Hayley Tsukayama will speak about grassroots activism at LibrePlanet 2024
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- January 23, 2024 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced associate director of legislative activism Hayley Tsukayama, as keynote speaker for LibrePlanet 2024, the sixteenth edition of the FSF's conference on ethical technology and user freedom. LibrePlanet will be held on May 4 and 5 at the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA, as well as online.
"A free and just technological society needs a robust, engaged free software community to help us address our problems together," says Hayley Tsukayama who will keynote LibrePlanet 2024, the sixteenth edition of the FSF's conference on ethical technology and user freedom. Tsukayama is associate director of legislative activism at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). In her upcoming keynote, which is titled Building bridges and plugging in, Tsukayama wants to create spaces for different advocates to learn from each other. She will share the many lessons that "the tech advocacy world can learn from other advocates," and talk about what aspects of the free software movement could be cultivated successfully with other movements.
"We're excited for Hayley to join us at LibrePlanet this year," says Miriam Bastian, program manager at the FSF. "Hayley works on the EFF's activism team and is an expert on grassroots movements to influence state legislation. I'm sure she has a lot to say on how to cultivate community, which is the conference theme!"
This is the second keynote the FSF announced for LibrePlanet 2024: Cultivating Community. The other keynote speaker will be David Wilson, which was announced in October.
LibrePlanet is the annual conference of the FSF. Over the last decade, LibrePlanet has blossomed from a small gathering of FSF associate members into a vibrant multi-day event that attracts a broad audience of people who are interested in the values of software freedom. LibrePlanet 2024: Cultivating Community will be held on May 4 and 5 both online and in person at the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA. To receive announcements about LibrePlanet 2024, visit the conference website and sign up for the email updates.
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