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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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avatar for Karim Chabrak

Karim Chabrak

avatar for Chenai Chair

Chenai Chair

Research ICT Africa
Researcher/Comms manager

Nandini Chami

IT For Change
Deputy Director
avatar for Guillaume Champeau

Guillaume Champeau

Ethics & Legal Officer

Guillaume Champeau

Ethics and Legal Officer
avatar for Anita Say Chan

Anita Say Chan

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Associate Professor
avatar for Elisa Ting-Yi Chang

Elisa Ting-Yi Chang

Ontario Council for International Cooperation
Communications coordinator
avatar for Madison Charman

Madison Charman

Graduate Student
avatar for Saoussen Ben Cheikh

Saoussen Ben Cheikh

MENA Project Manager
avatar for Matt Chessen

Matt Chessen

US Department of State
Senior Technology Policy Adviser
avatar for Lorraine Cheun

Lorraine Cheun

Powered by Data
Communications Lead
avatar for Raman Jit Singh Chima

Raman Jit Singh Chima

Access Now
Policy Director and Senior International Counsel
avatar for Danbi Cho

Danbi Cho

Teach for Canada
Director of Impact and Learning
avatar for Miraj Ahmed Chowdhury

Miraj Ahmed Chowdhury

Head of program
avatar for David Christopher

David Christopher

Media Specialist
avatar for Felix Chu

Felix Chu

Policy Advisor
avatar for Katie Clancy

Katie Clancy

International Development Research Centre
Programme Management Officer

Norm Clare

Director of Marketing
avatar for Jer Clarke

Jer Clarke

Global Voices
Code Unicorn
avatar for Leslie Clements

Leslie Clements

Business Instructor Specialist
avatar for uOttawa CDTS / CLTS

uOttawa CDTS / CLTS

Centre for Law, Technology and Society
avatar for Chelsey Colbert

Chelsey Colbert

Privacy & AI Lawyer
avatar for Christina Jayne Colclough

Christina Jayne Colclough

UNI Global Union

beth coleman

City as Platform lab
avatar for Deirdre Collings

Deirdre Collings

The SecDev Foundation
Executive Director
avatar for Brandi Collins-Dexter

Brandi Collins-Dexter

Color Of Change
Senior Campaign Director
avatar for Naomi Colvin

Naomi Colvin

Courage Foundation

Natalie Comeau

Ontario health care
Privacy Manager
avatar for George Conard

George Conard

Jigsaw (Google)
Product Manager
avatar for Bec Connelly

Bec Connelly

RNW Media
Content Strategist
avatar for Patrick Connolly

Patrick Connolly

Civic Tech Toronto
avatar for Michael Connor

Michael Connor

Open MIC
Executive Director
avatar for Kris Constable

Kris Constable

Chief Privacy & Security Geek
avatar for Jean Cooney

Jean Cooney

Creative Time
Acting Deputy Director

Alexander Corbeil

Public Safety Canada
Senior Research Analyst
avatar for Susan Coughtrie

Susan Coughtrie

Article 19
Senior Programme Officer for Europe and Central Asia

B. Courtney

Centre for International Governance Innovation
Post Doctoral Fellow
avatar for Ruth Coustick-Deal

Ruth Coustick-Deal

The Intersection of Things
avatar for Steve Coutts

Steve Coutts

University of Winnipeg
avatar for Stacey Cram

Stacey Cram

Namati: Innovations in Legal Empowerment
Policy Director
avatar for Eric Craven

Eric Craven

Atwater Library and Computer Centre
Community Development Librarian
avatar for Ben Creet

Ben Creet

Policy Manager
avatar for Nick Dagostino

Nick Dagostino

Access Now
RightsCon Director

Jakub Dalek

Citizen Lab
avatar for Sarkis Darbinyan

Sarkis Darbinyan

avatar for Celia Davies

Celia Davies

Meydan TV
Head of Fundraising
avatar for Tim Davies

Tim Davies

Open Data Services Cooperative
avatar for Todd Davies

Todd Davies

Stanford University
Academic Research and Program Officer

Avery Davis-Roberts

The Carter Center
avatar for Gloria Mayne Davó

Gloria Mayne Davó

Centro Latam Digital
General Coordinator and Strategic Partnerships
avatar for Dennis Dayman

Dennis Dayman

Return Path, Inc.
Chief Privacy and Security Officer - Vice-Chair, Board Member &...

