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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
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
avatar for maria sapignoli

maria sapignoli

Max Planck Institute
researcher
KS

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
PS

Peter Saugman

ACCESS NOW, COSTA RICA
Regional Ops. Manager
RS

Rémi Savard

CRTC
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
Partner
avatar for Donna Scheeder

Donna Scheeder

IFLA
Past President
MS

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

OpenMedia
Director of Fund Development
avatar for Emily Schwartz

Emily Schwartz

NationBuilder
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
HS

Hassen Selmi

Access Now
Security Incident Handler
avatar for Zachary Seltzer

Zachary Seltzer

Open Society Foundations
Program Coordinator
US

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

ArtLords
President
NS

Nicole Shaughnessy

Communitech
Global Event Marketing Project Manager
avatar for Elissa Shevinsky

Elissa Shevinsky

OR Books
Author
AS

Andrew Shewchenko

CIRA
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
IS

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
Fellow
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
CS

Christina Sinha

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

Sylvie SIYAM

PROTEGE QV
Coordinator
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

SkyWatch
CEO
avatar for Chris Slowe

Chris Slowe

Reddit
CTO
avatar for Elisa Smith

Elisa Smith

Centre for Social Innovation (CSI)
Engagement Manager
KS

Kayla Smith

Canadian Civil Liberties A
Legal Intern
avatar for Tim Smith

Tim Smith

CIPA
General Manager
DS

David Snead

i2Coalition
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
NS

Natalie Southwick

Committee to Protect Journalists
Americas Researcher
avatar for Carlos Affonso Souza

Carlos Affonso Souza

ITS Rio
Director
avatar for Lucrezia Spagnolo

Lucrezia Spagnolo

Vesta
CEO & Founder
avatar for Matthias Spielkamp

Matthias Spielkamp

AlgorithmWatch
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)
PS

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
President
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

SFLC.in
Legal Director
avatar for Collin Sullivan

Collin Sullivan

Benetech
Human Rights Program Associate
avatar for Nicolas Suzor

Nicolas Suzor

Queensland University of Technology
Professor
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
CT

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
Director
avatar for Dhanaraj Thakur

Dhanaraj Thakur

Alliance for Affordable Internet / Web Foundation
Senior Research Manager
NT

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
Owner
avatar for Casey Tilton

Casey Tilton

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

Alp Toker

NetBlocks
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
Director
avatar for Kathy Trieu

Kathy Trieu

Viet Tan
Fellow
avatar for Eliana Trinaistic

Eliana Trinaistic

MCIS Language Services
Social Impact Manager
MT

martha troian

APTN Investigates
Journalist
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
KT

Kate Tummarello

Engine
Policy Manager
avatar for Arsene Tungali

Arsene Tungali

Rudi International
Executive Director
CT

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

InternetLab
Director
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

Horizontal
Cofounder
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
Policy
avatar for Gursimran Virk

Gursimran Virk

University of Windsor
Student
avatar for Dmitri Vitaliev

Dmitri Vitaliev

eQualit.ie
Founder and Director
avatar for Abby Vollmer

Abby Vollmer

GitHub
Policy Manager
EV

Eugene Volokh

UCLA School of Law
Professor of Law
avatar for Samuel Wade

Samuel Wade

China Digital Times
Deputy Editor
CW

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
BW

Brenda Wambui

Otherwise? Podcast
Host & Executive Producer
avatar for Angelina Wang

Angelina Wang

Archer
Engineering Lead
avatar for Alicia Wanless

Alicia Wanless

SecDev Foundation
Director of Strategic Communications
avatar for Alex Warofka

Alex Warofka

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

David Watkis

Automattic
Lead Community Guardian


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