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2022 EFF Awards

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The words EFF AWARDS in gold on a dark blue circuit board background

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A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

We are proud to present this year's winners:

Alaa Abd El-Fattah
EFF Award for Democratic Reform Advocacy

Digital Defense Fund
EFF Award for Civil Rights Technology

Kyle Wiens
EFF Award for Right to Repair Advocacy

For thirty years, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has opened nominations to the public to recognize leaders on the electronic frontier who are extending freedom and innovation in technology. EFF’s annual Pioneer Award Ceremony celebrated the longtime stalwarts working on behalf of technology users, both in the public eye and behind the scenes.

This year, we’re taking a new step to recognize the ways in which the digital world has fused with modern life. We invite you to celebrate the first annual EFF Awards! The celebration will include drinks, bytes, and excellent company. Join us!

Thursday, November 10th, 2022
6 PM to 10 PM Pacific
The Regency Lodge
1290 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Event Schedule:
6 PM Reception
7 PM Award Ceremony
8:30 PM Post-event Mingling

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$65 for current EFF members • $75 general admission

Special thanks to our sponsors: Dropbox; Electric Capital; No Starch Press; Ridder, Costa & Johnstone LLP; and Ron Reed for supporting EFF and the 2022 EFF Awards.

Sponsorships ensure EFF can continue hosting events like this—which are important to maintaining a sense of community among digital rights supporters. If you or your company are interested in learning more about sponsoring EFF events, please contact

COVID-19 Precautions:
Upon entry to the venue, all guests are required to provide proof of vaccination or documentation of exemption. Masks are strongly encouraged during the event and are required while at food and beverage stations, where hand sanitizer and disposable face masks will be available.

Guests are strongly encouraged to monitor their own health and to stay home if sick or experiencing symptoms. If you wish to take a Covid-19 test, a limited supply of them will be available at the door, first come, first serve. EFF will monitor Bay Area official channels for guidance on the latest safety rules and best practices.

The Regency Lodge, 1290 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA, 94109, is easily accessible by public transportation. Muni bus lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 19, 38, 42, 47, and 49 all stop within a few blocks of the facility. Parking: There are several public and private parking lots in the vicinity of The Regency Lodge. There is also limited street parking.

If you require an ADA accessible entrance or cannot use the stairs at the 1290 Sutter Street entrance, staff will escort you to the nearby 1270 Sutter St. accessible entrance. The main event space is wheelchair accessible, on low pile carpeted floor. Lively music will be playing, and the award ceremony speakers will be using a microphone, so louder volumes are expected.

EFF is committed to improving accessibility for our events. If you will be attending in-person and need accommodations, or have accessibility questions prior to the event, please contact If you require an ASL interpreter, please contact us by Oct. 27th.

During the event, please ask any EFF staff for assistance.

Dress as you feel—whether it's festive, formal, or casual—our audience wears everything from gowns to hoodies.

The celebration will include small bites and desserts, as well as an open bar with wine, beer, a specialty cocktail, and non-alcoholic options! There will be vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options.

      ◆ Avocado Toast (Vegan)
           • baguette, pickled shallot, toasted sesame seeds
      ◆ Yakitori Grilled Chicken Skewers (Dairy & Gluten Free)
           • w/ scallion and miso aioli
      ◆ Mezze Platter (Vegan & Gluten Free)
           • pita chips, hummus, baba ganoush, olives, pickled vegetables, feta cheese
      ◆ Mini Banh Mi Sandwiches w/ Lemongrass BBQ Chicken (Dairy Free)
           • pickled vegetables, lime leaf aioli and micro pea shoots
      ◆ Mini Proscuitto Sandwiches w/ Queso Manchego
           • wild arugula and garlic aioli
      ◆ Pretzel Sliders
           • w/ BBQ pulled brisket, horseradish sauce
      ◆ Mediterranean Rice (Vegetarian)
      ◆ Falafel Tray (Vegetarian)
      ◆ Shawarma Tray
      ◆ Mini Ricotta Donut Holes
           • w/ strawberry coulis and powdered sugar
      ◆ Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies (Dairy & Gluten Free)
           • w/ maldon sea salt
      ◆ Molasses Ginger Snap Cookie (Vegan)
           • w/ candied ginger and sugar crust
      ◆  Fruit Platter (Vegan)

EFF is dedicated to a harassment-free experience for everyone, and all participants are encouraged to view our full Event Expectations.

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November 10, 2022 from  6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
The Lodge at The Regency Center
1290 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
Event Fee
General Admission $55.00
EFF Member Ticket $45.00
Student Ticket $35.00