Speaker - Kevin O'Reilly
Kevin O'Reilly is a leader in the Right to Repair movement. As the Right to Repair campaign director at the Public Interest Research Group, or PIRG, he leads the group's work on medical and agricultural Right to Repair. Kevin's research has demonstrated how modern tractors are engineered to restrict independent repair, how dealership consolidation further erodes farmers' repair choices, and how Right to Repair would save U.S. farmers $4.2 billion per year. He has organized hundreds of farmers and medical repair technicians from all over the country to push for change at all levels of government, and worked closely with legislators at the state and federal level to develop and advance effective legislation. Most recently, he was a leader in the coalition that passed the country's first agricultural Right to Repair law in Colorado. Kevin's work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, CNN, NPR, Politico and more.
- Right to Repair, FOSS, and restoring hardware ownership – Saturday 3 p.m.–4 p.m. in E148
- Advocacy 101: Your role in passing pro-FOSS legislation – Saturday 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. in E148
- Right to Repair Discussion – Saturday 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. in E148