Ted Dean

head of public policy
avatar for Megan DeBlois

Megan DeBlois

Program Manager, Information Security Programs
avatar for Ron Deibert

Ron Deibert

Citizen Lab, University of Toronto
avatar for Kyle Dent

Kyle Dent

Research Area Manager
avatar for Hossein Derakhshan

Hossein Derakhshan

Harvard Shorenstein Center / MIT Media Lab
Research fellow
avatar for Dave Deziel

Dave Deziel

DavidGeorge Communications
avatar for Jessica Dheere

Jessica Dheere

Founder/Executive Director

Jamie DiPoalo

Radon Zapper
avatar for Steve Dixon

Steve Dixon

Communications Manager
avatar for Deborah Doane

Deborah Doane


Roman Dobrokhotov

The Insider
avatar for Ryan Dochuck

Ryan Dochuck

TunnelBear Inc.
avatar for Alexandra Dolan-Mescal

Alexandra Dolan-Mescal

Documenting the Now
User Experience Designer

Nadja Dolata

The Kvinna till Kvinna foundation
Planning manager
avatar for Eileen Donahoe

Eileen Donahoe

Stanford Global Digital Policy Incubator
Executive Director
avatar for Avri Doria

Avri Doria

avatar for Chris Doten

Chris Doten

National Democratic Institute (NDI)
Chief Innovation Officer
avatar for Thomas Drake

Thomas Drake

former National Security Agency senior executive, whistleblower
avatar for Hannah Draper

Hannah Draper

Open Society Foundation
Program Manager
avatar for Joris Van Duijne

Joris Van Duijne

Zamaneh Media Foundation
Program Manager
avatar for Alix Dunn

Alix Dunn

The Engine Room
Executive Director
avatar for Jennifer Easterday

Jennifer Easterday

JustPeace Labs
Co-Founder & Executive Director
avatar for Bushra Ebadi

Bushra Ebadi

The Centre for International Governance Innovation
Global Security & Politics Research Associate
avatar for Zahra Ebrahim

Zahra Ebrahim

avatar for Stephanie Elder

Stephanie Elder

Automattic, Inc. | WordPress.com
avatar for Amira Elghawaby

Amira Elghawaby

Canadian Labour Congress
Digital Communications, National Representative
avatar for Kellee Elkins

Kellee Elkins

Internet Society
Community Manager

Alexandra Ellerbeck

Committee to Protect Journalists
North America Program Coordinator
avatar for Sherif Elsayed-Ali

Sherif Elsayed-Ali

Amnesty International
Director of Global Issues and Research

Polina Emelianova

Program Manager, Philanthropies
avatar for Michelle Emson

Michelle Emson

Women's March Global Inc
Digital Director
avatar for Julius Endert

Julius Endert

Deutsche Welle Akademie
Project Manager

Kevin Erickson

Future of Music Coalition
avatar for Ester Eriksson

Ester Eriksson

Qurium Media Foundation
Managing director
avatar for Felipe Estefan

Felipe Estefan

Omidyar Network
Director of Investments
avatar for Maddalena Falzoni

Maddalena Falzoni

Founder & Director
avatar for saja abu fanni

saja abu fanni

I'lam - Media Center for Arab Palestinians in IsraelI'LAM Arab Center for Media Freedom Development and Research (R.A)
project coordinator
avatar for Elizabeth Farries

Elizabeth Farries

International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO)
Information Rights Program Manager
avatar for Belen Febres-Cordero

Belen Febres-Cordero

Global Voices
Rising Frames Communtiy Lead
avatar for Alex Feerst

Alex Feerst

Head of Legal
avatar for Steve Feldstein

Steve Feldstein

Boise State University
Frank & Bethine Church Chair of Public Affairs / Associate Professor
avatar for Maryant Fernandez

