Just a few hours ago the ACLU was honored to host the first live interview with whistleblower Edward Snowden since his bombshell revelations about government spying last year. The “virtual conversation” took place at the SXSW Initiative, a massive technology festival held every year in Texas, and featured a highly-secure live video feed of Snowden.

You can watch a replay of the entire event here, and you can also find the full live-blog of the event at ACLU.org.

The conversation was moderated by Ben Wizner, who is director of the ACLU's Speech, Privacy & Technology Project and also serves as Snowden's legal advisor. Ben was joined by ACLU Principal Technologist Chris Soghoian, and the 3,000-seat auditorium where the panel was held was so packed that two additional spillover rooms had to be arranged.

The ACLU is proud to serve as legal advisors to Snowden, and we believe if enough people stand with him that we have a real chance of bringing him home. So after you’re done watching the virtual conversation, head over to ACLU.org and sign this petition asking President Obama to grant Edward Snowden full immunity. Right now we’re closing in on 50,000 supporters!