This event has ended. Visit the official site or create your own event on Sched.
Welcome to the Official Schedule for RightsCon 2019, the world’s leading summit on human rights in the digital age.

Together at RightsCon Tunis, our first summit hosted in the Middle East and North Africa, more than 2500 expert practitioners will come together across over 400 sessions to shape, contribute to, and drive forward the global agenda for the future of our human rights.

Important note: Whether you’re a session organizer, speaker, or participant, you’ll need to login to Sched or create an account in order to get the most out of the program (including creating a profile and building your own customized RightsCon schedule).

Be sure to get your ticket to RightsCon first. You can visit rightscon.org for more information.

RightsCon is brought to you by Access Now.

avatar for Adam Burns

Adam Burns

Berlin, Germany
Adam Burns is a human-centered technologist and passionate information security specialist.

Adam has worked in health and justice sectors, bringing emerging standard practices of information security and risk management to the handling of data vital to human and social well-being.

He is the founder of free2air, Eupore's first Community Wireless Network, and has and has influenced the structure and politics of community networks around the globe. He is a member of Freifunk (Förderverein Freie Netzwerke e. V.), and has been authorized to represent Freifunk, it's ideals and philosophies in global forums.

He has designed emergency broadcast networks designed for use in conflict-ridden and developing regions, currently deployed in Syria and North Africa. From embedded devices and IoT middleware to cloud and data centre infrastructures, he continues to subvert centralised models of control to models that support commons based sovereignty to local communities.

Adam was an Advisory Board member for the EC H2020 netCommons research project, formulating multidisciplinary best practices for Community Networks.

He was also recently engaged in EU research securing personal data processing within public clouds, together with product development of decentralized personal information management systems and consent management for transmission, storage and processing of personal data.

Currently, Adam is the Chief Information Security Officer for Media in Cooperation and Transition (MiCT), a non-profit based in Berlin focussing on media and journalism development in under-developed countries and crisis regions.

My Friends

  • avatar for Kira Allmann
  • avatar for Paul Wilson

Tuesday, June 11

5:00pm BST

6:30pm BST

Wednesday, June 12

10:30am BST

12:00pm BST

Thursday, June 13

10:30am BST

2:15pm BST

3:45pm BST

5:15pm BST

7:00pm BST

9:00pm BST

Friday, June 14

9:00am BST

4:00pm BST