Maryant Fernandez

European Digital Rights (EDRi)
Senior Policy Advisor
avatar for Viviana Fernandez

Viviana Fernandez

Human Rights Research and Education Centre, University of Ottawa
Assistant Director
avatar for Arturo Filastò

Arturo Filastò

Project Lead
avatar for Evan Firoozi

Evan Firoozi

NetFreedom Pioneers
Technical Coordinator
avatar for Isaac Stone Fish

Isaac Stone Fish

Asia Society
Senior Fellow
avatar for Cindy Nur Fitri

Cindy Nur Fitri

University of Edinburgh
avatar for Mary Fitzgerald

Mary Fitzgerald

Open Democracy
avatar for Oonagh Fitzgerald

Oonagh Fitzgerald

Centre for International Governance Innovation
Director of the International Law Research Program

Anne Flanagan

Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment
avatar for Dana Floberg

Dana Floberg

Free Press / Free Press Action Fund
Policy Manager
avatar for Jordan Flores

Jordan Flores

Software Engineer
avatar for Tim Fontaine

Tim Fontaine

Walking Eagle News
avatar for Naomi Fontanos

Naomi Fontanos

Gender and Development Advocates (GANDA) Filipinas
Executive Director
avatar for Noelle Forougi

Noelle Forougi

Business Development
avatar for Katherine Foster

Katherine Foster

World Bank
avatar for Camille François

Camille François

Mozilla Foundation
avatar for Lindsay Freeman

Lindsay Freeman

Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley
Senior Legal Researcher / Project Manager
avatar for Gibran Freitas

Gibran Freitas

Legal Tech Africa
Legal Tech Africa, Co-founder
avatar for Leslie de Freitas

Leslie de Freitas

Head of Communications & Editorial
avatar for Nathan Freitas

Nathan Freitas

Guardian Project
avatar for Radha Friedman

Radha Friedman

World Justice Project
Director of Programs
avatar for Morgan Frost

Morgan Frost

Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
avatar for Erika Del Carmen Fuchs

Erika Del Carmen Fuchs

Poverty Reduction Strategy Office, Government of Ontario
avatar for Julián Casasbuenas G.

Julián Casasbuenas G.

avatar for Sarah Gaffney

Sarah Gaffney

Director, Partnerships - Capacity Building
avatar for Mariam Gagoshashvili

Mariam Gagoshashvili

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
Senior Program Officer
avatar for Trevor Gair

Trevor Gair

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP

Laura Garcia

University Of Ottawa
avatar for Gary Garriott

Gary Garriott

Director ICT Programs MENA
avatar for Keesha Gaskins

Keesha Gaskins

Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Director, Democratic Practice-United States Program
avatar for Sacha van Geffen

Sacha van Geffen

Managing Director
avatar for Cathy Gellis

Cathy Gellis

Internet Speech and Platform Advocate
avatar for Mazdak Gharibnavaz

Mazdak Gharibnavaz

Digital Systems Strategist
avatar for Reza Ghazinouri

Reza Ghazinouri

United for Iran
Program Director

Toni Gidwani

Director of Research Operations
avatar for Lex Gill

Lex Gill

Citizen Lab
avatar for Dan Gillmor

Dan Gillmor

News Co/Lab, Arizona State University
Author, Tech Journalist
avatar for Caroline Giraud

Caroline Giraud

Freedom of Expression/Media and Advocacy Advisor
avatar for Andrea Gittleman

Andrea Gittleman

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide
Program Manager
avatar for Nikki Gladstone

Nikki Gladstone

Access Now
RightsCon Program and Community Manager
avatar for Tonei Glavinic

Tonei Glavinic

Dangerous Speech Project
Director of Operations
avatar for Beth Goldberg

Beth Goldberg

Yale Graduate School
avatar for Guillermo Goldstein

Guillermo Goldstein

Estudio Jurídico Goldstein

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