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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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Jessica LaBozzetta

Venture Cafe St. Louis
Director, Innovation Hall
avatar for Emily Laidlaw

Emily Laidlaw

University of Calgary
Associate Professor of Law
avatar for Rohini Lakshané

Rohini Lakshané

The Bachchao Project
Director (Emerging Research)
avatar for Bailey Lamon

Bailey Lamon

Pirate Parties International
Vice-Chairwoman
ZL

Zach Lampell

International Center for Not-for-Profit Law
Legal Advisor
avatar for Edison Lanza

Edison Lanza

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression
avatar for J. Carlos Lara

J. Carlos Lara

Derechos Digitales
Director - Public Policy
GL

Gaurav Laroia

Free Press
Policy Counsel
avatar for Daniel Latorre

Daniel Latorre

The Wise City
Founder, Director
avatar for Cédric Laurant

Cédric Laurant

Artículo 12, A.C. - Program "SonTusDatos"
President & Executive Director
avatar for Thierry Laurion

Thierry Laurion

Abovesecurity
Abovesecurity
avatar for Ryan @ LCO

Ryan @ LCO

Law Commission of Ontario
Lawyer
avatar for Don Le

Don Le

Viet Tan
Media Liaison
avatar for Tuan Le

Tuan Le

VOICE Canada
Vice President
avatar for Joanna Lehrer

Joanna Lehrer

Politai
Founder (Lawyer)
PL

Peter Lenardon

Communitech
Event Marketing Writer
CL

cristian leon

Asuntos del Sur
Coordinator of Political Innovation
avatar for Heather Leson

Heather Leson

IFRC
Data Literacy Lead
AL

Ariel Leuthard

Psiphon, Inc.
Research Analyst
avatar for Maroussia Lévesque

Maroussia Lévesque

Global Affairs Canada
avatar for Gabriel Levitt

Gabriel Levitt

PharmacyChecker.com and Prescription Justice
President and Co-founder
avatar for Josh Levy

Josh Levy

Center for Digital Resilience
avatar for Anita Li

Anita Li

The Discourse
Director of Communities
AL

Anqi Li

Access Now
avatar for Ling-wei Li

Ling-wei Li

Open Culture Foundation
Project Manager
YL

Yannis Li

DotAsia Organisation
avatar for David Lieber

David Lieber

Google
Senior Privacy Policy Counsel
PL

Pellaeon Lin

Open Culture Foundation
Project Coordinator
avatar for Laura Lindamood

Laura Lindamood

Internews
Director of Communications
avatar for Charlotte Lindsey-Curtet

Charlotte Lindsey-Curtet

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Director of Communication and Information Management
avatar for Isabel Linzer

Isabel Linzer

Freedom House
Research Associate
TL

Tanya Lockwood

Fundación Acceso
Executive Director
avatar for Alex London

Alex London

Carnegie Mellon University
Clara L. West Professor of Philosophy and Director, Center for Ethics...
avatar for Tim Lordan

Tim Lordan

Internet Education Foundation
Executive Director
avatar for Stefan Luca

Stefan Luca

European University Institute
avatar for Hannah Lucal

Hannah Lucal

Open MIC
Associate Director
avatar for Cláudio Lucena

Cláudio Lucena

UEPB, Brazil/FCT and Católica Global, Portugal
Professor/Researcher
avatar for Andrew Ford Lyons

Andrew Ford Lyons

Internews
Global Technology Hub Manager
avatar for Alice Ma

Alice Ma

Archer
CEO/Executive Director
avatar for Maggie MacDonald

Maggie MacDonald

Algorithmic Media Observatory
avatar for Stephen Macias

Stephen Macias

MWWPR
Senior Vice President, D &I Lead
avatar for Rebecca Mackinnon

Rebecca Mackinnon

Ranking Digital Rights
Director
avatar for Laura Macomber

Laura Macomber

PEN America
Journalism and Press Freedom Project Manager
avatar for Stavroula Maglavera

Stavroula Maglavera

University of Thessaly
Research Engineer
avatar for Issa Mahasneh

Issa Mahasneh

Jordan Open Source Association (JOSA)
Executive Director
avatar for Robert Mahoney

Robert Mahoney

Committee to Protect Journalists
Deputy Executive Director
avatar for Carmelyn P. Malalis

