RightsCon Toronto 2018

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Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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RightsCon Toronto 2018 is the seventh event in the RightsCon Summit Series. As the world’s leading conference on human rights in the digital age, it brings together business leaders, policy makers, general counsels, government representatives, technologists, and human rights defenders from around the world to tackle pressing issues at the intersection of human rights and digital technology.

'IT for Change' will be at RightsCon in the following sessions:

Day '0': 15 May 2018 

Session: Contending with the digital horizon – What next for social movements?

  • Timing: 2:00-6:00 PM, Venue: Room 200C
  • Organizer: Just Net Coalition
  • Programme Information : Download
  • Chair/Moderator: Parminder Jeet Singh, IT for Change
  • Opening Panelists (confirmed as of yet): Nandini Chami, IT for Change; Deborah James, Our World is Not for Sale;  Burcu Kilic, Public Citizen; Michel Lambert, Alternatives; Steve Zeltzer, Labornet; Esther Moraes, YP Foundation; Johh Haven, IEEE
  • Discussants: Katherine Reilly, Simon Fraser University; Mariana Valente, InternetLab

Day 1: 16 May 2018

Session 1: Accountability in Times of Digital Governance: Towards a Global Charter

  • Time: 12:30-12:55 PM, Venue: Village Main Stage
  • Organizer: IT for Change
  • Panelists: Deepti Barthur, IT for Change;  Nandini Chami, IT for Change

Session 2: Platform Politick: Redefining Digital Rights for the Platform Generation

  • Time: 5:15-6:15 PM, Venue: Room G
  • Organizer: IT for Change
  • Chair: Parminder Jeet Singh, IT for Change
  • Panelists: Katherine Reilly, Simon Fraser University; Mariana Valente, InternetLab; Deepti Barthur,                            IT for Change 

Day 2: 17 May 2018

Session: Can trade agreements such as CPTPP NAFTA and RCEP be used as a tool for advancing digital rights?

  • Time: 4:00-5:00 PM, Venue: Room M
  • Organizer: Electronic Frontier Foundation

Day 3: 18 May 2018

Session: Workers Data Rights - Making sure the human remains in human resources

  • Time: 2:30- 3:45 PM, Venue: Room D
  • Organizer: UNI Global Union