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Edward Snowden's Hawaii conference sold out, will be simulcast

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The final remaining seats for Edward Snowden's live speech on Oahu have been scooped up.

The exiled NSA whistleblower will address the ACLU Hawaii First Amendment Conference on Saturday via video link from Russia.

Snowden, who used to live in Hawaii, worked for consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton and rented a home in Waipahu. Snowden is known for leaking classified information from the National Security Agency. He is currently living in Russia and faces felony charges in the US.

ACLU's 'Davis Levin First Amendment Conference' will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center on Feb. 14.

The live conversation with Snowden will follow a screening of Snowden documentary “Citizenfour" which is nominated for an Oscar.

With tickets to the conference sold out, organizers will simulcast the event statewide from noon to 1:30 p.m. on these channels:

  • Akaku Maui Community Media: Channel 55
  • Na Leo ‘O Hawai‘i Community Access Television (Hilo and Kona): Channel 54
  • Ho‘ike Kaua‘i Community Television: Channel 54
  • ‘Olelo Community Media (Oahu): Channel 54
  • On the web: www.olelo.org/olelo54

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