Loading…
This event has ended. Visit the official site or create your own event on Sched.

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

Build your own customized RightsCon schedule by logging into Sched (or creating an account), and selecting the sessions that you wish to attend. Be sure to get your ticket to RightsCon first. You can visit rightscon.org for more information. 

To createIf you’ve created a profile with a picture and bio, please allow a few hours for the RightsCon team to merge it with your existing speaker profile. 

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

View analytic
avatar for Laura Bacon

Laura Bacon

Omidyar Network
Principal, Policy (Governance & Citizen Engagement)
Laura Bacon
As a principal of investments at Omidyar Network, Laura focuses on the policy and advocacy strategy for the global Governance & Citizen Engagement initiative. Laura brings experience in international development as well as research on public sector leadership and government accountability and transparency.

Prior to working at Omidyar Network, Laura served as associate director of a Princeton University research program, Innovations for Successful Societies. There, she managed the team of researchers, editors, and administrative staff, oversaw the development of 80 case studies on government reform in challenging contexts, led outreach and external collaborations, and helped design and drive the program's strategy and action plan.

Laura served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger from 2002 to 2005. She was a research fellow at Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership from 2005 to 2007, during which time she managed research projects and co-authored several works, including the National Leadership Index: A National Study of Confidence in Leadership and a chapter in the book Women and Leadership: The State of Play and Strategies for Change. She advised the leadership of the Liberian government’s Ministry of Gender and Development and Liberian Women's Legislative Caucus (2008-2009), performed as a cellist in the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra (2006-2009), and was appointed by President Obama as a White House Fellow in 2009.

Laura has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Harvard College and a master's degree in public policy from Harvard Kennedy School.