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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 Eric Novotny

Eric Novotny

The American University
Professor
avatar for Eric Null

Eric Null

New America's Open Technology Institute
Policy Counsel
avatar for Bryan Nunez

Bryan Nunez

Open Society Foundations
Program Officer, Technology and Human Rights
avatar for David O'Brien

David O'Brien

Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University
Senior Researcher
NO

Natalie O'Neil

Sparks Event Marketing
Account Manager
FO

Fredrick Okoth Odhiambo

FREE PRESS UNLIMITED
Head of Finance & Admin
avatar for Nancy Okail

Nancy Okail

Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy
Executive Director
avatar for Deji Bryce Olukotun

Deji Bryce Olukotun

Sonos
Head of Social Impact and Policy
avatar for Marcel Oomens

Marcel Oomens

Zamaneh Media
Program Manager IT
avatar for Ruurd Oosterwoud

Ruurd Oosterwoud

DROG
Founder
avatar for Irwin Oostindie

Irwin Oostindie

Centre for Policy Research on Science & Technology
Researcher
avatar for Lu Ortiz

Lu Ortiz

NvaLabs
CEO
avatar for Aled Lloyd Owen

Aled Lloyd Owen

HM Government
Head of Encryption Policy
avatar for Moses Owiny

Moses Owiny

WOUGNET
Program Manager - ICT Policy and Information
avatar for Julie Owono

Julie Owono

Internet Sans Frontieres
Executive Director
avatar for John Packer

John Packer

University of Ottawa
Director and Professor
avatar for Roya Pakzad

Roya Pakzad

Stanford Global Digital Policy Incubator
Researcher
avatar for Javier Pallero

Javier Pallero

Access Now
Latam Lead
avatar for Michael Palmer

Michael Palmer

Treeline Associates
President
AP

Archana Pandya

OpenGlobalRights
Co-Director
BP

Brandon Paniccia

Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs
Policy Advisor
SP

Shree Paradkar

Toronto Star
Columnist
JP

Jude Park

RBC
UX Researcher
avatar for Kyung Sin (KS) Park

Kyung Sin (KS) Park

Korea University Law School/Open Net
Professor/Director
BP

Brady Paron

Shopify
Community Development Lead
avatar for Brady Paron

Brady Paron

Shopify
Head of Community Development
avatar for Faiza Patel

Faiza Patel

Brennan Center for Justice
Co-Director, Liberty & National Security Program
MP

Milap Patel

Open Society Foundations
Fellowship Program Officer
NP

Nikhil Patel

Archer
Product Manager & Software Engineer
avatar for Nicolas Patrick

Nicolas Patrick

DLA Piper
Partner
avatar for Melody Patry

Melody Patry

Access Now
Advocacy Director
AP

Adam Peake

ICANN
Civil Society and Academic Engagement
avatar for Anders Pedersen

Anders Pedersen

Natural Resource Governance Institute
Senior Open Data Officer
avatar for Nigel Pedlingham

Nigel Pedlingham

RNW Media
Programme Manager Citizens' Voice
avatar for Rob Pegoraro

Rob Pegoraro

Yahoo Finance
Contributing Editor
avatar for Dechen Pemba

Dechen Pemba

High Peaks Pure Earth
Editor
avatar for Jonathan Penn

Jonathan Penn

University of Cambridge
avatar for Jon Penney

Jon Penney

Schulich Law, Dalhousie University / Citizen Lab / Princeton CITP /
Assistant Professor / Research Fellow
avatar for Sandra Pepera

Sandra Pepera

National Democratic Institute
Director of Gender, Women and Democracy
avatar for Fernando Perini

Fernando Perini

IDRC
Senior Program Officer
avatar for Fernando Perini

Fernando Perini

IDRC
Senior Program Officer
avatar for Daniele Perissi

Daniele Perissi

TRIAL International
Head of DRC human rights program
SP

Stephanie Perrin

Digital Discretion
President
avatar for Jen Persson

Jen Persson

defenddigitalme
Director
CP

Claire Peters

Pursuance
Director of Strategy
avatar for Vukasin Petrovic

Vukasin Petrovic

Freedom House
Senior Director for Program Strategy
AP

Anton Philip

Cantre for War Victims and Human Rights
Chair person
avatar for Steve Phillips

Steve Phillips

Pursuance
Tech Lead, Project Manager
avatar for AVNER PINCHUK

AVNER PINCHUK

The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI)
Director of the Civil and Political Rights Unit
VP

