HOPE 2022: A New HOPE
Call for Participation
The Hackers On Planet Earth (HOPE) conference will take place from July 22-24 2022 at St. John's University in Queens, New York.
The HOPE conference theme, "A New HOPE," anticipates healing and recovery following the tremendous social changes and huge loss of life and well-being due to the global pandemic. The theme celebrates the achievements of scientists, educators, technologists, and other innovators in addressing the many disruptions.
Hackers, and the hacker mindset, have been instrumental in addressing challenges of the past years. Life-saving vaccinations and health treatments were developed based on the work of creative individuals and groups. New approaches to work, travel, recreation, and education were made possible largely by technologies that are familiar to many HOPE attendees.
Many challenges remain. These and other topics will be the focus of A New HOPE.
The Call for Participation is now open!
Types of Sessions
The HOPE conference is multifaceted, and offers a variety of session types for all knowledge and experience levels -- total beginners to experts to the curious.
Villages. The conference has space for groups to set up thematic gathering places for attendees to congregate and socialize. Email proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the village and what will be featured there.
Performances. HOPE has spectacular settings for music and other performances. Email proposals to email@example.com with a performance title and description.
Exhibitions and installations. There is space for art or other exhibits. Email proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of the proposed activity.
Vendors. For a small fee, vendors with hacker-oriented wares will be able to set up a table and sell to attendees. Email email@example.com for a prospectus.
More! Other ideas are welcome! Email one of the addresses above, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Topics of Interest
Any hacker-related topic can be part of HOPE! Some of the topics of potential interest include:
- Software, computer architecture, and algorithms.
- Science and mathematics.
- Intrusion detection, counter-measures, and monitoring.
- Surveillance and counter-surveillance.
- Social engineering.
- Teaching and learning.
- Engineering, electronics, and manufacturing.
- Societal influences of technology.
- Historical perspectives on hacking.
- Ethical issues.
- Law, politics and governance.
- Health and well-being.
Volunteers help HOPE keep costs to attendees low. Volunteer opportunities exist across all departments, and most welcome any skill level. Email email@example.com if you would like to be added to the volunteer list.
Be part of it all! Watch https://www.hope.net for announcements about ticket sales.
The number of attendees may be limited based on COVID restrictions at the time of the event. Other city, state, or federal restrictions on gatherings may apply. All attendees will be required to show proof of COVID vaccination for admission to the conference venue.