Since 2011, we have convened the human rights and technology community in key hubs around the world, including Tunis, Toronto, Brussels, Rio de Janeiro, Manila, and San Francisco.
As the second iteration of an online-only summit, RightsCon 2021 established a critical platform for thousands of experts to connect, coordinate, and advance a shared agenda and for the decade ahead. We welcomed almost 10.000 participants, meaning that RightsCon 2021 was not only the largest, but the most accessible iteration of our summit to date. The 10th Anniversary of RightsCon was held from Monday, June 7 to Friday, June 11, 2021.
Our 2021 Opening Ceremony featured a number of prominent speakers, and launched our 10th summit with reflections on a decade of change for the RightsCon community, and the most pressing issues facing our digital rights today.
Evan Greer is a trans/genderqueer activist singer/songwriter, parent, and organizer based in Boston. She writes and performs high-energy acoustic songs that inspire hope, build community, and incite resistance! Evan tours internationally as a musician and speaker, and facilitates interactive workshops to support movements for justice and liberation. Wielding an arsenal of fiercely radical songs that vary in style from pop-punk poetry to foot-stompin’ bluegrass singalongs.
In conversation with Cory Doctorow and facilitator Beatriz Busaniche about Big Tech concentration, intellectual property regulations, and strategies for dealing with these issues. They delved into interoperability challenges and strategies, asking the questions: what regulations do we need? How do we build capacity to do that beyond the core countries? What's the role of the state on this challenge?
Executive Editor, Scroll.in
Associate Professor, UCLA; Co-Founder and Co-Director, C2i2
Steering Committee, designjustice.org
Research Director of the Shorenstein Center, Harvard Kennedy School
Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative
International Correspondent, BuzzFeed News
Ann R. & Andrew H. Tisch Distinguished Visiting Fellow
Vice President of Global Affairs & Communications, Facebook
Executive Director of the Global Digital Policy Incubator, Stanford
Special Rapporteur on the right to health
Activist, Science Fiction Author, Attack Surface
Creative Director, Logic Magazine
Professor, Author, "Intersectional Tech"
Chief Executive Officer, Thomson Reuters Foundation
Head of Legal, Policy, and Trust, Twitter
Secretary General, Amnesty International