Vinicius Pinheiro

ILO
Director
BP

Brittany Piovesan

Internews
Program Officer, Internet Policy Programs
BP

Beth Plachta

Democracy Program, The Carter Center
Associate Director
NP

Nicolai Pogadl

Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) at Concordia University
Project Manager and Researcher
avatar for J.M. Porup

J.M. Porup

CSO Online
Cybersecurity Reporter
MP

michael posner

NYU Stern School of Business
Director -Center for Business and Human Rights
avatar for Michael Price

Michael Price

Fourth Amendment Center at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Senior Litigation Counsel
avatar for James Michael Prince

James Michael Prince

Democracy Council/ Movements.org
President
avatar for Samuel Pringle

Samuel Pringle

Archer Impact
Lead Architect
LP

Liz Probert

Greennet
Director
avatar for Helen Proctor

Helen Proctor

British Telecommunications plc
Chief Counsel
avatar for Michael Proulx

Michael Proulx

Pride CRM
Founder
avatar for Diane Pueschel

Diane Pueschel

Oxfam
Senior Program Advisor, ICT4D
avatar for Rachel Pulfer

Rachel Pulfer

Journalists for Human Rights
Executive Director
avatar for Rachel Pulfer

Rachel Pulfer

Journalists for Human Rights
Executive Director
avatar for Lucy Purdon

Lucy Purdon

Privacy International
Policy Officer
avatar for Miriam Puttick

Miriam Puttick

Ceasefire Centre for Civilian Rights
Head of Middle East and North Africa Programmes
avatar for Iria Puyosa

Iria Puyosa

Huaira
Researcher - Consultant
avatar for Anowa Quarcoo

Anowa Quarcoo

Civic Tech Toronto
Co-founder
avatar for Frederik Questier

Frederik Questier

Open Patent Office
Co-founder
avatar for Paloma Muñoz Quick

Paloma Muñoz Quick

Investor Alliance for Human Rights
Directora
RR

Rashida R

AI Now Institute
Director of Policy Research
avatar for Karolle Rabarison

Karolle Rabarison

Online News Association
Communications Manager
avatar for Muhammad Rabbani

Muhammad Rabbani

CAGE
International Director
avatar for Soudeh Rad

Soudeh Rad

Spectrum
President
avatar for Jesselyn Radack

Jesselyn Radack

Espose Facts/WHISPeR
Director
avatar for Dr. Courtney Radsch

Dr. Courtney Radsch

Committee to Protect Journalists
Advocacy Director
avatar for Salahuddin Rafiquddin

Salahuddin Rafiquddin

Global Affairs Canada
Junior Policy Analyst
RA

Rinalia Abdul Rahim

Compass Rose Sdn Bhd
Managing Director
avatar for Anjana Rajan

Anjana Rajan

Callisto
Chief Technology Officer
avatar for Reza Rajbiun

Reza Rajbiun

Ryerson University
avatar for Pavithra Ram

Pavithra Ram

RNW Media
Content Strategist
avatar for Simona Ramkisson

Simona Ramkisson

Brookfield Institute for Innovation+Entrepreneurship
Senior Project Officer
avatar for Maaz Rana

