THE INTERSECTION OF LIBERTY AND TECHNOLOGY …
San Francisco, California plays host this weekend to the second annual “Reboot” conference – a gathering of liberty-minded technology advocates from all across the country. According to event organizers, this year’s conference will “focus on bringing together the best and brightest from the tech and political worlds to solve the problems facing both.”
Reboot is sponsored by Lincoln Labs, an organization whose objective is “to create and support a community of like-minded individuals who desire to advance liberty in the public square with the use of technology.”
‘We started with small events in San Francisco and Silicon Valley,” the group explains on its website. “We were amazed at the response. Our first events spread like wildfire in the technology community. Hundreds of techies and young professionals came out of the woodwork to connect and build a community. A few months later, we were hosting events all around the country to replicate the growing community in Silicon Valley.”
One of the keynote speakers this year is Ajit Pai, a member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) who has been a consistently outspoken advocate for internet freedom – and a leading critic of the Obama administration’s attempts to over-regulate the web.
“Do you trust the federal government to make the Internet ecosystem more vibrant than it is today?” Pai said earlier this year.
Pai will be joined at Reboot by U.S. Reps. Greg Walden of Oregon and Fred Upton of Michigan. Walden is the chairman of the House subcommittee on communications and technology, while Upton is chairman of the energy and commerce committee.
The conference will also include numerous panel discussions featuring rising stars in the political technology industry – focusing on the ongoing evolution of campaigning and activism in the digital age.
Market Research Foundation will be attending the “Reboot” Conference. Check back soon for a recap from the event …