[AfrICANN-discuss] RightsCon Silicon Valley: Extended submission deadline fast approaching

Ephraim Percy Kenyanito ekenyanito at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 15:38:11 UTC 2015

​Dear All,

Apologies for cross posting (incase you have seen this message somewhere

We wanted to share an important update for RightsCon Silicon Valley 2016
<https://www.rightscon.org/> (Wednesday March 30- Friday April 1, 2016). We
received lots of requests for it, so we’re happy to announce that we
have extended
the program session submission deadline until Monday, December 14, 2015!

Confirmed Speaker Highlights (To Date)


   David Kaye <http://www.law.uci.edu/faculty/full-time/kaye/>, UN Special
   Rapporteur on the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression

   Nicole Wong
   Former US Deputy CTO, Legal Director for Products @Twitter, VP & Deputy GC
   for Google

   Salil Shetty <https://twitter.com/SalilShetty>, Secretary General of
   Amnesty International, and former Director of the United Nations Millennium

   Bruce Schneier
   Internationally renowned security technologist, cryptographer, privacy
   specialist, and author of 13 books

   Eileen Donahoe <https://www.hrw.org/about/people/eileen-donahoe>,
   Director of Global Affairs at Human Rights Watch, former U.S. Ambassador to
   the United Nations

   Matthew Prince
    Co-Founder and CEO of CloudFlare, a website performance and security
   service that processes more than 5% of global web requests

   Judith Lichtenberg
    Executive Director at Global Network Initiative, previously Head of
   Regulatory Affairs & Digital Rights at Vodafone Netherlands

   Ron Deibert
   Director of the Citizen Lab, renowned author (including Access
   Controlled), and founder of Psiphon, one of the world’s leading digital
   censorship circumvention services

   Stephen Lowe
   Head of Business and Human Rights/Freedom of Expression Team, Human Rights
   and Democracy Department, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

   Ejim Dike
   Executive Director of the US Human Rights Network, and former Director of
   the Human Rights Project at the Urban Justice Center.

   Dan Bross <https://twitter.com/danbross>, Senior Director of Corporate
   Citizenship at Microsoft

   Joe Cannataci
   <http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Privacy/SR/Pages/JoeCannataci.aspx>, UN
   Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy

   Cindy Cohn <https://www.eff.org/about/staff/cindy-cohn>, Executive
   Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

   Chris Riley <https://twitter.com/mchrisriley>, Head of Public Policy,

   Paul Nemitz <https://twitter.com/PaulNemitz>,  Director for Fundamental
   Rights and Union Citizenship, European Commission.

   Esra'a Al Shafei, <https://twitter.com/ealshafei> Founder and director
   of Mideast Youth, a network of online platforms marginalized voices
   throughout the Middle East and North Africa, Bahrain

   Yasmin Green <https://twitter.com/yasmind?lang=en>, Head of Research and
   Development for Google Ideas

   Jillian York <https://www.eff.org/about/staff/jillian-york>, Director
   for International Freedom of Expression Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

   Barton Gellman <https://www.bartongellman.com/>, Journalist, bestselling
   author, and Pulitzer Prize-winner on the global surveillance disclosure

   Morgan Marquis-Boire <https://citizenlab.org/author/mmboire/>,  Director
   of Security for First Look Media, contributing writer for The Intercept,
   and Senior Researcher and Technical Advisor at the Citizen Lab

   Walid Al-Saqaf
   Board Trustee for the Internet Society (ISOC)

   Lisl Brunner <https://twitter.com/brunnla>, Facilitator for the
   Telecommunications Industry Dialogue at The Global Network Initiative

   Chinmayi Arun <https://twitter.com/chinmayiarun?lang=en>, Research
   Director of Centre for Communication Governance, National Law University,

   Kenneth Carter <https://twitter.com/carterkr>, Counsel at CloudFlare, a
   website performance and security service that processes more than 5% of
   global web requests

