Keynote Speaker

Julian Sanchez is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and studies issues at the busy intersection of technology, privacy, and civil liberties, with a particular focus on national security and intelligence surveillance. Before joining Cato, Sanchez served as the Washington editor for the technology news site Ars Technica, where he covered surveillance, intellectual property, and telecom policy. He has also worked as a writer for The Economist’s blog Democracy in America and as an editor for Reason magazine, where he remains a contributing editor.

Sanchez has written on privacy and technology for a wide array of national publications, ranging from the National Review to The Nation, and is a founding editor of the policy blog Just Security. He studied philosophy and political science at New York University.

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Master of Ceremonies

Paul Best served as chair of the NH Liberty Alliance from 2014-2016. A native of NH, he has volunteered for many years for various political campaigns. Professionally, he works as a Director of Engineering, with B.S. degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science, and an M.S. in Physics.