Welcome to RightsCon Silicon Valley
March 30 — April 1, 2016

2016 will see a bigger, brighter, and better RightsCon, more dynamic and outcome-oriented than ever before. While programmatic development is ongoing, planned elements will tackle topical and current issues in the digital sector such as encryption and cybersecurity, intermediary liability and data center location, transparency reporting and best practices on user trust, the growing internet of things, complex compliance and regulatory environments, and more:

Confirmed 2016 speakers include: David Kaye, Nicole Wong, Salil Shetty, Bruce Schneier, Eileen Donahoe, Matthew Prince, Cindy Cohn, Dan Bross, Joe Cannataci, and more.

150 breakout sessions featuring the world's leading companies, investors, and technologists;

Private roundtables and closed-door bilateral meetings to encourage cross-stakeholder engagement and collaboration;

Satellite events like Crypto Summit 2.0, the second event in a series hosted by Access Now on encryption and the future of cybersecurity;

Demo Room and Lightning Talks to showcase the latest technologies, tools, and initiatives from Silicon Valley and beyond.

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Past Speakers

The RightsCon Summit Series engages stakeholders from all sectors of the tech/policy arena. Below are a sample of the speakers from previous conferences.


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Past Satellite Events

To complement official programming, Access Now 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!

The Manila Principles on Intermediary Liability (March 22-23)
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Screening: Citizenfour, Introduction + Q&A with Jacob Appelbaum

Hosted by: Access Now, Amnesty International, with special guest Jacob Appelbaum


Improving the MLAT System for Rights Protection, Efficiency, and Effectiveness

Hosted by: Access Now