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Pirate Party Holds 5th Annual Conference



Boston, MA – April 18, 2017 – The Massachusetts Pirate Party will host PirateCon, it’s 5th annual party conference on Saturday, April 29th at the Community Church of Boston. PirateCon is a yearly event in which Massachusetts Pirate Party members come together with members of the community and other interested parties to discuss issues regarding free culture, innovation, personal privacy and transparency in the local and federal government.

“We are excited to hold our fifth yearly conference. The Pirate Party continues to offer innovative ideas for Massachusetts,” said First Officer Noelani Kamelamela.

This year’s conference will feature presentations on media ethics, surveillance, electoral action and more. Speakers include:

  • Grace Ross, 2006 candidate for Governor and anti-foreclosure/social justice organizer
  • David Day, founder of the Together Boston music festival
  • JPat Brown, Executive Editor of Muckrock
  • Maya Shaffer, CoFounder of The Bay State Examiner
  • Sevan Chorluyan, Chief of BadMirror Broadcasting
  • Alex Marthews, President of Restore the Fourth, a national privacy organization

The conference will also include small group discussions to expand the Pirate Party planks in preparation for the 2018 state and federal elections.

“Whether the topic is fake news, expanding corporate and government surveillance, reducing income inequality, rethinking the city or the fight for net neutrality, PirateCon covers it. This year’s conference will continue our effort to bring new ideas for how we can improve Massachusetts for everyone who lives here,” said Captain James O’Keefe.

PirateCon will be at the Community Church in Copley Square at 565 Boylston St #2, Boston. It is open to the public and presentations will start at 10am and end at 6pm. The conference will be live streamed. The party will elect its officers during the conference.

Tickets are $10. Youth under 18 and press are free. Participants can pay in advance or RSVP online, but tickets are also available at the door for no additional cost.

For more information as well as a full conference schedule, visit

About the Massachusetts Pirate Party:

The Massachusetts Pirate Party is the party of Open Government, Open Innovation, Open Culture, and People First. It is the only political party in Massachusetts with the objective of defending the Internet as an open resource for all. The Massachusetts Pirate Party is currently identifying and training candidates to contest the 2017 city elections and 2018 Massachusetts legislative elections.

For More Information:

James O’Keefe
(617) 863-6277


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