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Welcome to the Official Schedule for RightsCon Toronto 2018. This year’s program, built by our global community, is our most ambitious one yet. Within the program, you will find 18 thematic tracks to help you navigate our 450+ sessions

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Friday, May 18

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AI'll Be Back: Legal and Ethical Implications With Everyday Uses of Artificial Intelligence Village Main Stage The Robot Wars: Securing Your Drones, Robo-Butlers, and Sexbots from Prying Eyes. 203B Live Recording: Listen up! Podcasting your rights 206A Soft G, hard G, and zhaif: Educational GIF workshop 205B Observing tech in Elections 203A Archer: 25 UC Berkeley engineers present six tech solutions for human rights and corruption investigators 200A Identifying Abusive Behaviour 204A Recasting a Wider Net: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Circumvention During Predicted Censorship Events 202B The Canary at the Back Door 204C Abortion access in restricted settings: Tech challenges and opportunities 206B Mapping Palestine: a hands-on OpenStreetMap Mapathon 200B Can global digital rights survive Europe's Copyright Directive? 206D What have we learned from studying 5 years of Internet Disruptions in Africa? 201A Youth Autonomy and Surveillance Culture: A Rights-based approach 204B Putting Users First: The Responsibility of Tech SMEs to Respect Human Rights 200C Tactics for advancing digital rights in developing economies and challenging political contexts: an RDR perspective 201C Daily Stormer and The Internet Provider's Role in Mitigating Hate Speech 206C Lightning Talks: Ending Hate Speech & Online Violence 205A Tech Against Terrorism - Respecting human rights in tackling terrorist exploitation of the internet 201B Protecting Digital Rights at the City Level: A Unified Agenda 205C

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Big Data, Big Goals, Big Ideas: How Collaboration can Accelerate the SDGs for Girls and Women Village Main Stage Algorithmic transparency: why is it important and how can it be achieved? 203B We can do it! Empathic, citizen-led consensus-building at scale: A workshop for aspiring g0v nobodies 204A Shifting the Script: Workshopping the Workshop 200B Tech Demo Block #5: The fight against internet censorship and surveillance 200A How do we train digital security auditors 201B Frontiers of feminist issues online: understanding the tensions and opportunities at the intersection of innovation, digital rights and security 203A Seen, Tweeted and Heard: It’s time to finally listen to Black women 206A Engineering Secure Products, Soup to Nuts 204B Creating community capacity to respond to smart city initiatives to support data justice and human rights in a connected space 205C Community Infrastructure for Activists: Security and Shut-down Circumvention 200C Net-Neutrality but for platforms? Present and Future of Net Neutrality 206C Could new laws designed to protect us online be harming activism and innovation? 204C Bay Area tech companies and governments: Discovering the art of conversation. 201A Press Conference: Meet the powerful new coalition fighting for transparency and accountability from Facebook in non-Western markets 206D Workers Data Rights - Making sure the human remains in human resources 202B (En)countering hate speech: Let's diversify our solutions 205B Lightning Talks: Transformative Technology in a Changing Global Economy 205A The Internet Giants: concentration in the Internet layers and its impacts to freedom of expression and other human rights 206B

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