Every year, EFF invites the world to the Pioneer Award Ceremony to recognize leaders on the electronic frontier who are extending freedom and innovation in the realm of information technology. Beginning with nominations from the public, EFF awards Barlow statuettes to both luminary individuals and groups whose contributions may be technical, social, legal, academic, economic, or cultural. During EFF’s 30th anniversary year—and an extraordinary time for humanity—our virtual celebration will stream live.
Join us as we gather for our annual celebration of digital rights activism and this year's award winners: artificial intelligence and racial bias experts Joy Buolamwini, Timnit Gebru, and Deborah Raji; sex worker activist and tech policy and content moderation researcher Danielle Blunt; and the global Internet freedom organization Open Technology Fund (OTF) and its community! You can view more information on this year's winners here. During EFF’s 30th anniversary year—and an extraordinary time for humanity—our virtual celebration will stream live at 4:30 pm PT beginning with a DJ set from Redstickman.
EFF Livestream on Twitch
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Musical Introduction: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm PT
Pioneer Award Ceremony: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm PT
This event is live and free with an optional $10 donation!
Please RSVP to let us know you can make it. Want to support EFF's work? Pitch in an optional $10 donation when you register, or just check out brand new EFF30 gear and donate at https://eff.org/PAC-join.
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