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Our annual conference is this Saturday

This week was busy: participating in the March for Science, holding a cryptotable at the Boston Socialist Unity Conference and holding a Western Mass. campaign workshop. To finish the week, we getting ready for our annual conference this Saturday.

PirateCon 2017 will be at the Community Church of Boston. The Community Church is in Copley Square at 565 Boylston St #2, Boston. The conference will start at 10am and end at 6pm.

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

Registration is $10 and anyone who donated to the party this year is already signed up. Youth under 18 are free.

You can pay in advance or just tell us you will attend if you prefer to pay at the door or are under 18. Unfortunately, we haven’t had enough interest in child care so we will not be offering it.

Please invite anyone you think would be interested. You can share this link: https://masspirates.org/blog/conference/

The schedule will be:

Start Time End Time Topic
10:00am 10:45am Qualifying the integrity of Media Sources
10:50am 11:35am Electoral Action
11:40am 12:25pm Media & Liberation
12:30pm 01:30pm Lunch
01:30pm 02:15pm FOIA: Transparency by a Thousand Papercuts
02:20pm 03:05pm Organizing for a Sustainable, Accountable Movement
03:10pm 04:10pm Lightning Talks
04:10pm 04:55pm State of Surveillance
05:00pm 06:00pm Pirate Policy Breakout Groups

We are looking for a few volunteers to help make PirateCon a success.  If you can help, please add your name to an item at our conference pirate pad.

Pirate Council elections at PirateCon

We will elect the Pirate Council and three Arbitrators at PirateCon. We are looking for people who want to build the Pirate Party. Please submit your nomination by Friday, April 28th.

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Further information

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The Mass. Pirate Party weekly chat is every Tuesday at 9pm, Eastern time. To get on:

  1. Go to https://webchat.pirateirc.net/
  2. Fill out the web form with the Nickname of your choice and enter #masspirates in the Channel box next to it, then click the Connect button
  3. Start typing and reading

You can also connect via your IRC client at one of the servers listed at http://pirateirc.net/servers.

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