Daniel Erlacher is one of the founders of the Elevate Festival in Graz, which is an annual festival for music, art and political discourse. He coordinates the discourse part of the festival as well as the development and production of the Elevate Mediachannel livestream and the Elevate Awards. Before working with Elevate he promoted music events in Graz and ran a record label including an international community website for a duration of more than 10 years. Being an advocate for free and open source software/hardware, he runs multiple web-servers himself, providing infrastructure to civil society organizations as well as record labels. He regularly works on topics like public- & social media, decentralized communication, data protection, geopolitics and human rights. He is a jury member of the Big Brother Awards Austria and a frequent collaborator with various civil society organizations in Austria and beyond.