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Come to San Diego and join EFF in honoring Mitchell Baker and the Mozilla Foundation, Michael Geist, and Mark Klein at the 17th annual Pioneer Awards! Michael Robertson, the Founder and CEO of MP3.com, Linspire, MP3tunes, and Gizmo5, will keynote the ceremony with his talk: "What to Expect When You're Expecting... To Be Sued".

Awarded every year since 1991, the Pioneer Awards recognize leaders who are extending freedom and innovation on the electronic frontier. This year, the Pioneer Awards ceremony will be held in conjunction with ETech at the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina on Tuesday March 4th, 2008. The event begins at 7:15 p.m.

Tickets to the Pioneer Awards ceremony and Michael Robertson's keynote address are $35. You can buy your ticket in advance at:

TCHO is the Platinum Sponsor for the 2008 Pioneer Awards ceremony. Founded by Wired co-founder Louis Rossetto and legendary chocolatier and former technologist Timothy Childs, TCHO is "a new chocolate company for a new generation of chocolate enthusiasts." TCHO will sample a "beta release" of their dark chocolate during the awards ceremony. Attendees are invited to taste two different formulas and vote for a favorite. Feedback directly influences the formula used for the national release bar. Learn more about TCHO at:

Bronze sponsors of the 2008 Pioneer Awards ceremony include: MOG, Three Rings, JibJab, Atomic PR, Barracuda Networks.

For more information about the 2008 Pioneer Awards:

Official Website: http://www.eff.org/awards/pioneer

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