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RightsCon is the world’s leading summit on human rights in the digital age. We provide 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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RightsCon Speakers have included

RightsCon features prominent speakers from companies, governments, foundations, think tanks, nonprofit organizations, universities, and international institutions. Check out a small selection of experts and leaders who have spoken at our most recent summits.

Nabiha Syed

Nabiha Syed

CEO, The Markup

Pedro Vaca Villareal

Pedro Vaca Villareal

Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Amandeep Singh Gill

Amandeep Singh Gill

United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology

Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen

Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen

Tech Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Denmark

Will Cathcart

Will Cathcart

Head of Whatsapp, Meta

Epsy Campbell Barr

Epsy Campbell Barr

President, Permanent Forum on People of African Descent, United Nations; Former Vice President of Co

Meredith Whittaker

Meredith Whittaker

President, Signal

Kent Walker

Kent Walker

President, Global Affairs, Google & Alphabet

Timnit Gebru

Timnit Gebru

Founder and Executive Director, Distributed Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (DAIR)

Jacinda Ardern

Jacinda Ardern

Former Prime Minister of New Zealand

Clint Smith

Clint Smith

Chief Legal Officer, Discord

Maria Ressa

Maria Ressa

Co-founder & CEO, Rappler; Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Manal al-Sharif

Manal al-Sharif

Human Rights Activist; Cybersecurity Expert; Founder, The Ethical Technologists Society; Host, Tech4

Pedro Vaca Villarreal

Pedro Vaca Villarreal

Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Angela Hession

Angela Hession

Global VP of Trust and Safety, Twitch

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya

National Leader of Belarus, Office of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya

John Githongo

John Githongo

CEO, Inuka

Brad Smith

Brad Smith

President, Microsoft

Valeriia Ionan

Valeriia Ionan

Deputy Minister, Ministry of Digital Transformation, Government of Ukraine

Emel Mathlouthi

Emel Mathlouthi

Tunisian Musician, Producer, and Activist, “The Tunis Diaries”

Chelsea Manning

Chelsea Manning

Security and Hardware Optimization Advisor, Nymtech

Samantha Power

Samantha Power

Administrator, United States Agency for International Development

Irene Khan

Irene Khan

United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression and opinion

Tawana Petty

Tawana Petty

Director of Community, Algorithmic Justice League

Chung Ching Kwong

Chung Ching Kwong

Hong Kong Digital Rights Activist; Hong Kong Campaigns Coordinator, Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on

Lina Alhathloul

Lina Alhathloul

Head of Monitoring and Communication, ALQST For Human Rights

DJ Switch

DJ Switch

Nigerian DJ; #EndSARS Movement Activist

Vint Cerf

Vint Cerf

Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul

Panusaya Sithijirawattanakul

Thai Pro-Democracy Activist; Leader, United Front of Thammasat and Demonstration

Erika Cheung

Erika Cheung

Theranos Whistleblower; Executive Director, Ethics in Entrepreneurship

Julie Owono

Julie Owono

Executive Director, Content Policy & Society Lab, Stanford University; Executive Director, Internet

Jeppe Kofod

Jeppe Kofod

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

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