In 1992 EFF presented our very first awards recognizing key leaders and organizations advancing innovation and championing digital rights. Now in 2023 we are continuing to celebrate the accomplishments of people working toward a better future for technology users with the EFF Awards!

All are invited to attend the EFF Awards! Whether you are an activist, an EFF supporter, a student interested in cyberlaw or public interest technology, or someone who wants to eat good food and drink with other cool individuals, anyone can have a fun time at the ceremony.

The celebration will begin at 6:30 pm. PT, Thursday, September 14 at The Regency Lodge, 1290 Van Ness Ave. in San Francisco. Register today to attend the event! We even have discounted tickets for EFF members and students.

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General Admission: $55 | Current EFF Members: $45 | Students: $35

We are honored to present the three winners of this year’s EFF Awards: Alexandra Asanova Elbakyan, Library Freedom Project, and Signal Foundation. But, before we kick off the ceremony, let’s take a closer look at each of the honorees. Next up is Library Freedom Project, winner of the EFF Award for Information Democracy:

Library Freedom Project logo with a book, keyhole, and lightning bolts

Library Freedom Project is radically rethinking the library professional organization by creating a network of values-driven librarian-activists taking action together to build information democracy. LFP offers trainings, resources, and community building for librarians on issues of privacy, surveillance, intellectual freedom, labor rights, power, technology, and more—helping create safer, more private spaces for library patrons to feed their minds and express themselves. Their work is informed by a social justice, feminist, anti-racist approach, and they believe in the combined power of long-term collective organizing and short-term, immediate harm reduction.


Special thanks to Electric Capital, No Starch Press, and Ron Reed for sponsoring the EFF Awards.

Sponsorships ensure EFF can continue hosting events like this to help build community among digital rights supporters. If you or your company are interested in sponsoring EFF events, please contact Tierney Hamilton.