soviet-beerIt’s been way too long since the Tech Liberation Front hosted an IRL meetup, more than a year in fact, so we’re looking to make amends next week. You’re invited to the 15th Alcohol Liberation Front happy hour, which we’ll hold at Churchkey on 14th Street at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4th.

Lots of us from the TLF gang will be there, including quite a few of our out-of-town contributors. So please come by and have a beer with us, and bring a friend!

If you’re in DC this week, join Kevin Bankston from EFF, myself, fellow TLFers Berin Szoka, Geoff Manne, and Larry Downes, starting at 5:30pm at Johnny’s Half Shell, 400 North Capitol St NW. This event is being co-hosted by TLF and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Please RSVP on Facebook so we have an idea how many people are attending. Attendees must be 21 or older. Space is limited.

And ALF 15 is already in the works. We’re planning to do it in conjunction with Digital Capital Week on November 8th. Stay tuned for more details!

If you’re in for the State of the Net conference this week (or happen to live here), join us for a happy hour among tech policy peeps Tuesday afternoon at 6pm at Johnny’s Half Shell (400 N Capitol St).

We’ll also toast the launch of TechFreedom, the new digital policy think tank we’re launching Wednesday with a half-day symposium for TechFreedom’s first publication: The Next Digital Decade: Essays on the Future of the Internet.

RSVP on Facebook here! (We need an accurate headcount.)

If you happen to be in Vegas today (Thursday, 1/6) for the Consumer Electronics Show (or gambling or… whatever else floats your boat), join myself and fellow TLFers Larry Downes and Wayne Crews for an impromptu “Alcohol Liberation Front” happy hour starting about 5pm at Parasol Up bar at the Wynn Hotel (3131 Las Vegas Blvd).

If you’re walking over from the Convention Center (where I’ll be till 4 for the Tech Policy Summit), it’s just 1.1 miles along the strip (directions). I’ll tweet (@BerinSzoka) exactly where we wind up in the bar, or you can ask for the TLF gang at the door or email me (bszoka <at> techfreedom <dot> org).

TPS ends at 4pm and there are other event starting at 6, so I figure we’ll just wind up there in the 5-6/6:30 range.

RSVP on Facebook & see who’s coming!

As I mentioned earlier, I’m attending the pii2010 conference (privacy, identity & innovation) this week in Seattle (18-19)! If you’re at the conference or in the area, I hope you’ll join me and my fellow TLFers Larry Downes and Carl Gipson for an “Alcohol Liberation Front” happy hour (cash bar) after the conference ends tomorrow, Wednesday the 18th at Kells Irish Pub at 1916 Post Alley–just a short walk from the Bell Harbor International Conference Center, where the conference will take place (Google maps walking directions). The conference reception wraps up at 7:30, so we’ll mosey on over to Kells by 7:45 for drinks and food.

Just look for the TLF sticker when you get there (or the conference badges)! Carl, Larry and I should all be there. Please RSVP on Facebook if you’re coming!

Just a reminder, we’re meeting at the Science Club on Tuesday, July 14 for one of our semi-regular happy hours: 1136 19th St NW, Washington DC from 5:30-8 pm. The club will be offering happy hour drink specials.

We’ll celebrate the Digital Revolution (while also denouncing the scourge of centralizing, totalitarian Digital Jacobinism).  All those interested in technology, the freedom of technology and technologies of freedom are welcome.

RSVP on Facebook today!

Come join us for one of our semi-regular happy hours as we celebrate the Digital Revolution (while also denouncing the scourge of centralizing, totalitarian Digital Jacobinism).

All those interested in technology, the freedom of technology and technologies of freedom are welcome.  We’ll be at the Science Club at 1136 19th St NW, Washington DC from 5:30-8 pm.

RSVP on Facebook today!

As Adam noted last week, he’ll be debating Jonathan Zittrain, author of The Future of the Internet–And How to Stop It, at the New America Foundation this Thursday afternoon at 3:30.  Since it seems like a number of TLF readers and contributors will be attending, we’ve decided to piggyback off the event and continue the discussion afterwards with Alcohol Liberation Front 6.  After the NAF panel is over, we’ll be headed to Gazuza (1629 Connecticut Ave, NW), probably arriving shortly after 5:30 or so.  JZ, Adam, and some of the TLF gang will be joining us, and we hope you will too.

WHAT: Alcohol Liberation Front 7
WHEN: Thursday, November 6 from 5:30pm on
WHERE: Gazuza (1629 Connecticut Ave NW)
WHO: Adam Thierer, Jonathan Zittrain, TLFers, and you!  See who else is coming at our Facebook event page.

(Special thanks to one-time TLF contributor and libertarian folk hero Brooke Oberwetter for organizing this event.)

Whiskey GlassAs we’re wont to do this time of year, many of your humble Technology Liberation Front contributors will be attending PFF’s annual Aspen Summit next week and we think many of you will too. So, we’ve decided to hold the sixth in our series of Alcohol Liberation Front get-togethers on Tuesday, 8/19, at 9 p.m. at the Sky Bar located at the base of the Aspen Mountain. Like we did last time, we’ll also be recording our contributors (and hopefully some of you) pontificating for our podcast, Tech Policy Weekly. So drop on by and have a drink with your favorite TLF bloggers.

The TLF crowd will converge upon the MCCXXIII Club at 1223 Connecticut Ave in Washington DC from 6-9:30 this Wednesday, June 25 for Alcohol Liberation Front 5.1.  Why are we having an ALF event so soon after our last one?  And why is only minor build (.1)?

Because we’re crashing blogger and celebrity geek Robert Scoble‘s mini-convention/happy hour for the DC tech community.  We’ve been promised an open bar of some sort, though details are still sketchy.  Of the turn-out at April’s “TECH Cocktail” is any indication, this could be very well-attended and fun event.

RSVP now on EventBrite (and check out the Facebook event page) and be sure to wear your best capitalist flair.  We’ll hope to see you there as we spread the gospel of Technology Freedom to our fellow geeks.