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EFF Presents the 28th Annual Pioneer Award Ceremony

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We are proud to present awards to this year's winners:

danah boyd: Trailblazing Technology Scholar
Oakland Privacy: Influential Surveillance-fighting Group
William Gibson: Groundbreaking Cyberpunk Author

And joining us as this year's keynote speaker, Adam Savage!

Every year, EFF opens nominations to the public to recognize leaders on the electronic frontier who are extending freedom and innovation in the realm of information technology. Their contributions may be technical, social, legal, academic, economic, or cultural. The celebration will include drinks, bytes, and excellent company. Join us!

Thursday, September 12, 2019
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Delancey Street's
Town Hall Room
600 The Embarcadero, San Francisco

Event Schedule:
6:00 pm Reception
7:30 pm Awards ceremony
9:00 pm Post-event mingling

Tickets are $65 for current EFF members and $75 for general admission.

Special thanks to our sponsors: AirBnB; Dropbox; Matthew Prince; Medium; O'Reilly Media; Ridder, Costa & Johnstone LLP; and Ron Reed for supporting EFF and the 2019 Pioneer Award Ceremony. If you or your company are interested in learning more about sponsorship, please contact

There will be ASL interpreters available during the award ceremony presentation, as well as transcriptions available post-event.

Upon entering the venue gates, a wheelchair lift is located immediately to the right, which provides access to the main courtyard level. Restrooms are located on the ground floor and are wheelchair accessible, and service animal relief areas are also available. The venue is a mixture of seating/standing room, and we will reserve several spots for individuals with disabilities explicitly for this event—please feel free to contact us if you want to ensure a parking spot will be available. If you need accommodations or have accessibility questions prior to the event, please contact; during the event, please ask any Delancey staff or EFF volunteer for assistance.

EFF is proud to welcome you to the Pioneer Award Ceremony! Check out our Event Expectations for information about how we address harassment.

September 12, 2019 6:00 PM through 10:00 PM
Delancey Street Town Hall
600 Embarcadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
United States
Event Fee(s)
Regular Event Ticket $ 75.00
Current EFF Member Event Ticket $ 65.00
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