Carmelyn P. Malalis

New York City Commission on Human Rights
Commissioner/ Chair
avatar for Jeremy Malcolm

Jeremy Malcolm

EFF
Senior Global Policy Analyst
avatar for Gabriela Manuli

Gabriela Manuli

GIJN
Deputy Director
TM

Tatyana Margolin

Open Society Foundations
Acting Regional Director for Eurasia
avatar for Branka Marijan

Branka Marijan

Project Ploughshares
Program Officer
DM

David Mark

OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
Adviser
avatar for Ellie Marshall

Ellie Marshall

University of Toronto, Faculty of Law
JD Candidate
avatar for James Marshall

James Marshall

Free Speech Online
President
avatar for Djeugoue Brice Martial

Djeugoue Brice Martial

Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA)
Publications and Communications Officer
avatar for Florian Martin-Bariteau

Florian Martin-Bariteau

University of Ottawa
Professor / Director, Centre for Law, Tech and Society
avatar for Eduard Martín-Borregón

Eduard Martín-Borregón

PODER
Coordinador Quién es Quién Wiki
avatar for Rose Maruru

Rose Maruru

EPIC-Africa
Co-founder
avatar for Estelle Masse

Estelle Masse

Access Now
Senior Policy Analyst
avatar for Isik Mater

Isik Mater

NetBlocks
Director of Research
avatar for Jeanna Matthews

Jeanna Matthews

Clarkson Universoty/Data and Society
avatar for Kyle Matthews

Kyle Matthews

Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies
Executive Director
avatar for David Mattingly

David Mattingly

Fund for Global Human Rights
Vice President for Programs
avatar for Marcela Mattiuzzo

Marcela Mattiuzzo

VMCA
Partner
avatar for Etienne Maury

Etienne Maury

CNIL (French Data Protection Authority)
Legal and policy officer
avatar for Jessica Mayberry

Jessica Mayberry

Video Volunteers
Founding Director
avatar for Elizabeth Mays

Elizabeth Mays

Pressbooks
Director of Marketing
avatar for Emma McAuliffe

Emma McAuliffe

Canadian Civil Liberties Association
avatar for Kurtis McBride

Kurtis McBride

Miovision
CEO/founder
avatar for Neal McCarthy

Neal McCarthy

Oxfam
Sr. Manager, ICT4D Programme
AJ

Alison Jo McCauley

Cornell University
Web developer
avatar for Ronald McCollam

Ronald McCollam

SignalFx
Solution Engineer
AM

Allison McDonald

University of Michigan
avatar for Sarah McGrath

Sarah McGrath

International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR)
Legal & Policy Director
avatar for Katie McInnis

Katie McInnis

Consumer Reports
Policy Counsel
avatar for Donna McKay

Donna McKay

Physicians for Human Rights
Executive Director
avatar for Glenn McKnight

Glenn McKnight

FBSC
Chair
avatar for Catherine McLinden

Catherine McLinden

MEDG/MRIS
Manager Policy Coordination
avatar for Félim McMahon

Félim McMahon

Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley School of Law
Director of Human Rights & Technology Program; Director, Human Rights...
avatar for Joe McNamee

Joe McNamee

European Digital Rights
Executive Director
avatar for Brenda McPhail

Brenda McPhail

Canadian Civil Liberties Association
Director, Privacy, Technology & Surveillance Project
avatar for Madeline McSherry

Madeline McSherry

Foreign Policy Rising
Editor in Chief
avatar for Abby Meaders-Henderson

Abby Meaders-Henderson

ICAR
Legal & Policy Fellow
avatar for Rohinton Medhora

Rohinton Medhora

Centre for International Governance Innovation
President
avatar for Zack Medow

Zack Medow

RIWI Corp.
Data Specialist, Global Citizen Engagement
avatar for Eric Meerkamper

Eric Meerkamper

RIWI Corp
Global Head, Citizen Engagement
avatar for UDAI MEHTA

UDAI MEHTA

CUTS INTERNATIONAL
DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
avatar for Maxence Melo

