EFF established the Pioneer Awards in 1992 to recognize leaders on the electronic frontier who are extending freedom and innovation in the realm of information technology. Thank you to everyone who recommended people and organizations that have contributed substantially to the health, growth, accessibility, or freedom of computer-based communications. This year’s pioneers will join an esteemed group of past award winners that includes World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, security expert Bruce Schneier, open source advocate Mozilla Foundation, and privacy rights activist Beth Givens.
For the 21st Annual Pioneer awards, we are proud to present awards to hardware hacker Andrew (bunnie) Huang, anti-ACTA activist Jérémie Zimmermann, and the Tor project – the organization behind the groundbreaking anonymity tool Tor. Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress, will be the keynote speaker.
For more information, please visit the Pioneer Awards page.
Thursday, September 20th
6:00pm VIP reception
6:45pm general reception
7:45pm award ceremony
Project One Gallery
251 Rhode Island Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
VIP reception - $250 - Hang out with award winners, EFF staff, and other lovers of online liberty! Includes a plus one.
General reception - $75
General reception (member rate) - $65