April 7, 2018 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm PDT
San Francisco, CA

Join us for a celebration of the life and leadership of the recently departed founder of EFF, John Perry Barlow. His friends and compatriots in the fight for civil liberties, a fair and open internet, and voices for open culture will discuss what his ideas mean to them, and how we can follow his example as we continue our fight.

John Perry Barlow Symposium
Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 2 PM to 6 PM
Internet Archive at 300 Funston Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Edward Snowden, noted whistleblower and President of Freedom of the Press Foundation
  • Cindy Cohn, Executive Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Cory Doctorow, celebrated scifi author and Editor in Chief of Boing Boing
  • Joi Ito, Director of the MIT Media Lab
  • John Gilmore, EFF Co-founder, Board Member, entrepreneur and technologist
  • Trevor Timm, Executive Director of Freedom of the Press Foundation
  • Shari Steele, Executive Director of the Tor Project and former EFF Executive Director
  • Mitch Kapor, Co-founder of EFF and Co-chair of the Kapor Center for Social Impact
  • Pam Samuelson, Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law and Information at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Steven Levy, Wired Senior Writer, and author of Hackers, In the Plex, and other books
  • Amelia Barlow, daughter of John Perry Barlow

Additional speakers TBD.

We suggest a $20 donation for admission to the Symposium, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. All ticket proceeds will benefit the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Freedom of the Press Foundation.