September 2, 2021 - 10:00am PDT to September 6, 2021 - 5:00pm PDT
Atlanta, GA & Online

Join EFF for this year's DragonCon, a "multi-media, pop culture convention focusing on science fiction & fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film." Various EFF staff members will be featured in talks on the Electronic Frontiers Forums track during the event, in-person and online, so be sure to check them out! You can also view the full Electronic Frontiers Forums schedule here

Need to renew your membership from a previous DragonCon? No worries! You can renew your support online and grab some of our new gear, including our new Stay Golden member t-shirt! You can also check out some of the other goodies we would have at our booth, like stickers and pins, by going to our online shop

Note: Note: Depending on Covid, EFF may not attend in-person. If that happens, the pre-recorded talks "Rule 41: FBI Hacks into Exchange Servers to Patch Them!" and "Surveillance Tech in Schools" will be our only talks, which will be streamed on DragonCon TV!

EFF Talks

Surveillance Tech in Schools
Featuring EFF's Rory Mir and Jason Kelley
Thursday, September 2 at 8:30 pm EDT on DragonConTV, Stream 2
What kinds of solutions are surveillance tech vendors now selling in schools? What are the goals, and do they really improve safety or just provide "security theater" at a cost? What about automated test proctoring, and how do these solutions threaten privacy and safety?

Hacking 101
Featuring EFF's Kurt Opsahl
Saturday, September 4 at 8:30 pm EDT in Hilton Room 313-314
Hacking 101 returns for another glorious year! Just what is a hacker anyway? Culture, history, contacts, resources, and pointers for more info.

Rule 41: FBI Hacks into Exchange Servers to Patch Them!
Featuring EFF's Kurt Opsahl
Monday, September 6 at 10 am EDT on DragonConTV, Stream 2
The FBI recently used a very expansive view of 'Rule 41' regarding searches and seizures to justify hacking into vulnerable exchange servers to patch them without notifying server owners first. Just what is 'Rule 41' anyway, and how could this possibly be legal?

Oracle v. Google: Final SCOTUS Decision (Good News!)
Featuring EFF's Kurt Opsahl
Monday, September 6 at 11:30 am EDT in Hilton Room 313-314
After over a decade, the Supreme Court has rendered a final decision on the ability of any entity to copyright an API. The decision is great news for interoperability, open source, and technology in general.