The RightsCon Program

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Our Impact

The RightsCon program is the pillar of our Summit Series. Expansive in scope, the program supports 400+ sessions and 15+ tracks focused on the intersection of human rights and technology. Join us in San José, Costa Rica and online from June 5 to 9, 2023.

“The RightsCon community is really busy with the work of changing the world.
It’s really busy with the work of changing each other.

Mutale Nkonde, AI for the People

Network

Meet and connect with the RightsCon community


Social Spaces

Creative Spaces

Community Village

Learn

Debate ideas, share lessons, and ask questions


Dialogues

Lightning Talks

Tech Demos

Take Action

Build solutions, coalitions,

and strategies


Workshops

Fishbowls

Private Meetings

Frequently Asked Questions about the Program


Program timeline

RightsCon Costa Rica Program Committee

The Program Committee is composed of Access Now staff and external experts who review and advise on the selection of sessions for our program. Co-chairs play a crucial role in ensuring the program reflects the interests and experiences of our community, and forms the core of the summit experience, whether online or in-person.

Cindy Regidor

Cindy Regidor

Journalist, Editor and Founder, El Confidencial, Nicas Migrantes

Igor Campos

Igor Campos

RightsCon Design and Multimedia Lead, Access Now

Isabel Ebert

Isabel Ebert

Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Business Ethics

Alina Radu

Alina Radu

CEO, Ziarul de Garda

Estelle Massé

Estelle Massé

Europe Legislative Manager and Global Data Protection Lead, Access Now

Sage Cheng

Sage Cheng

Head of Design and Creative Production, Access Now

Keren Weitzberg

Keren Weitzberg

Senior Lecturer and Fellow, Queen Mary University of London

Michael Caster

Michael Caster

Asia Digital Programme Manager, ARTICLE 19

Fanny Hidvégi

Fanny Hidvégi

European Policy Manager, Access Now

Anastasiya Zhyrmont

Anastasiya Zhyrmont

Campaigner, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Access Now

Caterina Rodelli

Caterina Rodelli

EU Policy Analyst, Access Now

Willmary Escoto

Willmary Escoto

U.S. Policy Analyst, Access Now

Wojtek Bogusz

Wojtek Bogusz

Head of Digital Protection, Front Line Defenders

Amanda Meng

Amanda Meng

Research Scientist, Internet Intelligence Lab, Georgia Tech

Laura Okkonen

Laura Okkonen

Investor Advocate, Access Now

Felicia Anthonio

Felicia Anthonio

#KeepItOn Campaign Manager, Access Now

Riana Pfefferkorn

Riana Pfefferkorn

Research Scholar, Stanford Internet Observatory

Isedua Oribhabor

Isedua Oribhabor

Business and Human Rights Lead, Access Now

Zach Rosson

Zach Rosson

#KeepItOn Data Analyst, Access Now

Nancy Reyes

Nancy Reyes

Accessibility Lab Founder, Web Accessibility Consultant

Marwa Fatafta

Marwa Fatafta

Middle East and North Africa Policy Manager, Access Now

Izak C. Rosenfeld

Izak C. Rosenfeld

Associate General Counsel, Access Now

Alex Argüelles

Alex Argüelles

Founder, Comun.al

Dhevy Sivaprakasam

Dhevy Sivaprakasam

Asia Pacific Policy Counsel, Access Now

Mag Mach

Mag Mach

Security Incident Handler, Access Now

Gayatri Khandhadai

Gayatri Khandhadai

Head of Technology and Human Rights, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

Agneris Sampieri

Agneris Sampieri

Policy Analyst, Access Now

Jaimee Kokonya

Jaimee Kokonya

Africa Campaigner, Access Now

Alan Clark

Alan Clark

Ontological Mechanic, Futurist, Graphic Novelist, Super Villain

Chérif El Kadhi

Chérif El Kadhi

MENA Policy Analyst, Access Now

Marianne Díaz Hernández

Marianne Díaz Hernández

#WhyID Campaigner, Access Now

Victor Kapiyo

Victor Kapiyo

Trustee, KICTANet

Daniel Leufer

Daniel Leufer

Europe Policy Analyst, Access Now

Rand Hammoud

Rand Hammoud

Surveillance Campaigner, Access Now

Mohamed Kimbugwe

Mohamed Kimbugwe

Digitalisation and Human Rights Technical Advisor, GIZ Uganda

Enrique Julian Gasteazoro Elizondo

Enrique Julian Gasteazoro Elizondo

Communications and Engagement Director, Access Now

Kassem Mnejja

Kassem Mnejja

Middle East and North Africa Campaigner, Access Now

Thobekile Matimbe

Thobekile Matimbe

Partnerships and Engagements Manager, Paradigm Initiative

Mary Annunziata

Mary Annunziata

Development Manager, Grants and Institutional Giving, Access Now

Wai Phyo Myint

Wai Phyo Myint

Asia Pacific Policy Analyst, Access Now

Namrata Maheshwari

Namrata Maheshwari

Asia Pacific Policy Counsel, Access Now

Sanjana Srikumar

Sanjana Srikumar

Legal Fellow, Access Now

Xiaowei Wang

Xiaowei Wang

Research Fellow, Logic Foundation, Center on Race and Digital Justice

Laura O’Brien

Laura O’Brien

Senior UN Advocacy Officer, Access Now

Tetiana Avdieieva

Tetiana Avdieieva

Legal Counsel and Project Manager on AI and Digital Rights and Expert, Digital Security Lab Ukraine

Abir Ghattas

Abir Ghattas

Information Security Director, Human Rights Watch

Bridget Andere

Bridget Andere

Africa Policy Associate, Access Now

Tarcizio Silva

Tarcizio Silva

Fellow, Mozilla Foundation

Jochai Ben-Avie

Jochai Ben-Avie

Co-Founder and CEO, Connect Humanity

Lina Alhathloul

Lina Alhathloul

Head of Monitoring and Communication, ALQST For Human Rights

Luis Fernando García

Luis Fernando García

Executive Director, Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales (R3D)

Luca Belli

Luca Belli

Professor and Director of the Center for Technology and Society, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV)

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