FREEDOM TECH CONFERENCE FOR MAKERS & DISSIDENTS
SATURDAY – APRIL 10
LECTURES + HANDS ON LEARNING
Wyndham Wingate Hotel and Conference Center
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
You’ll gain practical knowledge through a combination of speakers, demos, panels, and exhibitions by experts.
On Saturday morning, top experts and practitioners will give informative talks with actionable steps to take home with you after the conference.
In the afternoon we will divide the conference space into two rooms for small group, hands on seminars. Track one will be 3D printed guns; fundamentals, related DIY technologies, and showcasing the latest designs and will have. Track two will be Bitcoin: coinjoining for better privacy, how set up and run a node, and acquiring bitcoin without KYC/AML services.
Saturday will also feature out silent auction, benefitting Deterrence Dispensed.
SUNDAY – APRIL 11
SHOOTING RAD GUNS
Private Gun Range
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Target shooting and demoing DIY guns. We’ll have four bays: Open, rifles only, 3D Printed, and one for the…
- First ever 3D Printed Firearms World Championship. The contest will have three stages each utilizing a different aspect of the firearm: accuracy, speed, and reliability. CATEGORIES:
- 100% build (barrel and bolt carrier group permitted)
- 80% build (barrel, bolt carrier group, fire control group, Slide/upper)
- Peoples choice (any submission will qualify entry; however, a vote will decide after the competition which gun was most liked)
The prize money will be $200 in bitcoin for each category, for a total prize purse of $600.
The cost to enter the championship is $25 per category. (You must also be registered for the conference). REGISTER.
RECAP – BEAR ARMS N’ BITCOIN 2020
It was a blast hanging out with fellow Bitcoiners and freedom lovers, sharing knowledge of 3D gun printing, bitcoin mining, and privacy tech. The second day at the range we got to try out all manner of firearms including 3D printed ones and were able to train some drills as well. The best conversations were had while hanging out with the Kommando crew in downtown Round Rock at the saloon.
Amazing, informative, inspirational, empowering. Just to name a few of my first thoughts, great group of people all around and a newfound sense of true Americanism in the modern world.
It was an eye-opening introduction to freedom via technology. The conference introduced many people to a way of life that was once thought to be improbable or impossible to many. Taking ownership of your own security via self-defense and finance is key to survival in mob-rule America.
I was stuck on my 3D printing learning curve and this conference helped me over the gap and onward. The speakers were passionate experts and the knowledge dropped on Saturday afternoon alone was amazing.
Unprecedented meeting of the subversive gun community that lies at the intersection of digital freedom and cryptography.
Good times, glad to meet some more Bitcoiners. didn’t want to burn ammo, so missed half the conference, but the friends I made in lieu of day 2 were worth twice the ticket cost.
It was awesome. Very informative on both sides of the issues, and created a great environment for some meaningful networking.
(Speaking via video). Developed 3D printed Glock magazines and Plastikov 3D receiver. Ivan refined ECM method for 9 mm rifled barrel. Tested and contributed to the FGC-9 developed by JStark 1809.
Illustrator turned software engineer, and designer of many “ridiculous” 3D printed guns.
Mother of Abominations and the 3D Movement.
Representative from Samourai Wallet, which, “keeps your transactions private, your identity masked, and your funds secured”.
Creator of the Liberator 12K 3D printed gun platform. Wizard of DIY cartridges, primers, and barrel rifling.
CTRL+Pew, most notable for the LoPoint pistol, has become a prominent advocate for DIY firearms in the social media space.
Austin is the cofounder and chief engineer of Atlas Arms and developer of the Dagny Dagger project.
Practitioner of no KYC/AML bitcoin via mining. Privacy through coinjoin. ? Check bio.
Austin is the co-founder of Apostles Firearms Academy. He has won several shooting state championships, 1 national and 1 world championship.
Developer of the SA-50 gun – a printed semi-auto pistol that shoots a .50cal projectile and uses electronics to fire and cycle the action.
CitizenHush is a recovering Engineer and the Bob Ross of 2A Twitter.
Econoalchemist writes Bitcoin related guides and tutorials with a focus on self-custody, censorship resistance, and privacy.
Founder of Guns N’ Bitcoin.
Last year we raised $1,576. Let’s try to double that!
If you or your organization would like to donate, please contact us with a description, minimum bid, and a photo representing the good or service.
A Scorpion Case, “Hello Darkness” hat, and sticker pack. Retail value is $134.
Night Thermal Hog Hunt
One night thermal hog hunt with CitizenHush in Central Texas this Fall 2021. Rifles equipped with thermal scopes, ammo, lodging and food are provided by CitizenHush- all you need to do is get to Central Texas.
Hand Painted Art
Coco will paint an exclusive piece for the conference.
Become a sponsor and reach your customers in an intimate setting. Reserve an exhibitor table and display and sell your products. Download our media kit. Join us as a media partner to harvest original content and gain new viewers. Contact us to create a custom solution.
Samourai Wallet is modern bitcoin wallet hand forged to keep your transactions private your identity masked and your funds secured.
Whirlpool: The strongest CoinJoin mixing on the market, Whirlpool breaks the links of the past history of your coins from their future activity. Nodl DOJO: A high performance plug and play full node perfectly tuned to provide strong privacy with Samourai built-in at the core. DOJO: A self hosted full node server that automatically syncs with your Samourai Wallet. Available today, free and open source. Dojo is made available as a self contained software package designed for users with low to medium technical ability.
DEFCAD is a file-sharing platform designed as a comprehensive model repository for digital gunsmiths.
16,501 Files – Browse their growing library of projects from enthusiasts and engineers
39,128 Users – Participate in the active development of the Second Amendment
176 Partners – Support leading creators in the DIY firearms space
HOTEL & VENUE
We are able to offer a special rate of $75 per night at the Wingate by Wyndham Hotel – Round Rock. A block of guest rooms will be held for the Bear Arms N’ Bitcoin 2021 event over the nights of Friday, April 9th and Saturday, April 10th.
To make a reservation by phone, call 512-341-7000 and request rooms under the Bear Arms N’ Bitcoin Conference room block. To make a reservation online go to Wingate Hotels or Wyndham Worldwide and choose Round Rock Texas as the destination. Enter the group code CGBC21 on the reservation page for this special rate.
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EVENT PRIVACY + SECURITY
We encourage you to buy your ticket with bitcoin, use a pseudonym, and an email address without personally identifying information, or even better, an email address you create solely for this event. We will check you in to the event with the email address you used to purchase the ticket(s). We will not have a list of names or pseudonyms, (and thus we will not ask for ID).
If you pay with bitcoin, you don’t need to enter a billing address at checkout. For the mailing address, you can make up an address, since your ticket won’t be mailed.
We will not allow photography or video recording, with the following exceptions. 1) We will have a photo wall which is a wall with our event banner as the background. Here you can take selfies or photos with friends. 2) Event staff will take photos of the speakers, exhibitors, and venue. We will ask permission from anyone who would appear in the photo.