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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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Wednesday, May 16 • 09:00 - 10:15
RightsCon Toronto Opening Ceremonies

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Access Now is excited to invite you to RightsCon Toronto 2018, the seventh event of the RightsCon Summit Series. As the world’s leading event on human rights in the digital age, we bring together business leaders, policy makers, general counsels, government representatives, technologists, and human rights defenders from around the world to tackle some of the most pressing issues at the intersection of human rights and digital technology. This is a space for breaking down silos, creating partnerships, and driving large-scale, real-world change toward a more free, open, and connected world.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Brown

Kathy Brown

President / CEO, Internet Society
Kathryn C. Brown joined the Internet Society as President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2014. A veteran of Internet policy development and initiatives that have aided in the Internet’s global expansion, Ms. Brown leads the Internet Society in its mission to keep the In... Read More →
avatar for Mélanie Joly

Mélanie Joly

Minister of Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada
A lawyer by training, Mélanie Joly is passionate about her city of Montréal and the power of positive politics. Mélanie worked at two major law firms in Montréal before making the leap into communications, as a managing partner of the Montréal office of the international com... Read More →
avatar for Chief R. Stacey Laforme

Chief R. Stacey Laforme

R. Stacey Laforme is the elected Chief of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation (MNCFN). Born and raised on MNCFN, Chief Laforme has served his community for over fifteen years, being first elected to council in 1999. Chief Laforme has participated in a number of commi... Read More →
avatar for Ramy Raoof

Ramy Raoof

Senior Technologist
Ramy is a technologist and privacy researcher, interacts with a wide spectrum ranging from NGOs, journalists, lawyers, politicians, and artists on the intersection of tech and social causes, mainly on privacy and security, by devoting his skills as a techie and passion for free/o... Read More →
avatar for Brett Solomon

Brett Solomon

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Access Now
Brett is the Executive Director of Access Now, defending and extending the digital rights of users at risk around the world. By combining innovative policy, global advocacy, and direct technical support, RightsCon and grant-making, Access Now fights for human rights in the digita... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 09:00 - 10:15
206A

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