   Rebecca MacKinnon <https://twitter.com/rmack>, Author of Consent of the
   Networked, Co-founder of Ranking Digital Rights, GNI and Global Voices

   Esther Dyson <https://twitter.com/edyson>, Entrepreneur, angel investor,
   and Principal of EDventure Holdings

   Ronaldo Lemos <https://twitter.com/lemos_ronaldo>, founder of the Center
   for Technology & Society at the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Law School

   Christian Dawson <https://twitter.com/mrcjdawson>, Chairman and
   co-founder of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition)

   Nicole Karlebach
   Senior Legal Counsel, Business & Human Rights at Yahoo

   Kevin Bankston
   Director of the Open Technology Institute (OTI) at New America

   Andrew Puddephat, <https://twitter.com/AndrewPuddephat> Director, Global
   Partners and Associates

   Katie Shay <https://twitter.com/km_shay>, Legal Counsel, Business &
   Human Rights at Yahoo

   Brett Solomon <https://twitter.com/solomonbrett>, Executive Director and
   Co-founder, Access Now

   Elinor Buxton, ‎Senior Cyber Research Analyst at Foreign and
   Commonwealth Office, UK Government

   Eve Chaurand <https://twitter.com/evecandf>, General Counsel,
   Change.org, an online petition tool with over 100 million users

   Wesley Diphoko <https://twitter.com/wesleydiphoko>, Founder of
   KayalabsOnline, an ICT4Development NGO based in South Africa

   Ben Rowswell
   Canada’s Ambassador to Venezuela, former chargé d’affaires in Baghdad/
   deputy head of mission in Kabul, Afghanistan

   Andrew McLaughlin <https://twitter.com/McAndrew>,
   entrepreneur-in-residence at betaworks, former Deputy CTO at the White
   House, and former Director of Global Public Policy at Google.

   David Pashman <https://twitter.com/davidpashman>, General Counsel at
   Meetup, co-chair of policy committee of NY Tech Meetup.

   Keith Winstein <http://cs.stanford.edu/~keithw/>, Stanford Secure
   Internet of Things Project

   Jochai Ben-Avie
   <https://blog.mozilla.org/netpolicy/author/jbenaviemozilla-com/>, Senior
   Global Policy Manager at Mozilla, former Policy Director at Access Now

If you have any questions please feel free to ask Access Now's Rightscon
Coordinator Nick ( conference at accessnow.org.) or if you prefer to email me
on (ephraim at accessnow.org)


Best Regards,
*Ephraim Percy Kenyanito*
Website: http://about.me/ekenyanito
Twitter: @ekenyanito
​Blog: https://thediaryofaglobalcitizen.wordpress.com/

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Dear friends,

As someone who has participated in RightsCon
the past, we wanted to provide you with the opportunity to help shape
agenda of the world's leading conference on the future of the internet.

*Due to popular demand, we've extended our program session submission
deadline to Monday, December 14th.* That means now is your time to act
quickly and help shape the agenda at RightsCon Silicon Valley 2016.
You can submit
your program session or Demo Room proposal
and find our special ticket discount policy
session organizers and speakers, on our website.

*Who you're joining: RightsCon speakers to date*

RightsCon 2016 is shaping up to be better than ever, with some of the
world's leading experts on technology and human rights confirmed to speak -
including *Bruce Schneier* (renowned security expert), *Nicole Wong* (former
US Deputy CTO), *Salil Shetty* (Secretary General of Amnesty
International), *Mathew Prince* (Co-Founder and CEO of CloudFlare), and
many more. See here for our complete confirmed speakers list to date!

*For more information on tickets, registration, and more*

Visit our ticket and event info page
find more information about our official venue, or contact me at
nickd at accessnow.org with any questions you may have.

Looking forward to seeing how your submissions will help shape the
RightsCon program!

Best wishes,

Nick Dagostino,
RightsCon Coordinator

P.S. The event will take place again in San Francisco (Wednesday, March 30
- Friday, April 1). Be sure to meet Monday’s deadline and don’t forget to
grab your early bird tickets here

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