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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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Last updated: Version 2.3 (Updated May 15, 2018).

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 Carmen Scurato

Carmen Scurato

Free Press
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
avatar for Taisa Sganzerla

Taisa Sganzerla

Global Voices
Lusophone News Editor
avatar for Omaid Sharifi

Omaid Sharifi


Bernard Shen

Microsoft Corporation
Assistant General Counsel
avatar for Elissa Shevinsky

Elissa Shevinsky

OR Books
avatar for Micah Sifry

Micah Sifry

Civic Hall
President and co-founder
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 Amit Singh

Amit Singh

Global Lead
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 Zac Skeith

Zac Skeith

Three Lefts
VP Governance & Strategy
avatar for James Slifierz

James Slifierz


Tim Smith

General Manager

David Snead

Attorney at Law
avatar for Brett Solomon

Brett Solomon

Access Now
Co-Founder and Executive Director
avatar for Thenmozhi Soundararajan

Thenmozhi Soundararajan

Equality Labs
Thenmozhi is an artist, activist, and technologist with Equality Labs.
avatar for vincent southerland

vincent southerland

Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law at NYU Law School
Executive Director
avatar for Matthias Spielkamp

Matthias Spielkamp

Founder and Executive Director
avatar for Josje Spierings

Josje Spierings

HumanityX - Leiden University
Project Design & Delivery
avatar for Vinita Srivastava

Vinita Srivastava

The Conversation Canada
Editor (culture, race, arts)
avatar for Luke Stark

Luke Stark

Dartmouth College/Harvard University
Postdoctoral Fellow
avatar for Alissa Starzak

Alissa Starzak

Head of Public Policy
avatar for Joseph Steele

Joseph Steele

Access Now
Director of Organizational Development and Impact
avatar for Amie Stepanovich

Amie Stepanovich

Access Now
U.S. Policy Manager
avatar for Mark Stephens

Mark Stephens

Howard Kennedy
Partner: Head of Media Law and Regulatory
avatar for Peter Stern

Peter Stern

Policy Manager for Stakeholder Engagement
avatar for Kristina Stockwood

Kristina Stockwood

Gulf Centre for Human Rights
Chair of the Advisory Board
avatar for James Tager

James Tager

PEN America
Deputy Director, Free Expression Research and Policy
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
avatar for Kristen Thomasen

Kristen Thomasen

Windsor Law
Assistant Professor ~ Law, Robotics & Society
avatar for Melissa Tidwell

Melissa Tidwell

Vice President & General Counsel
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 Jutta Treviranus

Jutta Treviranus

Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD University
avatar for Tom Trewinnard

Tom Trewinnard

Programs & Partnerships
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
avatar for Arsene Tungali

Arsene Tungali

Rudi International
Executive Director
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 Tara Vassefi

Tara Vassefi

Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley
Visiting Scholar
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 Dmitri Vitaliev

Dmitri Vitaliev

Founder and Director
avatar for Abby Vollmer

Abby Vollmer

Policy Manager
avatar for Timothy Vollmer

Timothy Vollmer

Creative Commons
Senior Manager, Public Policy

Eugene Volokh

UCLA School of Law
Professor of Law

Claudia Wagner

Tech Against Terrorism
Research Analyst
avatar for Jonathan McPhedran Waitzer

Jonathan McPhedran Waitzer

Powered by Data
Network and Engagement Advisor
avatar for Alex Walden

Alex Walden

Global Policy Lead for Human Rights & Free Expression
avatar for Livia Walpen

Livia Walpen

Swiss Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM)
Advisor International Relations

Brenda Wambui

Otherwise? Podcast
Host & Executive Producer
avatar for Alicia Wanless

Alicia Wanless

SecDev Foundation
Director of Strategic Communications
avatar for David Watkis

David Watkis

Lead Community Guardian
avatar for Friedhelm Weinberg

Friedhelm Weinberg

Executive Director
avatar for Victoria Welborn

Victoria Welborn

National Democratic Institute
Senior Program Officer
avatar for Justin Wiebe

Justin Wiebe

Mastercard Foundation
Program Manager
avatar for Richard Wingfield

Richard Wingfield

Global Partners Digital
Head of Legal
avatar for Cynthia Wong

Cynthia Wong

Human Rights Watch
Senior Researcher, Internet And Human rights
avatar for Matt Wood

Matt Wood

Free Press
Policy Director
avatar for Min-hsuan Wu

Min-hsuan Wu

Civic Tech Activist
avatar for Bianca Wylie

Bianca Wylie

Tech Reset Canada
avatar for Maria Xynou

Maria Xynou

Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI)

Veronica Yates

Child Rights International Network
avatar for Hilary Young

Hilary Young

University of New Brunswick
Associate Professor
avatar for Rafael Zanatta

Rafael Zanatta

Policy Analyst

Pablo Zavala

Front Line Defenders
Program Coordinator
avatar for Ana Zbona

Ana Zbona

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Project Manager, Business, civic freedoms & human rights defenders
avatar for Amy Zhang

Amy Zhang

avatar for Xiaochen Zhang

Xiaochen Zhang

avatar for Benjamin Zhou

Benjamin Zhou

Hong Kong Transparency Report
Project Manager
avatar for Sonny Zulhuda

Sonny Zulhuda

International Islamic University Malaysia
Associate Professor
avatar for Hans de Zwart

Hans de Zwart

Bits of Freedom
Executive Director
avatar for Cara Zwibel

Cara Zwibel

Canadian Civil Liberties Association
Director, Fundamental Freedoms Program

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