The Eleventh HOPE Call for Participation

The Eleventh HOPE will take place at New York City’s Hotel Pennsylvania from July 22nd through July 24th, 2016. Submissions are now open for speakers, workshops, and more.

In 2016, the Hackers On Planet Earth conference series continues with fresh ideas on all aspects of hacking. With over 50,000 square feet for speakers, panels, workshops, exhibits, music, art, and open space, this will be the place to be.

The Eleventh HOPE seeks proposals for content and activities to make this the most amazing HOPE event ever. HOPE encourages all approaches and interpretations to hacking: hackers, makers, developers, teachers, learners, and experimenters. If you have a passion for discovering how things work and sharing that knowledge, you have the hacker spirit.

Some of the topics from past HOPE events have included:

  • social engineering
  • culture jamming
  • outer space
  • science and math
  • globalization
  • hacker ethos and lifestyles
  • food, medicine, and your body
  • bio hacking
  • robotics
  • censorship
  • whistleblowing
  • phones and beyond
  • technology threats and opportunities
  • and much, much more

    HOPE is searching for innovative subjects and presentation formats. Come and show us what you’ve got!

    Call for Speakers: Email your proposal to speakers@hope.net. Include a proposed title and abstract. Provide enough information so it is clear why HOPE attendees would find your topic interesting, new, and relevant. Also include a brief biography. Most speaker/panel sessions are allotted 55 minutes, including time for Q&A. All types of presentations are encouraged, from solo talks to panels, debates, demonstrations, and interactive discussions.

    Call for Workshops: Workshops can occur in the open Pavilion space (second floor), or in a conference room (sixth floor). Workshops bring an interactive experience to HOPE (hands­-on learning, building, hacking, or other skills) on a wide range of topics. Whether basic or advanced, large or small, workshops are a key part of the HOPE experience. Email your workshop proposal to workshops@hope.net. Include a proposed title and abstract. Describe your ideas for when, where, and how it will take place, and why it will be of interest to participants. Be sure to mention what sort of space setup you would like and whether you need anything special.

    Call for More! The Eleventh HOPE invites any idea that might fit in the time and space available. Got art, music, movies, or some sort of performance idea? Want to host a village on the Pavilion floor? Do you have special content that doesn’t seem to fit into any of the other categories? Email your idea, along with information about what it involves, to eleven@hope.net.

    All submissions will receive an automated response.