Maaz Rana

Knockri (knockri.com)
Co-founder
avatar for Ramy Raoof

Ramy Raoof

Senior Technologist
avatar for Matthew Rappard

Matthew Rappard

Threelefts
CTO
avatar for Martin Rauchbauer

Martin Rauchbauer

Open Austria
Co-Director
avatar for Rihab Rebai

Rihab Rebai

PwC
Forensic Data Analytics
DR

Dennis Redeker

NYU and University of Bremen
PhD Candidate
avatar for Madeleine Redfern

Madeleine Redfern

City of Iqaluit
Mayor
avatar for Laura Reed

Laura Reed

Ranking Digital Rights
Research and Engagement Manager
avatar for Ed Rekosh

Ed Rekosh

Human Rights Forward, Cardozo Law School
Director
RR

raquel renno

Tactical Technology
Project Lead
avatar for Nani Jansen Reventlow

Nani Jansen Reventlow

Digital Freedom Fund
Director
avatar for Yasmin Reyes

Yasmin Reyes

Ibis Reproductive Health
Project Manager
avatar for Vanessa Rhinesmith

Vanessa Rhinesmith

Mozilla Foundation
Program Manager, Open Web Fellows
avatar for Lucas Ria

Lucas Ria

RIWI Corp.
Research and Accounts Specialist
avatar for Franklin Rice

Franklin Rice

Archer
Engineering Lead
avatar for Michelle Richardson

Michelle Richardson

Center for Democracy and Technology
Deputy Director, Freedom, Security and Technology Project
avatar for Becca Ricks

Becca Ricks

Mozilla & Human Rights Watch
Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow
avatar for Matthew Rimmer

Matthew Rimmer

Queensland University of Technology
Professor of Intellectual Property and Innovation Law
LR

Lorayne Robertson

University of Ontario Institute of Technolog
Associate Professor
avatar for Alexandra Robinson

Alexandra Robinson

Humanity United
Strategy and Impact Manager
avatar for John Robinson

John Robinson

TunnelBear
COO
SR

Shelley Robinson

National Capital FreeNet
Executive Director
avatar for Meg Roggensack

Meg Roggensack

International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR)
Interim Executive Director
avatar for Zak Rogoff

Zak Rogoff

Access Now
#KeepItOn Fellow
PR

Phillip Roh

Atkinson Foundation
Executive Director
avatar for Paula Roko

Paula Roko

Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information (CELE)
Researcher & Communications Coordinator
avatar for Martha Roldós

Martha Roldós

Fundación Mil Hojas
Excutive Director
avatar for Leena Romppainen

Leena Romppainen

Electronic Frontier Finland
avatar for Teemu Ropponen

Teemu Ropponen

Open Knowledge Finland
Executive Director
avatar for Gus Rossi

Gus Rossi

Public Knowledge
Global Policy Director
MR

Mohammad Rostami

Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS)
Research Officer
avatar for Abigail Rothberg

Abigail Rothberg

Strategic Consultant
NGOs, nonprofits, social enterprises
BR

Ben Rowswell

Betterplace
Cofounder
avatar for Lotus Ruan

Lotus Ruan

Citizen Lab, University of Toronto
Researcher
avatar for Mor Rubinstein

Mor Rubinstein

360Giving
Data Labs and Learning Manager
avatar for Pam Ryan

Pam Ryan

Toronto Public Library
Director, Service Development & Innovation
avatar for Sarah Marie Ryan

Sarah Marie Ryan

Change.org
Policy Analyst
avatar for Dina Sabie

Dina Sabie

University of Toronto
PhD student / Research Assistant
avatar for Dina Sadek

Dina Sadek

International Republican Institute
Media Advisor
avatar for Maryia Sadouskaya-Komlach

Maryia Sadouskaya-Komlach

Free Press Unlimited
Programme Coordinator
avatar for Maryia Sadovskaya-Komlach

Maryia Sadovskaya-Komlach

Free Press Unlimited
Programme Coordinator
avatar for Pilar Sáenz

Pilar Sáenz

Fundación Karisma
Project Manager
avatar for Shivan Kaul Sahib

Shivan Kaul Sahib

ARTICLE 19
Internet of Rights Fellow @ARTICLE 19 | Privacy and Data Governance...
avatar for Haji Mohammad Saleem

Haji Mohammad Saleem

McGill University
PhD Student
SS

Sabine Saliba

Child Rights International Network
Head of Operations and Programmes
avatar for Mohamed Sameh

Mohamed Sameh

Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms (ECRF)
International Relations Advisor
avatar for Michael Samway

Michael Samway

The Business and Human Rights Group
President
avatar for Julian Sanchez

Julian Sanchez

Cato Institute
Senior Fellow
HS

Hazel Sands

Orange Gate
Research Associate
avatar for Edward Santow

Edward Santow

Australian Human Rights Commission
Human Rights Commissioner


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