The Open Rights Group is holding its annual conference next weekend at the Savoy Place headquarters of the Institute of Engineering and Technology in London. ORGCon is the foremost digital-rights conference in the UK. The programme is packed with thought-provoking material and the venue is pretty special too (I’m a member of the IET – their headquarters on the embankment are fabulous).
I’ll be volunteering at the event as well as giving two talks. A year after being inspired to set up ORG Sheffield at ORGCon 2012, I’ll be giving a rapid-fire talk on how easily you could start a group in your area – so easy the talk’s only 10 minutes long – and what ORG can do to help. I’m also very pleased to be sitting on a panel introducing ORG to people who are just learning about us with freelance optimist and former ORG executive director Becky Hogge, guardian-wearing sandal-reader and ORG board member Milena Popova, and ORG supporters officer Ruth Coustick.
ORGCon is a great place to meet in real life people you know online, so please drop me a line if you’re planning to be there and you want to meet up, say hi, exchange key signatures or catch up over a beer afterwards. It’s going to be one hell of a day!
P.S. Did I mention that if you join ORG before the conference you’ll get a free ticket to ORGCon plus a free copy of “The Master Switch” by Tim Wu, who will be giving the opening keynote. The conference will be closed out by John Perry Barlow!