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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 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
avatar for Julian Sanchez

Julian Sanchez

Cato Institute
Senior Fellow

Hazel Sands

Orange Gate
Research Associate
avatar for Edward Santow

Edward Santow

Australian Human Rights Commission
Human Rights Commissioner
avatar for maria sapignoli

maria sapignoli

Max Planck Institute

Katja Sarajeva

SPIDER Swedish Program for ICT in Developing Regions
Program Manager Transparency and Accountability
avatar for Nushin Sarkarati

Nushin Sarkarati

Center for Justice and Accountability
Senior Staff Attorney

Peter Saugman

Regional Ops. Manager

Rémi Savard

Policy Analyst
avatar for Gabe Sawhney

Gabe Sawhney

Code for Canada
Executive Director
avatar for Daniel P. Scarnecchia

Daniel P. Scarnecchia

Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
Researcher at Signal Program on Human Security and Technology
avatar for Teresa Scassa

Teresa Scassa

University of Ottawa
Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy
avatar for Paul Schabas

Paul Schabas

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
avatar for Donna Scheeder

Donna Scheeder

Past President

Marc Schleifer

Center for International Private Enterprise
Director of Development and Partnerships
avatar for Daniela Schnidrig

Daniela Schnidrig

Global Partners Digital
Project Manager
avatar for Tobias Schonwetter

Tobias Schonwetter

University of Cape Town
Director: IP Unit
avatar for Ross Schulman

Ross Schulman

New America's Open Technology Institute
Senior Policy Technologist
avatar for Alana Schultz

Alana Schultz

Director of Fund Development
avatar for Emily Schwartz

Emily Schwartz

Vice President
avatar for Adam Segal

Adam Segal

Council on Foreign Relations
Director, Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program
avatar for Nicolas Seidler

Nicolas Seidler

The Internet Society
Senior Policy advisor

Hassen Selmi

Access Now
Security Incident Handler
avatar for Zachary Seltzer

Zachary Seltzer

Open Society Foundations
Program Coordinator

Ushnish Sengupta

University of Toronto
avatar for 'Gbenga Sesan

'Gbenga Sesan

Paradigm Initiative
Executive Director
avatar for Taisa Sganzerla

Taisa Sganzerla

Global Voices
Lusophone News Editor
avatar for Omaid Sharifi

Omaid Sharifi


Nicole Shaughnessy

Global Event Marketing Project Manager
avatar for Elissa Shevinsky

Elissa Shevinsky

OR Books

Andrew Shewchenko

Sr Sysadmin
avatar for Micah Sifry

Micah Sifry

Civic Hall
President and co-founder
avatar for Josée Simard

Josée Simard

Government of Canada
Manager, Creative Marketplace

Irv Simpson

Psiphon Inc.
Director, Corporate Operations
avatar for Scott Simpson

Scott Simpson

Muslim Advocates
Public Advocacy Director
avatar for Caroline Sinders

Caroline Sinders

Design Researcher/Artist
Founder, Design Researcher
avatar for Ryan Singel

Ryan Singel

Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society
avatar for Spandi Singh

Spandi Singh

New America's Open Technology Institute
Policy Fellow
avatar for Anubha Sinha

Anubha Sinha

Centre for Internet and Society
Senior Programme Manager

Christina Sinha

Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus
Staff Attorney and Program Manager, National Security and Civil...
avatar for Sylvie SIYAM

Sylvie SIYAM

avatar for Zac Skeith

Zac Skeith

Three Lefts
VP Governance & Strategy
avatar for David Skok

David Skok

The Logic
CEO & Editor-in-Chief
avatar for James Slifierz

James Slifierz

avatar for Chris Slowe

Chris Slowe

avatar for Elisa Smith

Elisa Smith

Centre for Social Innovation (CSI)
Engagement Manager

Kayla Smith

Canadian Civil Liberties A
Legal Intern
avatar for Tim Smith

Tim Smith

General Manager

David Snead

Attorney at Law
avatar for Natalia Soloviova

Natalia Soloviova

"Holistic Security +" Crew
The Head
avatar for vincent southerland

vincent southerland

Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law at NYU Law School
Executive Director

Natalie Southwick

Committee to Protect Journalists
Americas Researcher
avatar for Carlos Affonso Souza

Carlos Affonso Souza

avatar for Lucrezia Spagnolo

Lucrezia Spagnolo

CEO & Founder
avatar for Matthias Spielkamp

Matthias Spielkamp

Founder and Executive Director
avatar for Josje Spierings

Josje Spierings

HumanityX - Leiden University
Project Design & Delivery
avatar for Megan Squire

Megan Squire

Elon University
Professor of Computer Science
avatar for Vinita Srivastava

Vinita Srivastava

The Conversation Canada
Editor (culture, race, arts)

Pierce Stanley

Demand Progress
Technology Fellow
avatar for Luke Stark

Luke Stark

Dartmouth College/Harvard University
Postdoctoral Fellow
avatar for Daniel Stauffacher

Daniel Stauffacher

ICT4Peace Foundation
avatar for Joseph Steele

Joseph Steele

Access Now
Director of Organizational Development and Impact
avatar for Stephen Steim

Stephen Steim

New Media Advocacy Project
Executive Director
avatar for Jessica Stevens

Jessica Stevens

Queensland University of Technology & Creative Commons Australia
PhD Candidate & Research Assistant
avatar for Yuan Stevens

