Electronic Frontiers Forums at Dragon Con (Atlanta, GA; Sept. 2 – 5, 2016)


Electronic Frontiers Forums is a series of lectures and panels given at the Dragon Con Science Fiction Convention each year on Labor Day weekend in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Originally inspired by the Computers, Freedom, and Privacy Conference, Electronic Frontiers Forums has taken on a life of its own by bringing some of the best technical and legal minds together to hash out the future and have a little fun along the way.

Concerned about freedom of speech, privacy, copyright, and YOUR rights online?  So are we!  Electronic Frontiers Forums covers the intersection of law, technology, society, and activism by bringing the best legal and technical minds together to hash out the future and have a little fun along the way.

This year, we’re delighted to have representatives from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Knowledge, AccessNow (at accessnow.org), and New America’s Open Technology Initiative to discuss the latest news and issues in Internet and technology activism.  Planned topics include Apple vs. the FBI, UK Snooper’s Charter, Wearable Smart Technology, Online Dating, Intro to Ham Radio, Online Stalkers, and Your Safety, EU Safe Harbor Court decision, and many others.

Returning favorite panels will include Hacking 101 and 201, Women and Science and Tech Careers, Webcomics, and 10 Rules for Dealing with Police Encounters.

A full schedule will be published here by late July.  If you would like to contribute to our topics or join our volunteer staff, please contact us on Facebook at facebook.com/EFForums, Twitter at twitter.com/efforums, or by email at eff@dragoncon.org.

Update (5/13/2016): Proposed topics for 2016 are now mostly decided, and applications for panellists are now available.

Update (10/7/2015): Audio has been posted for the 2015 convention and can be found on the schedule page, along with photos, video and audio for each panel on their individual posts.

Update (9/13/2015): Crypto Challenge solutions are now posted! See link at left.

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