Foundation
Vice President, Government Affairs, Cisco
President and CEO, ICANN
Founder and Director, Coding Rights
Executive Director, Digital Asia Hub
Indigenous Musician & Filmmaker from Sarayaku, Ecuador
Director, Turkey Blocks
Director, Eritrean Initiative on Refugee Rights
Policy Director, Silver Spring Networks
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