Come Hear Nick Gillespie, Rand Paul, Kmele Foster and More at Lincoln Labs Reboot Conference in SF July 18-20, Get 15% Off!


Attention, Bay Area-area reasonoids! I'm appearing at the Lincoln Labs Reboot conference on July 18-20 at San Francisco's W Hotel.

Reboot is bringing together libertarian and conservative programmers, entrepreneurs, activists, and more to explore common areas of concern in all sorts of tech policy and possibilities. 

The list of presenters is pretty awesome (despite my inclusion). Sen. Rand Paul is keynoting and characters such as John Dennis, the libertarian office-furniture magnate who ran a spirited campaign against Nancy Pelosi; Derek Khanna, who got bounced from the Republican Study Committee after questioning intellectual property laws; and Kmele Foster, the co-host with Kennedy and Reason's own Matt Welch of Fox Business' The Independents.

I'll be giving a talk titled "WTF: How to Woo Millennials and Win the Future with Free Minds and Free Markets."

Go here for a full list of speakers, sessions, and events (hmm, hackathon…). readers get 15 percent off all tickets by using the promo code reason when registering.

Read more about the conference and its goals in this Wall Street Journal piece. A snippet:

"The purpose of the conference is to set a high bar for what can be achieved if you bring together problem-solvers in the political space with problem-solvers in the technology space," said Garrett Johnson, a onetime aide to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and former Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar who co-founded LincolnLabs.

The group was established to help recruit tech talent for libertarian or conservative causes at a time when liberal groups and the Democratic Party have a massive advantage in using technology to find voters and persuade them to support its candidates and causes. Its founders are careful not to align themselves directly with the Republican Party, but GOP leaders hope the group attracts talent to its more official efforts to modernize the party.

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  1. Get 15% Off!

    Great, another circumcision thread.

    1. Leave it as a tip.

    2. Just keep reading for a shortcut.

  2. Damn. It was cooler when I thought it said Robot Conference.

  3. You should really just let Kmele talk the whole time.

  4. I’ll gladly apply my skills at writing (English and various computer languages) to ensure the DEMISE of the GOP. But I think it would be more productive to help build the libertarian third-party alternative that so many seem to desire. Whether that means making the current LP into a contender or creating some kind of fusion party that is kosher for libertarians, only time will tell. I will have to read more about this conference. I live within a day-trip’s drive of SF, and might be able to get there for one of the days, but I’ll need to pick the BEST day (for me) to make it worth the trip. I don’t really care much about Rand Paul, but it would be fun to meet Matt and Kmele, who are often on my TV and computer screens… we’ll see.

    1. Oh. I just reread the article and realized that I can only expect Kmele to be there. That’s more than good enough, though. Of the three “Independents,” Kmele most reliably and articulately espouses the kind of libertarianism which I can endorse. Also, it is just common knowledge that any chance to be in the same room as Gillespie’s Jacket should not be missed.

      1. Sadly, tickets seem steeply priced, even with the Reason discount. From reading the material Gillespie wrote here, I was thinking that the thing might be an elaborate kind of job faire. Usually, employers, or those in need of skills, pay to have booths, where they can meet with suppliers of relevant skills and services (unaffiliated individuals, in many cases), who pay little or nothing to attend. Either I was wrong about the nature of this event, or the organizers aren’t doing it right. Hmmm… Good luck with the conference, guys! Have fun!

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