Yuan Stevens

McGill University, Université de Montréal, Northeastern University
Academic Researcher and Activist
avatar for Kristina Stockwood

Kristina Stockwood

Gulf Centre for Human Rights
Chair of the Advisory Board
avatar for Prasanth Sugathan

Prasanth Sugathan

Legal Director
avatar for Collin Sullivan

Collin Sullivan

Human Rights Program Associate
avatar for Nicolas Suzor

Nicolas Suzor

Queensland University of Technology
avatar for Yuhui Svendsen

Yuhui Svendsen

GoGreen Blockchain
Founder & CEO
avatar for Carolyn Tackett

Carolyn Tackett

Access Now
Global Campaign Strategist
avatar for James Tager

James Tager

PEN America
Senior Manager, Free Expression Programs
avatar for James Tager

James Tager

PEN America
Deputy Director, Free Expression Research and Policy

Chris Tenove

University of British Columbia
avatar for Gabriela Terrazas

Gabriela Terrazas

RNW Media
Business Development & Partnerships
avatar for Lhadon Tethong

Lhadon Tethong

Tibet Action Institute
avatar for Dhanaraj Thakur

Dhanaraj Thakur

Alliance for Affordable Internet / Web Foundation
Senior Research Manager

Nye Thomas

Law Commission of Ontario
Executive Director
avatar for Kristen Thomasen

Kristen Thomasen

Windsor Law
Assistant Professor ~ Law, Robotics & Society
avatar for Tamsen Tillson

Tamsen Tillson

The Tillson Group
avatar for Casey Tilton

Casey Tilton

Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
Project Coordinator
avatar for Alp Toker

Alp Toker

Executive Director
avatar for Amalia Toledo

Amalia Toledo

Fundación Karisma
Project Coordinator
avatar for Anthony Toppi

Anthony Toppi

Ceres, Inc.
Manager, Company Network
avatar for Carlos Toxtli

Carlos Toxtli

West Virginia University
Research Assistant
avatar for Jutta Treviranus

Jutta Treviranus

Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University
avatar for Kathy Trieu

Kathy Trieu

Viet Tan
avatar for Eliana Trinaistic

Eliana Trinaistic

MCIS Language Services
Social Impact Manager

martha troian

APTN Investigates
avatar for Henry Tuck

Henry Tuck

Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD)
Senior Manager - Digital Policy
avatar for Nicole Tumaine

Nicole Tumaine

University of Ottawa
Interim Program Manager & Research Fellow, Open AIR

Kate Tummarello

Policy Manager
avatar for Arsene Tungali

Arsene Tungali

Rudi International
Executive Director

Celia Turner

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
avatar for Leandro Ucciferri

Leandro Ucciferri

Asociación por los Derechos Civiles
Policy Analyst
avatar for Sue Udry

Sue Udry

Defending Rights & Dissent
Executive Director
avatar for Ilana Ullman

Ilana Ullman

Ranking Digital Rights
Policy and Communications Analyst
avatar for Claudia von Vacano

Claudia von Vacano

University of California, Berkeley
Executive Director
avatar for Mariana Valente

Mariana Valente

avatar for Sarah VanWettering

Sarah VanWettering

Open Society Foundations
Learning Officer
avatar for Tara Vassefi

Tara Vassefi

Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley
Visiting Scholar
avatar for Sameer Vasta

Sameer Vasta

Ontario Digital Service
Lead, Employee Experience
avatar for Walter Veirs

Walter Veirs

Mott Foundation
Senior Program Officer
avatar for Antonio Martínez Velázquez

Antonio Martínez Velázquez

avatar for Lisa Ventura

Lisa Ventura

World Economic Forum
Acting Head of Civil Society Communities
avatar for anika verma

anika verma

Breakthrough India
Senior Manager - Media Campaign
avatar for Lisa Vermeer

Lisa Vermeer

Dutch MFA
Senior Policy Officer
avatar for Elodie Vialle

Elodie Vialle

Reporters without Borders
Head of Journalism and Technology desk
avatar for Prachi Vidwans

Prachi Vidwans

Human Rights Foundation
Research Associate
avatar for Bryan Villarin

Bryan Villarin

Automattic, Inc.
Community Guardian
avatar for Sarah Villeneuve

Sarah Villeneuve

The Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship
avatar for Gursimran Virk

Gursimran Virk

University of Windsor
avatar for Dmitri Vitaliev

Dmitri Vitaliev

Founder and Director
avatar for Abby Vollmer

Abby Vollmer

Policy Manager

Eugene Volokh

UCLA School of Law
Professor of Law
avatar for Samuel Wade

Samuel Wade

China Digital Times
Deputy Editor

Claudia Wagner

Tech Against Terrorism
Research Analyst
avatar for Jonathan McPhedran Waitzer

Jonathan McPhedran Waitzer

Powered by Data
Network and Engagement Advisor
avatar for Livia Walpen

Livia Walpen

Swiss Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM)
Advisor International Relations

Brenda Wambui

Otherwise? Podcast
Host & Executive Producer
avatar for Angelina Wang

Angelina Wang

Engineering Lead
avatar for Alicia Wanless

Alicia Wanless

SecDev Foundation
Director of Strategic Communications
avatar for Alex Warofka

Alex Warofka

Product Policy Manager, Human Rights and Freedom of Expression
avatar for David Watkis

David Watkis

Lead Community Guardian

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