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EFF Presents the 30th Annual Pioneer Award Ceremony

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We are proud to present the 2021 award recipients:

Kade Crockford:
ACLU Advocate Reining in Government Use of Face Surveillance

Pam Dixon:
Champion of Privacy Rights Research

Matt Mitchell:
Data Security Trainer Protecting Black Communities

And joining us as this year's keynote speakers, Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders!

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 technology. Beginning with nominations from the public, EFF presents awards to both luminary individuals and groups whose contributions may be technical, social, legal, academic, economic, or cultural. You can view more information on this year's winners here. Join us!

EFF Livestream Page
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Pioneer Award Ceremony: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pacific Time

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This event is live and free with an optional $10 donation!

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Simulcasts: Twitch, Facebook Live, Twitter, and YouTube Live.
A recording will be available after the program on YouTube.

Special thanks to our sponsors: No Starch Press; Ridder, Costa & Johnstone; and Ron Reed for supporting EFF and the 2021 Pioneer Award Ceremony. If you or your company are interested in learning more about sponsorship, please contact Nicole Puller.

The award ceremony will be live-captioned. Once the stream begins, captions will appear beneath the video stream on this page, or you can click here to view captions in a new window. A transcription of the stream will be available post-event.

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September 16, 2021 from  5:00 PM to  7:00 PM
United States
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