Maxence Melo

Jamii Forums
Managing Director
avatar for Stella Melo

Stella Melo

Government of Canada
Manager
avatar for Ryan Merkley

Ryan Merkley

Creative Commons
CEO
avatar for Peter Micek

Peter Micek

Access Now
General Counsel
avatar for Amira Mikhail

Amira Mikhail

Eshhad - Center for the Protection of Minorities
Director
avatar for Greg Miller

Greg Miller

Global Greengrants Fund
Director of Special Projects
avatar for Mira Milosevic

Mira Milosevic

Global Forum for Media Development
Executive Director
avatar for Raphael Mimoun

Raphael Mimoun

Build A Movement
Executive Director
avatar for Jess Mitchell

Jess Mitchell

Inclusive Design Research Centre OCAD University
Sr. Manager Research + Design
avatar for Matt Mitchell

Matt Mitchell

Cryptoharlem
Founder
avatar for Drew Mitnick

Drew Mitnick

Access Now
Policy Counsel
avatar for Sarit K. Mizrahi

Sarit K. Mizrahi

University of Ottawa
Ph.D. Candidate
avatar for Christine Mohan

Christine Mohan

Civil
Co-founder
LM

Leah Moncada

RIWI Corp.
Portfolio Manager, Global Citizen Engagement
KM

Kishale Moore

UOIT
Graduate Student
avatar for Miguel Morachimo

Miguel Morachimo

Hiperderecho
Executive Director
MM

Michele Mosca

University of Waterloo
Professor
avatar for Sharon Moshavi

Sharon Moshavi

International Center for Journalists
Senior Vice President, New Initiatives
avatar for Michael Jaffee Moss

Michael Jaffee Moss

Media Legal Defence Initiative
avatar for Michael Moss

Michael Moss

Media Legal Defence Initiative
avatar for Sasha Moss

Sasha Moss

R Street Institute
Tech Fed Affairs Manager & Policy Counsel
avatar for Dan Mount

Dan Mount

UK Office of Communications (OFCOM)
Strategy & Policy
avatar for Milton Mueller

Milton Mueller

Georgia Institute of Technology
Professor
avatar for Dalila Mujagic

Dalila Mujagic

WITNESS
Digital Producer
avatar for Tsangadzaome Mukumba

Tsangadzaome Mukumba

Legal Resources Centre
Researcher: Openness & Accountabliity
avatar for Bill Murdoch

Bill Murdoch

Clear Sky Connections
IT Specialist
avatar for Dr. Shavana Musa

Dr. Shavana Musa

Ontogeny Global / The University of Manchester
Founder, Managing Director & Academic
avatar for Grace Mutung'u

Grace Mutung'u

Kenya ICT Action Network
Associate
DN

Denis N.

Access Now
Legal Fellow
avatar for John Levine (CAUCE NA)

John Levine (CAUCE NA)

CAUCE NA
M3AAWG Senior Advisor
avatar for Biju K. Nair

Biju K. Nair

SFLC.in
Executive Director
avatar for Evelyn Namara

Evelyn Namara

Internet Society
Global Community Engagement Manager
avatar for Nadim Nashif

Nadim Nashif

7amleh – Arab Center for Social Media Advancement
dirctor
avatar for Faris Natour

Faris Natour

Co-Founder and Principal, Article One / Director, Human Rights and Business Initiative, University of California, Berkeley
Co-Founder and Principal
avatar for Leandro Navarro

Leandro Navarro

UPC, eReuse
Researcher and activist
avatar for Iffat Nawaz

Iffat Nawaz

BRAC
Head of External Relations
avatar for Anjali Nayar

Anjali Nayar

TIMBY (This Is My Back Yard)
Founder
avatar for Iva Nenadic

Iva Nenadic

European University Institute (Florence) and Faculty of Political Science (Zagreb)
avatar for Armen N. Nercessian

Armen N. Nercessian

Fenwick & West LLP
Associate
avatar for Sophie Ngassa

Sophie Ngassa

CYEED
Executive Director
avatar for Charlie Martial Ngounou

Charlie Martial Ngounou

AfroLeadership
President
avatar for Harris Niavis

Harris Niavis

University of Thessaly
Research Engineer
NN

Naomi Nichols

McGill University
Professor
avatar for Carol Muñoz Nieves

Carol Muñoz Nieves

Scholarly Communications Lab, Simon Fraser University
Research Assistant
avatar for Yves Nissim

Yves Nissim

Orange
VP Head of transformation and operation in CSR


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