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RightsCon provides a platform for people from around the world – activists, technologists, business leaders, policymakers, journalists, and more – to come together and set the agenda for human rights in the digital age. Every year, the summit supports a program of 400+ sessions across 15+ program tracks, all sourced and selected from an open Call for Proposals.


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Past RightsCon speakers

 

Every year, RightsCon brings together 1000+ speakers from a range of sectors and around the world. Check out a small selection of the business leaders, technologists, government representatives, activists who joined us at RightsCon 2022.

Ayoade Ibrahim

Ayoade Ibrahim

Founder and President, National Union of Professional App-based Transport Workers; Founding Member a

Abby May

Abby May

Investigator, Open Secrets

Timo Harakka

Timo Harakka

Minister of Transport and Communications, Government of Finland

Samaneh Moafi

Samaneh Moafi

Senior Researcher, Forensic Architecture, Goldsmiths University of London

Aye Min Thant

Aye Min Thant

Features Editor, Frontier Myanmar

Fionnuala Ní Aoláin

Fionnuala Ní Aoláin

Special Rapporteur on counter-terrorism and human rights, United Nations

Zen Mathe

Zen Mathe

Investigator, Open Secrets

Chawki Gaddes

Chawki Gaddes

President of the Tunisian National Authority for Protection of Personal Data (INPDP), Government of

Mylene Cabalona

Mylene Cabalona

President, BPO Industry Employees Network (BIEN)

Sophie Zhang

Sophie Zhang

Whistleblower

Jan Eissfeldt

Jan Eissfeldt

Director, Global Head of Trust & Safety, Wikimedia Foundation

Sara Matthieu

Sara Matthieu

Member of the European Parliament

Niousha Roshani

Niousha Roshani

Director LatAm, Digital Connectivity & Inclusion, United Capital Group

Anastasiya Zhyrmont

Anastasiya Zhyrmont

Campaigner, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Access Now

Micaela Mantegna

Micaela Mantegna

Abogamer; Affiliate, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University

Jane Chung

Jane Chung

Labor Organizer, The Worker Agency

Carol Ndosi

Carol Ndosi

Director, Women at Web Tanzania

Sophie in ‘t Veld

Sophie in ‘t Veld

Member of the European Parliament

Juliana Castro Varón

Juliana Castro Varón

Senior Designer, Access Now; Founder, Cita Press

Estelle Massé

Estelle Massé

Europe Legislative Manager and Global Data Protection Lead, Access Now

Lydia X. Z. Brown

Lydia X. Z. Brown

Policy Counsel, Privacy & Data Project, Center for Democracy & Technology

Khari Johnson

Khari Johnson

Senior Staff Writer, WIRED

Mona Shtaya

Mona Shtaya

Advocacy Advisor, 7amleh - The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media

Nick Allardice

Nick Allardice

CEO, Change.org

Bojana Bellamy

Bojana Bellamy

President, Center for Information Policy Leadership

Felicia Anthonio

Felicia Anthonio

#KeepItOn Campaign Manager, Access Now

Carolyn Tackett

Carolyn Tackett

Campaigns & Rapid Response Director, Access Now

Itika Sharma Punit

Itika Sharma Punit

South Asia Editor, Rest of World

Dr. Joseph Seering

Dr. Joseph Seering

Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University

Maulie Dass

Maulie Dass

Senior Director, Cisco Innovation Labs, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Charlotte Godart

Charlotte Godart

Investigator & Global Authentication Project Lead, Bellingcat

Pang Khee Teik

Pang Khee Teik

Malaysian Activist; Co-Founder, Seksualiti Merdeka

 

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