Visit to London – place to crash?


i’m seriously considering going to london to attend the below event…  it’s on a friday, so i’d probably come in either thursday night or friday morning, and try to stay for the weekend.  if lucky, go out dancing too.  basically, i was looking for a good excuse, and this came up.  šŸ™‚  i haven’t checked flight/train prices yet… will do that soon.

i’m wondering if anyone has a place to crash?  i will also ask some friends who aren’t on lj, but figured i’d start here while i’m thinking about it..

Event – Doctorow and Stross: Resisting the all-seeing eye

Posted by Michael Holloway in Data Protection, Data Retention, ORG Events, Privacy at March 27th, 2009

With the rise of the database state and firms profiting from user-profiling, it’s vital to resist surveillance and ensure the integrity of your digital personality. From technologies like PGP and Tor to the arguments that will convince people – friends and family as well as media and politicians – to watch out for their digital rights, this event is your anti-surveillance 101.

Cory Doctorow – science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist – and Charlie Stross – science fiction writer and former programmer and pharmacist – will share how and why to control your data. The event will be moderated by Ian Brown – academic, activist and Blogzilla.

The entry price is either joining Open Rights Group – by handing door staff a completed form (link to PDF) – or making a one-off £10 donation on the door. Please register for tickets here. Drinks will be available, as is The Three Kings – a local pub – to continue the debate.

What: Doctorow and Stross: Resisting the all-seeing eye
When: 1830, Friday 1 May 2009
Where: Crypt on the Green, St James Church, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell Close, London, EC1R 0EA – Map
How: Get your tickets here!