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Alexis Ohanian Internet 2012 Tour

We are very excited to welcome founder Alexis Ohanian and the Internet 2012 Tour on Tuesday October 9!

From Alexis:

On January 18, 2012, tens of millions of Americans defeated SOPA and PIPA two bills that threatened the Internet, one of the healthiest parts of the American economy.

And now we’re making sure our government understands just how important the Internet is to all Americans. This October we’re taking a bus (literally half red, half blue) from Denver, CO to Danville, KY to campaign for the Internet during the Presidential and Vice Presidential debates.

The Internet 2012 bus will collect, document and share stories throughout the American heartland, because this isn’t just about Silicon Valley. It’s about parents taking Skillshare classes on blogging in Boulder, TED meetups in Omaha, Kentucky folk festivals that get funded on Kickstarter, artists in Missouri who can sell to the world on Etsy and retirees who can make some extra money renting out a room on Airbnb. Thanks to the Open Internet, people are learning marketable skills that are turning them from unemployed to gainfully employed.

Read the article in Forbes

See the video trailer

Support the IndieGogo campaign

Follow along on Reddit

This event will be presented by StartLouis and Build Guild STL. We are excited to host Alexis at the T-REx tech incubator in downtown St. Louis, the heart of St. Louis' startup scene - for a cause that is very important to us all. Afterwards everyone is invited to Urban Chestnut Brewery for drinks and revelry. Hope you can join us for this very special evening!

All are welcome // Free of Charge // No RSVP Required

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  • dylan

    Big thanks to everybody who came out, and to all who helped! Lots of fun

    October 13, 2012

  • Matt F.

    Awesome work by everyone involved. And the tour afterwards was very insightful.

    October 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, everyone. This is Chris Sommers, of Pi. Our Downtown location at the MX (6th & Wash.) is the last spot on the Business Crawl, before the talk at T-REx.
    We invite all attendees to join us with the Internet Association folks and their press core for FREE PIZZA & DRINKS at 5:45pm.
    Please use this Sqwid Reward for the free eats and drinks tonight:
    Take Metro to the 6th & Wash. Convention Center stop, fill up, then walk 2 blocks to T-REx.
    We hope to see you.
    Thanks, Chris

    1 · October 9, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      That's awesome. Thanks Chris!

      October 9, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for the update!

      October 9, 2012

  • Kevin

    can anyone provide some info about parking?

    September 12, 2012

    • dylan

      There is a parking garage directly across the street from the building entrance, or feel free to use on-street parking. Officially the meters stop running at 7pm, but they typically do not check them after 5 so you should be fine. Thanks for your interest!

      September 12, 2012

  • Jonathan L.

    Crazy excited about this. Have you contact UCBC about the potentially large crowd this will bring? If not, I live with one of the brewers and am willing to make necessary arrangements.

    1 · September 11, 2012

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