We are happy and honored to announce that Edward Snowden will be participating in the HOPE conference via a two-way video link. Between Snowden, Daniel Ellsberg, and Thomas Drake, we will have three of the world's most renowned whistleblowers speaking at this year's conference, in addition to well over 100 other speakers.
It was because of the mutual admiration between Ellsberg and Snowden that this special event was put together. Having these two people who have profoundly changed the history and direction of this country participating in a discussion is an occasion we will all be privileged to witness.
Snowden is, of course, still unable to leave Russia because of the threat he faces from the authorities in the United States. So he will be joining us and speaking on a video link right after Daniel Ellsberg's keynote.